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Human Rights Adviser, Human Rights and Security


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Peje / Pec
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 the internal functioning of criminal justice institutions
  • Knowledge of human rights aspects of criminal justice work (policy and procedure)
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and judgement to local conditions and communities
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and negotiation 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
  • 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 Law and Justice Section, the Human Rights Adviser, Human Rights and Security:

  1. Monitors the regional human rights and criminal justice institutions and provides advice on measures towards ensuring compliance with applicable international and European human rights standards;
  2. Identifies and reports on specific human right cases, trends and issues;
  3. Raises awareness of regional criminal justice institutions on human rights and sustainable human rights capacity and compliance;
  4. Identifies human rights related capacity building needs and advises the regional human rights institutions on actions, strategies and policies that address those needs;
  5. Provides specific recommendations, when appropriate, to the relevant institutions within Kosovo;
  6. Drafts thematic and performance reports;
  7. Liaises with other teams;
  8. 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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