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18 October 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
25 January 2019
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:
Second-level degree in a relevant field.
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience.
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Demonstrated leadership of diverse teams and willingness to work as a member of a team with people of different backgrounds;
Ability to quickly establish contact and constructive relations with local population and officials;
Good analytical and organisational skills;
Sound management, organizational, analytical and negotiation skills;
Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames;
Knowledge of the history and recent political developments in the mission area;
Ability to operate computer windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;
Professional fluency in the English language.
Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area;
Experience in off-road driving.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be one of two Senior Monitoring Officers (one based in Skopje and one based in Tetovo) under the direction of the Chief of Monitoring Unit and will perform the following tasks:
Leading the Skopje-based Monitoring team; ensuring coordination with the Monitoring team based in Tetovo; and contributing to the development of the Monitoring Units policies and practices;
Ensuring that the Skopje-based Monitoring team operates in line with standard operating procedures and instructions;
Providing internal training and mentoring to members of the Unit;
Monitoring, assessing and analysing the political, inter-ethnic and security situation in the Area of Responsibility (AoR);
Co-ordinating with other departments in the Mission, keeping them informed of monitoring activities within the AoR;
In rotation with the Senior Monitoring Officer from the Tetovo team, standing in for the Chief of the Monitoring Unit in his/her absence;
Supervising the work of 4 international and 4 national staff;
Performing other duties as required.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see www.osce.org/skopje
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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