Website Assistant, Warsaw, Poland

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

Country: Poland

City: Warsaw, Poland

Office: OSCE Warsaw

Closing date: Monday, 29 March 2021

Issued by: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Vacancy number: VNODIG00850

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Grade: G5

Duty station: Warsaw

Date of issue: 8 March 2021

Deadline for application: 29 March 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


This is an extra-budgetary position.

The initial contract will be issued until 31 December 2021, renewable until the project ends. The expected duration of the project is currently foreseen until December 2022, and the selected candidate should commit to being available for the duration of the project. Extension of the contract is 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, combating human trafficking, 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 technical assistance tasks for the supervisor and for the unitÂfs 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:

Assists with the maintenance of ODIHRÂfs online legislative database ( //">; 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; Raises awareness of //">www.legislationline.organd its contents on a regular basis; Assesses the impact of //">www.legislationline.orgon a regular basis, and develops tools and systems to enhance impactMaintains 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.

Necessary Qualifications

Completed secondary education; supplementary basic studies or training in ICT matters desirable;
Minimum four years of related work experience;
Experience working for international organisations or non-governmental organizations, and knowledge of human rights standards desirable;
Experience in research of human rights, ideally involving legal documents, would be an asset;
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.

Required competencies

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

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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

Remuneration Package

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 made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under //">

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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 those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see //">

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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.

Applicants should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see //">

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

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