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16 April 2018
- 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
Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First level university degree or equivalent experience
Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Knowledge and/or practical experience in human and community rights at international, central or local/municipal level. Alternatively, knowledge and/or experience in human rights monitoring in developing/transitional countries and/or experience with protection of vulnerable groups;
Knowledge of the political setting of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo;
Awareness of the situation of all communities in Kosovo;
Ability to produce analytical reports, very good report writing skills;
Professional fluency in English language;
Relevant international experience;
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;
Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
Interpersonal and diplomatic skills;
Political awareness and understanding;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
International work experience and/or experience in field missions, preferably in the South Eastern European area;
Experience in one or more of the following areas: return, reintegration, education, access to services, participation and representation, security, dialogue, language rights, inclusion of vulnerable communities, inter-faith dialogue, cultural heritage, property rights, judicial institutions, non-judicial human rights mechanisms;
Experience in negotiation/mediation;
Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Communities Officer, the Human Rights Officer will implement the programmatic goals of the Department of Human Rights and Communities (HRCD) and support its development in the Regional Office as determined by the senior management of HRCD and in co-operation with the Director Regional Center. More specifically:
Pro-actively monitoring and building the capacities of central or local institutions and communities mechanisms in the field of human and communities’ rights, assessesing/evaluating developments and proposing remedial actions when appropriate. This includes reporting, advocacy, as well as other forms of assistance or advice, aiming to improve compliance with international human rights standards and communities rights principles;
Regularly meeting local counterparts to exchange and gather information on human and communities rights related issues, assessesing and reporting on developments, successes and concerns regarding compliance with human and communities rights standards;
Co-operating closely and co-ordinating work with colleagues in the Regional Office, as well as with the HRCD in Headquarters, in particular the relevant Section (in particular with the Communities Section) within HRCD;
Identifying key human and communities rights related issues in the incumbent's area of responsibility and, where deemed necessary, following up with analytical reporting, including recommendations to the Senior Communities Officer, the Director Regional Center and the HRCD in Headquarters;
Assisting in project development, implementing project activities, and evaluating impact and achievements at the regional level;
Reaching out to all local communities and assessing their situation and reports on identified needs;
Drafting and assisting to draft policy recommendations that address specific human rights and communities rights issues/concerns;
Contributing to the reporting and to periodical analytical reports of the HRCD;
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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