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Medical Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue
General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Minimum of six years of professional experience as a General Practitioner, Emergency Medicine or Trauma, with knowledge of public health and primary health care, as well as acute medicine and excellent diagnostic skills
  • Significant clinical experience in remote and hostile environment
  • Experience in management and establishing of remote site medical operations in hostile operational environments
  • Experience in working with international organizations
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills and professional fluency in Russian and/or Ukrainian language(s)
  • Experience in management within the medical field and sound supervisory skills
  • Excellent team-building skills and the ability to explain to medical staff the need for concerted action to achieve optimum healthcare results for Mission members; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and political judgment
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environments
  • Valid driving license and willingness to travel throughout Ukraine
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing, excel and email


  • Experience in the region highly desired
Tasks and Responsibilities

Initial duration of assignment for this post is until 31 March 2017, subject to a subsequent OSCE Permanent Council Decision to extend the mandate of the Mission.

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Potential applicants should be aware that the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (OSCE SMM) is currently a non-family duty station.

Under the general administrative supervision of the Chief Fund Administration, the incumbent will provide medical assistance to Mission members and staff in the Mission area. Specifically, the Medical Officer:

  1. Provides medical consultancy services to OSCE SMM staff, makes referrals to local hospitals, clinics or specialists and determines emergency medical situations, based on his/her knowledge of the adequacy of locally available facilities;
  2. Monitors and evaluates the adequacy and standards of the medical services being provided by OSCE locally contracted doctors in Ukraine as well as their professional competence;
  3. Works and co-operates with contracted medical provider, evaluates their performance and ensuring that medical support meets the operational requirements, also ensuring the maintenance of patient confidentiality, patience assurance and healthcare governance;
  4. Advises and consults with the locally contracted doctors regarding medical related subjects, second opinions, referrals, medical evacuation etc.;
  5. Disseminates updated medical data and information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other agencies on the prevention and control of infectious diseases, immunisation and other related medical subjects;
  6. Drafts policy guidelines on medical operations, medical plans and directions for approval by the senior management of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and the OSCE Secretariat;
  7. Co-operates closely with medical officers working for other international organizations in the Mission area to co-ordinate medical policy, to exchange information on health threats, the local medical infrastructure, joint procurement and warehousing of medical equipment and supplies with the aim of joint purchasing to achieve savings;
  8. Participates in research and surveys if additional information on identified medical topics is required;
  9. Supervises seven national Mission members;
  10. Performs related duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see


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

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.






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