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Technical Monitoring Centre Co-ordinator


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
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:


  • First-level university degree in business administration, international relations, operations management, or related field; or graduate of a national military, police or emergency response academy at officer level with subsequent experience running 24/7 watch or control centres
  • Minimum six years of relevant professional experience in any of the following fields: staff officer in military, police, emergency response, or international organization watch offices or control rooms, or experience running operations or duty offices in deployed field activities
  • Experience in managing of operations and activities conducted on a 24-hour basis, including management of shift workers
  • Proven ability to draft, edit and produce concise and coherent daily and weekly reports incorporating narrative, visual and tabular data within tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure; ability to concentrate for long periods on detailed information
  • Experience in co-ordinating staff with diverse experience in volatile security environment
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to assess situations and react rapidly, as well as to adjust and cope with changing tasks and priorities
  • Experience in the application of technological monitoring systems to monitoring of conflicts and/or ceasefire regimes
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as familiarity with internet search engines and techniques
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments
  • 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


  • Possession of a valid automobile 'Class C' driving license
  • Experience in off-road driving
  • Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)
  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
  • Experience with Access or other commercial databases
Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2018, 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.

In order to effectively use, manage and store information received from the technical monitoring means, the SMM is creating a Technical Monitoring Centre (TMC) under the direction and supervision of the Operations Unit. Live feeds from SMM technical monitoring systems including cameras and acoustic sensors will be transmitted to the TMC, for 24/7 monitoring and recording of Minsk agreements violations, and development of real time situational awareness and a common operating picture for the Mission.

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Operations and direct supervision of the Chief of the Technical Monitoring Centre, the Technical Monitoring Centre Co-ordinator will be responsible for co-ordinating daily operations of the TMC, ensuring timely fulfilment of reporting requirements, support and maintenance of technical monitoring assets in the TMC. Specifically the Technical Monitoring Centre Co-ordinator performs the following specific functions:

  1. Ensures the quality, format and timeliness of daily and ad hoc reports produced by the TMC;
  2. Provides subject matter advice and technical expertise to the SMM technical monitoring centre;
  3. Liaises with relevant Units/Sections of the Head Office and field teams to determine all necessary operational and logistics support for the TMC;
  4. Ensures timely maintenance of the technical components of the TMC and its uninterrupted functioning; 
  5. Manages the transfer of project and programme deliverables, including reports, documents, files, equipment and materials as per the standards OSCE procedures;
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see




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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