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10 August 2017
- 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 international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
Experience in preparing analytical reports
Excellent communication and drafting skills
Knowledge of regional political history and developments
Diplomatic and negotiating skills
Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
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 planning and co-ordination, preferably in international organizations;
Proven diplomatic skills and experience in political liaison;
Experience in project management;
Knowledge of regional political history and developments;
Professional fluency in the English language;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and e-mail.
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;
Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region;
Previous experience in field missions, especially in an operations staff capacity;
Knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language is a distinct advantage;
Experience in off-road driving.
Tasks and Responsibilities
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.
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Operations and the guidance of the Head of Operations, the Planning and Co-ordination Officer:
Supports the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Mission's mandate and advises the Head of Operations and his/her Deputies on progress in meeting the goals and objectives of the Mission's mandate;
Contributes to the development of long-, medium- and short-range operational plans, as well as instructions and guidelines for accomplishment of mission goals and objectives; coordinates and monitors the implementation of such plans with the Monitoring Teams;
Contributes to the preparation of internal and external reports and briefings reporting on mission activities , and works with preparation of budgetary and other documents that support mission structure and function;
Coordinates mission operational planning documents within SMM Head Office and with Monitoring Teams as required;
Designs and implements specific operational projects and processes in support of SMM’s monitoring efforts;
Supports the Head of Operations and his/her Deputies in co-ordinating the Mission's relations with the host country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and Ministry of Defence (MOD);
Attends meetings with other international organizations as required;
Supervises one or more junior Operations Coordination Officers, guiding their work accomplishment and professional development;
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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