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Training Officer


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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
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:

  • 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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:




  • University degree or equivalent in social sciences, international relations, human resources management or related field
  • Ability to analyse substantive issues, needs and programmes, to identify training approaches and techniques and to solve operational issues
  • Excellent communication, presentation and team-building skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in an environment where rapid response to emergencies is essential
  • 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
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and political judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email, and excellent PowerPoint presentation skills





  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
  • Experience with the UN common system and/or other international organizations
  • Knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)
Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2016, 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.

Under the overall supervision of the Human Resources Officer, the Training Officer:


  1. Develops procedures/modalities to co-ordinate the training effort throughout the Mission and adapts the text of the generic guidelines on needs assessment and the evaluation of training activities to fit the requirements of the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMMU);
  2. Analyses training needs in the teams and develops new training modules especially for security and operations training, in co-operation with all units especially with the Mission Operations Team and Safety and Security Team;
  3. Identifies goals and learning objectives, develops the content of specific modules as identified in the Training Strategy;
  4. Writes training materials, assesses the impact of training and identifies areas for improvement, especially the security and operational training in the Mission;
  5. Updates the programme and other related training materials and hand-outs in co-ordination with relevant subject-matter experts in the Mission; evaluates feedback received from senior staff to design best-practice training modules;
  6. Monitors the training programmes being run in the SMMU; evaluates the relevance of topics and training materials/handouts;
  7. Initiates and maintains training partnerships with other organizations and training institutions;
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.




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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