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15 December 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
OSCE field operations are the front line of the OSCE’s engagement on the ground, supporting host authorities in fulfilling OSCE commitments and implementing a comprehensive approach to security. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field operation working on inter-ethnic relations, early warning, the rule of law, democratic governance and transnational threats and organized crime.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Rule of Law and Human Rights Unit, within the programme outline of the Human Dimension Department, the incumbent will be responsible for:
Developing and drafting intervention proposals for projects related to the nexus between Rule of Law, Human Rights and combating corruption and monitoring their implementation, as well as contributing to other projects that fall under the Mission’s mandate and are supported through Human Dimension Department, in cooperation with local state and non-state partners;
Contributing to all phases of the project cycle, including the development, implementation, reporting (both narrative and financial) and evaluation;
Developing and maintaining effective contacts with representatives of local authorities, international organizations, donor community representatives and local NGOs through organization of, or participation in meetings and events;
Cooperating with the OSCE institutions, other field presences, international organizations of relevance, as appropriate and necessary in carrying out particular tasks and the general objectives of the unit;
Fostering capacity building among state and non-state partners by assisting them in the implementation of projects as well as in promoting the implementation of applicable international guidelines/recommendations;
Participating in various events where OSCE presence is required, raising awareness concerning issues pertaining to Rule of Law and combating corruption; and supporting the country’s reforms and strategic goals in line with its OSCE commitments in the various areas of interest;
Contributing to monitoring country progress in the Rule of Law by conducting thematic research and analyses, providing reviews of domestic policies, analysing international and domestic standards, trends and patterns with a focus on anti-corruption and domestic accountability and examining OSCE and other international commitments
Reporting on identified gaps observed at both legislative and policy level, and facilitating the implementation of interventions to address them, as well as follow-up with domestic and international partners;
Drafting and translating written documents and correspondence with local authorities, international organisations, representatives of the local CSOs, as well as interpreting in the course of performing the assigned tasks and responsibilities;
Performing other duties as assigned.
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of North Macedonia;
University degree in law, political sciences, international relations, international human rights law or other human rights related fields;
Minimum of two (2) years documented professional experience in a related area, working on anticorruption and rule of law matters, nationally or internationally;
Proven experience in conducting research and analysis in the areas of rule of law and anti-corruption;
Strong presentation skills and proven ability to transfer concepts/knowledge to non-experts;
Established mediation and negotiation skills;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local languages;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Holding 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 approximately EUR 1,915.00.
Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance 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
All candidates must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.
The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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