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Database Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
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 degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Advanced university degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Database Management, Software Development, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics or other related field(s) from an accredited academic institution;
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in the development of database information systems;
  • Working experience with the following: relational database design, development, implementation, administration, management and support; software systems design, development, implementation, administration, management and support;
  • Knowledge of different data collection methodologies;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and analytical skills;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and team-building skills;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in an environment where rapid response to emergencies is essential;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • 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 political judgement;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email, and excellent PowerPoint presentation skills;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook as well as familiarity with internet search engines and techniques;
  • Ability to assess situations and react rapidly, as well as to adjust and cope with changing tasks and priorities;
  • Ability to co-operate effectively with supervisors and colleagues with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region;
  • Experience in working with international organizations;
  • Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s).
Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2018, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM and with due consideration to recommendations of the UN International Civil Service Commission. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.


Under the direct supervision of the Senior Information Management Officer, the Database Officer:

  1. Assesses the needs of the Unit and analyses internal business processes in order to design new databases and implement approved designs for data base;
  2. Designs, develops, tests and deploys database applications, software and other technology solutions; compiles business requirements, technical specifications, user and technical documentation and standards for information management systems implementation;
  3. Provides support in reporting and analysing data, assuring data consistency and giving statistics information;
  4. Maintains a variety of databases to ensure integrity, safety and access to data; introduces enhancements;
  5. Supports the operation of the analysis of processed data and information and performs data quality and consistency control;
  6. Provides information management support to Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and analysis;
  7. Works closely with relevant departments/units in the Special Monitoring Mission Headquarter (SMM HQ) to determine necessary support requirements;
  8. Travels frequently within Ukraine including the Eastern Oblasts;
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE SMM, please see


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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