The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (OSCE PCU) currently implements the “Enhancing Ukraine’s Chemical Emergency Response Capacity” Project aimed at strengthening capacity of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU) to train personnel dealing with chemical emergency response, to assess hazards from chemical incidents and to co-ordinate emergency response with other national stakeholders.
With a view to strengthening SESU first responders’ training capacity, the Project foresees revision of the chemical component of the existing сhemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) educational program and training curriculums at the SESU training institutions (National University of Civil Defence of Ukraine and Training Centre of SESU’s Civil Protection Rescue Service) using best international practices and experiences. The revised chemical emergency response curriculum will lay a ground for the development of comprehensive sets of training materials corresponding to the needs of on-site CBRN commanders and units that will be handed over to SESU to disseminate among its appropriate structures.
For the purpose of analysing the existing SESU training programs pertaining to the chemical emergency response and assisting with the development of the revised training curriculum and materials for SESU CBRN units, the OSCE PCU requires the services of an international expert.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of approximately 8 working days. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.
In close consultation and co-ordination with the working group consisting of representatives of SESU and SESU’s training institutions, leading national and international experts on revising chemical emergency response training programme and the OSCE PCU Project team, the selected expert will:
- analyse and assess the existing CBRN training programs, curriculums and training materials of the SESU training institutions;
- provide an overview of the existing chemical emergency response training programs delivered by the recognized international organizations, international training centers and/or training centers of civil protection services of foreign countries. Compare them with the CBRN educational curriculums as delivered in the SESU training institutions. The overview shall include a descriptive part and a summary with recommendations based on the gaps identified and areas for improvement;
- participate in the development of the revised content of the comprehensive chemical emergency response training program for the SESU CBRN units comprising theoretical and practical training modules;
- consult and co-ordinate with the Leading national expert to ensure alignment of the developed training programme, its specific modules and the recommended scenarios of practical trainings/exercises with the best international practices and experiences in the area of chemical emergency response education;
- participate in the discussion of the draft training program during the working meetings and expert round-table with the participation of Project stakeholders and Project experts group, in case of need.
The list of tasks is not exhaustive and definitive. The selected expert should expect to work interactively with OSCE PCU staff, to incorporate their tasks and instructions, and receive feedback on the work as it is being developed. Therefore, the expert should be responsive to the OSCE PCU requests communicated orally or electronically.
● university degree in civil protection, industrial safety, CBRN protection or related sphere. An advanced degree or relevant advanced training in emergency response would be an advantage;
● minimum 10 years of professional experience in the fields of civil protection or industrial safety. Experience of working within the governmental bodies would be an advantage;
● professional experience in developing training programmes and conducting training exercises in CBRN protection and emergency response with a focus on chemical threats; Experience in pedagogy will be an asset;
● experience in crisis management, rescue operations planning and management, preferably in the area of chemical emergency response and civil protection would be considered an advantage;
● excellent organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team;
● fluency in English, knowledge of Ukrainian and/or Russian will be an advantage;
● computer literacy.
According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
This position is for international experts only and will commence in September 2019. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system provided at www.osce.org/employment; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRC00576. However, if you have difficulties with the system you may use the OSCE's Application Form available at www.osce.org/ukraine/employment; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to email@example.com indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject, or by fax to +380 44 492 0383 to the attention of Ms. Lyubov Kravchenko or mail it to the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, 16 Striletska St., 01030 Kyiv, Ukraine as soon as possible, but not later than 12 September 2019. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. 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.