ISSUED BY: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
VACANCY TYPE: International Contracted
DATE OF ISSUE: 30 October 2020
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 20 November 2020 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY: 1 February 2021

This is a maternity cover position. The contract will be issued for a period from 1 February 2021 to 3 December 2021. 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. Under Maastricht Ministerial Council Decision 4/03 ODIHR was tasked “with serving as a collection point for information and statistics collected by participating States”. Based on this, ODIHR developed a dedicated website, the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System (TANDIS). ODIHR has also been publishing an annual report on hate crimes since 2005. Ministerial Council Decision 13/06 encouraged the Office, within the scope of its resources: “To continue to serve as a collection point for information and statistics on hate crimes and relevant legislation provided by participating States and [to] make this information publicly available through its Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System and its report on Challenges and Responses to Hate-Motivated Incidents in the OSCE Region”. In 2014, ODIHR launched a hate crime reporting website on hate crimes. The website presents ODIHR’s annual report on hate crimes and brings data collected from 57 States into a user-friendly online resource.
 Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Head of Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department (TND), as Associate Web Editor, you will be responsible for defining, creating, editing and managing the content of the TND websites (the Hate Crime Reporting website, the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System (TANDIS) and the TND sections of the ODIHR website) in accordance with established policies. In particular, you will be responsible for: Maintaining the content of TND websites, and managing the websites in co-ordination with relevant actors both within and outside of the OSCE (including web developers and service providers);Identifying, researching, drafting and editing content (text, photos, documents, infographics and multimedia) for online publication;Editing and co-ordinating the approval of ODIHR’s annual Hate Crime Report;Supervising two staff members: a Senior Library Assistant, responsible for researching, collecting and cataloguing resources for the department; and an Information Management Assistant, responsible for developing and maintaining the department’s information tools and practices;Co-ordinating the approval, editing and design of TND publications;Keeping up-to-date with the latest professional developments and proposing improvements to the TND websitesPerforming other duties as required. For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see
 Necessary Qualifications
First-level university degree in computer sciences, statistics, public information/ journalism or political science;Minimum of four years of professional experience in writing and editing in English;Extensive experience with content management systems for large and complex websites, preferably in an international environment, with some management experience;Established knowledge of modern content management software and web standards;Familiarity with multimedia publishing tools and technologies, and with mark-up and formatting languages (e.g., HTML and CSS) is desirable;Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of Russian is desirable;Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.
 Required competencies
Core valuesCommitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goalsDiversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributionsIntegrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principlesAccountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated workCore competenciesCommunication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the OrganizationCollaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environmentPlanning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured mannerAnalysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisionsInitiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projectsFlexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstancesManagerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environmentStrategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving themManaging performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
 Remuneration Package
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 4,073 depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. 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. Appointments are normally 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 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 The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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