Issued by: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number: VNSMUS00736
Vacancy type: International Seconded
Field of expertise: General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level: Senior professional
Duty Station: Ukraine
Deadline for application: Open until filled
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The main purpose of a Monitoring Officer’s role is to monitor and report on any significant developments in the given area of responsibility. She/he is expected to perform the role in different duty stations according to a rotation scheme, as determined by the Mission.
Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader or Patrol Hub Leader, and direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader, Patrol Hub Leader or Patrol Group Leader, the Monitoring Officer will be responsible for the following:
- Monitoring and reporting activities in accordance with established patrol plans and other assigned activities within the designated area of responsibility;
- As part of a team, gathering information on the general and security situation in the area of responsibility; establishing and reporting facts in response to specific incidents and reports of incidents; monitoring and reporting on issues related to human rights and fundamental freedoms and overall inter-ethnic relations;
- Contributing to analytical work of the Team in her/his identified fields of expertise;
- Leading patrols or other related activities occasionally, as assigned by the leadership;
- Maintaining constructive relations with regional and local authorities, representatives of civil society and with the local population;
- Liaising and co-operating with other international organizations functioning in the respective area of responsibility;
- As necessary, serving as an intermediary/mediator to facilitate dialogue on the ground in order to reduce tensions and promote normalization of the respective situation;
- Performing other duties as assigned.
OSCE Officials shall abide by the OSCE Code of Conduct, as well as security policies, administrative instructions, and the wider organizational regulatory framework at all times.
Qualification and Experience:
- A minimum of four years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience in an international or national environment in any of the following fields: political and security issues, dialogue facilitation, human rights, fundamental freedoms and minority issues, police and military affairs, or reporting and analysis;
- Negotiating experience, preferably in a monitoring operation and/or related activities;
- Strong analysis and report-writing skills;
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, different professional experiences, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
- Ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
- Ability to assess the situation and react rapidly, taking appropriate action; capability to translate events into concise and accurate oral and written reports;
- Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
- Readiness to deploy to various locations within Ukraine;
- Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using a manual transmission;
- Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and email.
- Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s);
- Experience in the monitoring of ceasefire regimes and/or identification of weapons systems;
- Experience in working in Eastern Europe;
- Possession of ‘Class C’ driving license and experience in off-road (4WD) driving.
A first-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, human rights, law, international relations, public policy, security studies, risk, disaster or emergency management, or any other related field(s); graduate of a national military or police academy.
- 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