Human Rights and Technology Adviser (S2)

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General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure 


Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are: 

  • First-level university degree in political sciences, international relations, public policy, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organisational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports


Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:



First-level university degree in the relevant field



Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience


Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • International mission members in the OSCE are internationally recruited. For the purposes of OSCE Missions (Field Operations) this means that they are hired to work in a duty station outside of their home country or country of permanent residence. As a result, nationals and permanent residents of the duty station are not eligible for international mission member positions. In the case of individuals with multiple nationalities, candidates are still ineligible for consideration even if using another citizenship for application while simultaneously maintaining the citizenship or permanent residence status of the country where the duty station is located;
  • Demonstrated understanding of international human rights laws and policies, including how they apply to and are impacted by emerging technologies;
  • In-depth knowledge of new and emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data, blockchain, and digital communication tools, including their development, implementation, and societal impacts;
  • Experience in advocating for and ensuring the protection of digital rights, such as freedom of expression, access to information, and protection against digital harassment and discrimination;
  • Experience in evaluating the ethical considerations and potential human rights implications of new technologies, including the ways in which they may infringe on individual rights and freedoms;
  • Expertise in issues related to data privacy, surveillance, and cybersecurity, including the legal and ethical implications of data collection and use;
  • Experience in developing and advocating for policies and programmes to ensure coherence between new technologies and human rights;
  • Experience in establishing contacts and working effectively with a wide range of government officials, civil society representatives and organizations;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds; and
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills, including ability to tailor language, tone, style and format to match varying audiences and purposes;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.



  • Experience in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian;
  • Knowledge of the political and legal framework of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Working experience in Bosnia and Herzegovina or in the region; and
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant managerial experience.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Human Rights, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

1. Identifying, developing and implementing programmatic activities and projects related to human rights and technology, including identification of priority areas, target groups, partners, as well as identifying and implementing relevant activities, for addressing key issues related to human rights and technology;

2. Analyzing and evaluating the human rights implications of emerging technologies and provide actionable recommendations;

3. Developing, promoting and advocating for the implementation of policies that ensure technologies are designed, developed, and deployed in ways that respect and promote human rights and prevent discrimination;

4. Advising government agencies and non-governmental organizations on integrating human rights considerations into their technological projects and initiatives;

5. Providing expert consultation on human rights issues related to data privacy, surveillance, artificial intelligence, and digital inclusion;

6. Providing training and capacity-building sessions for stakeholders;

7. Engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders, including international human rights bodies, technology developers, regulators, and affected communities;

8. Monitoring global trends and developments in technology and human rights, providing timely analysis and insights;

9. Evaluating the effectiveness of policies and initiatives aimed at protecting human rights in the tech sector;

10. Conducting overall program management duties, including but not limited to planning and implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation, and budgetary matters.

11. Performing other related duties as assigned.        

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see:


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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.


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


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

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. 

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under If your participating State does not provide the option to apply online for seconded positions, you are kindly requested to submit your offline application form available at the respective OSCE delegation whose address can be found at

Please apply to your relevant authorities well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Requisition ID: BAH000096
  • Contract Type: International Secondment
  • Grade: S2
  • Job Level: Senior Professional
  • Job Type: Seconded
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: BAH – OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
  • Issue Date: Jun 25, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jul 23, 2024
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Human Rights
  • Target Start Date: Oct 10, 2024

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