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Deputy Chief Monitor


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Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Senior management
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 education/certified training course in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline an asset


Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Several years of progressively responsible experience in an operational environment, financial management skills, including at least ten years of supervisory experience
  • Significant prior experience in relevant fields such as political and security issues, law enforcement, fundamental freedoms, human rights and minority issues
  • Experience in programme and project management
  • Cultural sensitivity and political judgement
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited supervision
  • 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
  • Good management, organizational and negotiation skills, with the ability to take corrective action if required
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to establish and manage effective relationships with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)
Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2016, 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.

Under the supervision of the Chief Monitor (CM), the Deputy Chief Monitor is responsible for the implementation of designated aspects of the Mission's mandate on a day-to-day basis.  In co-ordination with the principal Deputy Chief Monitor he/she is responsible for the effective, efficient and economic implementation of all activities from a programme management perspective (design, management and evaluation). The Deputy Chief Monitor:

  1. Supports and provides substantive advice to the Chief Monitor (CM) on strategy, planning and implementation processes as well as the management of the Mission;
  2. Supports the CM in the functions, structures and management mechanism of the Mission;
  3. Oversees the implementation of the OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS) and Staff Rules and Regulations, and supports the Heads of the Units in their planning and implementation;
  4. Manages the flow of information within the Mission, through coherent communication and information-sharing within and between the Head of Mission's Office and the Programme Managers;
  5. Co-ordinates and oversees all programme and project evaluations to ensure optimal effectiveness and performance;
  6. Co-ordinates and oversees the Program Outline and Budget preparation processes;
  7. Develops and ensures implementation of procedures for the co-ordination of work in the CM's Office;
  8. 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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