Policy and Fundraising Adviser, Warsaw, Poland

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

Country: Poland

City: Warsaw, Poland

Office: OSCE Warsaw

Closing date: Sunday, 6 September 2020

Issued by: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Vacancy number: VNODIS00813

Vacancy type: International Seconded

Field of expertise: General Staff / Monitoring Functions

Grade: S

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Warsaw

Date of issue: 7 August 2020

Deadline for application: 6 September 2020 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities. Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

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.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see: //www.osce.org/odihr‘>http: //www.osce.org/odihr.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the First Deputy Director and in close co-operation with the Project Co-ordination Unit (PCU), the incumbent is the principal adviser on ODIHR’s programmatic strategic planning, fundraising approach and new opportunities for fundraising. This includes monitoring relevant political developments in (and close to) the OSCE region which can have an impact on ODIHR’s programmatic work. It also includes supporting the First Deputy Director with identifying and promoting good practices in ODIHR’s work, and contributing to ODIHR’s strategic planning initiatives in a similar way, mainly through research and analysis. Specifically, the incumbent performs the following duties:

Advising on ODIHR fundraising efforts and approaches, in close co-operation with the PCU and the Adviser/Director’s Representative in Vienna; Identifying and building strategic partnerships with other international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), coalitions and other relevant counterparts for possible joint initiatives; Identifying and strengthening linkages between OSCE human dimension commitments and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) within ODIHR programmes and projects; Monitoring and reporting on political developments relevant for ODIHR programmatic and policy work, identifying opportunities for ODIHRs engagement in influencing human dimension policies across the OSCE region and ways to integrate these areas in programmatic work; Researching on good practices in ODIHR programmatic and policy work, in close co-ordination with the PCU; Providing support to briefings and presentations, including assistance to the First Deputy Director with compiling the programme outlines and other documents related to Unified Budget cycle; Performing other related duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

First-level university degree in law, political or social science or related subject, preferably with a specialization in international relations and/or public policy;
At least six years (full-time equivalent) of relevant professional experience in diplomacy, international relations, field and reporting work in the areas of human rights and democracy assistance;
Experience in project management preferably with donor-funded projects in a complex and/or sensitive political context;
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Thorough knowledge of the OSCE region;
Understanding of the specificity and sensitiveness of activities in the fields of human rights, democratization, tolerance and non-discrimination, Roma and Sinti and elections;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, withexcellent communication skills; Knowledge of Russian and/or other OSCE languages is an asset;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications.

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.

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Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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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.

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.