International Consultant, SALW Advocacy Campaign
This vacancy is open for the applicants with the citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding the Republic of Serbia.
The OSCE Mission to Serbia has developed, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the “Support to designing and implementing awareness raising campaigns on SALW control in Serbia” project to address the challenges that police is facing while conducting awareness activities for informing the general public on the threats posed by small arms and light weapons (SALW), and media campaigns for collection and legalization of illegally possessed firearms, ammunition and explosives. In preparing and conducting future firearms awareness campaigns, the MoI will increase co-operation with a broad range of stakeholders that may contribute to ensuring that the media campaigns are better designed and contain clear value-oriented messages to promote awareness of the dangers of firearms. The impact of illegal trafficking and possession of SALW creates a major threat to security and safety in the Republic of Serbia and beyond. SALW contributes to the proliferation of crime and serious organized crime, by acting as the enablers of violence, threatening behaviour and terrorism.
The first project activity envisages an organisation of the kick-off workshop on advanced practices to prevent the misuse of SALW and public advocacy campaigns. The workshop is intended for representatives of state bodies responsible for implementation of the SALW Control Strategy, as well as representatives of civil society organizations and the media. The aim of the workshop is to discuss prevention activities of illicit trafficking and misuse of SALW, and assess good practices on SALW awareness, advocacy and collection campaigns. The workshop should provide an insight on how to integrate appropriately the CSOs, local safety councils and other community based actors in the SALW control work at community level. As a result, the MoI will be provided with a list of recommendations on how to organize media outreach campaigns in co-operation with CSOs and media organizations.
The project is addressing the key responsibilities of the Serbian MoI and provides a framework for assistance in implementation of the new SALW Control Strategy and Action Plan and of the Western Balkan Roadmap for a sustainable solution to the illegal possession, misuse and trafficking of SALW and their Ammunition in the Western Balkans by 2024.
The Mission therefore requires the services of one international consultant to to deliver a presentation in the course of a two-day workshop intended to discuss a range of prevention activities addressing illicit trafficking and misuse of SALW, and assess good practices on SALW awareness, advocacy and collection campaigns
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Organized Crime Advisor, the consultant will be responsible for:
- Attending the kick-off workshop and delivering presentation on different approaches and best practices in conducting public outreach, advocacy, and awareness raising campaigns intended to prevent the misuse of SALW and its illegal possession; elaborating on different approaches depending on the specific target groups and different media used; presenting the variances in effectiveness of different approaches, including the one at national and local level; discussing the benefits of comprehensive approach and involvement of different actors, as well as other aspects related to successful outreach efforts;
- Facilitating the discussion among participants on previous experiences and practices in Serbia and main challenges faced in conducting similar activities;
- Synthetizing and analysing participants’ inputs and comments in order to develop recommendations for the MoI on how to best organize SALW awareness raising campaigns in the Serbian context;
- Developing recommendations for the MoI, with particular emphasis on how to: best organize and conceptualize the awareness raising campaigns; integrate appropriately the CSOs in outreach and advocacy, involve and coordinate municipal safety councils and other community based actors in SALW control at the community level; identify the most appropriate target groups in line with the Project (i.e. geographic, age or gender groups).
The consultant shall work online from home and participate in the workshop in person.
- Citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding the citizenship of the Republic of Serbia;
- University degree in Social Sciences (Law, Political sciences, Security studies) or related field;
- Minimum 10 (ten) years of professional experience in development and implementation of media campaigns with strong social impact;
- Experience in development and implementation of awareness campaigns related to SALW, security or policing;
- Knowledge and understanding of SALW control issues;
- Knowledge and familiarity with political and institutional framework of Serbia is considered an asset;
- Experience in developing and implementation of strategic documents is considered an asset;
- Professional knowledge of English language, both oral and written,
- Knowledge of Serbian language is considered an asset;
- Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
- Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural, national, social and religious backgrounds;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE Competency Model available at: https://jobs.osce.org/osce-competency-model.
The consultant will be employed on a Special Service Agreement covering a total period of 18 (eighteen) working days in the period from 1 July to 31 August 2021, and will be paid a total amount not exceeding 6,300 EUR in total, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience. The payment will be effected in 2 (two) instalments.
In addition, the OSCE Mission to Serbia will bear any travel costs associated with the consultancy.
How to Apply
Please apply online through this website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 21 June 2021. Only applications received through this website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 30 June 2021 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, or offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.