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Senior Adviser

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Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01849
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
Deadline
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, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • 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:

Education:

Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience:

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

 
 
 
 
Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Advanced degree in law, human rights or other related fields
  • At least six years of relevant work experience in the area of human rights and/or experience in a co-ordinating role in a working environment related to human rights
  • Proven experience in monitoring, reporting and/or policy-making in the area of human rights
  • Good knowledge of the main international human rights instruments
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in inter-faith dialogue related issues in the South East European region
  • At least three years of experience in working in an international environment
  • At least two years of proven management/supervisory experience
  • Experience in the reviewing of draft legislation
  • Experience in human rights treaty body monitoring
  • Experience in gender equality and in economic, social and cultural rights
  • Knowledge of local languages
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system in the mission area
  • Previous experience in OSCE field missions, preferably in the South East European region
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Property, Cultural Heritage and Interfaith Dialogue Section, the Senior Adviser:

  1. Acts as a main focal point on program activities related to the Interfaith dialogue portfolio, with the final aim to facilitate inter-faith dialogue nationally and internationally as a factor of mutual understanding, committed partnerships and peace-building;
  2. Advises the Chief of the Section and the management of the Department on inter-faith dialogue relations and presence and engagement issues; monitors developments in inter-faith relations in Kosovo with the specific aim to identify emerging issues on which targeted action is needed;
  3. Identifies relevant stakeholders for the inter-faith dialogue and maintains regular contact with them, through the establishment of adequate fora as considered appropriate;
  4. Acts as a main focal point on program activities related to the Inter-faith dialogue portfolio, with the final aim to facilitate inter-faith dialogue nationally and internationally as a factor of mutual understanding, committed partnerships and peace-building;
  5. Provides programmatic advice and training to OSCE staff in the field on human rights issues as requested;
  6. Represents the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences as considered appropriate;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
 
 
 

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.

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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