11 August 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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 medicine from a recognized medical school
Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
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;
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;
Demonstrated commitment to gender equality objectives as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Excellent oral and written English communication skills;
Valid driving license and willingness to travel throughout Ukraine;
Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing, excel and email.
Experience in the region is highly desired;
Professional fluency in Russian and/or Ukrainian language(s).
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM), in line with the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, is committed to further improving gender balance among staff in all areas and levels within the SMM. We encourage qualified applicants, especially women to apply for this position.
If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.
Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.
Under the general administrative supervision of the Head of the Medical Services Unit, as Medical Officer, you will provide medical assistance to Mission members and staff in the Mission area. Specifically, you will be responsible for the following:
Providing medical consultancy services to OSCE SMM staff, making referrals to local hospitals, clinics or specialists and determines emergency medical situations, based on his/her knowledge of the adequacy of locally available facilities;
Supporting monitoring and evaluating the adequacy and standards of the medical services being provided by OSCE locally contracted doctors in Ukraine as well as their professional competence;
Working and co-operating with the contracted medical provider, evaluating their performance and ensuring that medical support meets the operational requirements, also ensuring the maintenance of patient confidentiality, patient assurance and healthcare governance;
Advising and consulting with locally contracted doctors regarding medical related subjects, second opinions, referrals, medical evacuation, etc.;
Disseminating 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;
Drafting policy guidelines on medical operations, medical plans and directions for approval by the Head of the Unit and by senior management of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and the OSCE Secretariat;
Co-operating closely with medical officers working for other international organizations in the Mission area to coordinate 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;
Participating in research and surveys if additional information on identified medical topics is required;
Supporting the Head of the Medical Services Unit in all aspects of medical services;
Deputizing for the Head of the Medical Services Unit;
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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