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Updated Mar 8, 2019

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OSCE CEO Ivica Dačić
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  1. "Monitoring Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Monitoring Officer 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at OSCE for more than a year

    Pros

    The work is interesting - you are on the front line in an active conflict. A great field-work opportunity with lots of exposure to civil and military actors, as well as working in an multinational environment.

    Cons

    Woefully managed and an inherently biased system of appointing internal positions. A lot of infighting between national cliques, many of whom would prefer to keep a low profile to ensure job security. Monitors from Western nations tend to be more forward leaning and proactive, which results in the fraying of relations with Eastern bloc Monitors. Additionally, many Monitors are at the end of their careers, with the...

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    Advice to Management

    Reduce the number of office-based positions in the field - most are unnecessary and only exist because Monitors have carved out nugatory roles to avoid going on patrol. Get a grip of the nepotistic, self-serving style of appointing managerial and administrative positions. Place a cap on the length of service in the mission, or at the very least in the Eastern regions. Two years maximum. This is to avoid Monitor...

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    OSCE2019-03-08
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    "Monitoring Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Monitoring Officer in Kiev
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at OSCE for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent salary if also supported by sponsoring country. If not, then the compensation has limitations but does cover many costs, particularly for retired individuals collecting pensions.

    Cons

    VERY poor working conditions and support.

    OSCE2016-07-25
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