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Senior Human Dimension Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
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:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Field experience in one or more of the following fields: legal and/or human rights
  • Experience in the field of project management
  • Ability to liaise with representatives of governmental and non-governmental structures
  • Knowledge of international human rights law and mechanisms
  • Professional fluency in the English language, and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Very good working knowledge of the Russian language (knowledge of Kyrgyz would be an advantage)
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • 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
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and email\


  • Experience of working in Central Asia and/or the Russian Federation
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of Centre (HoC) and Deputy Head of Centre (DHoC), the incumbent will be responsible for the management of the human dimension activities. Specifically, the Senior Human Dimension Officer performs the following duties: 

  1. Advises the Head and the Deputy Head of Centre on policies and major issues affecting the implementation of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek's human dimension activities;
  2. Monitors and reports on the developments in the host country from the human dimension perspective and follows the implementation of the OSCE human dimension commitments; 
  3. Manages the development, co-ordination and implementation of human dimension activities and programmes; 
  4. Conceptualizes, develops and implements projects within the framework of the democratization field and in response to the needs and priorities of the country; 
  5. Establishes and maintains contacts with local and national authorities, universities, research institutions, and NGOs; 
  6. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation; 
  7. Performs other related duties as required.

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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