Manual Worker, 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, 12 November 2020

Issued by: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

Vacancy number: VNSMUG01118

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: General Support Functions

Grade: G2

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Kyiv

Date of issue: 1 October 2020

Deadline for application: 12 November 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 Manual Worker with its main 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

The Administration and Finance Unit is responsible for managing the material and financial resources of the Mission. Building Management subunit, as part of Administration and Finance Unit, provides support to operation of the whole Mission. The incumbent is under the direct supervision of the National Building Management Officer and performs basic maintenance of buildings, grounds, equipment and other small jobs and repairs in Mission offices.

More specifically the incumbent the incumbent will be dealing with:

1. Checking Mission offices state and its equipment (kitchen, WC, shredders, furniture) on the regular basis according to the schedule confirmed and distributing supplies of coffee, tea, milk, sugar; keeping control over A/C’s functioning, bulb replacement, technical state of the office premises.

2. Collecting and distributing supplies of stationery, paper, foodstuff, ICT-equipment and other necessary equipment upon requests, receiving and distributing water bottles on the weekly basis, replacing water bottles in the water coolers throughout the Mission premises on the daily basis.

3. Assembling and installation of desks, shelves and other furniture in offices and other Mission areas; carrying out maintenance and repair work on furniture; minor work on other equipment.

4. Participating in relocation processes; moving furniture and equipment, inspecting them for repair; hanging up notice boards, TV-sets, pictures using relevant tools and fixings.

5. Checking cleaning, household, refreshments supplies in stock and informing the supervisor when stocks are low, facilitating in order for the month relevant supplies.

6. Installation of sockets, switchers within office premises; minor sanitary engineering works.

7. Preparation of the Missions conference and rooms for official events and provide logistical support for events.

8. Providing assistance with cleaning outside perimeter and HO forefront from snow and ice.

9. Providing assistance in loading and unloading of equipment and materials.

10. Performing other duties as required. May be called to drive official vehicles.

Necessary Qualifications

Citizenship of Ukraine or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine;
Completed secondary education;
One year working experience in crafts, building/masonry, carpentry/woodwork, electrics or another trade;
Professional fluency in Ukrainian and Russian languages, both oral and written;
Working knowledge of English, both oral and written;
Valid driving licence is preferable;
Physically fit and able to lift heavy items;
Team spirit with ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst remaining impartial and objective;
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;
Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure;
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Proven resilience to high stress environments.

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 625.50 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and social security/ 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.