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12 December 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 January 2018
OSCE Missions and Field Activities are the front line of OSCE work in countries that require assistance and are the agent through which political decisions are translated into action. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field mission. The Mission’s current activities focus on police development, strengthening of domestic government institutions, strengthening the rule of law and media development and further implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Mission Security Officer, the incumbent:
Monitors activities and remains abreast of the dynamic security situation in the Mission area; transmits and disseminates information, reporting within and outside the Mission;
Prepares and distributes reports: Daily Log Sheet/Daily Bulletin, Spot Report, the OSCE-chaired International Community Security Meeting, IC Security meeting, other agencies reports; upon request, prepares relevant references, data, documents and presentations for various meetings;
Maintains liaison and communication with the host country Crisis Management Centre (CMC), Rescue and Protection Directorate, Points of Contacts from the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Defense, other law enforcement agencies and other relevant host country institutions;
Assists in the coordination with other international agencies such as: UN agencies, NATO, PDAP, CivPol Council etc.;
Implements Staff Movement Control in line with Standing Mission Administrative Instructions and provides Travel Security Clearance to mission members traveling abroad; ensures proper response and liaison in medical evacuation;
Ensures proper monitoring, surveillance and response to the VHF radio communication and vehicles’ GPS security features; daily recording of TV news, etc.;
In cooperation with Security, actively participates in development, updates and implementation of the Calling Tree system, Security/Situation Centre Risk Matrix, Daily Status Report as well as the development and preparation of the Mission Evacuation Exercises; Develops and maintains the Situation Centre Database;
Assists the Mission Security Officer in overseeing and timely management of all aspects of the Situation Centre; coordinates the work of the Situation Centre Operators and is responsible to address and correct any omitted or wrong action performed by the Situation Centre Operators; ensures that the work is completed within the deadlines;
Organizes, develops and assures systematic filing system of the Mission Area maps;
Performs other duties as assigned.
The candidates should have the following minimum qualifications:
Citizenship of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Completed Secondary education supplemented by formal studies in administration or security matters
Minimum 4 years’ experience in office work, or security functions, liaison, public relation in large national or international organization
Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft packages
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in local languages
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, ethnicities, religions and cultural backgrounds
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately EUR 1,360.00.
Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
How To Apply
All candidates must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org
Please note that applications received by e-mail, submitted after the deadline or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.
The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are short-listed. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
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 be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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