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
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
- Excellent knowledge of international standards for the protection of human rights and non-discrimination
- Solid understanding of democratic development in post-conflict and multi-ethnic environments, with special focus on human rights and non-discrimination
- Experience in designing and implementing human rights or non-discrimination projects
- Experience in policy formulation, project/programme management, co-operation and co-ordination with donors and implementing agencies
- Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
- Good drafting skills and the ability to tailor reports and presentations to the needs of specific audience
- Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political 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
- Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
- Solid understanding of the legal system, political situation, and the non-governmental sector in Serbia
- Experience in mediation, conflict prevention and possession of advocacy skills
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Democratization Department, the Senior Adviser manages the Human Rights and Non-discrimination Section, which deals with such issues as human rights, refugees, migration, non-discrimination, youth, gender issues and hate crime. Specifically, the Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Non-discrimination is responsible for:
- Planning, maintaining, developing and implementing the Human Rights and Non-discrimination Section's programme and projects in accordance with the Mission's mandate and Department's objectives aimed at supporting Serbia's democratization process;
- Drafting strategic proposals to advise the state institutions, independent regulatory bodies and civil society;
- Formulating policies and activities to promote reform in the field of human rights and non-discrimination and helping strengthen and implement the legislation falling under the Mission's mandate;
- Ensuring effective management, supervision and control of the OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary funds related to the Human Rights and Non-discrimination Section's programme;
- Preparing reports on relevant policies and practices in the area of human rights and non-discrimination, taking especially into account compliance with relevant international standards and OSCE commitments;
- Delivering speeches, briefings and presentations; attending and representing the Section, the Department, and the Mission at various events;
- Liaising with the Section's interlocutors, government officials, international organizations and civil society representatives to ensure the best use of OSCE resources, compatibility of projects and a co-ordinated approach;
- Ensuring that the Human Rights and Non-discrimination Section's work is synergetic with other interventions of the Mission, and co-ordinating the work of the Section with other
- Mission's Sections/Departments;
- Supervising the work of seven national staff;
- Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, please see www.osce.org/serbia.
The OSCE subscribes to the following core values: Commitment, Diversity, Integrity and Accountability. It seeks to foster the following core competencies in all its staff: Communication, Collaboration, Analysis and Decision-Making, Planning, Initiative-Taking and Flexibility. It further promotes the following managerial competencies for posts with managerial responsibilities: Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Managing Performance. Candidates are therefore encouraged to familiarize themselves with these principles by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at: http://www.osce.org/employment/144466.
The OSCE retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment, to re-advertise the vacancy, to offer an assignment at a lower level or to offer an assignment with modified tasks and responsibilities or for 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 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.