OSCE-Technical Monitoring Officer/Camera Operator

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine, Ukraine
Date Posted: 21-08-2017

Technical Monitoring Officer/Camera Operator

ISSUED BY: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded
FIELD OF EXPERTISE: General Staff / Monitoring Functions
DATE OF ISSUE: August 10 2017
CANADEM is assisting the Government of Canada and the OSCE with the recruitment and deployment of CANADIAN NATIONALS (Permanent Residence do not qualify) to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (SMMU).
If you are interested in the post and meet the job requirements, please feel free to apply directly with the OSCE (https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies/technical-monitoring-officercamera-opera...). Once you have completed the application form, please let us know at info@canadem.ca

General Minimum Requirements                                            
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements                                   
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
Level of Professional Competence Requirements                           
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Education: First level university degree or equivalent experience
Experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements                                     
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
  • First level university degree or certified training course in a relevant field desirable;
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in any of the following fields: military, police, government or international/multilateral organizations in a field environment;
  • Minimum one year of experience in any of the following: military, police, government or international/multilateral organization watch centre operations or monitoring, database management,  imagery analysis, information management or geospatial analysis (preferably ArcGIS);
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to spend significant amount of time focusing on and monitoring split view camera screens. Ability to draft descriptive daily reports and populate logbooks with data on events monitored or observed;
  • 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 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;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and email;
  • Ability to assess the situation and react rapidly, as well as to adjust and cope with changing tasks and priorities;
  • Ability to co-operate effectively with supervisors and colleagues with diverse experiences and backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission.
  • Possession of a valid automobile 'Class C' driving license is an advantage;
  • Experience in off-road driving is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian languages is an advantage;
  • Experience of working in an international environment;
  • Experience of working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region;
  • Experience in the monitoring of ceasefire regimes and/or the identification of weapons systems and their effects;
  • Experience in drafting thorough and concise reports.
Tasks and Responsibilities                                                      
Please note that the recruitment for this position will be done in batches. The last day of deployment is envisaged to be on 15 November 2017.
In order to effectively use, manage and store information received from technical monitoring means, the SMM is creating a Technical Monitoring Centre (TMC) in Kyiv, under the direction and supervision of the Operations Unit. Live feeds from SMM technical monitoring systems including cameras and acoustic sensors will be transmitted to the TMC, for 24/7 monitoring and recording of Minsk agreements violations, and development of real time situational awareness and a common operating picture for the Mission.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Technical Monitoring Centre and direct supervision of the Co-ordinator of the Technical Monitoring Centre, the Technical Monitoring Officer/Camera Operator is responsible for:
  1. Monitoring the general security situation in the area of operations focusing on ceasefire violations, presence of weapon systems, armed formations, artillery/mortar impacts, military facilities and conflict-related damage to infrastructure, including road and rail networks in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine, by using remote technological means;
  2. Operating thermal imaging and daylight cameras from a remote location, tracking events and activities and logging observations;
  3. Processing, compiling and drafting reports of relevant information collected using different sensors;
  4. Assisting with co-ordination/maintenance of monitoring equipment, tracking functionality of systems, performing first-line trouble-shooting and minor repairs and co-ordinating technical and maintenance issues with relevant source of support;
  5. Maintaining a high level of professionalism and displaying strict adherence to the OSCE Code of Conduct and the wider organizational regulatory framework at all times;
  6. Performing duties in a timely, precise and professional manner showing resilience and flexibility in a potentially hazardous and challenging working environment;
  7. Contributing to work of the Technical Monitoring Centre;
  8. Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
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