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Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Non-Discrimination


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue


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:

  • University education in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Excellent knowledge of the international standards for the protection of human and minority rights and non-discrimination
  • Solid understanding of the democratic development in post-conflict and multi-ethnic environments, with special focus on human and minority rights and non-discrimination
  • Solid understanding of the legal system, political situation and the civil society landscape in Serbia
  • Demonstrated ability to produce conceptual and analytical reports in relevant fields
  • Experience in mediation, conflict prevention and possession of advocacy skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word-processing and e-mail
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the Democratization Department, the Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Non-Discrimination leads the Department's Human Rights and Non-Discrimination Section, comprising issues related to human rights, national minorities, non-discrimination, gender equality and youth. The incumbent is responsible for the design, implementation, impact assessment and overall direction of integration-related programmes of the OSCE Mission in Serbia in conformity with the mandate of the Mission. In particular, the Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Non-Discrimination performs the following duties:

  1. Identifies, elaborates and implements interventions designed to strengthen and support the fair and equitable access to democratic institutions and public services at all levels for all persons;
  2. Designs projects and activities to strengthen national institutions and local communities in developing sustainable policies through reform and implementation of the legal and institutional framework for fulfilling the human rights and non-discrimination standards in Serbia; this includes capacity-building activities for representatives of the government, civil society and ethnic communities;
  3. Liaises with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, international partners and OSCE institutions to foster tolerance and respect for human rights and non-discrimination in line with Serbia's legislation and obligations under international human rights law;
  4. Co-operates with the relevant agencies in the development and implementation of confidence building and reconciliation activities;
  5. Oversees the work on gender-related issues, particularly in the design and implementation of activities to empower women for political participation;
  6. Confers regularly with donors and other international and domestic organisations to ensure effective communication and co-operation among the wide range of actors engaged in minority rights issues;
  7. Co-ordinates the review of legislation done by experts to encourage compliance with international standards;
  8. Oversees the work of the section's staff;
  9. Supervises eight staff members;
  10. Performs other duties as requested.  

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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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