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Reporting Officer (S2)

Ukraine (Ukraine)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-31

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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 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:

  • 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, negotiating, and interpersonal skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:



  • First-level university education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields



  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience


Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

  • Minimum of six years of  progressively responsible professional experience in political science, international relations, conflict resolution or public information in government or international organizations;
  • Experience in report writing (analysing, summarizing, drafting, editing and clearing to a tight deadline with minimum supervision);
  • Experience in relevant fields such as human rights, political affairs and/or security issues;
  • Sound analytical skills;
  • Good organizational and presentation skills;
  • Cultural sensitivity, conflict sensitivity and political judgement, including ability to apply these into reporting;
  • Proven experience of working in a demanding and constantly changing operational environment;
  • Professional fluency in the English language with the ability to communicate and analyse clearly and concisely, especially in writing;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into reporting tasks and activities;
  • 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;
  • Readiness to deploy to various locations within Ukraine;
  • Willingness to work extra, sometimes late hours.



  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region;
  • Experience in working with the OSCE and/or other international organizations;
  • Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s).


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. We encourage qualified applicants, especially women 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 nonfamily 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 overall supervision of the relevant Head or Monitoring Team Political Analysis and Reporting Co-ordinator and deputies, as Reporting Officer, you will perform the following duties:


  1. Drafting the Mission's or Monitoring Team's regular and special reports while ensuring consistency and accuracy;
  2. Producing analytical reports, briefing materials and trend reports, according to OSCE editorial policy to ensure quality control and timely delivery;
  3. Assisting in developing official responses to issues of political importance for the Mission, on a routine or ad hoc basis;
  4. Analysing data to ensure quality, consistency, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality and timeliness of reports and other materials;
  5. Communicating with Mission members at Head Office or Team level on information management, analysis and reporting procedures in order to ensure submission of high-quality information;
  6. Integrating gender perspective in all reports and materials; 
  7. Participating in meetings and patrols as required;
  8. Performing other duties as required.


Successful candidates will be made offers based on organizational needs. Candidates who are found suitable, but to whom offers are not made will be placed on a roster and may be contacted as needs arise. Candidates on the roster will remain active members of the roster for a period of 12 months.


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
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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