The Human Rights Programme (HUR) of the OSCE Mission to Moldova within its separate projects on Human Rights, Civil Society, National Minorities, Gender Equality, Freedom of Expression and Media requires the services of experienced local experts/consultants from both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River with theoretical and practical expertise in the following fields:
OSCE Mission to Moldova is looking to enrich its roster of Local Experts/Consultants in the following fields:
- human rights;
- national minority rights;
- hate crime data collection, investigation, prevention and awareness raising;
- legislative drafting, including in non-discrimination field, gender equality;
- promotion of women’s rights;
- preventing and combating domestic violence;
- preventing and combating human trafficking;
- documentation of the population;
- personal data protection;
- freedom of expression and media, including on the internet;
- media development and capacity building for journalists;
- media laws and self-regulation;
- media literacy;
- media pluralism and diversity;
- media monitoring;
- communication strategy;
- civil society development;
- capacity building of justice sector actors and law enforcement.
The candidates should be able to perform at least 2 of the tasks specified below.
Duties and Responsibilities
The experts/consultants shall be tasked to:
- contributing to the strengthening of the capacity of the judiciary and law enforcement bodies to observe human rights and to secure access to justice;
- strengthening accountability and human rights observance in police structures;
- collecting and/or analyzing data in the fields of hate crime, discrimination, anti-trafficking and gender issues;
- strengthening civil society’s capacity on both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River and in ATU Gagauzia;
- contributing to the improvement of national legislation and/or analyzing legislation for compliance with international standards, including the ability to conduct legislative analysis from a gender perspective;
- elaborating research, reports, analysis, assessments, training materials on human rights, gender equality, trafficking in human beings issues, hate crimes and promotion of non-discrimination and women’s rights;
- developing communication plans and strategies and/or conducting training on communications;
- conducting research on education in regards to both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River;
- strengthening the capacity of independent institutions such as the office of the People’s Advocate (Ombudsman) and the Council on the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality;
- strengthening the observance of international obligations on minority rights and drafting public policy documents based on impact-oriented and human rights approach;
- developing training modules and conducting training sessions on promoting and protecting minority rights for lawyers, civil society representatives and central and local public institutions;
- developing training modules and conducting training sessions on addressing hate crimes for lawyers, police officers and other relevant stakeholders;
- supporting participation of civil society, including youth and minorities, in political and legislative processes;
- developing public lectures on addressing hate crimes, moderating thematic roundtable events and expert discussions;
- assessing the effectiveness of public policy documents from the point of view of impact on the society and quality of the reform;
- elaborating research, reports, assessments, and acting as trainers on issues related to documentation, personal data protection and accessing to information on both banks of the Dniester/Nistru River;
- preparing presentations and training modules on upgrading skills of psychologists, social workers and coordinators of shelters and crisis centers, as well as on the practical implementation of gender equality issues and promotion of women’s rights;
- delivering interactive training and/or elaboration of training materials on promotion of human rights, gender equality, women’s rights, preventing and combating non-discrimination, domestic violence, and human trafficking;
- providing training for trainers sessions/courses for different types of specialists from schools, central and local public authorities, social service providers and law enforcement representatives on promotion gender equality and women’s rights;
- acting as experts responsible for elaboration of research, assessments, training materials, textbooks or other needed resources for the HUR Programme;
- gender mainstreaming human rights work, related research, and documentation;
- elaborating training materials and delivering capacity building activities for journalists and mass media in the field of freedom of expression and media, access to information, in particular realization of these rights in ethnically diverse societies, on the internet;
- elaborating training materials and delivering capacity building activities for journalists on media literacy as well as prevention of hate speech;
- conducting media monitoring of journalistic ethics, legal norms and diversity in media reporting,
- providing legal analysis of media laws
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, please see: https://www.osce.org/moldova
- Advanced degree in law, political science, social and sociological sciences, psychology, communications, journalism and other related fields, with a focus on promotion of human rights and gender equality;
- A minimum of 5 years practical experience;
- Previous experience in democracy promotion, human rights protection, civil society development, legislative analysis, media freedom and media development, media literacy as well as media monitoring;
- Previous experience in delivering interactive training workshops and/or elaboration of training materials;
- Previous experience in working as experts/facilitators tasked with the elaboration of researches, reports, assessments in the above-mentioned fields;
- Previous experience in legislative drafting,
- Proven knowledge of the national context (legislation, actors, and overall needs) including in ATU Gagauzia and on the Left Bank of the Dniester/Nistru River;
- Extensive knowledge of international and national standards in the above mentioned areas;
- Professional fluency in the Romanian or Russian languages; knowledge of English is an asset.
Remuneration will depend on qualifications and experience, and according to the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How to Apply:
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment. The deadline for submitting the application is 15 April 2019.
Please note that CVs and other applications submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form will not be reviewed.
Applications received after the deadline would not be considered.
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 achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. The OSCE also encourages members of minority groups to apply.