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Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

From April 1, 2022, the special monitoring mission of the West support agency in Ukraine, which constantly carries out its activities to ensure compliance with the norms of international humanitarian law throughout the territory of Ukraine, began its work. Mobile monitoring groups of the mission make daily trips to the de-occupied territories that were under the occupation of the Russian military, and territories where military conflicts continue, with the aim of recording war criminals. According to the results of this work, more than 2,400 facts of violations of international humanitarian law were recorded. Work is currently underway to further transfer these materials to the International Criminal Court (The Hague Court).


Let’s Work Together

Monitors are mandated to help reduce tensions and promote peace, stability and security, and to monitor and support the implementation of all human rights principles and obligations. The Mission engages with authorities at all levels, as well as with civil society, ethnic and religious groups and local communities, to promote dialogue on the ground. The Mission will collect information and report on the security situation, establish and report facts in response to specific incidents, including those relating to alleged violations of basic human rights principles and obligations.

Mandatory criteria to apply for an election observation mission as a short-term or long-term observer:

  • proficiency in the language of the mission (for the EU: French, English, Spanish depending on the country observed)

  • at least a Master's degree in a relevant discipline (political science, international relations, international law, human rights, journalism, etc.)

  • good physical condition

  • possession of a valid passport

  • neutrality and independence from the host country

  • ability to work in a multicultural environment, interpersonal skills

  • To apply for a long-term observer position, you must have completed several missions as a short-term observer.


Additional criteria:

  • significant field experience in conflict or post-conflict areas desired for most missions under the aegis of the EU

  • demonstrated ability to work in difficult conditions (degraded security environment, basic comfort, health risk, etc.)

  • prior professional experience in the geographical area concerned

  • knowledge of the languages ​​spoken in the country where the mission is deployed: it should be noted that language skills may be tested during pre-selection and selection.

​The fact of registering on this database does not in any way imply that one is a candidate for a specific mission; it is only a mandatory prerequisite for any application form for an electoral observation mission. Once this process has been completed, it is not necessary to renew it, but to update its data regularly.


The pre-selection is made from the files received following the calls for applications.


WEST SUPPORT proceeds in a collegial manner to the pre-selection of candidates for each mission based on the criteria requested by the organization in charge of observation. The shortlist of relevant candidates that is established respects, as far as possible, the principles of parity, generational balance, professional diversity, and makes room for the rotation and renewal of observers.


Due to the large number of applications, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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