9 September 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
HCNM is tasked with early warning and early action in relation to tensions in and between participating States that may develop into conflicts. The High Commissioner is assisted in the conflict prevention mandate by political and legal advisers as well as project officers and assistants.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Assisting in the preparation of background material for HCNM trips to Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia;
Conducting media monitoring and report on developments relevant to minority/conflict prevention issues in the Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian States;
Conducting background research on minority-related issues in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia;
Assisting in the preparation of relevant seminars, roundtables and other HCNM events;
Assisting political and legal advisers and project officers in tasks to support the implementation of HCNM project activities;
Participating in the section’s regular meetings and those of the Institution where appropriate;
Completing other tasks as required.
Applicants should be under the age of 30 and hold the nationality of an OSCE participating State;
Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level, i.e., within one year of graduation, or recent graduates or postgraduates, with a background in humanities, social/political sciences, international relations or related field or related subject;
Relevant working experience would be considered an asset;
Professional fluency in English, with excellent communication skills;
Working knowledge of Russian;
Basic knowledge of human and minority rights norms;
Good understanding of minority issues, preferably in the former Soviet Union area;
Strong analytical, research and drafting skills with the ability to do research with limited supervision;
Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
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
Please note that the OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration during the period of internship, nor reimburse travel expenses. In lieu of remuneration, some compensation towards the cost of living may be offered to interns who are non-residents at the duty station.
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 lasts six (6) months and 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 https://jobs.osce.org/.
Please note that the recruitment procedure may take up to a month and that we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. 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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