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Database Development Expert


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OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine
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Information Technology and Information Management
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The conflict in Eastern Ukraine has resulted in long-term damage to the environment in the region. Limited efforts have been taken to gauge the environmental impact of the conflict. Given the clear environmental risks and lack of data, the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine requested the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU) to assist in conducting an environmental assessment and in outlining recommendations for response. The project “Assessment of environmental damage in Eastern Ukraine” was designed to provide Ukrainian and international stakeholders a well-founded assessment of the conflict’s environmental impact in Eastern Ukraine based on sound data and informed debate. For the purpose of collecting all available information in form of database on hydrological, hydrogeological, air and soil assessments as well as record of events of the destruction of critical infrastructure and industrial facilities, the project foresees the development of environmental information monitoring system.

Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of approximately 3 months. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.




Tasks and Responsibilities








It is expected that the database designer in co-operation with the software developer and GIS expert will develop an information monitoring system. The expert on database design will be responsible for: 

• Designing the structure of the database on quality of surface waters of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts; 

• Development of information import module for converting data from Siverskiy-Donetsk basin management department; 

• Inputting information on quality of surface waters from Siverskiy-Donetsk basin management department from 2000 to 2017 to the database; 

• Designing the structure of the database on environmental risks in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts; 

• Inputting environmental risks elaborated during desk study to the database;

• Development of the server and client modules on the assessment of environmental risks; 

• Installation and configuration of the Operational system (OS).




Necessary Qualifications








• University degree in computer science or software engineering;

• No less than 5 years of experience in the IT sphere with the focus on database development and system administration;

• Proven experience in developing databases (PHP, JavaScript);

• Experience in risks assessment, experience for environmental projects would be an asset;

• Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian. English at the working level will be an advantage.




Required competencies








Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work



Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances



Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities




Remuneration Package








According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.




How To Apply








This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online Apply button on this page. If you have difficulties with the online system you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.

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

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.



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