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12 January 2021
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
15 February 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:
Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Second-level university degree relevant field(s); a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree
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
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Experience of active duty within the military, or within law enforcement agencies, including Arms Control and Confidence and Security Building Measures;
Minimum three years of managerial experience;
Experience of peace-keeping or crisis management operations and work within the field of conflict prevention and resolution;
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and demonstrated track record of co-ordinating and motivating teams;
Project management experience;
Experience in drafting, editing, and producing reports and analysis of a political/military nature;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into reporting tasks and activities;
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;
Professional fluency in the English language and ability to draft and edit documents clearly and concisely;
Working knowledge of Russian language, including the ability to conduct substantive business.
Regional knowledge and work experience in Eastern Europe or former CIS countries, the Southern Caucasus or Central Asia;
Working knowledge of Romanian;
Experience in working in field operation/s, particularly in crisis area with multinational and international organizations.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The OSCE is committed to further increasing the number of female staff in all areas of the OSCE's work. Currently women staff in the above-mentioned field of expertise is underrepresented and are encouraged to apply for this management opportunity.
Under the direction of the Mission leadership, as Programme Manager, you will carry out the following duties:
Managing the Mission's Conflict Prevention/Resolution Programme (CPR) and supervising 11 Mission Members of the CPR Programme;
Developing and implementing Arms Control and Confidence Building Measures in military, security and other spheres aligned with the Mission's mandate;
Representing the Mission at meetings of the Joint Control Commission, the body responsible for overseeing the activities of the Joint Peacekeeping Force;
Advising the Head of Mission on politico-military affairs, including issues related to the work of the Joint Control Commission;
Monitoring, analysing and reporting on the political-military processes within Republic of Moldova and evaluating the implications of these developments;
Liaising with relevant officials of the Republic of Moldova, representatives of the embassies of participating States in Chisinau, as well as Transdniestrian structures;
Co-ordinating and organizing the Mission's activities on monitoring and reporting on the military situation in accordance with the Mission's mandate;
Co-ordinating the Mission's facilitation role of 13 thematic Working Groups between Chisinau and Tiraspol;
Overseeing the Mission's role in ensuring transparency of the removal and destruction of Russian ammunition and armaments, including the co-ordination of financial and technical assistance offered to facility withdrawal and destruction once the process resumes with OSCE participation;
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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