The objective of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is to contribute, in close co-operation with OSCE institutions and other actors of the international community, to reducing tensions and fostering peace and stability in Ukraine, and ensuring the observance of OSCE principles and commitments, in particular with respect to minority rights throughout the country, thus establishing conditions for inclusive political dialogue aimed at achieving a sustainable transition respecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is an unarmed, civilian mission, present on the ground 24/7 in all regions of Ukraine. Its main tasks are to observe and report in an impartial and objective way on the situation in Ukraine; and to facilitate dialogue among all parties to the crisis. The mandate of the Mission covers the entire territory of Ukraine. The Safety and Security Unit is responsible for all aspects of Mission security management.
In the active armed conflict areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions there are approximately 600 monitors in two Monitoring Teams and with six Patrol Hubs. There are between ten and 21 Forward Patrol Bases near the contact line and international border.
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.
The OSCE Gender Action Plan is committed to increasing the number of female staff in all areas of the OSCE's work. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this management opportunity.
* Confirmation of the final grade of the post is subject to approval of the budgetary status of the post.
|Tasks and Responsibilities
The objectives of the post are to assist the Chief of Mission Security (CMS) to plan, develop, review and continuously improve safety and security strategies, concepts and policies adapted to the specific needs of SMM which is the biggest, and the only OSCE field mission operating in a conflict environment; to identify the security resources needed for the mission to be able to implement its Mandate; to ensure proper threat and risk assessment is being conducted in order to identify the real security challenges to the Mission; to help CMS manage the Mission-wide security management system and lead the Safety and Security Unit; to support in ensuring staff safety, security and welfare; to help CMS to ensure adherence to Mission security policies, procedures, and instructions; to support in ensuring proper response in emergency and crises situations. The incumbent is expecting to deputise for the Chief of Mission Security (CMS), in full capacity, in his/her absence.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission Security, the Deputy Chief of Mission Security is responsible for the following tasks and responsibilities:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm.
Monthly remuneration subject to social security deductions is about USD 4,929* to which is added Board and Lodging Allowance (currently EUR 125 per day subject to change without prior notice). Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.