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National Consultant on Emergency Medical Systems

Kiev (Ukraine)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Emergency Aid and Response
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-19

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1. Purpose of the Position

The incumbent will work to strengthen the health system in order to improve the emergency preparedness and response. The incumbent will also provide advice on a regular basis with regard to strengthening national and sub-national capacities in developing and implementing policies, strategies, tools and capacities in relation to trauma and emergency response.

2. Organizational context

In the context of the WHO CO Ukraine response team, the incumbent will provide technical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Ukraine and other partners in strengthening Emergency Care case management and response activities, and provide best practices and international standards implementation at all levels of Emergency Care framework.

3. Description of duties

• Compile, analyze and review Ukrainian Emergency Care protocols and standard operating procedures to provide the best possible healthcare for patients in accordance with WHO and international guidelines.
• Contribute to and promote the patient safety agenda working collaboratively with the leads for patient safety and quality through. Initial research and drafting of an outline and core components of a competency framework for communication and teamwork for patient safety. Draft competency framework for communication and teamwork. Develop a guidance document containing core training materials for patient safety advocates.
• Prepare and deliver training to doctors, nurses, paramedic & medical students, attached to the MoH.
• Develop and promote clinical audit and other clinical governance processes by reviewing Ukrainian clinical audit and clinical governance processes and identifying needs in the system. The process will include identification of needs (emergency care standards upgrade), definition of standards (WHO, international standards), data collection, comparison of performance with standards, change implementation and re-audit. The systematic critical analysis of the quality of medical care in the Ukrainian health system, including the procedures used for diagnosis and treatment, the use of resources and the resulting outcome and quality of life for the patient.
• Contribute to identifying gaps in existing Emergency Medicine services and service improvements to benefit patients. Support work within Emergency Medicine related to national audits.
• Be part of guideline development groups and guarantee protocols are translated into local clinical practices.
• Contribute to and support hospitals’ Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response work steams. By following Emergency preparedness and response operations and reviewing selected hospitals to complete Hospital emergency response checklist to issue recommendations and implement actions. (8 hospitals to be reviewed in 3 months).
• Improve clinical practice by reviewing patient pathways and changing working practices to maintain a high standard of medical care. Contribute to achieving and maintaining key Performance Indicators for the Emergency Medicine.
• Participate and promote continuing medical education activity as appropriate to the specialty.
• Develop areas of special expertise interest within Emergency Care, subject to local needs, in agreement with clinical societies and the availability of resources.
• Develop hospitals induction programme, mandatory training programme and annual appraisal.
• Contribute to departmental research initiatives in areas of interest (cardiovascular diseases, stroke, trauma, etc.).
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues from inpatient specialties, relevant external agencies, national bodies and networks. Meeting with board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Neurology, Emergency Care and Anesthesiology (Intensive Care) to advocate for data collection, revision and scientific studies of Ukrainian health care.

4. Recruitment Profile

Functional Knowledge and Skills

• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to writing and research skills.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to write in a clear and concise manner and give technical advice and guidance taking into consideration the views of multiple stakeholders and partners in resource-limited contexts.
• Proven ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results, and resolve
issues in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics.
• Good computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.

Education Qualifications

Essential: University degree in Medicine
Desirable: Advanced university degree in Emergency Care/Critical Care/Anaesthesiology. Additional professional training/specialization in health systems, hospital management, training & education, and/or other related area.


Essential: Minimum three (3) years of experience in Emergency or related discipline. Work experience in an Emergency Management environment. Knowledge of emergency management planning systems and policies including: National Incident Management System, Incident Command System, National Response Framework, National Disaster Recovery Framework.
Desirable: Expertise in analysis and defining Emergency Care needs and applying methodologies to produce high quality deliverables.
Previous experience with WHO, other UN agencies, Emergency Medical Teams, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or nongovernmental organizations is desirable.


Essential: Excellent knowledge of English and Ukrainian
Desirable: Working knowledge of Russian

5. Contract duration

October – December 31, 2021

6. Location

Kyiv, Ukraine. Off-premises

7. Travel

Travel to be covered separately if required.

8. Remuneration and budget

NO-A to NO-B level. Daily rate is starting from 140 USD/working day, depending on qualification of the selected candidate.

9. Living expenses


10. Work schedule / Duration of contract

Working schedule to be agreed with supervisors

11. Additional Information

• This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
• Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
• A written test may be used as a form of screening.
• If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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• WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
• WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
• Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
• WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
• Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.
• WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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