The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The objective of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is to contribute, in close co-operation with OSCE institutions and other actors of the international community, to reducing tensions and fostering peace and stability in Ukraine, and ensuring the observance of OSCE principles and commitments, thus establishing conditions for inclusive political dialogue aimed at achieving a sustainable transition respecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
The Mission is composed of about 1500 mission members, from more than 40 participating States and has a budget over EUR 100 million.
The Head of Mission Office comprises the following Units: Chief Monitor's Office, Interpretation/Translation Cell, Legal Section, Records Management Cell, Policy and Planning Cell and Press and Public Information Unit.
The Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), in line with the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, is committed to further improving gender balance among staff in all areas and levels within the SMM. We encourage qualified applicants, in particular female candidates, to apply for this position. 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. 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.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The Investigator serves as an extension of the Office of Internal Oversight (OIO) with the addition of working on Code of Conduct violations and solely focused on investigation activities as they relate to the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM). As Investigator, you will be under the administrative supervision of the Senior Investigator of OIO and under the day-to-day supervision of the SMM Chief Monitor (CM). In other words, OIO will be the first-level supervisor while the SMM CM will be the second-level supervisor.
Before initiating an investigation, you shall be required to obtain the approval of the SMM CM or the Director of the OIO and inform both of the fact and date the approval was obtained. You shall not take instruction from any member of the OSCE other than the SMM CM or the Director of the OIO, as specified. Specific tasks involve carrying out diligences aiming at assessing whether allegations are substantiated. In line with the current approved policy framework, although these tasks does not include managing investigations under Staff Instruction 21/Rev.1 - OSCE Policy on Professional Working Environment (SI 21), you are expected to provide support and guidance to fact-finders who have been appointed to undertake such investigations as necessary, in consultation with the OIO.
Working together with OIO, you will prepare reports on such situations for the attention of the SMM CM and/or the Secretary General, which may be used as a basis for evidence-based accountability mechanisms.
More specifically, as Investigator, you will be responsible for:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see https://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine
Monthly remuneration subject to social security deductions is about USD 5,080 to which is added Board and Lodging Allowance (currently EUR 125 per day subject to change without prior notice). Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see https://www.osce.org/participating-states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.