Senior Programme Assistant, Kyrgyzstan

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2017
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 26 November 2017

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ISSUED BY
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
VACANCY NUMBER
VNKYRG00841
VACANCY TYPE
Local Contracted
GRADE
G6
NUMBER OF POSTS
1
DUTY STATION
Bishkek
DATE OF ISSUE
5 November 2017
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION
26 November 2017
Background

The Senior Programme Assistant provides clerical, administrative and programmatic assistance to the Human Dimension Programme under the direct supervision of the Senior Human Dimension Officer of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek. The incumbent will focus on human rights, gender mainstreaming and democratic institutions, including but not limited to: Gender equality and domestic violence; Elections; Civil and political rights; National human rights institutions; Human rights education.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Human Dimension Officer, will perform the following duties:

  1. Reporting on human rights-related legislation and related political developments, particularly at the national and local levels, using various sources of information such as: official documents, newswires and mass media, reports by NGOs and other experts, reports by other international organizations and diplomatic missions, other sources as appropriate;
  2. Drafting, preparing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects, budgets, financial and narrative reports related to the human rights activities of the mission. Assisting in the identification of national and international experts and other partners; arranging the logistical aspects related to the organization of events. Provide interpretation and translation when required; maintaining relevant documentation and filing system;
  3. Contributing to briefing, training and other reports related to the mission’s activities (Spot Reports, Background Reports, periodical Activity Reports, other reports as assigned), as well as talking points and speeches for the Head of POiB, Deputy Head of POiB, and Senior Human Dimension Officer. Drafting press releases and other public relations material related to the work of the Human Dimension. Attending seminars/roundtables and other events organized by state institutions, NGOs and other partner organizations, and preparing relevant memos to keep the office informed;
  4. Maintaining regular correspondence and working relations with state institutions (in particular National Human Rights Institutions, the judiciary, the central and local governments and the parliament), international and national nongovernmental organizations, human rights defenders, and other diplomatic missions;
  5. Assisting and maintaining regular working relations with OSCE institutions (Secretariat, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights/ODIHR, Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities) in the implementation of human rights activities and/or inquiries related to Kyrgyzstan and during country visits by delegations;
  6. Performing other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications
  • Secondary education with a focus on social issues and/or the humanities supplemented by formal training in law, social sciences. A specialization in human rights would be a strong asset;
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in the field of human rights, gender equality, particularly in monitoring, drafting reports and managing projects, preferably at international organizations, diplomatic missions and/or international nongovernmental organizations;
  • Knowledge of the international and regional human rights systems (UN and OSCE in particular), and the domestic legal system and state institutions of Kyrgyzstan, particularly related to human rights;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft packages, Ability to operate in the IRMA/Oracle system applications and Doc.In, with additional training provided where necessary;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, Russian. Knowledge of local languages would be a strong asset;
  • Ability to work in a team 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
  • 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)
  • 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

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 909.83 Euro/month. Social benefits will include Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please, use OSCE's online application link https://jobs.osce.org/

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.

Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst individuals with actual citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

Please note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.

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