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OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights seeks Migration/Freedom of Movement Adviser

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe  Warszawa, mazowieckie, Poland 2 Jan 2018

Job Description

Under the general supervision of Deputy Head, Democratization Department, the Migration/Freedom of Movement Adviser will perform the following functions:

  1. Developing and implementing the migration programme of the Democratization Department, including monitoring and evaluating migration projects and activities in the field of migration;
  2. Drafting project reports for partner organizations and donor institutions;
  3. Monitoring and analyzing public policy, legislation and practices in OSCE participating States related to migration;
  4. Preparing input for and following up on OSCE Human Dimension meetings and other ODIHR meetings on issues related to migration;
  5. Providing input with recommendations on policy action to analytical reports, briefings and compiling background information on migration issues and Department programmatic activities;
  6. Drafting and conducting necessary research for programme and project proposals related to the migration portfolio;
  7. Developing and maintaining a network of contacts with partner organizations and experts and serving as the ODIHR Democratization Department contact point for requests regarding the implementation of commitments on migration;
  8. Attending international conferences and co-ordinating meetings of international organizations and other events on issues related to the portfolio;
  9. Performing other related duties as required.

Necessary qualifications:

  • First-level university degree in political science, international relations, law, human rights law, public policy or related field;
  • Academic qualifications in migration or refugee studies are desirable;
  • At least six years (full-time equivalent) of relevant professional experience in a government, international organization or NGO, including at least three years (full-time equivalent) on migration related issues, ideally in a country in transition to democracy;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme development and project management;
  • Excellent analytical, drafting and research skills;
  • Knowledge and/or work experience in a field operation of an international organization, including the OSCE is an asset. Knowledge and work experience in the regions of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia is desirable;
  • Ability to work independently or under minimal supervision;
  • Political intuition, cultural sensitivity, strong organizational and analytical skills;
  • Strong presentation and written communication skills and ability to interact effectively with high-level officials on migration/human dimension issues;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, with excellent oral and written skills; working knowledge of Russian is desirable; working knowledge of other official OSCE languages would be an asset.

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