National Environmental Officer, Kyiv, Ukraine

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

Country: Ukraine

City: Kyiv, Ukraine

Office: OSCE in Kyiv, Ukraine

Closing date: Friday, 23 October 2020

The majority of positions in OSCE field operations are filled by secondment, which means that individuals are nominated by their respective OSCE participating State. In addition, a limited number of seconded positions are available at the OSCE Secretariat and the institutions.

Issued by

OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Vacancy number VNSMUN01119 Vacancy type Local Contracted Field of expertise Economic and Environmental Affairs Grade NP1 Number of posts 1 Duty station Kyiv Date of issue 2 October 2020 Deadline for application 23 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 professional for the position of National Environmental Officer with its Head 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

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

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Environmental Adviser and based on information received from the Focal Points for environmental issues in the Monitoring Teams, the incumbent will ensure targeted monitoring, assessment and reporting on environmental issues, in the conflict-affected areas and elsewhere. Equally important, the incumbent will contribute to assessment and reporting on incidents and risks and propose effective emergency planning and response for the SMM and its Mission members.

More specifically the incumbent:

Analysing inputs or reports from Monitoring Teams, and identifying and assessing environmental issues to be reported, or to be further monitored;Identifying potential environmental risks and advising the senior management, together with Environmental Adviser, on measures to be taken to ensure safety and security of SMM Mission members and when required, drafts guidance notes, questionnaires, tracking tools and other means of implementing effective monitoring of identified issues;Establishing and maintaining network of environmental focal points in the teams, by regular communication;Providing feedback to Monitoring Teams, to ensure consistent and quality reporting on environmental issues;Liaising and cooperating with OSCE Office of the Co-ordinator of Economic and Environmental Activities and other OSCE entities to ensure OSCE cooperation;Contributing to the capacity building, training and activities pertaining to understanding of environmental issues through preparation of didactic material or identification of specialized trainers;Participating in and reports on meetings and conferences organized by OSCE, national government, international organizations;Performing other tasks as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications

Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
A first-level university degree in in International relations, environmental studies, environmental law;
At least two years of relevant professional experience in the environmental field. International work experience will be an asset;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
Holding a valid driving license;
Professional fluency in the English, Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written;
Good communication skills, including the capacity to convey complex concepts and recommendations in a clear and concise fashion for different audiences;
Discretion and sound judgment in applying expertise to address complex and/or sensitive issues;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
Understanding of gender issues, including key challenges and approaches to mainstreaming gender into programme design and management;
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Knowledge of training tools and methods and proven experience delivering training on accountability and transparency -responsive programmes and advocacy.

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

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 1785.92 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 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.