The OSCE Presence in Albania (hereinafter ‘the Presence’) is implementing the extra-budgetary project “Building capacities of Albanian institutions and professionals in the field of Transitional Justice.”
The project aims at a sustainable structure of research and teaching on Transitional Justice in Albania, thereby strengthening the foundations of democratic debate and democratic institutions in the country, supporting the wider movement of 'dealing with the past', and incorporating social, institutional, judicial and human rights aspects in line with international Human Rights standards and OSCE commitments.
By involving the public, including academics, students and civil society in a discussion on rule of law and human rights violations under the communist regime, by fostering the conduct of research on transitional justice as a whole and by ensuring sustainability of results though the development of a Master’s Programme on Transitional Justice, the project will lead to a better-informed and facts-based discourse on how Albania deals with the human rights violations of its past, how it can learn from other societies going through a period of transition, and how it can further consolidate democracy and rule of law.
The Project will focus on four main interlinked components:
i) the development of the structure and curricula for the Master’s Programme at the University of Tirana, ii) building capacities of the academic staff of the University of Tirana to teach transitional justice topics , iii) supporting the roll out of the first two-year Master’s course iv) offering academic conferences, workshops and seminars, as well as equip with resources (books, journal subscription, publication of researches) to further deepen the knowledge related to transitional justice among the academia, civil society, and general public.
Under component (ii), the Presence is organizing three specialized training intended to deepen the knowledge of 16 academic staff of the master’s programme and to provide them with a more detailed overview of special courses related to transitional justice, as follows:
- One six-day training on Transitional Justice and Social Sciences, tentatively from the 1st of September to 9th of September 2021; - One six-day training on Transitional Justice and Legal Matters, tentatively from the 13th of September to 20th of September 2021; - One five-day training on Transitional Justice and History, tentatively from the 23rd of September to the 29th of September 2021.
Each training will be divided in daily sessions for a total of 17 (seventeen) days trainings, and will be delivered by international experts and will be supported by 2 (two) interpreters hired by the Presence.
The Presence’s Rule of Law and Human Rights Department is looking for two National Experts (English – Albanian/ Albanian English Interpreters. The English – Albanian / Albanian English Interpreter shall be recruited to offer interpretation services during three training events for academic staff of the University of Tirana.
The interpreters will be expected to:
• Provide high quality online simultaneous interpretation from English to Albanian and vice-versa during the sessions of the three specialized training in Transitional Justice (17 days in total); • Coordinate with the second interpreter on dividing the interpretation schedule to ensure a continuous high level interpretation throughout the training sessions.
• University degree as interpreter/translator of English language; • Excellent knowledge of Albanian language; • Minimum 5 years of experience as interpreter of English-Albanian/Albanian English language in the field of social sciences, law, criminal justice, history, human rights, including online interpretation experiences; • Familiarity with the use of Zoom and other most common web-conferencing software programs for interpretation purposes
Desirable Qualification • Familiarity with OSCE work and documents.
The payment for this consultancy will be in line with OSCE rates.
How to apply
All applications are due by 15 May 2021. If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/.
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The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for 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.
Due to the current unpredictable situation, the start date may probably be revised according to the daily and rapidly evolving situation