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Monitoring Team (MT) Reporting and Political Analysis Co-ordinator (S2)

osce special monitoring mission to ukraine | Luhansk

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: osce special monitoring mission to ukraine | Luhansk
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • International Relations
    • Political Affairs
    • Social Affairs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Documentation and Information Management
    • Medical Technology (Med Tech)
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-17

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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: 

  • 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

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:



  • First-level university degree in political and/or social sciences, international studies, journalism, public policy, law or similar related fields; or in lieu, graduate from Police or Military academy or similar related professional experience in a relevant field



  • Minimum six (6) years of relevant professional experience


Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:



  • Minimum six years of diversified relevant and progressively responsible experience in political science, international relations, conflict resolution or public information in government or international organizations;
  • Proven experience of working in a demanding and constantly changing operational environment;
  • Proven experience in supervising and leading staff in an international and multicultural organization;
  • Well-developed management, negotiation, communication, organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, organize, co-ordinate and monitor the work of a number of staff in multi-disciplined activities and as appropriate provide advice and guidance to others;
  • Demonstrated conflict sensitivity, including an ability to apply conflict sensitivity principles into reporting; 
  • Experience in report writing (analysing, summarizing, drafting, editing and clearing to a tight deadline with minimum supervision);
  • Flexibility and ability to work within limited time frames and with minimum supervision;
  • Professional fluency in English language;
  • Readiness to deploy to various locations within Ukraine;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and different professional experiences, diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity; 
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into reporting tasks and activities;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
  • Professional ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.



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


Tasks and Responsibilities

Please note that SMM offers of appointment/assignment shall be subject to prospective mission members being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and failure to meet this medical standard will result in termination of the appointment/assignment.


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 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.

The selected candidate will be deployed in Luhansk region/Monitoring Team.


Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader, and overall guidance of the Monitoring Team Leader, the MT Reporting and Political Analysis Co-ordinator will perform the following duties:


  1. Managing the staff of the Monitoring Teams' Reporting and Political Cell (RPC) including all aspects of performance management;
  2. Advising MT leadership on all reporting tasks and available resources within the RPC to achieve the mission mandate;
  3. Managing and co-ordinating the standards and editorial policy for all staff of the MT including quality control and the timely submission of reports, in co-ordination with the SMM's Head Office;
  4. Integrating the reporting cycle with the SMM internal planning cycle in accordance with SMM policy and guidance;
  5. Constantly monitoring and evaluating all aspects of the RPC activities in the MT; 
  6. Reporting on political developments to advise the MT leadership and the Head Office; 
  7. Participating in the management of critical incidents including Post-Incident Procedure;
  8. Overseeing and drafting regular and analytical reports, talking points, briefing materials and trend reports as required;
  9. Gathering and analysing data, including in coordination with other relevant MT units, to ensure the consistency, accuracy, objectivity, impartiality and timeliness of reports;
  10. Co-ordinating support for the development and delivery of training to build capacity in all areas in the MT;
  11. Integrating a gender perspective in all activities and products produced by the RPC;
  12. Participating in patrols and meetings as required;
  13. Reporting on and highlighting Early Warning Indicators on behalf of MT; 
  14. Performing other duties as required.


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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