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Chemical Safety Expert


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OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine
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In the late 2015, the OSCE conducted a Comprehensive Review of chemical safety and security in Ukraine. This Review has determined four priority areas that need to be addressed and corresponding projects were developed under the umbrella of Chemical Safety and Security Programme in Ukraine. The fourth priority identified the need for public advocacy and preparedness for chemical security threats under the project “Improving Ukraine’s Emergency Response Capacity to Deal with Chemical Security Threats”. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) is the beneficiary of this project. The project will result in upgrading and updating technical and methodological capacity of the SESU to deal with chemical emergencies and threats. 

It is expected that each of the below mentioned tasks will be completed by a separate expert with relevant qualifications and professional experience. 




Tasks and Responsibilities








1. Development of information package and programmes for raising public awareness on chemical safety:

- Incorporation of successful international approaches for communicating chemical security threats among various groups of population;

- Collection of information for source package (booklets, posters, assistance during development of video content); 

- Agenda development for public awareness campaigns for the SESU staff at educational institutions.

2. Amendment of recommendations for rescuers of the SESU on chemical security threats:

- Analysis of the current legislation framework and normative documents related to civil protection and personal protection of  the SESU rescuers during emergency situations caused by hazardous chemical substances;

- Identification and suggestion of areas to be amended in the recommendations for personal protection and safety of the SESU first responders during chemical emergencies endorsed in 2008; 

- Suggestion of the best available international practices to be introduced into standard operational practices of the SESU first responders; 

- Amendment of the methodological recommendations on personal protection and safety for the first responders to counteract chemical threats.

3. Evaluation of the current preparedness system of the SESU to respond to chemical security threats:

- Based on international practices for assessing the preparedness of the emergency service rescuers to the chemical security threats suggest methodologies for conducting the SESU evaluation in Ukraine; 

- Analysis of the institutional structure of the SESU response system to chemical security threats  under decentralization; 

- Analysis of the current legislative framework of the SESU response system to chemical security threats; 

- Analysis of technical capacity of the SESU response system to address chemical security threats and emergencies; 

- Development of recommendations based on the above mentioned.




Necessary Qualifications








• University degree in civil protection, chemical technologies or other adjacent fields;

• Minimum 5 years of professional experience in civil protection, experience in CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear) safety field would be an asset;

• Extensive professional experience in developing recommendations, legal acts, by-laws, training programmes in civil protection area at national level, including formal qualifications in CBRN protection with focus on chemical emergencies;

• Fluency in Ukrainian; working knowledge of English would be an advantage.




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








According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.




How To Apply








This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system by clicking the Apply button. If you have difficulties with the online system you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.



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