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The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The objective of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is to contribute, throughout the country and in co-operation with the concerned OSCE executive structures and relevant actors of the international community, to reducing tensions and fostering peace, stability and security; and to monitoring and supporting the implementation of all OSCE principles and commitments.
The Mission is composed of about 1500 mission members, from more than 40 participating States and has a budget over EUR 100 million.
The Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), in line with the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, is committed to further improving gender balance among staff in all areas and levels within the SMM. Currently, female professionals are underrepresented within the OSCE SMM Safety and Security Unit (SSU). We encourage qualified applicants, especially women to apply for this job.
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.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see https://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
As Regional Security Officer, you will maintain the security management system in one of the assigned hazardous region of Luhansk. Under the guidance and direction of the Chief of Mission Security, you will be responsible for advising on all aspects of security for your respective offices and operations, and for managing operational aspects of security. You will ensure that appropriate security measures are implemented and will manage security issues on a day-to-day basis.
During critical incidents at a respective location and/or area of operation, you will maintain contact with the Chief of Mission Security and/or Deputy Chief of Mission Security in order to keep her/him informed about the developments. You are directly responsible for liaising and maintaining permanent contacts with local police authorities as well as providers of security services, including de facto authorities in non-governmental controlled areas. You will receive analyses and evaluate a broad spectrum of security-related information, and draft and maintain security related guidance documents.
As Regional Security Officer, you will be responsible for the entire region of responsibility that is covered by an SMM Monitoring Team (MT), which includes around 450 staff (planned to increase), 8-10 permanent bases (including the Hub locations and the Subordinated Forward Patrol Bases (FPB), permanent Disengagement Areas (DA), permanent Entry and Exit Crossing Points (EECP), take-off and landing sites for the SMM Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV), and CCTV camera sites.
More specifically, as Regional Security Officer, you will be responsible for the following:
Monthly remuneration subject to social security deductions is about USD 5,176 to which is added Board and Lodging Allowance (currently EUR 125 per day subject to change without prior notice). Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see https://www.osce.org/participating-states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.