Job: Database Officer (Kiev, Ukraine)

Deadline: March 15, 2016

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Tasks and Responsibilities:
Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2017, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting.

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Information Management Officer, the Database Officer:
  • Assesses the needs of the Unit and analyses internal business processes in order to design new databases and implement approved designs for data base
  • Designs, develops, tests and deploys database applications, software and other technology solutions; compiles business requirements, technical specifications, user and technical documentation and standards for information management systems implementation
  • Provides support in reporting and analysing data, assuring data consistency and giving statistics information
  • Maintains a variety of databases to ensure integrity, safety and access to data; introduces enhancements
  • Supports the operation of the analysis of processed data and information and performs data quality and consistency control
  • Provides information management support to Needs Assessment processes, specifically in data collection, processing/collation and analysis
  • Works closely with relevant departments/units in the Special Monitoring Mission Headquarter (SMM HQ) to determine necessary support requirements
  • Travels frequently within Ukraine including the Eastern Oblasts
  • Performs other duties as assigned

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 – Advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Experience – Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements: 
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
  1. Mandatory:
    • University degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Database Management, Software Development, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics or other related field(s) from an accredited academic institution
    • At least two years of relevant professional experience in the development of database information systems
    • Working experience with the following tools: VB.NET, C#, .NET framework, Java, ASP.NET, SQL or Oracle
    • Knowledge of different data collection methodologies
    • Demonstrated excellent organizational and analytical skills
    • Excellent communication, presentation and team-building skills
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision in an environment where rapid response to emergencies is essential
    • 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
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
    • 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 political judgement
    • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email, and excellent PowerPoint presentation skills
  2. Desirable:
    • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and/or knowledge of the region
    • Experience in working with international organizations
    • Working knowledge of the Ukrainian and/or Russian language(s)