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Executive Officer to Deputy Chief Monitor (DCM)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
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:

  • University education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
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:


  • Relevant professional experience in public service and/or international organizations
  • Demonstrated political and diplomatic skills as well as knowledge of protocol
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to brief complex plans comprehensively, accurately and coherently
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written with strong briefing and drafting skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
  • Experience with the UN common system and/or other international organizations
  • Knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language
Tasks and Responsibilities

The assignment of the selected candidate will be initially until 31 March 2015, subject to extension.

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief Monitor (DCM), the incumbent provides executive assistance to DCM, specifically:

  1. Serves as a principal point of contact for the DCM, co-ordinates and follows up, inter alia, with OSCE senior staff, OSCE Secretariat, OSCE Field Operations, other international organizations and diplomatic missions on matters that concern DCM's activities and the Mission's programmes;
  2. Handles the follow-up to DCM tasking and co-ordinates incoming requests from external agencies and the Mission's staff; upon receiving instructions from DCM, ensures that timely and appropriate action is made, such as initiating meetings for DCM, compiling inputs and preparing draft responses;
  3. Provides organizational and administrative assistance and advice to DCM for the smooth running of the immediate Office; assists in the co-ordination of visits of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Secretary General and other high-ranking OSCE officials;
  4. Attends meetings with DCM as appropriate and accompanies DCM on travel within and outside of the Mission area;
  5. Attends internal and external meetings on behalf of DCM to obtain the information necessary for fostering the Mission's activities;
  6. Reviews documents, reports and letters prepared for signature by DCM in order to ensure quality and accuracy in substance;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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