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Associate Project Officer, Warsaw, Poland

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Job Title: Associate Project Officer

Organization Name: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Location: Warsaw

Grade: P-2

Closing Date of application: 24-10-2017

No. of Posts: 1


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.

Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of the Human Rights Department, the incumbent will coordinate the planning and implementation of the project ‚Increased Human Security Through Enhanced Respect for Human Rights, Diversity and Democratic Inclusiveness‘. The project has a focus on OSCE participating States in the Western Balkans, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. The initiative aims to contribute to maintaining or strengthening an enabling environment for the work of human rights defenders, to improve knowledge and skills of security sector actors to police peaceful assemblies in a human rights compliant and gender sensitive manner, to enhance gender mainstreaming in the oversight bodies of the security sector, and to establish reference frameworks for observing and assessing the conduct of public security providers in the course of electoral processes. The project also aims to promote political participation and democratic governance of youth in the OSCE area.

Please note that this position is extra-budgetary (ExB) funded, with an expected project duration until 31 December 2018.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Deputy Head of the Human Rights Department, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

Co-ordinating the implementation of the project activities within the framework of the project plan and updating the project work plan in consultation with the Human Rights and Democratization Departments portfolio managers;
Consulting with OSCE field operations and other relevant stakeholders on the implementation of ODIHR project activities;
Reviewing and providing feedback on documents and reports developed by ODIHR Departments involved in the project, monitoring project implementation and providing internal co-ordination on any required changes to project activities;
Ensuring procurement and financial planning and donor reporting in relation to project activities;
Contributing to publications about the project, including OSCE reports, project factsheets and webpage, as required;
Performing other related duties as required.

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

Necessary Qualifications

First-level university degree in human rights, international affairs, social or political sciences or related field;
At least four years (full-time equivalent) of relevant professional experience gained in governmental institutions, international organizations or NGOs;
Proven experience in designing, planning and implementing project activities;
Good understanding of human rights challenges and democratization issues in the OSCE region, knowledge of the functioning of international institutions and bodies promoting and overseeing the implementation of human rights treaties, conventions and other instruments;
Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Good experience in working with civil society partners, government institutions and international stakeholders;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
Professional fluency in English and excellent communication skills; working knowledge of Russian is desirable; knowledge of other official OSCE languages would be an asset.

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 projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

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