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Paramedic (S2)

Kyiv (Ukraine)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Kyiv (Ukraine)
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
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  • Closing Date: 2022-01-27

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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:



  • First-level university in a relevant field



  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience


Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


Mandatory Clinical Requirements:

  • At least six years of progressively responsible international professional experience;
  • Proven record of 5-6 years of administrative work, reporting, statistical database management;
  • Must hold an active license/certification as a Paramedic (National Registered/State Certified) or equivalent (Off ShoreMedic);
  • Demonstrate experience in assisting clinical operations and projects;
  • Must hold the following current certifications: ALS/ACLS (Advanced Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PHTLS/ITLS(Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support/International Trauma Life Support);
  • Must demonstrate suitable experience in the delivery of medical training programs.


Other Mandatory Requirements:

  • Demonstrate 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;
  • Professional fluency in the English language;
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure and travel within Ukraine; proven resilience to high stress environments;
  • Demonstrate commitment to gender equality objectives as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Computer literacy, including, but not exclusive to; Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook;
  • Certifications in the following areas are advantageous: TCCC/BATLS (Tactical Combat Casualty Care/Battlefield Advanced Life Support), EPC/PALS (Emergency Paediatric Care/Paediatric Advanced Life Support) and/or MIMMS (Major Incident Medical Management Support).


Tasks and Responsibilities

Please note that SMM offers of appointment/assignment shall be subject to prospective mission members being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and failure to meet this medical standard will result in termination of the appointment/assignment.


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 Chief Medical Officer and doctors the incumbent will assist in Medical Management for the mission. Specifically, the Medical Operations and Training Manager will perform the following:


  1. Performing administration tasks within Medical Unit as requested by Chief medical Officer; preparing monthly, quarterly, annual draft reports for submission to Senior Management through Chief medical Officer;
  2. Delivering medical training to all SMM Kyiv personnel and all SMM Monitoring Teams;
  3. Ensuring that the medical training content is relevant and compliant with current protocols (American Heart Association/European Resuscitation Council/UK Resuscitation Council standards);
  4. Creating mission-specific medical training that is relevant to pre-hospital medical emergency situations that may arise across the mission;
  5. Assisting Medical Unit in procurement medical equipment and research relevant products; discussions with SMM medical staff about their requirements; assisting in terms of reference (that are researched and justified by SMM/OSCE standards) for the SMM procurement department;
  6. Assisting in medical equipment inventory and distribution to all SMM locations;
  7. Assisting with records of SMM medical equipment in an accurate and accountable manner;
  8. Assisting with co-ordination and routine reports with partner organizations;
  9. Assisting National Medical Staff with administrative or professional issues as required;
  10. Conducting antigen testing and referral to PCR laboratories when needed;
  11. Conducting clinical assessments of walk-in patients at the medical office when other medical staff are not available, subject to professional scope of practice;
  12. Within Medical Unit, following up with Continuous Professional Development and assist Medical staff with External training requests;
  13. Performing any other duties as directed by the Mission Medical Officers;
  14. Co-operating with contracted paramedic organization in main tasks.


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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.


Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see


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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:

Additional Information
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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