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 the internal functioning of law enforcement agencies (police)
Knowledge of the human rights aspects of police work (policy and procedure)
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong communication and negotiation skills
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and judgement to local conditions and communities
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
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
Professional fluency in the English language
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system in the mission area
Work experience in law enforcement within transitional societies
Work experience in capacity building activities within governmental and judicial structures
Knowledge of the local languages or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
Knowledge of international and European legal standards
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief of Human Rights and Security Section, the Human Rights Adviser, Human Rights and Security:
Monitors the regional and municipal police stations and provides advice on measures towards ensuring compliance with applicable international and European human rights standards;
Identifies and reports on specific human right cases, trends and issues;
Raises awareness of the police within the regional police headquarters and relevant municipal police stations for the respect of human rights and sustainable human rights capacity and compliance;
Identifies human rights related capacity building needs and advises the regional and municipal police stations on actions, strategies and policies that address those needs;
Provides specific recommendations, when appropriate, to the relevant police institutions;
Drafts thematic and performance reports;
Liaises with other teams;
Performs other duties as required.
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.
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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