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Security Guard (G2)


  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: osce
  • Grade: Administrative support - G-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-25


The Support Programme for Ukraine (SPU) has been established in order to continue to support the Ukrainian Government’s reform efforts and to mitigate the increased risks to civilians caused by the war against the country. The objective of SPU - and therefore of all its projects - is to support Ukraine across all three OSCE dimensions on the government’s reform efforts and on the evolving risks to civilians caused by the war, thus ensuring that the OSCE’s work conducted over the past three decades and in the future, continues to impact positively on the institutions and people of Ukraine and that Ukraine’s comprehensive security is enhanced in line with OSCE commitments.

This post is financed from the extra-budgetary (ExB) SPU project under the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) at the Secretariat (SEC).

The SPU is planned to run until 31 July 2025. The post extension is subject to the availability of funds, as well as an extension of the project duration.

Please note that this post is located in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Security Officer, the incumbent should perform the following tasks:

1. Act as a Security Guard at the SPU duty station entry points by:

  • screening all persons, permitting access to the premises to holders of valid IDs, commercial representatives, staff members and visitors;
  • requesting identification and authorization for entry from unknown persons and, if necessary, preventing entry after referral to a higher level authority;
  • arranging for parking of vehicles in front of OSCE premises.

2. Patrol and guard the buildings, entry and exit points and grounds in accordance with standing patterns, time limits and special instructions by: 

  • conducting established fire and safety patrols throughout the buildings, monitoring the fire alarm and CCTV/video surveillance systems, inspecting and reporting fire hazards, defective technical installations, lighting, alarm systems, reporting to immediate supervisor any unusual circumstances;
  • conducting patrols during business hours and checking that the entrances of buildings and doors of vehicles are secured.

3. Perform other duties as assigned: 

  • replacing switchboard operator during working hours;
  • providing staff members’ telephone numbers upon request to senior staff in line with the set procedures;
  • in case of power cuts, operating generators;
  • if unusual circumstances arise, the incumbent may have to take decisions from among few alternatives such as refusing entry to someone unable to produce proper identification or deciding what steps to take during an emergency – administer first-aid treatment or refer the case to a medical doctor or to a hospital.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Completed secondary education; knowledge of security rules and regulations; administration of first-aid treatment, the use of emergency equipment, firefighting equipment, CCTV systems and other security related equipment.
  • Completed military service, police training or similar.
  • Minimum of one year of directly related work experience.
  • Working knowledge of English in addition to Ukrainian language.
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, communicate effectively and with tact, as well as work under stress and co-operate effectively with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is USD 999.16 as per the relevant OSCE salary scale; the salary payment is effected in EUR. Social benefits will include participation in Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an additional amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this pension-style fund while the employee contributes 7.5%. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

If you experience technical problems using the online application system, please contact us at, indicating the Requisition/Vacancy Number and issue faced.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. 

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and particularly encourages qualified female candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization. 

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation. 

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

The mandatory retirement age at the OSCE is 65 years for contracted positions at the general service, professional and director level. The Organization shall apply an age limit of 63 years at the time of appointment as the incumbent selected is normally expected to carry out the contractual obligation of two years. 

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Secretariat
  • Requisition ID: OSC000341
  • Contract Type: Local Contracted
  • Grade: G2
  • Job Level: General Services
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: OSCE
  • Issue Date: May 20, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jun 25, 2024
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
  • Job Field: Security
  • Target Start Date: As soon as possible
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