Consultant to conduct National Referral Mechanisms visit to Germany and produce country assessment report (SSA), Warsaw At Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Closing date: Tuesday, 16 May 2023

DISCLAIMER: This vacancy has been reposted to increase the applicant pool. Candidates who already applied for this position are still under consideration and do not need to re-apply.


The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has been active in preventing and combating trafficking in human beings since 1999. It has the mandate to assist States in establishing National Referral Mechanisms (NRM), as well as technical assistance in their development, monitoring and reporting on the progression of NRMs in the OSCE participating States.

Effective NRMs in conflict and refugee situations are crucial to preventing and combating the trafficking in women and children in countries of transit and destination of refugees. NRMs provide an effective framework for multidisciplinary actors and provide clearly defined roles and responsibilities within the NRM (e.g. law enforcement agencies, including labour inspectorates, health workers, educators, social service providers and civil society organisations, etc.) to facilitate the rapid collection and sharing of information on patterns of vulnerability and risks, the ever-changing tactics of perpetrators and potential sites of exploitation, to formulate effective and swift responses.

As part of ODIHR’s rapid anti-trafficking response for military attack against Ukraine within Advancing the Human Dimension of Security in Ukraine Project and upon request, ODIHR will be conducting rapid NRM assessment visits to the destination countries of refugees from Ukraine focusing on strengthening anti-trafficking response systems to address the risk of trafficking for refugees from Ukraine. ODIHR as the OSCE knowledge and competence hub in relation to National Referral Mechanisms has unique expertise in assessing the risk gaps and challenges to provide specific recommendations to strengthen and support NRM frameworks and partnerships.

Duration of Special Service Agreement:

The Consultant is expected to work up to 20 working days in the first quarter of 2023.

Objective of Assignment:

The main objective of this consultancy is to support ODIHR Anti-Trafficking Programme with rapid assessment visit to Germany in the first quarter of 2023 in order to assess the risk gaps and challenges relating to the risk of trafficking of refugees from Ukraine.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Adviser on Anti-Trafficking Issues, the consultant will be responsible for:

  •  Carrying out desk and legal research on the situation in Germany
  •  Participation in an in-country visit to Germany to assess the situation on the ground, including:
  •  Mapping and contacting stakeholders from civil society and frontline responders.
  •  Conducting legal research and identifying gaps in anti-trafficking legal framework.
  •  Conducting interviews and liaising with relevant stakeholders, including civil society organizations and state representatives.
  •  The consultant will prepare the country assessment report together with the other consultant, including recommendations tailored to the specific situation in Germany of approximately 35 A4-pages, including recommendation of ca. 5 A4-pages.

The ODIHR Anti-Trafficking Programme will accompany the consultant in her/his assessment visit to Germany;

The meetings with stakeholders from state authorities will be arranged by ODIHR, and consecutive interpretation will be provided as necessary.

Necessary Skills and Qualifications:

  •  Advanced university degree in international relations, international law, human rights, political science, social sciences, psychology, law enforcement or a related field;
  •  At least four years’ of professional experience in human rights with a particular focus on combating trafficking in human beings and National Referral Mechanisms;
  •  Strong knowledge of international human rights law, with a particular focus on combating trafficking in human beings;
  •  Hands-on practical experience in research and drafting of reports/guidelines,/policy papers/recommendations;
  •  Experience in conducting consultative processes and meetings for assessments and report drafting;
  •  Excellent research and drafting skills in English, working knowledge of Russian or Ukrainian will be considered an advantage;
  •  Strong gender awareness and demonstrated ability to incorporate gender perspectives into planning, research and drafting
  •  Familiarity with the work of intergovernmental organizations, in particular, the OSCE;
  •  Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively;
  •  Ability to adhere to deadlines.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

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.

Additional Information

  •  Issued by: Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
  •  Requisition ID: ODI000010
  •  Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant
  •  Grade: No grade
  •  Job Level: Professional
  •  Job Type: Consultant
  •  Number of posts: 2
  •  Location: ODI – Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Warsaw
  •  Issue Date: Jan 10, 2023
  •  Closing Date: May 17, 2023
  •  Education Level: Master’s Degree (Second-level university degree or equivalent)
  •  Job Field: Human Rights


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