30 January 2018
- 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
Professional fluency in English including effective oral and written communication
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 a relevant field desirable
Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Minimum of six 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 the 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;
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 a 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
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.
Under the direct supervision of the Patrol Hub Leader (PHL), the Deputy Patrol Hub Leader (DPHL) is responsible to assist in ensuring that the Special Monitoring Mission's (SMM) Mandate is effectively implemented in the Patrol Hub's Area of Operations (AoO), being accountable for the performance of the Monitoring Officers (MOs) deployed to the Patrol Hub and for ensuring that human, material and financial resources are managed in accordance with OSCE regulations and SMM policies. More specifically, the DPHL will be responsible for:
Providing assistance to the Patrol Hub Leader of the 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;
Providing leadership and guidance to other levels of Patrol Hub management (Operations, Reporting and Political Analysis, Human Dimension) on tasking priorities in order to ensure effective implementation of the mandate;
Supporting PHL and providing guidance to Patrol Groups in all aspects pertaining to operational planning and conducting of monitoring activities on tactical level within the PH¿s Area of Operations. This includes, but is not limited to, planning and managing the distribution of human and material resources, overseeing the patrol planning process etc.;
Overseeing the implementation of the OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS) and Staff Rules and Regulations, and supporting the PHL in the planning and implementation of administrative tasks;
In co-ordination with PHL, representing SMM within the Hub AoO, ensuring effective co-ordination with other international organizations and liaison with governmental and non-governmental agencies in the AoO;
In conjunction with specialist security staff, assisting the PHL in ensuring the safety and security of all PH staff members;
In co-ordination with the PHL, ensuring an effective information flow in the Patrol Hub with regard to SMM policies, instructions and plans;
Assisting PHL in ensuring that the assigned tasks are completed and reports (daily, weekly and special reports) submitted to the Monitoring Team within the set deadlines;
Contributing 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;
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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