ISSUED BYOSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
VACANCY NUMBER VNBAHC00945
VACANCY TYPE Experts/Consultants
FIELD OF EXPERTIS EDemocratization
NUMBER OF POSTS1DUTY STATION Sarajevo
DATE OF ISSUE 19 November 2020
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 26 November 2020 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY8 December 2020
Note: This is an international consultancy assignment.
Since 2013, the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (the Mission) has been engaged in combatting hate/bias-motivated incidents and crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) through support provided to the Coalitions against Hate (CaHs).The objective of these interventions is to Achieve greater cohesion at local level through sustained engagement of civil society actors and increased engagement of local public officials in implementation of locally designed community cohesion plans, contributing to the overall Goal of the Programme: To promote stability and reconciliation in BiH by developing systems of governance, justice and education that uphold human rights and the rule of law. The CaHs are informal associations established with support from the Mission to assist BiH citizens, as the ultimate stakeholders, in: a) preventing hate and bias-motivated incidents and crimes; b) providing a response to hate and bias-motivated incidents and crimes, when such take place; and c) developing and promoting mutual understanding, respect and social cohesion in local communities as alternatives to hate.Currently, the Mission is supporting 20 active CaHs across BiH (gathering around 200 civil society organizations (CSOs), prominent individuals from the respective local communities, media representatives, religious community representatives/leaders, and youth representatives/leaders), namely: Bratunac, Brcko, Capljina, Doboj, Foca, Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje, Gradacac, Jajce, Konjic, Livno, Mostar, Nevesinje, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Teocak, Trebinje, Tuzla, Visegrad, Zenica, and Zvornik.
The Consultant will be ultimately responsible for supporting the Mission in developing a ready-to-implement Questionnaire on Monitoring Social Cohesion Perception in local communities in BiH, through facilitation of an integrated process, involving HDD Democratic Governance Section staff.
Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Acquainting with the context of social cohesion in Bosnia and Herzegovina as an input for design and delivery of tailored workshop – desk review (the Mission will provide necessary material);
2. Conducting pre-workshop assessment of participants on their knowledge of monitoring social cohesion;
3. Designing the workshop in line with specifics of environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina, referring to recommendations from the Report on the External Consultancy “New Instruments in Monitoring Social Cohesion Perceptions” (the Mission will provide the material);
4. Presenting the proposal of the workshop and materials to the Mission for clearance;
5. Delivering a two-day workshop and facilitate engagement of DGS staff to provide constructive input for the questionnaire;
6. Conducting post-workshop assessment of the participants on their knowledge of monitoring social cohesion;
7. Producing the Final Report containing the ready-to-implement questionnaire for local monitoring perceptions of social cohesion, and implementation and analysis methodology.
– Ready-to-implement Questionnaire on Local Monitoring Social Cohesion Perceptions for local communities in BiH;
– Increased knowledge of up to 30 Mission members on social cohesion monitoring concept and CRS practice;
– Final report from the workshops that will include, but not be limited to, evaluation forms, lessons learned and recommendations;
– Other contributions as required.
- Master degree in a field relevant to the OSCE’s mandate, such as legal issues, international relations, political science, social sciences, or a related field;
- Minimum of twelve (12) years of experience in delivering workshops/training/seminars for programmatic activities in post-conflict environments, with experience in community/social cohesion, promotion of tolerance, combatting hate or a related area of work being highly desirable;
- Proven experience in designing and facilitating trainings using interactive approaches and techniques that provoke active participation;
- Proficiency in English-language writing and presentation;
- Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
- Experience in working with international organizations;
- Experience in capacity strengthening of grass-roots civil society actors.
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates.
How To Apply
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.
All candidates must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.