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Senior Human Rights Officer

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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01629
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Mitrovice / Mitrovica
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 university degree in law, political science, international relations or equivalent professional experience
  • Sound knowledge of international and European human rights standards, in particular in relation to communities rights
  • Management experience and team-building ability
  • International field work experience in monitoring and reporting
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Professional fluency in English language and the capability of drafting documents under pressure and within short deadlines
  • 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
  • Positive and co-operative outlook
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited times frames
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of one or more local languages
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the mission area
  • Demonstrated negotiation and/or conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in project cycle management
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Regional Centre (RC) and the Deputy Director of the Human Rights and Communities Department, the incumbent works within the Regional Centre Mitrovicë/Mitrovica of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo. The Senior Human Rights Officer:

  1. Forms the management of the Regional Centre, together with the Director and the Senior Democratization Officer;
  2. Liaises with the management of the RC on all monitoring activities in the area of responsibility. Performs specific monitoring tasks in relation to community rights, non-discrimination issues and other human rights concerns as assigned;
  3. In close co-operation with the Senior Democratization Officer, supervises programmatic staff in the Regional Centre as assigned;
  4. Executes and supervises the implementation of monitoring instructions received from Headquarters in close co-operation with the Senior Democratization Officer;
  5. Compiles regular reports on activities of all staff of the Department located in the RC, and submits those reports to the Director of the RC and to the relevant staff of the Department in Headquarters; drafts spot reports on request of the RC Director or Department;
  6. Ensures close co-ordination and co-operation with Field Co-ordination in Headquarters to ensure fair utilisation of capacities in the field; responds to requests of the Department and ensures realisation of tasking requested by Programmatic Sections;
  7. Facilitates the work of other professional and support staff of the Department in the RC;
  8. Assists and co-ordinates the implementation of projects in the field;
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
 
 
 

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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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