OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Field of expertise
Number of posts
Date of issue
24 September 2019
Deadline for application
7 October 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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.
The ODIHR Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department is planning to recruit two interns for a 6 months’ period starting in:
1. November 2019
2. May/June 2020
(Please note the starting date is subject to change. Please kindly mention your availability dates in the cover letter).
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The tasks will comprise of:
Assisting in monitoring the implementation of tolerance and non-discrimination commitments by the OSCE participating States, including research and analysis of developments related to tolerance and non-discrimination;
Assisting in the preparation of written materials including reports, overviews, briefing papers and/or documents on general or specific issues and/or specific countries or regions on tolerance and non-discrimination issues;
Assisting in the preparation and organization of events;
Performing other related tasks as assigned.
The upper age limit for applicants is 30 years;
Applicants should be from an OSCE participating State;
Students in their final year of full-time studies from an accredited institution in Journalism, Humanities, Political Science, Law, International Relations or similar field, at graduate or postgraduate level; or recent graduates or postgraduates, i.e. within two years after graduation;
Previous exposure and/or experience in dealing with human rights issues is an asset;
Good working knowledge of English, both oral and written; knowledge of Russian is highly desirable;
Proven competence in research and analytical writing;
Demonstrable organizational, communication and reporting skills;
Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay nor reimburse travel expenses. Some compensation towards the cost of living may be offered to interns who do not reside in the place of assignment, subject to availability of the funds.
The selected intern may participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense, but the OSCE will cover life and accident/disability insurance. If the intern opts to arrange his/her own medical coverage, he/she shall provide evidence of medical coverage for the duty station he/she applies to, and for any eventual duty trip destinations.
The internship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.
How To Apply:
If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://jobs.osce.org/. Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
Only the OSCE on-line applications will be accepted and short-listed applicants contacted.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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