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The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR has a mandated responsibility to organize, annually, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM – more than 1,500 participants) and the Human Dimension Seminar (HDS – up to 300 participants) in Warsaw, and to support the OSCE Chair-in-Office (CiO) in organizing the three Supplementary Human Dimension Meetings in Vienna (SHDMs – up to 250 participants per meeting). In addition, ODIHR organizes regularly (three times a year, up to 30 participants per course) the Human Dimension Induction Course (HDIC) in Warsaw for new OSCE employees from various executive structures, and may be asked to provide assistance in organizing various other OSCE human dimension meetings and conferences.
The Human Dimension Meetings Unit, led by the Human Dimension Meetings Officer, holds the primary responsibility within ODIHR to ensure efficient and timely organization of the mandated human dimension meetings and other relevant events within the applicable rules and modalities and other requirements. The incumbent will support the Unit with regard to the above-mentioned activities.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Human Dimension Meetings Officer, the incumbent provides specialized support and is responsible for the following:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see https://www.osce.org/odihr.
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately PLN 8,445. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.
Social security will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme (current approximate deduction for a staff member is 56 Euro) and OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an additional amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this pension-style fund while the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System for general services employees.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
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 those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see https://www.osce.org/participating-states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.