Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism Experts, Warsaw, Poland

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Poland

City: Warsaw, Poland

Office: OSCE Warsaw

Closing date: Sunday, 30 August 2020

Issued by: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Vacancy number: VNODIC00811

Vacancy type: Experts/Consultants

Field of expertise: Human Rights

Number of posts: roster

Duty station: Warsaw

Date of issue: 3 August 2020

Deadline for application: 30 August 2020 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Background:

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The Human Rights and Anti-Terrorism (HRAT) Programme of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) seeks to expand its roster of consultants with proven expertise in the fields of human rights and counter-terrorism to support, as required, the development of policy guidance documents and tools. Please note that this vacancy notice is not for a specific assignment but is aimed to identify individuals with in-depth knowledge of and experience in the field of human rights and counter-terrorism and to update ODIHR/HRAT’s roster of experts/consultants.

Countries throughout the OSCE region continue to intensify their efforts to counter terrorism and violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism (VERLT). However, the heightened security environment also puts at risk a number of fundamental rights and freedoms, including the rights to a fair trial, to privacy, and the freedoms of expression, association and of religion or belief.

OSCE participating States pledged to fully respect international law, including international human rights law, in the development and implementation of their counter-terrorism initiatives. Therefore, participating States tasked ODIHR already in 2001 to offer to states technical assistance and advice for the appropriate implementation of anti-terrorism policies in line with their international obligations and human rights commitments.

ODIHR/HRAT assists OSCE participating States in strengthening their compliance with international human rights standards in combating terrorism and supports government authorities and other stakeholders in developing, facilitating and implementing effective, human rights-compliant approaches to preventing and combating terrorism. In fulfilling its mandate, ODIHR implements a wide range of activities, including the provision of expert advice on selected thematic areas, capacity building for counter-terrorism practitioners and the monitoring of human rights issues arising in counter-terrorism policies and practices. For further information on HRAT activities, existing tools and resources see: //www.osce.org/odihr/countering-terrorism‘>https: //www.osce.org/odihr/countering-terrorism.

To support its ongoing and future projects in the field of policy guidance and expert advice, HRAT seeks to expand its roster of qualified consultants. HRAT encourages experts with expertise on the impact of counter-terrorism measures on the protection of human rights and related international and domestic legal standards, policies and practices, and with experience in developing policy guidance documents and tools in the fields of human rights and counter-terrorism, to apply for inclusion into the roster.

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Tasks and Responsibilities:

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Successful applicants will be included into the ODIHR/HRAT roster, with the possibility of being contacted in case of an assignment for which they possess relevant qualifications. Inclusion into the roster does not carry any commitment by ODIHR to use the services of the expert.

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Adviser on Anti-Terrorism Issues and the Associate Human Rights Officer on Anti-Terrorism Issues, the expert will provide support in the development of policy guidance documents and tools such as policy briefs, guidelines and manuals. Depending on the assignment, this might include research and writing tasks, as well as reviewing and/or editing tasks. All policy guidance will be expected to be gender mainstreamed.

In the context of its work on new and emerging human rights and counter-terrorism challenges, ODIHR is particularly interested in applicants with substantial experience in one or several of the following thematic areas:

Human Rights and Countering Terrorism Financing

Human Rights and Countering the Internet for Terrorist Purposes

Human Rights and the Use of Technology in Counter-Terrorism

Human rights and international cooperation in countering terrorism (including law enforcement cooperation and cooperation in criminal matters)

Human Rights, Counter-Terrorism and Armed Conflict

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Necessary Qualifications:

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University degree in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights and counter-terrorism;
Minimum four years of relevant professional experience in the field of human rights and counter-terrorism (please note that we encourage experts of a wide range of levels of professional experience to apply);
Excellent knowledge of international human rights standards and institutions (UN, Council of Europe, OSCE) and the international legal framework for countering terrorism;
Demonstrated experience in conducting research on human rights and counter-terrorism issues and in developing related policy guidance and recommendations to promote human rights-based counter-terrorism responses;
Knowledge and experience on human rights and counter-terrorism issues in different regions of the OSCE area;
Professional experience in providing consultancy services aimed at developing policy guidance documents and tools;
Experience in integrating a gender perspective;
Computer literacy;
Excellent drafting skills in English; additional languages spoken in the OSCE area will be an advantage;
Tags gender perspective human rights human rights officer international cooperation international obligations law enforcement political science rights based terrorism financing violent extremism

Strong organisational and communication skills;
Sensitivity to cultural, gender, ethnic and religious diversity;
Flexibility, ability to work under minimal supervision and deliver against tight deadlines.

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Required competencies:

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1045.69px; ‚> Core values

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

Core competencies

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

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Remuneration Package:

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Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates.

Location: Home-based, travel might be required to attend meetings and events

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How To Apply:

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If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under //jobs.osce.org/vacancies‘>https: //jobs.osce.org/vacancies .

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post 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 those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.