16 July 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 August 2018
This call for applications is open for persons with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.
The project "Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization Threats in Serbia through Community-Based Early Warning and Preventive Engagement" is aimed at establishing and consolidating a foundation for efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism and radicalization that can lead to terrorism (VERLT) in Serbia. Preventing and countering VERLT is recognized as a comprehensive and multi-faceted approach in the global fight against terrorism to which the Government of Serbia is committed.
Based on reports and research on extremism in Serbia, there is growing concern about the number of citizens who are at risk of various forms of VERLT. Some researchers have noted the spread of extremist and radical beliefs among young people, including the Roma population. Roma communities are ideal targets for radical movements because they are generally extremely poor, marginalized, underemployed and have a low level of education. Having in mind that the Roma population in Serbia is already stigmatized and discriminated in many areas of the public life, there is a need to approach this issue with particular sensitivity and explore the actual facts, actors, drivers, and push and pull factors, trends, and overall scope of the radicalization and extremism among the Roma community in Serbia.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Therefore, the Project requires the services of two researchers who will contribute to developing a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of this issue. Specifically, the two consultants will jointly research and write a report on the topics of the prevalence of Roma extremism and radicalization in Serbia and analyse relevant actors, areas, scope, drivers, push and pull factors, trends, and other important facts in order to obtain a relevant fact-based study to be used for developing future policies and initiatives in the area of preventing and fighting VERLT. Under the supervision of the Project Co-ordinator, the consultants will:
Develop a work plan and research outline, including key issues and questions to be explored, division of tasks among experts and mode of mutual collaboration;
Analyse the phenomenon of radicalization and extremism of Roma population in Serbia through analysis of existing literature, reports and assessments, as well as through research of potential media reports, or any other relevant resources in order to map possible actors, number, critical geographical areas, types of extremism, mechanisms for radicalization and mobilization, extremist narratives, drivers, push and pull factors, security threats etc.;
Conduct interviews and focus group work, as needed, with relevant actors (experts, representatives of Roma community, religious communities, relevant authorities including the police service, etc.), including travel within Serbia as needed;
Develop joint draft of the research up to 20-30 pages by the end of September 2018;
Deliver final research paper by the end of October 2018.
Present the findings at an event organized by the Mission;
Provide regular updates to the OSCE to ensure policy and programmatic coherence;
Participate in consultative meetings with the OSCE as needed.
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;
Completed university degree in a relevant field (political science, security studies, international relations, sociology, psychology or other social sciences); advanced degree desirable;
Experience and deep understanding of the topic of extremism and radicalization;
Experience in desk research, interviews/focus groups and in effectively summarizing a large amount of information, including on sensitive topics;
Ability to develop policy ideas and proposals based on research findings and analysis;
Ability to work in a team and collaborate on the development of the research;
Professional fluency in Serbian and English, both written and oral; ability to write academic quality work in English;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural, national and religious background;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
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
Each consultant will be paid a fee in the amount not exceeding 2,100 EUR, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience.
The consultants will work from home with the agreed and pre-approved local travel and project expenses covered by the OSCE.
How To Apply
Please apply online through this website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 16 July 2018. Only applications received through this website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 July 2018 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.
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