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Executive Officer to Principal Deputy Chief Monitor, OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine


Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience Relevant professional experience in public service and/or international organizations
  • Demonstrated political and diplomatic skills as well as knowledge of protocol
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to brief complex plans comprehensively, accurately and coherently
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra and long working hours over an extended period and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environment
  • Ability to cope with frequent and irregular travel, often at very short notice
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written with strong briefing and drafting skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email
  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe/Ukraine and/or knowledge of the region (desirable)
  • Experience with the UN common system and/or other international organizations (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s) (desirable)

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor (PDCM), the Executive Officer to PDCM performs the following duties:

  1. Serves as a principal point of contact for the PDCM, co-ordinates and follows up, inter alia, with OSCE senior staff, OSCE Secretariat, OSCE Field Operations, other international organizations and diplomatic missions on matters that concern PDCM's activities and the Mission's programmes;
  2. Handles the follow-up to PDCM tasking and co-ordinates incoming requests from external agencies and the Mission's staff; upon receiving instructions from PDCM, ensures that timely and appropriate action is made, such as initiating meetings for PDCM, compiling inputs and preparing draft responses;
  3. Provides organizational and administrative assistance and advice to PDCM for the smooth running of the immediate Office; assists in the co-ordination of visits of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Secretary General and other high-ranking OSCE officials;
  4. Attends meetings with PDCM as appropriate and accompanies PDCM on travel within and outside of the Mission area;
  5. Attends internal and external meetings on behalf of PDCM to obtain the information necessary for fostering the Mission's activities;
  6. Reviews documents, reports and letters prepared for signature by PDCM in order to ensure quality and accuracy in substance;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Level: Senior Professional

Area of Expertise: Political Affairs

Vacancy Number: VNSMUS00517

Duty Station: Kyiv, Ukraine

Apply by: 16 April for full consideration

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In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: by 16 April. Only finalists will be contacted. PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Kiev
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-16

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