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Human Dimension Reporting Officer


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Archived vacancy details

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

  • University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
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:


  • First-level university degree in law, political science, international relations or human rights related field
  • Previous work experience in drafting reports on human rights and rule of law issues
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills, including the capacity to convey complex concepts and recommendations in a clear and concise fashion for different audiences
  • Previous work experience in editing, revising or managing the publication process for reports
  • Knowledge of international human rights standards and OSCE human dimension commitments, as well as mechanisms of implementation
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging human rights problems and propose solutions
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with senior officials, government representatives, non-governmental organizations as well as the local population
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environment
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Experience in working in international organizations, operational missions or governmental agencies
  • Experience in working in conflict-affected or post-conflict contexts
  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Ukrainian language(s)
Tasks and Responsibilities

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.

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 supervision of the Head of Human Dimension Unit, the Human Dimension Reporting Officer performs the following duties:

  1. Serves as the Unit's focal point for all reporting issues; liaises closely with the Mission's Reporting and Political Analysis Unit; represents the Unit for the purposes of reporting cycle co-ordination;
  2. Co-ordinates, compiles, and revises the Unit's inputs to Mission reports, briefings, analytical documents, presentations, talking points and speeches;
  3. Draft thematic reports based on the inputs gathered by the Monitoring Teams and under the direction of and in close co-operation with the subject matter experts;
  4. Manages the publication process for the Unit's thematic reports, providing editorial guidance in addition to co-ordinating logistical aspects;
  5. Follows up with Monitoring Teams for clarification on their reporting as necessary;
  6. Provides input and guidance for the development of operational guidelines and data collection tools to Support the appropriate implementation of human dimension monitoring and reporting;
  7. Ensures that information collected is properly documented and archived, in accordance with methods decided by the Head of Human Dimension Unit and in line with Standard Operating Procedures;
  8. Contributes to the integration of gender mainstreaming into human dimension monitoring and reporting activities;
  9. Keeps abreast of developments related to the human dimension work of the Mission;
  10. Performs other related duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see


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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