Senior ICT Database Assistant, Kyiv, Ukraine

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Ukraine

City: Kyiv, Ukraine

Office: OSCE in Kyiv, Ukraine

Closing date: Thursday, 15 October 2020

Issued by: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Vacancy number: VNSMUG01114

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: Information Technology and Information Management

Grade: G6

Number of posts: 2

Duty station: Kyiv

Date of issue: 24 September 2020

Deadline for application: 15 October 2020 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine is looking for highly qualified, motivated and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the position of Senior ICT Database Assistant with its Office in Kyiv. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.

Initial duration of appointment is for 12 months, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link //‘>http: //

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see //‘>https: //

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National ICT Officer, the incumbent will be tasked with:

Developing, administering and maintaining SMM databases/and applications such as Operations DB, RATS, Phone Management and Billing system, People Search, etc. Enhancing or modifying the systems and modifications of the systems as required by business units, creating and maintaining requested interfaces to external data sources. The applications are built on Linux and Microsoft technology; Maintaining, administering and further developing the SMM SharePoint Intranet system that providing an integrated and secured access to local database and applications. Performing the day to day administration of the Intranet system; Coordinating application enhancement and development projects, including cooperation with external IT suppliers. Using formal IT tools (data models, business process, and other diagrams) to represent requirements to the external developers. Defining the technical aspects of ToRs of contracts with software providers and/or external developers on technical aspects of contracts; performing acceptance testing of the product; Consolidating and analysing data from various data sources used at SMM Develops/maintains or overseeing development and maintenance of interfaces for importing data from diverse data sources including various relational databases, flat files, XML files, structured Excel, Word and PDF documents. The imported data will be integrated as required and then either be analysed directly by the incumbent or made available to business units in an analysable formal.Providing analysis and advice for ICT related decision making. The incumbent needs to have a sound understanding of the ICT needs of the Institution. Based on this the incumbent provides advice for decision making by Chief of ICT.Providing advice for optimizing the use of ICT systems. Advising on how user requirements can be fulfilled by existing functionality of available systems, by its modification, or by new development or off-the-shelf systems. Comparing and making recommendations for the solutions that are offered by suppliers. When required assisting and guiding staff members on ICT issues; Performing other related duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications

Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
Completed secondary education supplemented by formal IT course training and extensive industry practice;
A minimum of six years of work experience in database design and web-based application development; excellent knowledge of .NET

0+ framework and RDBMS; strong knowledge of ASP.NET, AJAX, HTML, CSS, JavaScript; experience with unit testing, code review and continuous integration; strong understanding of Windows Domain components and administration; experience with SharePoint development and service integration;
Established experience in drafting technical instructions and training material for the users of distributed applications, ability to explain technically complex contexts;
Professional fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian languages, excellent written and oral communication skills in the mentioned languages;
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;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Cultural sensitivity and judgment.

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

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Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1225.00 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna Health Insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How To Apply

For more details please visit the OSCE website employment section at //‘>http: // All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link.

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.

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.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.