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Human Dimension Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Centre in Ashgabat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue


General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
  • University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Knowledge of international and European human rights standards
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy making
  • Field experience in one or more of the following areas: legal, human rights, minorities, education or social sciences
  • Management and team-building experience
  • Ability to establish contacts as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Interpersonal and diplomatic skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in the English language and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Working knowledge of Russian and/or Turkmen languages
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of human rights issues and legal system in the mission area and the region
  • Experience of working in Central Asia
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation and/or capacity building with governmental authorities
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabad, the incumbent will be responsible for the management of the human dimension and democratization work. Specifically, the Human Dimension Officer will perform the following duties:

  1. Monitors and reports on legal developments and the human rights situation;
  2. Assists in developing, co-ordinating and implementing legal and human rights development activities and education/training programmes;
  3. Establishes and maintains contacts with local authorities, universities, research institutions, and NGOs;
  4. Develops initiatives to support the process of development of civil society, elections and gender issues;
  5. Implements the Centre's projects in the areas of responsibility;
  6. Prepares and disseminates information about OSCE activities, role and standards in human dimension;
  7. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  8. Performs other related duties as required.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better gender balance within the Organization. It accordingly welcomes applications from women and encourages their nomination for all OSCE posts. Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.




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