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Monitoring Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
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 mandate of the field activity, significant prior relevant experience such as in 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:


First level university degree or equivalent experience


Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Significant prior experience in relevant fields such as political and security issues, law enforcement, education and minority issues
  • Ability to establish contact and maintain constructive relations with the local population and officials
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the politico-military history and recent developments in the mission area
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the local language or the most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Certified training in communications, personal protection including mine awareness, map reading and first aid
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Monitoring Unit and direct supervision of the Team Leader, the Monitoring Officer:

  1. Monitors the security situation in the host State, including the overall situation in the former crisis area, and reports regularly on security incidents, and overall interethnic relations;
  2. Maintains constructive contacts with local authorities, liaises with other international organizations operating in the region, and interacts with local leaders and interlocutors such as mayors, local institutions, heads of villages, religious leaders etc;
  3. When necessary and appropriate, serves as an intermediary/mediator between conflicting parties;
  4. Reports on vital security and political developments, and provides related information from the field for dissemination to appropriate unit(s)/organization(s)/authority(s); upon request of management, contributes to the analytic work of the Unit in his/her identified fields of expertise;
  5. Supports the efforts of the various other departments in the Field (Political Unit, Decentralization Unit, Community Policing Unit, etc.);
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

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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