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19 September 2018
- 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 a field related to security and safety matters or evidence of specialised training or proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment
Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First-level university degree in security, disaster or emergency management, military science, public administration, law enforcement, law, social science, international relations or other relevant field(s), or graduate of a national military or police academy
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Minimum of six years of professional experience in the relevant field of training in security areas or related field, including at least three years of field mission experience;
Certified Trainer/Facilitator in Security training techniques and methodologies;
Proven field experience in international missions in hazardous (conflict or post-conflict) environment;
Demonstrated experience in planning and designing training programmes on safety and security subjects, operational planning, or similar;
Accuracy in analysing and synthesizing information and maintaining databases, especially for training purposes;
Ability to plan and organize workload, including when working under pressure and tight deadlines;
Excellent communication and presentation skills, and demonstrated ability and willingness to work as member of a team;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into all training activities;
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environment;
Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, email and PowerPoint.
Experience in working in hostile environments and mitigating potential security threats;
Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s);
Driving license "C";
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 nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM and with due consideration to recommendations of the UN International Civil Service Commission. 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.
Main duty station will be Kramatorsk.
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission Security and the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission Security, the Security Training Officer will perform the following tasks:
Preparing training plans and delivering training sessions with Security and Safety Unit (SSU) international and national staff on all security related areas to include, but not limited to, conduct of Security Risk Assessments, Physical Security, Mine/UXO awareness, Information Security, Fire Safety, Traffic Safety, Personal Security etc.;
Ensuring that security training curriculums are Mission-tailored and that the overall implementation of formal and informal safety and security related learning activities are based on conducted needs assessment, evaluation and analysis of various training and learning activities to fit the requirements of different profiles of security personnel in the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM);
Implementing the approved security training programmes and working on development of additional learning materials in the area of safety and security in line with the identified needs of SMM security personnel. Drawing lessons learned from the training sessions and ensuring that shortcomings are timely addressed;
Liaising, where appropriate, with the Learning and Development Unit, the SMM Operations Unit and SMM field managers on learning and development activities regarding identified training needs on safety and security subjects, including operational readiness, planning and responsiveness. Reviewing and suggesting modifications, as appropriate, to training materials based on situational developments in the SMM;
Developing and working on lessons learned system and establishment of best practices from successfully delivered learning activities in the SSU, i.e. gathering feedback and course evaluations, consolidating results, monitoring trends and changes, and providing feedback to the SSU Management on training and learning programmes' effectiveness;
Traveling and implementing security training and learning activities for all SSU security personnel in all the SMM Monitoring Teams and Hubs;
Performing other related duties and tasks as assigned by the first and the second level supervisors.
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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