The Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism (HRAT) Programme of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) seeks to expand its roster of consultants with proven expertise in the fields of human rights and counter-terrorism to support, as required, the development of policy guidance documents and tools. Please note that this vacancy notice is not for a specific assignment but is aimed to identify individuals with in-depth knowledge of and experience in the field of human rights and counter-terrorism and to update ODIHR/HRAT’s roster of experts/consultants.
Countries throughout the OSCE region continue to intensify their efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT). However, the heightened security environment also puts at risk a number of fundamental rights and freedoms, including the rights to a fair trial, to privacy, and the freedoms of expression, association and of religion or belief.
OSCE participating States pledged to fully respect international law, including international human rights law, in the development and implementation of their counter-terrorism initiatives. Therefore, participating States tasked ODIHR already in 2001 to offer to states technical assistance and advice for the appropriate implementation of anti-terrorism policies in line with their international obligations and human rights commitments.
ODIHR/HRAT assists OSCE participating States in strengthening their compliance with international human rights standards in combating terrorism and supports government authorities and other stakeholders in developing, facilitating and implementing effective, human rights-compliant approaches to preventing and combating terrorism. In fulfilling its mandate, ODIHR implements a wide range of activities, including the provision of expert advice on selected thematic areas, capacity building for counter-terrorism practitioners and the monitoring of human rights issues arising in counter-terrorism policies and practices. For further information on HRAT activities, existing tools and resources see: https://www.osce.org/odihr/countering-terrorism.
To support its ongoing and future projects in the field of policy guidance and expert advice, HRAT seeks to expand its roster of qualified consultants. HRAT encourages experts with expertise on the impact of counter-terrorism measures on the protection of human rights and related international and domestic legal standards, policies and practices, and with experience in developing policy guidance documents and tools in the fields of human rights and counter-terrorism, to apply for inclusion into the roster.
|Tasks and Responsibilities:|
Successful applicants will be included into the ODIHR/HRAT roster, with the possibility of being contacted in case of an assignment for which they possess relevant qualifications. Inclusion into the roster does not carry any commitment by ODIHR to use the services of the expert.
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Adviser on Anti-Terrorism Issues and the Associate Human Rights Officer on Anti-Terrorism Issues, the expert will provide support in the development of policy guidance documents and tools such as policy briefs, guidelines and manuals. Depending on the assignment, this might include research and writing tasks, as well as reviewing and/or editing tasks. All policy guidance will be expected to be gender mainstreamed.
In the context of its work on new and emerging human rights and counter-terrorism challenges, ODIHR is particularly interested in applicants with substantial experience in one or several of the following thematic areas:
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates.
Location: Home-based, travel might be required to attend meetings and events
|How To Apply:|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies .
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.