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International Consultant - Roster Call for Experts in CTHB


  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-08

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The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis. 

The Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR/CTHB) represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues. The Office of the SR/CTHB assists OSCE participating States in the implementation of commitments and full usage of recommendations set forth in the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings and its Addenda. The Office also provides a co-ordinating function among OSCE structures and institutions involved in combating trafficking in human beings. 


Objective of Assignment: 

To enrich its roster of experts and consultants, for contractual engagement, the OSCE OSR/CTHB calls for applications of qualified, experienced international experts and consultants in the field of combating trafficking in human beings.


Duration of Assignment:

The duration of the consultancies will depend on specific project/activity.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Combating trafficking in children;
THB for removal of organs;
Financial investigation in CTHB;
Technology-facilitated THB;
Prevention of THB in public and private businesses’ supply chains;
Gender and CTHB;
Impact of THB on vulnerable groups, incl. minorities, persons with disabilities;
Addressing demand for THB for sexual exploitation;
CTHB in mixed migration flows, incl. identification of victims;
Developing national systems to enhance identification and provide assistance to victims of trafficking;
CTHB training for criminal justice stakeholders, incl. judges, prosecutors and law enforcement (specialized and non-specialized police units, border police);
CTHB capacity building, incl. development of training methodology and curricula, enhancing the capacity of national training institutions, multi-disciplinary training;
Communications/design of documents, publications, video. 

Important: Please indicate your field of expertise in the online application form under the ‘cover letter’ field.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Second level degree in law, social studies, security, economics;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as expert/consultant on THB issues;
  • In-depth knowledge of international legal standards on combating trafficking in human beings;
  • In-depth understanding of multi-agency and human rights-based approaches in combating trafficking in human beings;
  • Proven expertise in related areas specified in this vacancy note;
  • Previous consultancy experience with an international organizations in the CTHB area; 
  • Strong analytical ability;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; professional fluency in Russian would be an asset;
  • 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.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant's/expert's qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

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/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.


Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization. 


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


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

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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