The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. The ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 57 participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s political mandate. Among the ODIHR’s main fields of activities are election observations as well as a large number of assistance projects in the areas of democratic institution building, the rule of law, human rights, promoting tolerance and non-discrimination and Roma and Sinti integration.
Improving the situation of Roma and Sinti youth is fully grounded in OSCE’s commitments. Active participation of Roma and Sinti youth remains a priority in OSCE’s capacity building mandate under the Action Plan for Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area, adopted in 2003, and recently enhanced through the focus on youth in the Ministerial Council Decision 4/13 Enhancing OSCE Efforts to Implement the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti Within the OSCE Area, With a Particular Focus on Roma and Sinti Women, Youth and Children in December 2013.
In 2013, the Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues (CPRSI) launched the Roma and Sinti Youth Initiative, designed to provide opportunities for civic organizations to stimulate Roma and Sinti youth groups as agents for change in their communities through volunteerism at the grassroots level. Furthermore, the CPRSI organized the “Roma and Sinti Youth Conference: Activism, Participation, Security” in Belgrade in December 2014, followed-up by its conference report in 2015, as well as a training on participation and advocacy for young Roma and Sinti activists and their participation in the 2015 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting. In 2016, the CPRSI supported the implementation of projects empowering Roma youth in Croatia, Georgia, Hungary and Serbia, and enabled the participation of Roma and Sinti youth activists in the 2016 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting. More information on the work of ODIHR on Roma and Sinti youth issues is available at: http://www.osce.org/odihr/187861.
The continuation of the Roma and Sinti Youth Initiative in 2017 would provide a platform for concrete further activities in this area. Furthermore, support for youth from Roma and Sinti communities to be placed in ODIHR is designed to provide them with valuable skills that will equip them for further work in the field of human rights, to introduce them to the work and institutions of the OSCE, and to expose them to work in multinational, multicultural teams in an international organization.
This position is located in the CPRSI in OSCE/ODIHR. The CPRSI requires support by a Junior Expert to achieve its objectives under the project “Roma and Sinti Youth Initiative - Empowering Roma and Sinti youth to promote social inclusion of their communities,” within the ODIHR programme “Assisting the participating States to effectively implement the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area.”
The Junior Expert will also support the activities related to gender mainstreaming in the CPRSI, as well as activities promoting awareness about the specific interests and needs of Roma and Sinti women.
The objective of the assignment is to support the work of the CPRSI, especially the implementation of the Roma and Sinti Youth Initiative, and gender-mainstreaming and gender-targeting activities of the CPRSI.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the general supervision of Project Manager, the Junior Expert will perform the following duties:
The OSCE/ODIHR shall engage the Junior Expert for six months, to start as soon as possible. Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with the OSCE established rates.
Remuneration for services will be payable at the end of each month, and upon acceptance of all deliverables by ODIHR management in the manner described in these Terms of Reference
Location: ODIHR, Warsaw
|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.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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. Young Roma and Sinti, especially women, are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.