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Junior Expert for Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues (SSAs)


  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Warsaw
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Minority Rights (National or ethnic, religious and linguistic)
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-02

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The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. 
The ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 57 participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate. ODIHR provides support, assistance and expertise to participating States and civil society to promote democracy, rule of law, human rights and tolerance and non-discrimination. Established within the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights among its five thematic programmes the Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues (CPRSI) acts as a focal point for reviewing the implementation of OSCE commitments relating to Roma and Sinti and for facilitating contacts between participating States, international and non-governmental organizations and OSCE institutions. Information on the work of ODIHR on Roma and Sinti issues is available at:

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of Chief of the Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

  1. Reviewing publications, reports, papers and other documents;
  2. Supporting the organization of meetings and events;
  3. Compiling statistics, updating internal databases; assisting with the maintenance, presence and dissemination of information on the clearing house channels and networks of the CPRSI; 
  4. Contributing to producing assessments, briefing papers and reports;
  5. Assisting with outreach activities;
  6. Handling emails and other inquiries;
  7. Performing administrative tasks as assigned;
  8. Undertaking any other tasks related to the CPRSI’s program outline as directed by the supervisor; 
  9. Working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.

Necessary Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • At least a completed secondary education; 
  • At least 2 years of relevant working experience; 
  • Working experience on Roma and Sinti related issues, including on Roma and Sinti youth and women’s issues;
  • Experience in working at local level, including in activities related to community or civil society mobilization is considered an asset;
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely is mandatory; knowledge of other OSCE official languages,  including of Romani language is considered an asset;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated open-mindedness, flexibility, high motivation and readiness to take on challenges;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues, with a personal commitment to the principles of the Action Plan for the Roma and Sinti.


Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates. 


Warsaw, Poland

How to Apply:

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.

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