This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to this assignment at the ODIHR must be borne by their authorities.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with the ODIHR's mandate.
The ODIHR Human Rights Department assists OSCE participating States in maintaining a human rights based approach in addressing all security challenges and in protecting and promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, through gender-sensitive monitoring, capacity building and expert advice on laws, policies and practices.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The Human Rights Officer, Gender and Security, under the general supervision of the Head of Department and as part of the Human Rights and Security Team, advises on and develops and implements human rights projects and activities aimed at mainstreaming human rights and gender considerations in the security sector. Their thematic focuses include the implementation of the Women Peace and Security agenda, the mainstreaming of gender and human rights in Security Sector Reform and Governance (SSR/G), the security sector¿s responses to sexual and gender based violence, the human rights of security sector personnel, as well as oversight mechanisms in the security sector. Such activities entail the monitoring of related human rights issues across the OSCE region and in individual participating States, the provision of expert advice and the development of policy tools and publications, the organization of and participation in expert meetings and the development and delivery of training and other capacity building.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Human Rights Department, the Human Rights Officer, Gender and Security performs the following duties:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see: http://www.osce.org/odihr.
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 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 shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
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.
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.