13 October 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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
Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Advanced degree in a relevant field desirable
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Experience in project management;
Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
Sound knowledge of international legal standards and ability to understand domestic legal provisions;
Experience in establishing contacts and working effectively with a wide range of government officials, civil society representatives and organizations;
Ability to apply policies and laws to obtain tangible results;
Professional fluency in English, both oral and written;
Ability to operate Microsoft Office applications, including word processing and e-mail;
Ability and readiness to work in a stressful environment under time constraints;
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.
Knowledge of the political and legal framework of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language is an asset
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Human Rights Adviser, Economic and Social Rights co-ordinates intervention strategies with Human Rights Officers in the field and in the Headquarters, and maintains effective contact with relevant State and entity-level bodies. The incumbent focuses on domestic legislation and international standards (their application, impact and compliance) devising effective political interventions and related advocacy with the aim of securing the progressive implementation of economic and social rights and provides support to other staff in the Mission in their work with entities, Cantonal and municipal bodies. Specific duties include:
Reviewing policy and planning pertaining to economic and social rights to identify gaps or overlaps and devises effective strategies to fill or remove these gaps;
Analysing information provided by the Field Officers through field surveys, co-operates with the Head of the Human Rights Section to devise concrete recommendations, and works closely with field officers to translate these recommendations into effective intervention strategies at the local level;
Advising the Field Officers on how to evaluate the impact of their local interventions, and ensuring that the application of good practices is communicated throughout the field and Head Office;
Developing contacts with State and Entity-level institutions responsible for protecting economic and social rights and maintains these relationships to ensure that human rights standards are mainstreamed into the work of these institutions;
Working closely with the Heads of Field Offices and Human Rights Officers in the field to keep track of policy developments at entity, cantonal and municipal levels, assessing the impact of these developments on overall policy, and advising on appropriate strategies to address any issues arising;
Working with other International Community (IC) actors to co-ordinate strategies to increase awareness of economic and social rights;
Working with civil society to develop effective advocacy strategies that with priorities and implementation strategies of the programme on economic and social rights issues;
Drafting or providing input in drafting of key reports on economic and social rights;
Representing the Mission in meetings at State level and with IC actors;
Performing other related tasks as required.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see http://www.osce.org/bih
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
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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