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, 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, in close co-operation with OSCE institutions and other actors of the international community, to reducing tensions and fostering peace and stability in Ukraine, and ensuring the observance of OSCE principles and commitments, thus establishing conditions for inclusive political dialogue aimed at achieving a sustainable transition respecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
The Mission is composed of about 1500 mission members, from more than 40 participating States and has a budget over EUR 100 million.
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Operations, the Team Leader of the Monitors is responsible for all aspects related to the operational effectiveness, safety and conduct of the Monitoring Team (MT). The Team Leader of the Monitors is responsible for ensuring that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine's mandate is effectively implemented in the Team Leader's Area of Operations (AoO) including with regard to monitoring and reporting on human dimension issues and supporting the promotion of gender equality. The Team Leader of the Monitors is directly accountable for the performance of the MT and for ensuring that human, material and financial resources are managed in accordance with OSCE regulations and SMM policies. The Team Leader is requested to demonstrate highest standards of conduct and ensure strict adherence to the SMM Code of Conduct of all monitors under her/his supervision.
For additional information about the mission, please see: https://www.osce.org/special-monitoring-mission-to-ukraine.
The SMM, in line with the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, is committed to further improving the gender balance among staff in all areas and levels within the SMM. Currently female professionals, especially in senior management roles, are underrepresented within the Mission. Female candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for this management opportunity.
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.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Qualification and Experience:
Second-level university degree in political sciences, public or international law, international relations or another related field; a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree.
How to Apply:
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.