Technical Adviser on Humanitarian Mine Action (P4)

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  • Posted 2 months ago

OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe


The Support Programme for Ukraine (SPU) has been established in order to continue supporting the Ukrainian Government’s reform efforts and provide a platform for continued Ukrainian efforts in implementing OSCE commitments. It is implemented through Extra-Budgetary project activities. 

The post is located at the SPU within the OSCE Secretariat, CPC. It is an extra-budgetary (ExB) post within the “SPU – Support to Environmental Rehabilitation with Focus on Building National Humanitarian Mine Action Capacities of Ukraine” Project that is currently envisaged to last until May 2025. This post is subject to receipt of funds. A possible extension is subject to the availability of funds, as well as an extension of the project duration.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Technical Adviser is responsible for:

(a) Advising the government of Ukraine on institutionalizing humanitarian mine action, and guiding the SPU support in this area. This advice shall be provided on humanitarian mine action strategy development, establishing and running a humanitarian mine-action programme and related structures; on establishing certification procedures and national mine-action standards; and other priority tasks as jointly identified by the government and the SPU. He/she shall also identify and coordinate short-term consultants for specialized assistance.

(b) Acting as the SPU communicator between national and international stakeholders, assisting the government in liaising with international actors, including demining NGOs, donors and technical-assistance advisors, and in conveying the interests of the international community to the government. He/she advises the SPU and other OSCE structures, if requested, in the conduct of their mine-action assistance programming, and assists the SPU in donor reporting and other report writing.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, the Technical Adviser will perform the following tasks:

  1. Providing guidance in developing Ukraine-specific humanitarian mine action strategy;
  2. Providing advice to national humanitarian demining actors on functioning of national mine system based on best international practices;
  3. Assessing and regularly updating country-specific humanitarian demining needs with regard to policy development as well as building humanitarian demining technical capabilities of all involved stakeholders;
  4. Establishing demining equipment priority list in close co-ordination with key stakeholders;
  5. Maintaining regular contacts with respective governmental stakeholders to advise on the national mine action capacity building;
  6. Suggesting improvements/modifications whenever necessary to the SPU programming to better meet project objectives, and in response to evolving needs of demining stakeholders;
  7. Contributing to periodic internal and donor reporting;
  8. Performing other related duties as required. 

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Necessary Qualifications:

  • Second-level university degree in one/several of the following fields: military sciences, engineering, political science, management;
  • A minimum of eight years of professional experience in the relevant field;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing country-specific humanitarian demining strategy/strategies;
  • Demonstrated project management skills in the thematic area;
  • Demonstrated thematic expertise;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent written and oral communication skills. Working knowledge of Ukrainian is an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to work in a team and establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural
    backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and internet. 

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration is around EUR 8,300, with the actual monthly salary depending on post adjustment and family status. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

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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

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.

The mandatory retirement age at the OSCE is 65 years for contracted positions at the general service, professional and director level. The Organization shall apply an age limit of 63 years at the time of appointment as the incumbent selected is normally expected to carry out the contractual obligation of two years.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Secretariat
  • Requisition ID: OSC000331
  • Contract Type: International Contracted
  • Grade: P4
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: OSCE
  • Issue Date: Apr 26, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jun 6, 2024
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: Master’s Degree (Second-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Economic & Environmental Affairs
  • Target Start Date: As soon as possible

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