The OSCE/ODIHR Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues (CPRSI) requires support by a Junior expert to work within the project “Roma and Sinti Youth Initiative - Empowering Roma and Sinti youth to promote social inclusion of their communities,” as part of the wider ODIHR programme “Assisting the participating States to effectively implement the Action Plan on Improving the Situation of Roma and Sinti within the OSCE Area.”
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Improving the situation of Roma and Sinti youth is part of the OSCE’s commitments and Ministerial Council’s decisions (MC 3/2003, MC 6/2008, MC 8/2009, MC 4/2013). Capacity building and empowerment for participation of Roma and Sinti youth in all aspects concerning them and in the public and political life remain among the priorities of the ODIHR CPRSI.
In 2013, the CPRSI has 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 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. In 2017 and 2018 ODIHR continued to support the professional development and empowerment for young Roma and Sinti and provide them with opportunities to raise awareness about challenges and needs concerning participation and to put forward recommendations in human dimension events as well as other international meetings addressing youth issues.
The continuation of the Roma and Sinti Youth Initiative in 2019 will build further activities in this area.
Hosted in the ODIHR CPRSI, in Warsaw, the position is designed to provide Roma and Sinti youth with valuable skills meant to equip them for further work in the field of human rights, to introduce them to the work of various OSCE institutions and structures, and to offer them the opportunity of working in a multinational and multicultural environment of an international organization.
The objective of the assignment is to support the work of the CPRSI, specifically of its Roma and Sinti Youth Initiative, including gender-mainstreaming and gender-targeting activities of the CPRSI, and other activities pertaining to the wider mandate and tasking of the ODIHR CPRSI.
|Tasks and Responsibilities:|
Under the general supervision of the Chief of the CPRSI, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
The OSCE/ODIHR shall engage the Junior Expert for five months within the period from September 2019 to February 2020. Remuneration will be in accordance with the OSCE established rates and will be payable at the end of each month upon acceptance of all deliverables described in thes Terms of Reference.
Location: ODIHR, Warsaw
|How To Apply:|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE’s online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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