NHRI Academy Lead Trainer, Warsaw, Poland

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

Country: Poland

City: Warsaw, Poland

Office: OSCE Warsaw

Closing date: Thursday, 22 April 2021

Issued by: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Vacancy number: VNODIC00859

Vacancy type: Experts/Consultants

Field of expertise: Human Rights

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Warsaw

Date of issue: 15 April 2021

Deadline for application: 22 April 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


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.

In accordance with the mandate of ODIHR, the Human Rights Department (HRD) assists OSCE participating States in fulfilling their obligations to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in a number of areas. In particular, the Human Rights Education and Capacity Building Programme aims to increase the capacity of government officials to respect, protect and fulfil human rights and strengthen the capacity of civil society actors and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to monitor, report on and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms. It is to further this goal that the programme, jointly with the European Network of NHRIs (ENNHRI), is organizing the NHRI Academy on an annual basis.

The NHRI Academy brings together 20 staff members from NHRIs across the OSCE area, in order to build capacity of their institutions to promote and protect human rights in a gender sensitive manner. The NHRI Academy provides a customized and practical training for NHRI staff, concentrating on themes specific to NHRIs. The Academy also creates an environment for sharing best practice between peers, and a platform to establish common understanding for joint work and interventions by NHRIs. The 2021 NHRI Academy will take place online, via Zoom, on 11 - 25 June 2021.

The Human Rights Education and Capacity Building Programme seeks to engage a Consultant with relevant experience in promotion and protection of human rights, in particular protection of human rights defenders and civic space, to support the 2021 NHRI Academy.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Human Rights Adviser, the Consultant will be tasked to:

1. Prepare relevant training sessions for the 2021 NHRI Academy on NHRIs work in protecting human rights defenders (2 days total). In close coordination with the organizers of the Academy the Consultant will:

Prepare content for the training sessions on NHRIs work in protecting human rights defenders, and deliver an interactive and gender-mainstreamed training plan that is adapted to needs of the participants of the NHRI Academy as well as to the overall objectives of the course;
Assist ODIHR in preparing materials in relation to the Consultant’s training sessions that need to be completed by the participants before the Academy (e.g. reading materials, needs assessment of participants).

2. Deliver the prepared training sessions during two days of the 2021 Academy (14 June 2021, 18 June 2021; delivery 2 days total);
3. Support course roll-out, including joining group discussions with participants between sessions, providing online support to participants between sessions, engaging in one-on-one discussions with participants and organizers, and coordinating sessions content with other facilitators (2 days);
4. Deliver a brief report (3 A4 pages max) on the learning outcomes of the sessions, also addressing challenges during implementation and suggestions on how to improve future NHRI Academy programming, by 15 July 2021 (1 day);
5. Provide, in cooperation with the Human Rights Adviser and ENNHRI Secretariat, an online coaching and follow-up support to the participants, including online calls and email communication, with a primary focus to engage with the selected NHRIs and plan the follow-up assistance (training specifically designed for selected NHRIs on monitoring of human rights defenders), by 31 August 2021 (6 days);
6. Draft one evaluation report (3 A4 pages max) outlining the results of the NHRI Academy and the coaching process and its results, by 15 December 2021 (1 day).

Necessary Qualifications:

At least 6 years of relevant professional experience in the field of human rights, human rights defenders and capacity building;
First level University degree, preferably in international law or human rights;
Extensive experience and knowledge in promotion and protection of human rights including the role of NHRIs in promoting and protecting these rights;
Extensive experience in providing technical expertise (e.g. training and capacity building activities) to human rights defenders, incl. NHRIs, on human rights;
Excellent English written and verbal communication skills;
Demonstrated gender sensitive and cultural awareness, 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

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 project

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

How To Apply:

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.

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1618514899704