Skip to main content


Imagery Analyst Officer


You can not apply to this vacancy anymore.
Sorry, the application deadline for this vacancy has expired.

Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
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:

  • 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 degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Minimum of six years of relevant professional experience in Imagery Analysis (IA) of military or civilian Organisation and conflict-related subjects;
  • Thorough understanding of electro-Optical (EO), infrared (IR) and synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors including analysis of imagery obtained from these sensors;
  • Experience in planning overhead and aerial imagery collection, preparing maps, charts, and reports;
  • Experience in operational planning;
  • Ability to work in a very dynamic and demanding work environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment and ability to maintain harmonious work environment and team spirit;
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and communications skills;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including MS Word, Excel, Outlook as well as familiarity with internet search engines and techniques; experience with MS Access or other commercial databases desirable;
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and 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;
  • 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 assess situations and react rapidly, as well as to adjust and cope with changing tasks and priorities.


  • Experience in using imagery exploitation software;
  • Experience with imagery data storage and organizational methods;
  • Experience from liaison with international partners on imagery data and exchange information;
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian languages is a distinct advantage;
  • Experience of working in an international environment;
  • Familiarity with OSCE policies, procedures, practices and organizational structure;
  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region.
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 guidance and supervision of the Senior Information Management Officer and in close co-operation with the Reporting and Analysis Unit and Operations Unit, the Imagery Analyst Officer shall provide analytical support of overhead and aerial imagery developed by a variety of sensor types. These include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), satellite imagery, camera surveillance systems and other electronic means deployed in the Mission area with the aim of supporting the Special Monitoring Mission's (SMM) monitoring capacity.

  1. Analysing overhead and aerial imagery developed by photographic and electronic means and determine the location and dimensions of objects;
  2. Researches, monitors and analyses imagery data from different sensor types;
  3. Prepares imagery analysis reports based on collected data and coordinates operational requirements for information systems with the operational users;
  4. Prepares assessments of current short- and long-term trends based on collected data;
  5. Supports the Operations Unit and Reporting and Political Analysis Unit by providing recommendations for the information collection process and to daily/weekly reports based on analyzed imagery;
  6. Liaises and communicates with the UAV Team, Camera Surveillance Team and providers of satellite imagery in order to support the operational planning process;
  7. Produce imagery by analyzing images, fixed/moving targets and geospatial data, identify installations, facilities, weapon systems, military equipment, determine the location and dimensions of objects and defences;
  8. Assists with the transfer, storage, and organization of imagery;
  9. Performs other duties as requested;
  10. Work may be conducted in office and field locations in Kyiv and in eastern Ukraine.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE SMM, 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.



You can not apply to this vacancy anymore.
Sorry, the application deadline for this vacancy has expired.