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18 September 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
First-level university degree in law, social and/or sciences, public policy, gender studies, international relations or similar related fields or in lieu graduate from police or military academy with relevant professional experience
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Minimum of six years of progressively professional experience within any of the sectors in human dimension as defined by OSCE;
Demonstrable professional experience in human rights and/or humanitarian work;
Comprehensive knowledge of international humanitarian and human rights frameworks and principles, including protection of civilians, humanitarian action, peacebuilding and post conflict rehabilitation;
Well-developed negotiation, communication, organizational, analytical, interpersonal and leadership skills;
Proven experience of working in a demanding and constantly changing operational environment;
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, organize, co-ordinate and monitor the work of a number of staff in multi-disciplined activities and as appropriate provide advice and guidance to others;
Demonstrated conflict sensitivity, including an ability to apply conflict sensitivity principles into human dimension activities;
Professional fluency in English with proven ability to communicate effectively and professional writing skills in the English language;
Ability to read and utilize maps;
Readiness to deploy to various locations within Ukraine;
Flexibility and ability to work within limited time frames and with minimum supervision;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into reporting tasks and activities;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and different professional experiences, diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Professional ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Possession of a current valid 'C' class (or similar) automobile driving license;
Practical experience of working in an international environment;
Working knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian language(s).
Tasks and Responsibilities
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. 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 selected candidate will be deployed either in Donetsk or Luhansk region.
Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring Team (MT) Human Dimension Co-ordinator, and overall guidance of the Team Leader, as Deputy MT Human Dimension Co-ordinator, you will perform the following duties:
Deputizing for the MT Human Dimension Co-ordinator and ensuring the implementation of human dimension policies and procedures;
Advising team leadership on human dimension tasks to achieve the mission mandate and the integration of human dimension monitoring into operational planning;
Liaising with relevant internal and external parties to facilitate the fulfilment of the SMM mandate;
Analysing data on human dimension topics to provide input and advice to the team leadership and Human Dimension Unit in the Head Office;
As requested, participating with Team Leadership in meetings with external parties as thematic experts;
Ensuring the consistency, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality and timeliness of reports;
Reporting on human dimension issues, proposing strategies, providing subject matter advice, background information, and talking points to Team Leadership and the Head Office Human Dimension Unit as requested;
Proactively establishing working relationships with international and national organizations in the area of responsbility of the monitoring team;
Identifying and implementing outreach activities and overseeing the management of the human dimension records, in particular the confidential system supporting sensitive issues;
In co-ordination with the MT Human Dimension Co-ordinator, conducting proactive monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of human dimension monitoring, providing guidance and assistance as required;
As requested, participating in the management of critical incidents including Post-Incident Procedure;
In co-ordination with the MT Human Dimension Co-ordinator, co-ordinating and supporting the development and delivery of training to build capacity in all areas of the human dimension in the Monitoring Team;
Participating in patrols and meetings as required;
In co-ordination with the MT Operations and MT Reporting and Political Analysis Co-ordinators, identifying and highlighting Early Warning Indicators on behalf of the Team Leadership;
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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