Security Analyst 09.05.2018

  • Added Date: Sunday, 15 April 2018
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 09 May 2018

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OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
International Contracted
13 April 2018
9 May 2018 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET)

The objective of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is to contribute, in close co-operation with OSCE institutions and other actors of the international community, to reducing tensions and fostering peace, stability and security in Ukraine, and ensuring the observance of OSCE principles and commitments, in particular with respect to minority rights throughout the country, thus establishing conditions for inclusive political dialogue aimed at achieving a sustainable transition respecting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

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 nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM and with due consideration to recommendations of the UN International Civil Service Commission. 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.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Security Analyst provides assistance to the Chief of Mission Security (CMS) and to the Deputy Chief of Mission Security in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country. She/He is directly responsible for permanent evaluation of all security related threats and the corresponding risk against SMM staff, assets, programmes and reputation.

The incumbent receives analyses and evaluates a broad spectrum of security-related information; drafts and updates security risk assessments and other analytical papers, establishes databases for open sources and specific incident related databases, develops trends and early warning indicators regarding the evolution of security situation and identifies suitable security measures and recommendations for various mission units to implement in order to avoid, transfer, lower the likelihood or impact of specific threats against SMM staff, assets, programmes and reputation.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Mission Security, the Security Analyst is responsible for the following tasks and responsibilities:

  1. Gathering and evaluating comprehensive information about events or actions that may affect the safety, security and assets within the Mission area; disseminating information on security matters, conducting research, maintaining and updating security reference sources; liaising closely with other elements of the Security Unit in the planning and preparation of security plans or briefings, providing analytical support and training on risk assessment process;
  2. Processing and analysing security-related information; creating and maintaining databases and statistics of security-related data and other correspondence files/documents; assisting the CMS and her/his Deputy in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country (by drafting security advisories, security instructions, security policies and plans); supporting the SMM Security personnel with required analyses and assessments in the field;
  3. Conducting risk analysis and threat assessments regarding security developments; drafting and updating the Mission Security Risk Assessment, weekly and monthly security reports and generic analytical papers on socio-political and security developments; preparing security briefings for various stakeholders in the Mission;
  4. Producing short and long term operational and strategic security assessments, reporting on trends and forecasts of the upcoming security situation;
  5. Partaking in co-ordination meetings (Reporting Co-ordination Meeting, Senior Management Team meetings, Security Management Team meetings, morning staff meetings, weekly co-ordination meeting) and taking minutes, where needed;
  6. Performing other tasks as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see

Necessary Qualifications
  • Citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding the citizenship of Ukraine;
  • First-level university degree in security studies, risk, disaster or emergency management, social/political science, military science, public administration, law enforcement, law or related field;
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience in security or international relations with focus on security management including a minimum of two years of experience in analytic posts working with security data, analytical reports, analysis and assessment;
  • Professional fluency in the English language with good drafting skills;
  • Working knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s) would be an advantage;
  • Excellent knowledge of security management, combined with solid background in military, police or security specialization;
  • Strong knowledge in theory and practice of security risk analysis and threat and risk assessment;
  • Ability to analyse security situation through analytic reports identifying trends and emerging security situations;
  • Substantial knowledge of the politico-military history and recent developments in the Mission area; understanding and ability to manage security challenges in conflict environment;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a demanding, unpredictable and deadline driven environment;
  • Possession of a valid driving license and ability to drive vehicles using manual transmission;
  • Experience working in Eastern Europe is desirable;
  • Readiness to travel regularly within Ukraine;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
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 about USD 3,872 to which is added Board and Lodging Allowance (currently EUR 125 per day subject to change without prior notice). Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

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.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

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.

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

This vacancy is archived.

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