OSCE-Medical Officer

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine, Ukraine
Date Posted: 21-08-2017

Medical Officer

ISSUED BY: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded
FIELD OF EXPERTISE: General Staff / Monitoring Functions
FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Senior professional
DATE OF ISSUE: 8 June 2017
CANADEM is assisting the Government of Canada and the OSCE with the recruitment and deployment of CANADIAN NATIONALS (Permanent Residence do not qualify) to the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (SMMU).
If you are interested in the post and meet the job requirements, please feel free to apply directly with the OSCE (https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies/medical-officer-vnsmus00571). Once you have completed the application form, please let us know at info@canadem.ca

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:
Education: Advanced degree in a relevant field
Experience: 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                        
                                Please note that the recruitment for this position will be done in batches.
Initial duration of appointment/assignment for this post is until 31 March 2018, 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.
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 and with due consideration to recommendations of the UN International Civil Service Commission. 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 Director, Administration and Finance, 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 http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm
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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