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12 July 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
Second-level university degree/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 leadership and 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 multinational teams and managing professional staff;
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;
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;
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.
Experience managing remotely-based staff;
Knowledge of one or more of the 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 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 is responsible for:
Leading and managing the Monitoring Unit, which includes staff based at the Mission HQ in Skopje and at the Field Office in Tetovo. Developing strategies, guidelines and standard operating procedures for the monitoring teams. Providing guidance, help and support to the Senior Monitoring Officers to transform strategy into tactical plans. Evaluating and reporting on these efforts and ensuring that the monitoring teams operate in line with the Mission¿s priorities and standard operating procedures;
Analysing general security-related developments in the Area of Responsibility (AoR) and possible repercussions and suggesting the Mission¿s response and/or course of action;
Providing updates and briefings to Head PSCOD, Head of Mission/Deputy Head of Mission and other senior management staff on developments in the AoR, involving the field monitoring staff as required;
Co-ordinating closely with the Political Reporting Unit on reporting/monitoring priorities and preparation of joint reports and analytical papers;
Assuming overall responsibility for the weekly reporting of the Monitoring Unit and its contribution to the Departmental Weekly-, and Mission Bi-Weekly-, Spot- and Background Reports;
Taking an active part and contributing to various meetings with the International Community by presenting relevant feedback and information collected by the Unit, while respecting the principle of confidentiality;
Ensuring that the early warning mechanisms used by the Unit are in line with the Mission¿s mandate and priorities and OSCE decisions and guidelines;
Serving, together with the Chief of the Political and Reporting Unit, as one of the Mission¿s two Early Warning Focal Points;
Performing other duties as required.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see www.osce.org/skopje.
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.
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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