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Adviser on Combating Anti-Semitism

Company Name
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (view profile)
Location Warsaw, Poland
Date Posted September 28, 2017
Category Human Rights
Job Type Full Time
Closing date for applications 15-10-2017
Experience Required 5+ years



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:

Under the general guidance of the supervisor, the incumbent performs the following functions:

• Monitoring and reporting manifestations of anti-Semitism, in particular hate crimes, with a focus on the response of governmental authorities and on good practices;
• Providing analysis and advice on issues related to anti-Semitism and recommend interventions to the ODIHR management;
• Developing, managing and delivering capacity building projects and activities aimed at combating anti-Semitism, in particular hate crime, and at the promotion of the remembrance of the Holocaust;
• Establishing and maintaining contact with relevant stakeholders on issues and programmes related to (combating) anti-Semitism;
• Provide support to the Personal Representative of the Chair-in-Office (CiO PR) on Combating Anti-Semitism;
• Performing other duties as required.

Necessary qualifications

• First level University degree, preferably in international relations, political science, social sciences, law or other disciplines related to human rights;
• At least six years of progressively responsible professional experience at national and international levels in the human rights field, preferably in the field of combating anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance;
• Excellent understanding of issues relating to anti-Semitism;
• Sound political judgement, outstanding analytical skills;
• Familiarity with regional and international initiatives to combat anti-Semitism and experience in the development and implementation of educational programmes for combating anti-Semitism;
• Knowledge of international human rights standards;
• Established experience in project design and implementation, preferably in the field of combating anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance;
• Established experience in monitoring and reporting on incidents of anti-Semitism;
• Training and presentation skills desirable;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English knowledge of another OSCE language is desirable;
• Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
• Ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes of the post adjustment and family status, is approximately EUR 4,900. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.

Social security will include participation in the Cigna 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.

Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

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 shortlisted applicants 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 national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

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.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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