With 57 participating States the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is the world's largest regional security organization.
The OSCE Programme Office in Astana (the Office) is looking for a professional, proactive and motivated National Legal Officer within its Human Dimension portfolio which covers the rule of law.
According to its mandate, the Office is entrusted with supporting Kazakhstan in implementing OSCE principles and commitments within the OSCE framework of comprehensive approach to security. The Office provides assistance to the Government of Kazakhstan by building the capacity of national stakeholders and civil society. It facilitates information exchange between OSCE institutions and relevant state and civil society agencies on OSCE activities. The Office maintains contacts with national and local authorities, universities, research institutes, representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations. It arranges OSCE regional, national and local events, including seminars, trainings, round table discussions, conferences and supports OSCE delegation visits. The Office also co-operates with the OSCE Institutions and executive structures (particularly the Secretariat, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights/ODIHR, and the Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities/HCNM, Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media/ROFOM), other OSCE field operations in Central Asia, interacts with diplomatic missions and international organizations.
In its Human Dimension portfolio the Office implements a wide range of activities in human rights, rule of law and freedom of the media in close co-operation with the authorities and civil society of Kazakhstan.
The incumbent will be based in Astana and, when necessary, travel and maintain working relations with partners in Almaty and other regions.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Human Dimension Officer/Head of Human Dimension the incumbent performs the following functions:
Monthly remuneration is EUR 2,072. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3, subject to specific conditions.
How to Apply If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE`s online application link found under link https://jobs.osce.org/. Deadline for all applications is, 03 March 2019. No applications will be considered after the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that the vacancy is open only amongst nationals of Kazakhstan.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.