Job Opportunity: Independent Consultant for the Enhancing Stakeholder Awareness and Resources on Hate Crime Victim Support (EStAR) Project to develop a “Model Guidance on Sensitive and Respectful Treatment of Hate Crime Victims in the Criminal Justice System”
Application open until Monday 12 October 2020 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is seeking an experienced consultant to undertake the design and drafting of a “Model Guidance on Sensitive and Respectful Treatment of Hate Crime Victims in the Criminal Justice System” for the Enhancing Stakeholder Awareness and Resources on Hate Crime Victim Support (EStAR) Project.
ODIHR is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension of security. It is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and rule of law.
The Enhancing Stakeholder Awareness and Resources on Hate Crime Victim Support (EStAR) is a two-year project, implemented between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021, and financed by the European Commission and the German Government. The project is implemented by the OSCE/ODIHR and VBRG – Association of Counseling Centers for Victims of Right-wing, Racist and Anti-Semitic Violence in Germany across 41 OSCE participating States.
The project aims to:
- set up and use a network of hate crime victim specialists from both government and civil society;
- improve the treatment of hate crime victims by criminal justice system bodies;
- improve structures available for supporting victims of hate crimes – particularly through strengthened integration of civil society.
The project has a victim-centered approach, and produces tools for improving protection and services for hate crimes victims and build capacity of service providers.
One of the project tools to be produced is the Model Guidance on sensitive and respectful treatment of hate crime victims in the criminal justice system. The Model Guidance will be a practical resource for the EStAR project countries to strengthen the ability of the national criminal justice system agencies – namely, the police, prosecutor’s offices, and the judiciary – to ensure sensitive and respectful treatment of hate crime victims in the criminal justice system.
Find out more information and submit your application here: https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies/independent-consultant-enhancing-stakeholder-awareness-and-resources-hate-crime-victim