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Patrol Hub Leader (S3)

Donetsk (Ukraine)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Donetsk (Ukraine)
  • Grade: S-3, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-12

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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 a 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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities

Level of Professional Competence Requirements


  • Second-level university degree in relevant field(s); a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree



  • Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements



  • Minimum six years of progressively responsible professional experience in challenging operational environments;
  • Sound management, organizational and negotiation skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Professional experience in relevant fields, in particular, on political and security issues, conflict analysis with a good knowledge of international organizations' norms, procedures and principles;
  • Professional experience in management including but not limited to development, strengthening of organizations and systems including minimum three years of experience in an international organization setting;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equality objectives as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish contact and constructive communication with local population and officials;
  • Thorough understanding of field operation in the context of the mandate's regional dynamics;
  • Ability to work effectively and inclusively in high stress environments;
  • Flexibility and ability to work within limited time frames;
  • Cultural sensitivity and political judgement;
  • Professional fluency in English;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious background;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.


  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region;
  • Knowledge of the regional historical, cultural and political situation;
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field mission;
  • Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s);
  • Possession of a Class "C" driving license.


Tasks and Responsibilities

The Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), in line with the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, is committed to further improving gender balance among staff in all areas and levels within the SMM. Currently, women professionals are underrepresented in Operations. Qualified women candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 


If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.


Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a non-family duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.


Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader, and general guidance of the Team Leader of the Monitors in the assigned Area of Operations (AoO), the Patrol Hub Leader is responsible to assist in ensuring that the Special Monitoring Mission's (SMM) mandate is effectively implemented in the Monitoring Patrol Hub AoO, being accountable for the performance of the Monitoring Team deployed to the Monitoring Patrol Hub and for ensuring that human, material and financial resources are managed in accordance with OSCE regulations and SMM policies. Specifically, the Patrol Hub Leader assists with:

  1. Providing overall leadership and management of the Patrol Hub Monitoring Team under direct supervision of the Monitoring Team Leader and further guidance from the Deputy Team Leader;
  2. Creating and maintaining a professional work environment among the team;
  3. Developing Hub-level operational plans, and allocating the appropriate human and technical resources necessary to achieve the SMM's mandate; 
  4. Acting as the second level supervisor for all Monitors in the Hub Monitoring Team; 
  5. Ensuring that appropriate support is provided to representatives of the wider OSCE community; 
  6. Representing the SMM within the Hub AoO, ensuring effective co-ordination with other international organizations and liaison with governmental and non-governmental agencies; 
  7. In line with standard operating procedures, coordinate with supporting units such as Security and Safety, as well as Finance and Administration, in order to ensure efficient and safe activities;
  8. Monitoring, assessing and analysing the political, security and human/minority rights/gender situation in the Hub AoO, bringing relevant matters to the attention o Team leadership.Ensuring  thetimely submission of daily, weekly and special reports; 
  9. Ensuring that continuous improvement processes are in place; 
  10. Performing other relevant duties as requested.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see


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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.


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


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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:

Additional Information
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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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