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Training Officer (Human Dimension and Gender)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
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:

  • University education in human resources management, public administration, international relations, international law or other related field
  • Proven experience in adult education or in the design, development, management and implementation of training courses for staff development
  • Ability to write and edit training materials
  • Good presentation and communications skills
  • Sound computer skills to include MS Power Point
  • Familiarity with multimedia presentation equipment
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


First level university degree or equivalent experience


Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Certified Trainer/Facilitator in adult training techniques and methodology
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and designing training programmes on human dimension, gender, civil affairs, humanitarian issues, working with minority groups, or similar
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, and demonstrated ability and willingness to work as member of a team
  • Accuracy in analysing and synthesizing information and maintaining databases, especially for training purposes
  • Ability to plan and organize workload, including when working under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into all daily tasks and activities
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email, and excellent PowerPoint presentation skills


  • Experience in working in hostile environments and mitigating potential security threats
  • Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)
  • Driving license Class 'C'
  • Coaching experience
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 in light of the fluid and dynamic working environment in the duty station, taking into account recommendations by the International Civil Service Commission, this post is currently designated as a non-family duty station. 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.

Under the direct supervision of the Training Co-ordinator and overall guidance of the Chief of Human Resources, the Training Officer (Human Dimension and Gender) performs the following tasks:

  1. Works closely with other training section members and the Training Co-ordinator regarding planning, organization, and overall implementation of formal and informal learning activities for all mission members, and tailors programmes based on conducted needs assessment, evaluation and analysis of various training and learning activities to fit the requirements of different target groups of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM);
  2. In co-ordination with the Training Co-ordinator, works on training programmes and on development of additional learning materials in the area of human dimension and gender, as well as contributes to improvements in all formal and informal training-related processes and policies in line with the identified needs of mission members, including national mission members; 
  3. Liaises with the Gender Adviser on learning and development activities regarding gender awareness and provision of training, reviews and suggests modifications, as appropriate, to training materials from a gender perspective to ensure that all comply with gender standards as set out in SMM's Gender Action Plan 2016-2017;
  4. Develops and works on lessons learned system and establishment of best practices from successfully delivered learning activities in the SMM, i.e. gathers feedback and course evaluations, consolidates results, monitors trends and changes, and provides feedback on training and learning programmes' effectiveness on human dimension and gender subjects in close co-operation with the SMM Human Dimension Unit, the SMM Gender Adviser, as well as with other units, teams and technical experts;
  5. Takes active part in the mobile teams of the Training Section, i.e. travels and implements training and learning activities together with other training section members in all the SMM field offices;
  6. Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned by the first and the second level supervisors.

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.

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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