ISSUED BY: OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
VACANCY NUMBER: VNHCNC00124
VACANCY TYPE: Intern
NUMBER OF POSTS: 1
DUTY STATION: The Hague
DATE OF ISSUE: 24 June 2019
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 21 July 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
HCNM is tasked with early warning and early action in relation to tensions in and between participating States that may develop into conflicts. The High Commissioner is assisted in the conflict prevention mandate by political and legal advisers as well as project officers and assistants.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The OSCE HCNM is looking for an intern for 6 months who will work with the section primarily dealing with South-Eastern and Central Europe. The main duties and responsibilities include:
- Assisting the Head of Section and other members of the team in their daily tasks, including in preparing materials (background research, talking points and analysis) for visits of the High Commissioner and other team members as relevant;
- Compiling and maintains a stakeholder database for the section’s priority countries;
- Contributing to and compiling the section’s daily news digest;
- Conducting research and compiling information on developments that may be relevant to HCNM-related topics in South-Eastern and Central Europe;
- Conducting research into minority-related reports, statements and decisions of international Organizations, national institutions and non-governmental organizations;
- Supporting the advisors in producing research and recommendations in the frame of the internal working groups for updating and developing the HCNM’s thematic recommendations and guidelines and preparing high-level meetings and events;
- Performing any other duties as may be required.
- Applicants should be under the age of 30 and from an OSCE participating State;
- Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level, i.e. within one year of graduation, or recent graduates or postgraduates, with a background in law, social/political sciences, international relations or related subject;
- Relevant working experience is an asset;
- Professional fluency in English with excellent written and oral communication skills; working knowledge of a language relevant to the region is an asset.
- Basic knowledge of human and minority rights norms;
- Good understanding of minority and security issues, preferably in the South Eastern and Central Europe area;
- Strong analytical, research and drafting skills;
- Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
- Computer literacy;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
Please note that the OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration during the period of internship, nor reimburse travel expenses. In lieu of remuneration, some compensation towards the cost of living may be offered to interns who are non-residents at the duty station.
The selected intern may participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense, but the OSCE will cover life and accident/disability insurance. If the intern opts to arrange his/her own medical coverage, he/she shall provide evidence of medical coverage for the duty station he/she applies to, and for any eventual duty trip destinations.
The internship lasts six (6) months and does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.
How To Apply
If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/.
Please note that the recruitment procedure may take up to a month and that we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/participating-states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
More information: https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies/intern-vnhcnc00124