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8 February 2018
- 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 human resources management, public administration, international relations, international law or other related field
Proven experience in adult education or in the design, development, management and implementation of training courses for staff development
Ability to write and edit training materials
Good presentation and communications skills
Sound computer skills to include MS Power Point
Familiarity with multimedia presentation equipment
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:
Experience in analysing substantive issues, needs and programmes, to identify suitable learning approaches and tools to successfully respond to identified needs for staff training and learning;
Experience in working with minimum supervision in an environment where rapid response to emergencies is essential;
Extensive experience in developing, delivering and evaluating learning and training materials in set organizational standards, including E-Learning/online courses;
Proven experience in using interactive training and learning techniques, tools and methods during presentation, facilitation and training delivery for a wider audience;
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure and with proven resilience to high stress environments;
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, cultural sensitivity and political judgement;
Flexibility in working under pressure and within limited time frames;
Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with a wider audience;
Experience in operating with Windows applications, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook as well as knowledge in working with creation and maintenance of online databases and assessment tools;
Willingness to travel extensively within Ukraine for delivering training, as well as traveling to Austria for supporting the Hostile Environment Awareness Training courses.
Previous experience in working in Eastern Europe and experience of working in an international environment;
Familiarity with the OSCE policies, procedures, practices and organizational structure;
Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s) is a distinct advantage;
Advanced degree in adult education, former police or military academy instructor.
Tasks and Responsibilities
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 direct supervision of the Learning and Development Co-ordinator and overall guidance of the Chief of Human Resources, the Learning and Development Officer performs the following tasks:
Providing content expertise, specifically in areas of safety, security and operational planning, ensuring that specific and needed learning and training activities adhere to the highest quality standards and incorporates the latest developments in adult training, online learning as well as various modern and interactive learning tools and methods;
Designing, carrying out and evaluating needs assessments to ascertain Mission members' learning needs to correspond with enhancement of on-the-job skills and competencies in compliance with Mission's requirements;
Developing and regularly updating curricula for training and materials in OSCE standards, format and in compliance with existing Mission instructions, rules and regulations;
Planning, delivering and evaluating needed learning courses, with specific attention in areas of operational planning, safety and security, and in close co-operation with the SMM Safety and Security Unit as well as the SMM Operations Unit in the Head Office; also co-operating closely with all other Units and Teams in the SMM under guidance of the direct supervisor;
Assisting the Learning and Development Co-ordinator in the overall planning and co-ordination of learning events and activities Mission-wide; acting as person in charge when the Learning and Development Co-ordinator is absent;
Working on maintenance of a lessons learned system and establishing best practices from all the delivered training courses in the SMM with a specific focus on operational planning, safety and security for all SMM Mission members;
Travelling regularly to all field locations within Ukraine to deliver training and to conduct needs assessments; partaking in field patrols and observing the work of all Mission members in order to obtain information on learning needs; providing learning support for enhanced on-the-job performance;
Initiating and maintaining partnerships and co-operation with other training organizations and training institutions under the guidance and tasking by the Learning and Development Co-ordinator; co-operating closely with the two providers of the pre-deployment Hostile Environment Awareness Training in the delivery and assessment of the mandatory HEAT courses for the new SMM arrivals;
Performing other related training and administrative duties as assigned by the direct supervisor.
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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