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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 professional experience in an operational environment
  • Significant prior experience in relevant fields such as political and security issues, law enforcement, fundamental freedoms, human rights and minority issues
  • Ability to establish contact and maintain constructive relations with the local population and officials
  • Experience in project management
  • Cultural sensitivity and political judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Physically and mentally fit to work in arduous and hazardous environment
  • Good management, organizational and negotiation skills, with the ability to take corrective action if required
  • Professional knowledge of English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Familiarity and experience with current office equipment, including PC skills (MS Office)
  • 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


  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian is an advantage
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Chief Monitor, the Deputy Chief Monitor:

  1. Assists in the management and core activities of the Mission, particularly in providing relevant guidance to the Monitoring teams through the Head of Operations; assists in developing policy in the areas of responsibility;
  2. Advises and supervises the work of the thematic experts within the Office of the Chief Monitor,
  3. Provide guidance in specialized areas such as, security, civil society, human rights, fundamental freedoms, minorities etc;
  4. Co-ordinates the work of the departments of the Mission;
  5. Provide political in-country political continuity at national, regional and local level. Co-ordinates Mission reporting;
  6. Acts as replacement for the Chief Monitor during her/his absence;
  7. Performs other duties as required.

A secondment for an initial period of up to six calendar months is foreseen, subject to extension.


The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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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