OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Field of expertise
Date of issue
23 May 2019
Deadline for application
13 June 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
This is an extra-budgetary position. The initial contract will be issued for a period of one year, with a possibility of extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funds.
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, 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 is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR's mandate.
The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Legislative Support Unit and performs, for a project Strengthening Inclusive and Accountable Democratic Institutions in the OSCE Region, ICT technical assistance tasks for the supervisor and for the unit’s professional staff within the Democratization Department.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Legislative Support Unit, Democratization Department, the incumbent performs the following duties:
Researches, collects and uploads legal data (legislation, case-law, international instruments and documents, ODIHR legal reviews and reports etc.) and regularly updates uploaded legal data in all fields pertaining to the Human Dimension;
Explains and assists with the technical details of providing data for the web-site; verifies the accuracy of this data and relevance to the planned location on the web-site;
Collects, compiles, formats, and processes all laws, including constitutional texts, criminal codes, criminal procedure codes and post them in the country and thematic sections of the web-site;
Assesses the impact of www.legislationline.org on a regular basis, and develops tools and systems to enhance impact;
Maintains and seeks to develop networks for the sharing of information about new legislation, within ODIHR and the OSCE (including field operations), and externally with universities, libraries, NGOs, international organizations and agencies, and other legislative databases;
Keeps record of the follow-up developments to legal reviews or legislative assessments;
Assists in conceptualizing various technical improvements to the web-site;
Works with ODIHR IT and outside web developers in order to implement the developments;
Provides assistance in organizing public events and presentations;
Perform other duties as required.
Completed secondary education; supplementary basic studies or training in ICT matters desirable;
Minimum four years of related work experience;
Ability to work with various computer programs used in web development. Experience in working with content management systems and with Google Analytics would be an asset;
Good research skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Knowledge of other OSCE languages, in particular Russian, highly desirable;
Ability to work independently;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately PLN 6,900. 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 46 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.
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 the OSCE on-line applications will be accepted and short-listed applicants contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.
Please note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.
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