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6 September 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:
University education in computer science or related field or proven 2 years' professional experience in managing information systems and supporting users
Experience of Windows XP 2003 workstation and server, MS Office Suite, Internet with emphasis on network administration
Demonstrated planning and organisational skills in a technology environment with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, demanding environment with multiple priorities
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 Information Technology, Electronics, or other relevant field;
Knowledge of satellite communications technologies for the transport of video footage, risks and limitation, performance and specifics of communications links based on geostationary satellite services;
Proven experience in management of Checkpoint and Cisco Network security platforms;
Previous work experience with Systems administration in Windows and Linux environments and familiarity with VMware tools;
Thorough understanding of VSAT terminals (Very Small Aperture Terminal), basic understanding of the functions of Indoor Units (IDU) and Outdoor Units (ODU), basic parameters of the pointing of satellite antenna and practical activities to carry out the deployment of a VSAT;
Thorough understanding of the basics of encrypting data over transmission link and on disk storage devices;
Documented experience in the field of satellite communications in field conditions with minimal expert help desk support;
Ability to take decisions associated with technical risks;
Understanding of the principle of basic troubleshooting of the performance of a VSAT terminal and fault identification using minimum symptomatic parameters;
Ability to take a lead on issues of telecommunications and satellite links performance issues, encryption and data protection aspects;
Professional fluency in English language, both oral and written;
Proven ability and willingness to work in a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, counterparts and external partners and other stakeholders to achieve organizational goals;
Cultural sensitivity and political judgement;
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.
Practical experience in encrypting data over transmission link and on disk storage devices;
Possession of a valid C automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission.
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.
In order to effectively use, manage and store information received from the technical monitoring means, the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is creating a Technical Monitoring Centre (TMC) under the direction and supervision of the Operations Unit. Live feeds from SMM technical monitoring systems including cameras and acoustic sensors will be transmitted to the TMC, for 24/7 monitoring and recording of Minsk agreements violations, and development of real time situational awareness and a common operating picture for the Mission.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and working in close co-ordination with the Chief of Technical Monitoring Centre, the incumbent is responsible for providing a full range of ICT services to the TMC in support of the Surveillance monitoring Project More specifically, ICT Officer/TMC Support is responsible for:
Supporting on-going functioning of the Surveillance sites and other ICT equipment in the offices of the Mission supporting the TMC Surveillance Project;
Overseeing the security of Surveillance sites ICT Systems and equipment (Switches, Firewalls, 3G modems, Microwave links, Internet and leased lines, etc.);
Executing architecture reviews, security risk assessments and security testing of all the systems in TMC;
Proposing solutions to Chief of ICT to improve the existing ICT infrastructure;
Preparing, maintaining and updating IT infrastructure diagrams and logical schemas of the TMC and all Surveillance posts;
Keeping updated information on the usage of the TMC IT resources;
Developing criteria to assess the need for IT infrastructure upgrade;
Designing operational framework governing systems management processes;
Managing the operation, maintenance, trouble-shooting and upgrading of Information Technology and Communications systems and networks in support of the TMC Project;
Making assessments and providing proposals for baseline security configurations for operating systems, applications, networking and telecommunications equipment;
Contributing to the operationalization of the various technical monitoring concepts of the SMM;
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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