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Chief of Monitoring Unit


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue
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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Strong managerial skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with internal counterparts at all levels as well as with relevant Host Country and international interlocutors
  • Experience in leading and managing international teams
  • Previous experience in monitoring, political and security analysis and reporting
  • Experience in classifying and prioritizing information coming from the field in order to aid the Mission in defining its course of action in response to developments in the field
  • Willingness to undertake monitoring in difficult terrain
  • Good organizational, communication and inter-personal skills, including public presentations and briefing
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • 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 and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Knowledge of the political-military history and recent developments in the mission area
  • Significant prior experience in relevant fields such as law enforcement, civil society development, military observations or human dimension
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of Public Safety and Community Outreach Department (PSCOD), the Chief of Monitoring Unit:

  1. Analyzes general security related developments in the Area of Responsibility (AoR) and their possible repercussions and suggests the Mission's response and/or course of actions;
  2. Manages the Monitoring Unit (MU), provides operational guidance and co-ordination to its international and national personnel and ensures that they operate in line with the Mission's priorities and standard operating procedures;
  3. Decides upon reasonable scope of contacts with local counterparts with a view to maintain effective monitoring modus operandi;
  4. Provides updates and briefings to Head PSCOD, Head of Mission / Deputy Head of Mission and other related managerial staff on developments in the AoR;
  5. Assumes overall responsibility for the weekly reporting of the MU and its contribution to the Departmental Weekly, Mission's Bi-Weekly, Spot and Background Reports;
  6. Takes  active part and contributes to various meetings with the International Community by presenting relevant feedback and information collected by the Unit;
  7. Heading the MU as the key element of the Mission an Early Warning function ensures that the early warning mechanisms used by the Unit are in line with the Mission's mandate and priorities;
  8. Decides upon MU projects-related activities and leads their planning, budgeting and implementation in accordance with existing rules and practices;
  9. Cooperates / co-ordinates with other Units of the Mission on relevant issues;
  10. Directly supervises the work of two international staff;
  11. Performs other duties as required.

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.

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

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.



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