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6 June 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
Excellent physical condition
Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
Second-level university degree in relevant field(s)
Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Second-level university degree in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields; a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree.
Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Experience in and knowledge of either international law or European and international human rights law and conventions;
Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders, particularly in the field of human and minority rights, governance frameworks, and the rule of law;
Project management experience, including budget management;
Professional fluency in the English language, and superior drafting skills;
Working knowledge of the Russian language with respect to speaking and comprehension; basic drafting skills;
Strong analytical, problem solving, advocacy and mediation/facilitation skills;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people from different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity, cultural sensitivity and judgment;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Working knowledge of the Romanian language;
Experience in working in the former Soviet Union and knowledge of regional affairs;
Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments;
Experience in working in an OSCE field mission;
Solid experience in human rights, rule of law, minority, or gender issues.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of Mission, the Programme Manager will be responsible for the management of the Missions' work in the Human Dimension. Specifically, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Serving as the Programme Manager of the Mission's Human Rights Programme, including ensuring strategic direction, budget planning, management of activities and staff, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all programme objectives and results;
Assisting with monitoring and mediation of specific issues in the Transdniestrian settlement process;
Providing advice on the effective observance of international obligations and commitments regarding human and minority rights, governance frameworks, rule of law, gender and anti-trafficking;
Maintaining and facilitating contacts between NGOs on both sides of the conflict line and promoting their development, activities, and co-ordination;
Initiating, developing, co-ordinating and implementing human rights activities and education/training programmes of the Mission and co-ordinating with other OSCE institutions (ODIHR and HCNM) in the development and implementation of such activities in the Mission area;
Maintaining and facilitating contacts with governmental institutions and international organizations, and assisting with donor co-ordination on Mission related issues;
Liaising with other OSCE institutions, in particular the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM);
Supervising the staff of the Human Rights Programme: two international and five local Mission members;
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 note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
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