NOTE: This is a short-term position (STA) for a period from 1 January 2020 until 30 July 2020.
The National Programme Officer, Human Rights protects and promotes human rights and the rule of law in his/her geographic area of responsibility (AOR). The National Programme Officer, Human Rights actively monitors, investigates and reports on the human rights situation, with a focus on fair and equal access to essential services, which include social protection and social housing as well as issues regarding the right to return and the sustainability of return. The incumbent identifies structural issues and advocates with the public authorities to create policies and legislation that would enhance the economic and social development in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a manner compliant with the international standards. The National Programme Officer, Human Rights monitors and promotes the rights of national minorities, with a particular focus on Roma. He/she also supports and promotes activities aimed at helping the prevention of and combating gender based violence, including human trafficking. In relation to discrimination, the incumbent monitors the implementation of civil legislation and access to remedies as well as bias related incidents/hate crimes in the AoR.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Specific duties include:
- Monitoring systematic human rights concerns, especially in the areas of economic and social rights, equality and non-discrimination, minority rights, returns, human trafficking, domestic violence as well as bias related incidents and prepares respective advocacy strategies as to how appropriate levels of government may be more ‘human rights compliant’;
- Analysing legislation, policies and practice to ensure domestic compliance with international human rights law and standards and identifies gaps between international human rights standards and domestic law and practice;
- Undertaking specific research and collects data to determine the extent to which a right is realized in relation to the international standard and to identify the most important obstacle to its realization;
- Providing recommendations as to how ineffective administrative or judicial remedies may be improved in order to make them accessible to all persons whose rights may have been violated;
- Producing reliable regular and focus reports on human rights situation and trends in her/his AOR;
- Coordinating activities with other Sections of the Human Dimension Department at the field office level as well as with international and national human rights organizations throughout the AOR;
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- University degree in Law or other human rights related field;
- Minimum 2 years professional experience in human rights field;
- Working knowledge of European and international human rights conventions and their practical implementation;
- Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
- Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and in the local language;
- Possession of a valid driving license.
- Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
- Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
- Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
- Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
- Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
- Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
- Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
- Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
- Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
- Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
- Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
- Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
- Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 3181.92BAM/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
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.
Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will 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 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.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.