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Senior Monitoring Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue


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:



Advanced degree in a relevant field



Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:



  • Ability to quickly establish contact and constructive relations with local population and officials
  • Certified training in communications, personal protection including mine awareness, map reading and first aid required
  • Willingness to undertake monitoring in difficult terrain, with lengthy hiking possible
  • Ability to operate computer windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • 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 in leading international teams in different circumstances
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Knowledge of the political-military history and recent developments in the mission area
  • Significant prior experience in relevant fields such as law enforcement, civil society development, military observations or human dimension
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of Mission/Deputy Head of Mission and the Chief of Monitoring, the Senior Monitoring Officer:


  1. Represents and manages the Monitoring Unit in the Field Station Tetovo and co-ordinates and evaluates the work of a team of three international and four national staff;
  2. Ensures that the Monitoring Officers are operating in line with the Mission priorities, standard operating procedures, and instructions and assigns the Monitoring Officers specific tasks and activities;
  3. Assists, advises and supports the work of the Monitoring Officers, including monitoring inter-intra ethnic incidents and appropriate follow-up;
  4. Prioritises, strategises, and assists in developing policy in the interest areas of the Monitoring Unit and operates in consultation with the Chief of Monitoring and the Monitoring Officers in the Area of Responsibility (AoR);
  5. Analyzes general political and security developments in the AoR;
  6. Co-ordinates with other departments of the Mission about relevant issues;
  7. Assumes overall responsibility for the reporting of the Tetovo Monitoring team such as contribution for Weekly Reports, Spot Reports and Background Reports;
  8. Monitors specificissues that develop in the relevant AoR, as necessary;
  9. Performs other duties as required.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.


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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