OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Number of posts
Date of issue
9 August 2017
Deadline for application
6 September 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the First Deputy Director of ODIHR, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
Assisting Departments in the preparation and prioritisation of ODIHR programme/project activities;
Supporting overall project development and ensuring its effective implementation through the OSCE wide project and programme cycle management methodology including assessment;
Monitoring and evaluation throughout ODIHR in close collaboration with the management and relevant programme managers;
Reviewing and analysing issues, patterns and trends both within and outside the Office;
Proposing corrective action and liaising with relevant parties ensuring follow-up actions;
Advising on strategic partnerships, fundraising and fund distribution issues;
Co-ordinating activities related to budget funding (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.);
Contributing to donor co-ordination and fundraising efforts through delegations, international organizations and other donors;
Ensuring an Office-wide perspective on various strategic issues arising from fundraising, implementation and evaluation efforts;
Performing other related duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see: www.osce.org/odihr
Second-level university degree in international studies, international development studies/project management; 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 eight years of progressively responsible experience in programming/political assessment or related fields, in an international environment. Middle level management decision-making experience is essential;
Specialization in Central Eastern Europe/CIS. Field experience in the OSCE targeted regions or OSCE Mediterranean Partners and co-operation with international organizations at the field and headquarters level highly desirable;
Established experience in assessment and evaluation techniques, project/programme planning and implementation, preferably in international organizations;
Understanding of the specificity and sensitiveness of activities in the fields of Elections, Democratization, Human Rights, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, and Roma and Sinti Issues;
Professional fluency in English with excellent written and oral communication skills; knowledge of Russian is highly desirable. Knowledge of other languages of OSCE participating States would be an asset;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 6,100 depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
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.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
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.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation; therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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