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28 February 2019
- 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:
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 in clinical psychology/counselling or social work with a license (or equal) to provide psychological counselling or psychotherapy
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
At least six years of relevant professional experience;
Experience and training in the following: conflict resolution/mediation; team building; development of positive organizational culture;
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
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;
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;
Willingness to travel throughout Ukraine;
Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and email, as well as other medical software.
Knowledge of Russian and/or Ukrainian language(s);
Additional training or certification in related fields, such as: stress management, traumatic stress, conflict resolution, debriefing, teambuilding, alcohol/substance abuse, cross cultural psychology or psychiatry, etc.;
Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region;
Experience with the OSCE, UN common system and/or other international organizations.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Initial duration of assignment for this post is for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension, 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 the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a non-family duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. 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 incumbent might be requested to travel within Ukraine.
Under the overall guidance of the Senior Psychologist/Stress Management Adviser, the incumbent will provide psychological support to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine's (SMM) staff. More specifically, the Stress Management Counsellor will be responsible for the following tasks:
Performing individual assessments and supporting in the case of Mission members experiencing difficulties coping and/or presenting mental health-related symptoms or syndromes;
Advising the Senior Psychologist/Stress Management Adviser as necessary, on individual and/or group cases where an identified problem is likely to have professional and personal effect (e.g. work-related problem due to a psychological problem, conflict resolution, etc.);
Working closely with Team and Hub Management as necessary, or upon request, with the aim of actively developing positive work/organizational culture in their teams;
Monitoring environmental factors that could lead to stress, with particular focus on stress related to critical incidents including emergency and crisis situations, with respect to all Mission members of the mission and advises Team and Hub Management on the appropriate measures to be taken; involvement in the Post Incident Procedure training;
Delivering stress management training, as well as resilience-building courses for all Mission members in the SMM;
Assuring, in conjunction with the Psychologist/Stress Management Adviser, a continuum of services (referral, short-term supportive intervention) to Mission members, in case needed;
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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