Expert in Journalism for Video Production (local consultancy), Belgrade, Serbia

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

Country: Serbia

City: Belgrade, Serbia

Office: OSCE Mission to Serbia, Belgrade

Closing date: Thursday, 15 October 2020

The majority of positions in OSCE field operations are filled by secondment, which means that individuals are nominated by their respective OSCE participating State. In addition, a limited number of seconded positions are available at the OSCE Secretariat and the institutions.

Issued by

OSCE Mission to Serbia

Vacancy number VNSRMC00653 Vacancy type Experts/Consultants Field of expertise Human Rights Number of posts 2 Duty station Belgrade Date of issue 9 October 2020 Deadline for application 15 October 2020 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST) Date of entry on duty 30 October 2020


This vacancy is open only for the applicants with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.

Within the project ‚Improving fulfilment of non-discrimination commitments in Serbia, with a focus on addressing hate crime (Phase 1)‘, the OSCE Mission to Serbia is providing support to the National Youth Council of Serbia (KOMS) to conduct research on youth and COVID-19.

The research analyses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth rights, attitudes and challenges, and will compile evidence-based recommendations for the protection of human rights of youth and the maximization of youth contributions.

In order to inform and inspire future pandemic responses, following the impact analysis, the Mission seeks to commission the production of video stories addressing recommendations for the protection of human rights of youth and maximization of youth contributions.

To that end, the Mission is looking for two experts to develop five video episodes on: youth rights, volunteering, psychological aspects of COVID-19, trust in institutions and impact on migration.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Non-Discrimination and the Mission’s Youth Focal Point, the consultants will be responsible for:

Participating in preparatory meetings with representatives of the Mission and KOMS (Week 1);Drafting an outline of five dynamic innovative and engaging video episodes on the topics of youth rights, volunteering, psychological aspects of COVID-19, trust in institutions and impact on migration. The episodes should be based on the research findings and recommendations and be each at least 20 minutes in length (Week 1);Identifying suitable interviewees and establish professional working relationship, including ensuring written parental consent if minors are featured in the videos (Week 2);Producing the video series from inception to post-production, including in a mobile-friendly format(s) (Week 2);Creating and conducting outreach and dissemination plan online and via traditional media (Week 3);Producing a brief on outreach outcomes (Week 4).

All tasks will be performed jointly by two experts and in close consultation with the Mission’s Youth Focal Point and KOMS as the Mission’s Implementing Partner.

Necessary Qualifications

University level education in a relevant field;
Membership in a recognized national professional journalistic body would be an asset;
Minimum 5 (five) years of professional experience in journalism, especially innovative forms like mobile journalism;
Professional experience in the field of video making;
Track record in covering youth issues and/or collaborating with youth stakeholders in Serbia;
Ability to demonstrate capacity to disseminate video series through online channels, as well as within traditional media;
Professional fluency in Serbian language, both oral and written;
Good interpersonal skills, clear communication and ability to establish working relationships with various interviewees;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural, national, social and religious backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

Consultants should be able to use own equipment, software and any technology needed for delivery of the task.

Junior professionals who believe to meet the minimum requirements are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE Competency Model available at:

Required competencies

Core values

Tags gender perspective hate crime human rights journalism psychological aspects serbian language video production

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

Remuneration Package

The consultants will be employed on a Special Service Agreement covering a total period of 15 working days, staring approximately in the end of October 2020, and will each be paid a total amount of RSD 20.000 per day worked. The payment will be effected upon successful completion of all tasks.

How To Apply

Please apply online through this website ( no later than 15 October 2020. Only applications received through this website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 October 2020 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, or offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.