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.
Tasks and responsibilities:
The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Head of Department in making policy recommendations with a view to defining strategic developments of the Department and in analyzing political and legislative trends in the OSCE area. The incumbent is also responsible for advising election department staff on electoral issues and on the delivery of daily Department’s activities with the view to ensuring accuracy, efficiency, consistency and high professional standards of outputs, including all reporting. Under the general guidance of the Head of Election Department, and more specifically, he/she will perform the following functions:
• Supporting the Head of the Election Department and his/her Deputy on developing methodological frameworks for election activities, on advancing long-term strategies for the Department’s activities and analyzing political and legislative trends in the OSCE area; • Leading and advising on activities in follow-up to election observation activities and recommendations made by ODIHR; • Participating in or leading needs assessment missions to recommend possible observation activities in OSCE participating States and follow-up visits; • Advising election department staff on electoral issues, the content of election reports, good practices in electoral matters, reviews of election legislation, and ongoing, new and emerging challenges in the electoral field; • Organizing, participating in and reporting on seminars and workshops on election related issues, and participating as a senior representative of the Election Department in these and related activities; and • Performing other related work as assigned, including the implementation of all stages of election observation and assessment missions as desk officer.
Education and Experience:
• Advanced university degree in political sciences, international relations, law, social sciences or other related fields is required. Some legal background or training is desirable. • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible professional work experience, including three years at international level in the field of elections; • Experience in providing policy and strategic advice; • Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills; • Diplomatic and negotiation skills; • Initiative, resourcefulness, sound political sense and maturity of judgment; • Experience in project design and implementation; • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; • Organizational skills; • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team; • Excellent knowledge of English with excellent drafting and editing skills are essential; working knowledge of a second language of the OSCE would be an asset.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes of the post adjustment multiplier and exchange rate, is approximately EUR 5,670 (single rate) and approximately EUR 6,100 (dependency rate). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social security will include participation in the Vanbreda International medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee’s salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.
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 shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/who/83.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
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