The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE is currently implementing the project “Advancing the Human Dimension of Security in Ukraine”. The objective of the project is to uphold the human dimension of security in Ukraine by advancing the respect for human rights, strengthening democratic institutions and promoting tolerance in the society through capacity-building, co-operation and advocacy.
Towards this goal, ODIHR will continue building the capacity of Ukrainian civil society in human rights monitoring and safety and security, in which it has been actively engaged during the period 2015-2019 in Ukraine.
Building on a scoping visit in February-March 2018 in southern and eastern Ukraine and the identified needs of civil society in Ukraine, as well as taking into account the lessons learned and good practices from three recent Human Rights Monitoring and Safety and Security (HRMSS) trainings organized by ODIHR for Ukrainian human rights defenders in the period November-February 2019, ODIHR will further develop its gender-sensitive capacity building deliverables for human rights defenders (HRDs) in Ukraine. To this end, ODIHR will oversee the implementation of its HRMSS methodology in practical human rights monitoring activities by five grassroots human rights defenders in south and eastern Ukraine in the period September – December 2019.
Each human rights defender engaged in monitoring human rights will deliver a monitoring and security plan that oultines the monitoring activities based on ODIHR’s human rights monitoring cycle (https://www.osce.org/odihr/human-rights-monitoring-steps-for-success, published by ODIHR in 2017). The monitoring plan will be further developed and gender mainstreamed with ODIHR specialists in a series of 3-day workshops organized by ODIHR (one focusing on the monitoring aspects, one workshop on the security aspects) in Q3 2019. During the implementation period ODIHR will conduct two on-site visits to measure progress and provide on-site assistance to the selected human rights monitors. To facilitate experience-sharing and a transfer of practical knowledge, each grassroots human rights defender will be assigned to a human rights defender with relevant human rights monitoring experience in Ukraine who will serve as a mentor and who will assist in the implementation of the monitoring activities and with the follow up (e.g. reporting). At the end of the implementation period, both mentors and mentees will report back to ODIHR and provide recommendations to improve ODIHR’s human rights monitoring methodology.
For this purpose, ODIHR requires the services of an experienced human rights defender to coach and provide guidance to a grassroots human rights defender monitoring human rights in southern and/or easthern regions of Ukraine (incl. Crimea), while using ODIHR’s HRMSS methodology.
ODIHR’s overall objective is to use its HRMSS methodology to build the capacity of human rights defenders to observe, assess and report on situations where there are credible allegations of serious violations of human rights in a gender-sensitive manner. This includes providing HRDs with basic tools and knowledge to address issues related to their physical, psychosocial and digital security when carrying out human rights work in a hostile or higher risk environment.
|Tasks and Responsibilities:|
The consultant, in consultation with the ODIHR Human Rights Adviser responsible for the HRMSS methodology and working alongside an assigned mentee, shall design and deliver human rights monitoring activities in south and/or east Ukraine, and assess the practical implementation of ODIHR’s HRMSS methodology. The consultant will draft a joint monitoring report with the mentee assigned by ODIHR, covering the results of the implementation and recommendations to improve ODIHR’s HRMSS methodology. The ownership of any practical outcomes of the monitoring activities, e.g. monitoring reports, will remain solely with the consultant.
Specifically, the consultant will be tasked to:
The consultant is expected to:
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Period of Assignment and Remuneration:
The consultant will work for 25 days in total during the period 1 September – 31 December 2019.
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates. Coverage of travel expenses will be provided by the OSCE/ODIHR, in accordance with OSCE travel policies.
The consultant will work from Ukraine during the delivery of services (1 September – 31 December 2019).
|How To Apply:|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE’s online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment or send your CV and motivation letter in English, Russian or Ukrainian to email@example.com.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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