OPCW eRecruitment
Various Heads of Inspection Team Cell (P-5)
Post Level :    P-5  Closing Date :  2 December 2015 (-684 days left)
Vacancy Ref :     E-INS/HITC/F0267/P-5/64/10-15
Branch :     Inspection Team Personnel
Division :    Inspectorate Division
Date :    19 October 2015
This fixed-term appointment is for a duration of three years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules and other internal legislation as applicable. The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years.
Former OPCW staff who have served a minimum of 7 years as an Inspector in the Technical Secretariat (TS) and had a break in service of one year can apply, in accordance with the decision C-19/DEC.11 of the Conference of States Parties.
The Director-General retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.
 Principal Functions  Requirements
Under the supervision of the Director of the Inspectorate and in accordance with the OPCW Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity/Gender Equality, the Head of an Inspection Team Cell will lead a Team Cell in one of the following areas:
• Capacity Building & Contingency Planning
• Demilitarization
• Industry
• Safety and Chemistry

As the Head of Team Cell you will provide reports and manage resources needed for projects led by the Team Cell in the respective areas.

You will manage and supervise Mission Leaders and Inspectors under projects of your Team Cell.

You will provide technical advice and Support to other units of the Technical Secretariat of the OPCW.

You will lead the most critical inspections under the relevant articles as applicable. This includes:
• Direct inspection planning and preparation
• Direct and oversee all on-site verification activities
• Direct all post inspection activities

As assigned, you will undertake any special duties and tasks as directed by the Director-General of the OPCW.

For full details of the post, please refer to the detailed descriptions by going to the following links:

Head of Capacity Building & Contingency Planning Cell:
Head of Inspection Team Cell B (Demilitarization):
Head of Inspection Team Cell C (Industry):
Head of Inspection Team Cell D (Safety and Chemistry):

 Knowledge and Skills

• An advanced university degree in a relevant field as applicable (please refer to the detailed descriptions); a first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience (minimum 12 years) may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• Demonstrated leadership with a focus to assure business results are achieved through and with people;
• Demonstrable strategic thinking;
• Proven ability to learn quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to changing conditions is critical;
• The ability to stay focused on results and take quick decisions despite rapidly changing environmental conditions;
• Innovative and creative problem solving skills;
• The ability to influence, and stimulates others to action by effective delegation of work and responsibilities;
• Able to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment, have excellent negotiating skills, conflict management skills, and an ability to enhance the effectiveness of a team;
• Able to deal with complex issues and interpret procedures and guidelines in order to adapt them to cover complex situations;
• Able to deliver training courses for capacity building both internally and externally;
• Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing reports;
• Able to work in diverse environments and travel frequently;
• Solid computer skills (e.g. Windows, MSOffice).


For the full details please refer to the detailed descriptions
• A minimum of 10 years relevant experience with and advanced degree, 12 years relevant experience with first level degree or 20 years relevant experience with high school diploma with equivalent or specialized training;
• Other experience as applicable.


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.
Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and provident fund deductions) in US$ and a post adjustment. The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances. The figure quoted on the right, is based on the October 2015 rate of 35.5%.  
 With Dependants   No Dependants 
Annual Salary $87,948 $81,704
Post Adjustment $31,222 $29,005
Total Salary $119,170 $110,709
Currency USD
Interested applicants who are unable to submit an application online at www.opcw.org, due to technical problems, are requested to send an e- mail to Recruitment@opcw.org explaining the problem.
Only applications received before the closing date will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.
Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.