30 June 2017
- 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:
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:
Extensive working experience at management and supervisory level
Significant prior experience in relevant fields, in particular, on political, legal, human dimension, public administration or public policy and/or security issues
Good knowledge of OSCE norms and principles
Ability to establish and maintain constructive communication and contact with local population and officials
Thorough understanding of field operations in the context of the mandate's regional dynamics
Sound management, organizational and negotiation skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
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 level of 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
Advanced degree in a management discipline
Knowledge of the regional historical, cultural and political situation
Previous international work experience and/or experience in field mission
Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)
Possession of a Class "C" driving license
Experience in off-road driving
Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2018, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.
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 in light of the fluid and dynamic working environment in the duty station, taking into account recommendations by the International Civil Service Commission, this post is currently designated as a nonfamily duty station. 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 Head of Mission may re-assign any International Mission Member to any location within the Mission area, including arduous, high-stress or hazardous environments.
Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader of the Monitors, the Deputy Team Leader is responsible in assisting the Team Leader to lead the Monitoring Team in order to ensure that the Special Monitoring Mission's (SMM) mandate is effectively implemented in the Area of Operations (AoO). The incumbent is accountable for the performance of the Monitoring Team (MT) and for ensuring that human, material and financial resources are managed in accordance with OSCE regulations and SMM policies.
Specifically, the Deputy Team Leader assists in performing the following tasks:
Provides overall leadership and management of the MT including implementing an organizational structure in line with the current instructions issued by the Head Office, developing operational plans necessary to achieve the SMM's mandate;
Enforces the guidance and directives provided through the supervisory lines and ensures that all operational tasks are performed efficiently and effectively across the AoO;
Oversees the implementation of the OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS) and Staff Rules and Regulations, and supports the Team Leader in the planning and implementation of administrative/operational tasks;
Manages the flow of information within the Team, through coherent communication and information-sharing between Team structure and Head Office in Kyiv;
Ensures that appropriate support is provided to representatives of the wider OSCE community;
Represents the SMM within the AoO, ensuring effective co-ordination with other international organizations and liaison with governmental and non-governmental agencies;
In conjunction with specialist security staff, ensures the safety and security of all MT personnel, equipment, communications and documentation, and full compliance with SMM security protocols;
Monitors, assesses and analyses the political, security and human/minority rights/gender situation in the AoO, bringing relevant matters to the attention of the Team Leader in a timely manner and ensuring that the MT is fully briefed;
Ensures that daily, weekly and special reports are compiled and submitted to the Head Office in accordance with established deadlines;
Co-ordinates and oversees the evaluation of all implemented tasks and activities to ensure optimal effectiveness and performance in accordance with established deadlines, streamlining the working relations and communication mechanisms;
Contributes to the development of the SMM's policies and practices through: participation in MT meetings, proactively providing feedback on monitoring activities within the AoO and ensuring that a gender perspective is integrated into MT's activities and reporting;
Serves as Acting Team Leader of the Monitors, in his/her absence;
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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