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NORDEM roster is seeking immediate available Norwegian Citzen Political Analyst Special Monitoring Mission Ukraine OSCE - Expert Deployment/ NORCAP


Under the direct supervision of the Head of Reporting and Political Analysis and in co-operation with the other political analysts, the incumbent will provide policy advice on the implementation of the Mission's mandate and on the follow-ups of political issues in general, and those related to ceasefire mediation and management in particular.

Job description

1.Drafts speeches, statements, talking points and correspondence, as well as relevant background, for the Chief Monitor, and attends and reports on these meetings as requested;
2.Provides the Head of Reporting and Political Analysis and, through him/her, the Chief Monitor, with expert, advisory, material and technical support;
3.Reviews and contributes to the Mission's regular and occasional reports, ensuring that material submitted for clearance is consistent with the aims and tasks enumerated in the Mission's mandate;
4.Establishes and maintains contact with local, regional and national authorities, and civil society organizations;
5.Co-operates with representatives of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and other actors in the international community, including in the Trilateral Contact Group and the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination;
6.Reviews and contributes operational instructions and liaises with the SMM's Operations Unit to help ensure Monitoring Teams receive feedback on reports and other aspects of mandate implementation;
7.Performs other duties and assignments as required, such as replacing other Political Analysts during their absence.


◾University education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
◾Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
◾Experience in preparing analytical reports
◾Excellent communication and drafting skills
◾Knowledge of regional political history and developments
◾Diplomatic and negotiating skills
◾Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
◾Minimum six years of professional experience in international relations, within either international organizations, political parties, legislatures or academia/think-tanks
◾Significant prior experience in relevant fields, such as political, security and ceasefire-related issues, preferably in an international environment or within operational missions
◾Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
◾Experience with the OSCE and/or other international organizations
◾Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)
◾Proven mediation skills

Education field

  • Law
  • Political science
  • Social sciense

Education level

  • College / University, Master / Phd grade

Personal qualities

◾Professional fluency in the English language and ability to analyse and communicate clearly and concisely
◾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 computer Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
◾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
◾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


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We offer

6-12 months of assignment
Salary variation from nkr 532 400 - 542 900 + allowances

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
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: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kiev
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid
    • International Relations
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-01

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