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
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable
Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
- Extensive professional experience in an operational environment;
- Management and supervisory experience;
- Significant prior experience in relevant fields, in particular, on political and security issues, with a good knowledge of OSCE norms and principles;
- Understanding and demonstrated experience with the principles of staff management and leadership, especially in conflict environments;
- Ability to establish contact and build professional relations with local counterparts including stakeholders;
- Thorough understanding of field operations in the context of the mandate's regional dynamics;
- Sound management, organizational and negotiation skills, with 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;
- Flexibility and ability to work within limited time frames;
- Cultural sensitivity and political judgement;
- Professional fluency in the English language;
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious background;
- Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
- Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region;
- Advanced degree in a management discipline;
- Knowledge of the regional historical, cultural and political situation;
- Previous international work experience and/or experience in field mission;
- Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s);
- Possession of a Class "C" driving license;
- Experience in off-road driving
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 in light of the fluid and dynamic working environment in the duty station, taking into account recommendations by the International Civil Service Commission, this post is currently designated as a nonfamily duty station. 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.
The selected candidate will be deployed either in Donetsk or Luhansk region.
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader, and general guidance of the Team Leader of the Monitors in the assigned Area of Operations (AoO), the Hub Leader is responsible to assist in ensuring that the Special Monitoring Mission's (SMM) mandate is effectively implemented in the Monitoring Patrol Hub AoO, being accountable for the performance of the Monitoring Team deployed to the Monitoring Patrol Hub and for ensuring that human, material and financial resources are managed in accordance with OSCE regulations and SMM policies. Specifically, the Patrol Hub Leader assists in:
- Providing overall leadership and management of the Patrol Hub and ensures effective fulfilment of the SMM's mandate;
- Overseeing all aspects pertaining to operational planning and conducting of monitoring activities on tactical level within the PH’s Area of Operations. This includes, but is not limited to, planning and managing the distribution of human and material resources, overseeing the patrol planning process etc.;
- Ensuring compliance with OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS), OSCE Code of Conduct and Staff Rules and Regulations; planning and implementing administrative tasks;
- Ensuring that appropriate support is provided to representatives of the wider OSCE community, in co-ordination with the Head Office;
- Representing the SMM within the Hub AoO, ensuring effective co-ordination with other international organizations and liaison with governmental and non-governmental agencies within the AoO;
- In conjunction with specialist security staff, ensuring the safety and security of all Patrol Hub staff and equipment, and full compliance with SMM security protocols;
- Ensuring that the assigned tasks are completed and reports (daily, weekly and special reports) submitted to the Monitoring Team within the set deadlines and reporting lines;
- Contributing to the development of the SMM's policies and practices through: participation in Hub and Monitoring Team meetings, proactively providing feedback on monitoring activities within the Hub AoO and ensuring that a gender perspective is integrated into the Hub team's activities and reporting;
- Performing other relevant duties as requested.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm
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.