16 January 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (OSCE POiB) is willing to attract a qualified intern for up to six-month period for assisting the Human Dimension (HD) in implementing its activities related to human rights.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The selected intern will have the opportunity to gain an overview/familiarize himself or herself with the work of the OSCE POiB, in particular Human Dimension.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Human Dimension, the intern will be requested to carry out the following duties:
Assists in ensuring all related activities in the HD are adequately monitored and reported on by helping to prepare and organize monitoring schedule;
Assists in arranging the HD events, as well as other relevant OSCE events as required;
Assists to follow on a weekly basis to monitor the media and other relevant sources on the topics related to human rights activities and provide corresponding inputs;
Assists in conducting project events and facilitating round tables, seminars, meetings, conferences, as well as takes minutes during meetings if needed;
Assists with organizing project folders and any other relevant departmental technical work, including but not limited to translation;
Works closely with governmental institutions, NGOs, and other partners;
Learns all the procedures and modalities for his/her own professional growth, shares practice, suggests areas for improvement with the HD, and performs other relevant duties as required.
Be at least 19 years old and under the age of 30, have completed two years of full-time studies from an accredited institution or have completed a first or advanced degree in social/political sciences, law, journalism, conflict prevention and mediation, international relations, or other related fields;
Professional fluency in English and Russian with excellent communication skills. Knowledge another OSCE working languages would be an asset;
Strong analytical, research and drafting skills;
Experience of data analysis, researching and writing reports on the topics related to the human rights activities;
Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
Good knowledge of the political, social and economic issues and ability to comprehend the situation in the area, including southern provinces of Kyrgyzstan;
Organizational skills and ability to work independently with minimum supervision;
Excellent IT knowledge, familiarity with Microsoft Office and Internet applications. Professional knowledge of Excel and Power Point would be an asset;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural 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
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. However, interns selected who are non-residents at duty station, may be eligible for compensation of around EUR 390 per month towards their living costs in place of assignment. 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 https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst foreign citizens, the nationals of OSCE participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/participating-states
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 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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