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Human Rights Officer (S2)

Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-26

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General Minimum Requirements

  • Excellent physical condition;
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure.

Field of Expertise Requirements

  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues; 
  • Demonstrate organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience in drafting reports.

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience


First-level university degree in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields.


Mission Specific Requirements


  • Previous international work experience and ability to produce reports on human rights issues;
  • Command of the project management cycle from project development through monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Previous work experience in field missions, preferably in Central Asia or South Caucasus;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, Excel and e-mail;
  • Working level of Russian and/or Tajik/Persian language;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; 
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.


  • Knowledge of regional political, economic, legal and human rights developments;
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Department, the incumbent is responsible for the management of the human rights and democratization work. Specifically, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  1. Monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation;
  2. Participating in developing, co-ordinating and implementing human rights development activities and education/training programmes;
  3. Conceptualizing, developing and implementing projects within the framework of the democratization field and in response to the needs and priorities of the country;
  4. Establishing and maintaining contacts with local and national authorities, universities, research institutions, and NGOs;
  5. Assisting in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  6. Giving lectures on the OSCE and International human rights law at universities and seminars;
  7.  In liaison with the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, supporting the Tajik Authorities in their effort to restructure their legislation;
  8. Supervising four staff members, providing guidance and constructive criticism and working to develop critical thinking, report writing and project management skills;
  9. Performing other related duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Offiece in Dushanbe please see:


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. 
Please apply to your relevant authorities well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:


Additional Information
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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