Job: Head of Human Dimension Unit (U.S. Department of State)

Deadline for Application: November 3, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Head of Human Dimension Unit
Area of Expertise: Human Rights
Source: OSCE – apply by 11/03 to receive full consideration
Vacancy Number: VNSMUS00449
Experience Level: Senior Management
Location: Ukraine
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In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: by Nov. 3. Only finalists will be contacted. PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:
– University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or
other human rights related fields. Advanced education/certified training course in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline an asset;
– Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position; particularly in budget control, administrative matters and project management;
– Proven track record in one or more of the Human Dimension fields, including experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues;
– Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
– Experience in drafting analytical reports;
– Proven ability to establish contact and develop constructive relations with government officials and institutions, as well as the ability to work with civil society;
– Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames;
– Excellent organizational and analytical skills;
– Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
– Cultural sensitivity and political judgement;
– Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments;
– Willingness to travel to conflict area; and
– 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.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine’s (SMM) Chief Monitor and under the direct supervision of the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor, the Head of Human Dimension Unit (HDU) is responsible for the following tasks:
1. Sets the strategic direction of the Human Dimension Unit and determines priorities; ensures consistency with, and relevance to, the Mission’s mandate;
2. Oversees, co-ordinates and analyses reporting on developments related to rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms, the rights of individuals belonging to national minorities and/or other issues related to the promotion and protection of rights; informs the SMM senior management of priority issues in the promotion, protection and implementation of rights, identifies priority initiatives and contributes to planning these for the Mission;
3. Co-ordinates, monitors and evaluates all Human Dimension projects and initiatives; acts as programme manager with budgetary and administrative oversight of the unit’s activities;
4. Manages the work of the HDU in support of the negotiation process aimed at a peaceful settlement of the conflict;
5. Advises the Head/Chief Monitor and prepares reports on all Human Dimension issues throughout Ukraine related to the Mission’s mandate, including potential problems, their causes and possible consequences;
6. Co-ordinates Human Dimension issues with other OSCE Institutions, in particular the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM), government officials, local experts, international governments and non-governmental organizations;
7. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
8. Coaches and supervises the work of the 11 HDU staff in the head office; ensures field office staff working on human dimension issues receives sufficient support from other responsible thematic sections; and
9. Performs other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine,
please see