Terrorist radicalisation and violent extremism are among today’s greatest security challenges, feeding instability in many parts of the world. Violent extremist groups, through commission of terrorist crimes, recruitment of young people into their ranks, suppression of women’s rights and attacking their physical integrity, have been undermining the international community’s efforts to maintain peace and security, and foster a sustainable development through respect for human rights.
The issues around prevention and countering violent extremism and terrorism in Tajikistan remain the strategic priorities of the host country. The high-level international conference on ‘Countering Terrorism and Preventing Violent Extremism’ that was initiated by the Government of Tajikistan in May 2018, and the close engagement of the OSCE, the United Nations, as well as the European Union, demonstrates the willingness of state authorities to co-operate with regional and international actors in this field.
The fight against violent extremism and terrorist radicalisation in Tajikistan occurs in developing socio-economic conditions, whereby a predominantly young generation of Tajikistan struggles with employment opportunities. These factors contribute to the ongoing labour migration phenomenon with a large youth workforce leaving Tajikistan for Russia or other countries in the region. According to the Government of Tajikistan, the majority of Tajik citizens who joined violent extremist groups radicalised while on labour migration.
One of the most recent security incidents in Dangara demonstrates that young people remain a key target group for recruitment by terrorist organizations. In this respect, the Office plans to organise a series of capacity-building exercises by targeting young people across the rural areas. The course will aim to increase the knowledge and influence the attitudes, intentions, and behaviours of young people to contribute to preventing and countering VERLT. The emphasis will be put on grassroots awareness-raising to build resilience, counter-messaging to condemn and de-legitimize terrorism, as well as to promote alternative narratives and opportunities for positive change.
This is general call of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe to recruit highly qualified, motivated and experienced international professionals to deliver a three-day train-the-trainers course on preventing and countering violent extremism and terrorist radicalization among the young people of Tajikistan for its project on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism.
The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (hereinafter referred to as “the Office”) is seeking a highly-qualified international experts with shown experience in conducting PVE/CVE-related trainings to deliver a special cascade three-day capacity-building course on preventing and countering extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism among young people in Tajikistan. In line with international standards and OSCE commitments and principles, and in collaboration with the Office’s project team, the incumbents are expected to develop and design training materials and conduct training sessions aimed at enabling and empowering young people in consequent delivery of the trainings on PVE/CVE among their peers at local levels.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Along with the project team, the incumbents will design and deliver training courses for young people of Tajikistan on:
1. Trend analysis in the OSCE Area
2. Understanding violent extremism and radicalisation, leading to terrorism (VERLT)
3. Promoting culture of tolerance
4. Enhancing communication and critical thinking skills
|The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Living costs in Tajikistan as well as travel costs by the most economic route from the consultant’s place of residence to Dushanbe and return will be covered by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.|
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/. In case of technical difficulties with online application, please use the OSCE offline application form that can be downloaded at https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form. The completed application form along cover letter and recommendation letters should be submitted by e-mail to POiD-Recruitment@osce.org quoting the job title in the subject line. Applicants who do not submit a completed OSCE's format application form will not be considered.
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