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Deputy Patrol Hub Leader


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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 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:


  • Several years of progressively responsible professional experience in an operational environment
  • Sound management, organizational and negotiation skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Significant prior experience in relevant fields, in particular, on political and security issues, with a good knowledge of OSCE norms and principles
  • Ability to establish contact and constructive communication with local population and officials
  • Thorough understanding of field operation in the context of the mandate's regional dynamics
  • 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work within limited time frames
  • Cultural sensitivity and political judgement
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious background
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
  • Knowledge of the regional historical, cultural and political situation
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field mission
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)
  • Possession of a Class "C" driving license
  • Experience in off-road driving
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.

Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

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

Under the direct supervision of the Patrol Hub Leader, the Deputy Patrol Hub Leader is responsible to assist in ensuring that the Special Monitoring Mission's (SMM) Mandate is effectively implemented in the Monitoring Patrol Hub's Area of Operations (AoO), being accountable for the performance of the Monitoring Team (MT) deployed to the Patrol Hub and for ensuring that human, material and financial resources are managed in accordance with OSCE regulations and SMM policies. Specifically, the Deputy Patrol Hub Leader performs the following tasks:

  1. Provides assistance to the overall leadership and management of the Patrol Hub Monitoring Team including implementing an organizational structure in line with current instructions issued by the Head Office and developing operational plans necessary to achieve the SMM's mandate;
  2. Acts as the first level supervisor for all Monitors in the Patrol Hub Monitoring Team;
  3. Oversees the implementation of the OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS) and Staff Rules and Regulations, and supports the Patrol Hub Leader in the planning and implementation of administrative/operational tasks;
  4. Ensures that appropriate support is provided to representatives of the wider OSCE community;
  5. In co-ordination with the Patrol Hub Leader, represents the SMM within the Hub AoO, ensuring effective co-ordination with other international organizations and liaison with governmental and non-governmental agencies;
  6. In conjunction with specialist security staff, assists the Patrol Hub Leader in ensuring the safety and security of all Monitoring Hub personnel and equipment, and full compliance with SMM security protocols;
  7. Monitors, assesses and analyses the political, security and human/minority rights/gender situation in the Hub AoO, bringing relevant matters to the attention of the Patrol Hub Leader in the AoO, in a timely manner;
  8. In co-ordination with the Patrol Hub Leader, ensures an effective information flow in the Hub Monitoring Team to be well informed on the current developments in the AoO;
  9. Assists the Patrol Hub Leader in ensuring that assigned tasks are completed and submitted to the Monitoring Team in accordance with established deadlines;
  10. Provides assistance to the Patrol Hub Leader in ensuring that daily, weekly and special reports are compiled and submitted to the Monitoring Team in accordance with established deadlines and reporting lines;
  11. Contributes to the development of the SMM's policies and practices through: participation in Patrol Hub and Monitoring Team meetings, proactively providing feedback on monitoring activities within the Hub AoO and ensuring that a gender perspective is integrated into Hub team's activities and reporting;
  12. Serves as Acting Patrol Hub Leader, in his/her absence;
  13. Performs other relevant duties as requested.

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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