The post is located in the Office of Head of Mission within the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan. It is an extra-budgetary (ExB) post within the project “Implementation of Occupational Safety and Health in OSCE” that is currently envisaged to last until 31.07.2026. In addition to this post, the project also comprises the following ExB posts: Nurse G6. The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Office is embedded in the Fund Administration Unit.
The main purpose and objectives of the OSH Office is to ensure that the Mission’s staff have adequate health care, that they are fit to perform their duties without risk to the health and safety of themselves or others, considering their health status, the job demands, and the health risks and
health support available at the location in which they serve. The role is located in the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, but it also covers the other OSCE executive structures in Central Asia, taking into account the Regional Medical Advisor function described in the ExB
The incumbent works independently as a medical doctor. The medical standards, as required by the state licencing body, provide guidelines for medical protocol and treatment. Administrative duties are guided by the CRMS, OSCE established policies and procedures regarding medical clearances, sick leave certifications and medical evacuations. The supervisor reviews administrative decisions, such as, that certification of sick leave is in compliance with CRMS, timely healthcare and health related information is provided to staff, and that required medical equipment and supplies are procured for the OSH Office.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The incumbent reports to the Head of Office as a first-level supervisor. The incumbent supervises one G6 Nurse post, funded through ExB.
- Providing medical consultancy services (incl. tele-medical consultations), in accordance with internationally accepted standards, and ensuring high quality on-site clinical care of mission members by offering consultation and case discussion based on analysis of relevant and available patient history/records, offering advice and method of treatment or diagnostic tests to be performed, prescription of medicines, treatment follow-up and, depending on the type of illness, making referrals to outside specialists, local or international hospitals or clinics;
- Actively contributing to the development and future updating of the framework for medical standards and re-integration; Assessing staff fitness to work, arranging ‘pre-employment’, ‘regular occupational’ and additional medical examinations when indicated with appropriate health institutions; Providing guidance/policy directions on a variety of medical issues and cases; Establishing a local/regional support network with representatives of relevant government authorities and medical establishments to ensure provision of medical assistance by local entities; Monitoring and evaluating adequacy and standards of medical services provided by the local/regional health institutions and private practice in the area of operation;
- Advising Senior Management on medical standards for staff appointments, sick leave (reviews and validates prolonged sick leave), medical evacuations/repatriations per OSCE guidelines, service-incurred accidents or illnesses, possible cases of termination for health reasons or disability and similar issues;
- Managing immunisation programme on an annual or as required basis in the AoR. Providing emergency response and assessing needs for medical evacuations when required and when adequate medical support is not available locally. Monitoring and assessing public health situation in the region;
- Providing medical leadership and emergency medical care during crises by rapidly assessing complex situation(s), often with limited and fragmented information, and providing effective communication to colleagues, patients and healthcare organisations;
- Certifying sick leave requests for treating patients and liaising with other medical practitioners (locally and out of country), clinics, laboratories, hospitals and like facilities, as and if required, for verification of sick leave duration and/or other details for the OSCE executive structures in Central Asia.
- University degree in Medicine from a recognized Medical School; Medical Doctorate (MD) with specialization, preferably in general/occupational medicine;
- Active medical licence to practice health care is required.
Experience and knowledge/skills:
- Minimum six years of progressive clinical experience in the medical field as a specialist doctor with knowledge of public health, occupational and emergency medicine;
- Experience in management and supervisory position within the medical field essential;
- Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
- Experience using relevant medical databases;
- Holding a valid driving license and willingness to drive official vehicles;
- Willingness and ability to travel across the OSCE executive structures in Central Asia and the willingness and ability to answer calls outside of regular working hours.
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
- Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Russian. Knowledge of Uzbek language will be an asset.
Required Values and Competencies
OSCE core values:
Commitment. Diversity. Integrity. Accountability.
OSCE core competencies:
Communication. Collaboration. Analysis & decision-making. Planning. Initiative-taking. Flexibility.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction, is USD 2974.5 as per the relevant OSCE salary scale.
Appointment is normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under https://vacancies.osce.org/. by 10 February 2024.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
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 https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.