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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. Female candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.


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


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

Tasks and Responsibilities
The Administration and Finance Unit is responsible for managing the material and financial resources of the Mission. The Building Management sub-unit, 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 responsible for:


  1.  Checking the state of Mission offices and its equipment (kitchen, WC, shredders, furniture) on  regular basis according to the confirmed schedule, and distributing supplies of coffee, tea, milk, sugar; keeping control over A/C functioning, light bulb replacement, technical state of the office premises.
  2. Collecting and distributing supplies of stationery, paper, foodstuff, ICT-equipment and other necessary equipment upon request, receiving and distributing water bottles on  weekly basis, replacing water bottles in the water coolers throughout the Mission premises on 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 and demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, and maintain effective working relationships with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • 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;
  • 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 601.00 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

  • To apply please follow this link
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover/motivation letter where (  you discovered this job posting.


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.

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