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23 November 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 January 2021
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:
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:
Prior experience in relevant fields such as political, security, minority and education issues;
Knowledge of the history of political and security situation and recent developments in the mission area;
Knowledge and experience with conflict analysis and mediation/dialogue facilitation;
Proficiency with drafting reports and analytical products;
Professional fluency in English, both oral and written;
Ability to establish contact and constructive relations with 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 judgment;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames, including the willingness and ability to work extended hours, outside of normal working hours, and to be on-call;
Ability to operate computer windows applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, word processing and e-mail.
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 Senior Monitoring Officer, the Monitoring Officer will be responsible for:
Monitoring the security situation in the area of responsibility, including the overall situation in the former crisis areas, and reporting regularly on security incidents, and overall interethnic relations;
Maintaining constructive contact with local authorities, liaising with other international organisations operating in the region, and interacting with local leaders and interlocutors such as Mayors, local institutions, village and religious leaders, etc.;
When necessary and appropriate, serving as an intermediary/mediator between conflicting parties;
Reporting on vital security and political developments and providing related information from the field for dissemination to appropriate unit(s)/organization(s)/authority(s); upon request of the Monitoring Unit management, contributing to analytic work of the Unit in his/her identified fields of expertise;
Supporting the efforts of the various other departments in the Field (Political and Reporting Unit, Democratisation Unit, Police Development Unit, etc.);
Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see www.osce.org/skopje
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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