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Senior Human Rights Adviser, Human Rights and Security


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Advanced university degree in human rights or equivalent professional experience
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making on human rights issues
  • Knowledge of the internal functioning of law enforcement agencies (police)
  • Appreciation of human rights aspects of police work (policy and procedure)
  • Knowledge of European and international human rights law and conventions
  • Experience in drafting and editing legal documents and institutional reports
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and judgement to local conditions and communities
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills


  • Political knowledge/experience in the region and the legal system of the Mission area
  • Knowledge of  the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
  • Knowledge of and preferably work experience involving security sector reform and human rights in relation to law enforcement
  • Knowledge of international legal standards, with particular focus on law enforcement
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Security Monitoring Section, the Senior Human Rights Adviser, Security Monitoring Section:

  1. Develops and implements central and local OSCE policies on security related matters;
  2. Manages the activities of the Human Rights Advisors operating in the field, providing legal advice when necessary;
  3. Reviews and analyses proposed legislation in light of human rights instruments;
  4. Conducts activities for the promotion and protection of communities' security rights;
  5. Drafts thematic and performance reports;
  6. Designs and co-ordinates human rights monitoring programme and tasks;
  7. Proposes activities aimed at implementing recommendations and programmes by law enforcement agencies;
  8. Performs any other 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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