Health Field Officer in Odesa, Ukraine

  • Full Time
  • Odesa, Ukraine
  • UAH 50,000 and UAH 70,000 USD / Month

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral, and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC is mandated to work in countries affected by armed conflict or other situations of violence. The ICRC is present in over 100 countries and has some 20,000 staff.

In 2014, the ICRC expanded its presence in Ukraine. We have over 900 staff working across the county in various professional fields. 

About the job 

The ICRC Health Department recruits a Health Field Officer to be based in its Odesa office. In close cooperation with the team members and line managers, the Health Field Officer will mainly be responsible for contributing to the implementation, running and monitoring the health programme(s) in cooperation with the health team, according to the objectives set out in the delegation’s annual planning (Planning for Results) for a specific geographic area or field of activities. Based on the skills required for this position, s/he has the capacity to oversee programmes with a degree of autonomy (e.g. delegations with remote management) and/or deliver services with autonomy (e.g. hospital settings) and contributes actively to planning and coordinating health activities at field level. 

Start date: as soon as possible 

Your Tasks and Responsibilities

Implementing health programmes within his/her geographic area or field of responsibility/ expertise
Assisting the Health Delegate, Mental Health and Psychosocial Delegate or Health Coordinator or Health Project Manager in designing operational strategies and planning the health programme(s) at local/facility and national levels
Conducting assessments and regular field visits (when relevant) to monitor activities and health-related threats to the population
Ensuring proper management of information collected and appropriate, relevant reporting
Participating in analysis of and reflection on the overall health situation; contributing to realistic project proposals in line with the delegation’s objectives and priorities
Helping to organize meetings; advising staff members on various matters such as culture, politics, the economy, security, etc
Interpreting at meetings and translating documents into local languages
Liaising and building networks with local stakeholders to facilitate communication on and coordination of activities, thereby ensuring more efficient implementation of health programmes
Representing the ICRC vis-a-vis national authorities 

What we offer you

Employment contract according to Ukrainian labor law
Flexible working arrangements 
Annual paid 20 working days’ vacation
Competitive salary based on your qualifications and experience between UAH 50,000 and UAH 70,000
Medical insurance for employees and family
ICRC Institutional training
Individual development covered by ICRC
Foreign language courses 
Convenient office location in the city center 

About you

To be successful as a Health Field Officer in the Health Department, you should possess the following qualifications and experiences and have the following characteristics:   

Ukrainian citizenship or holding permanent resident status in Ukraine
University degree in medicine or nursing
Qualifications in public health or health management a strong asset
Fluent spoken and written English, Ukrainian and Russian.
License to practice in Ukraine
3 to 5 years of total work experience (including 2 years of clinical experience) with minimum 2 years’ experience in the humanitarian sector
Good connections with local health authorities or groups of interest for the ICRC
Excellent knowledge of the assigned geographic area
Genuine interest to work in the humanitarian sector
Readiness for frequent field trips
High level of motivation, and commitment to accuracy
Strong communication skills
Empathy towards affected populations
Strong resilience
Strong sense of responsibility
Self-motivated with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principles
Flexible, enthusiastic, and willing to learn
Ability to work independently, as well as effectively under supervision
Confidence in managing projects and staff
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
Ability to work within a diverse team and establish and maintain good working relations in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary environment 
Interested? Yes? Then apply.

Please submit your CV in English, along with your motivation letter and salary expectations, to the attention of the ICRC People and Culture Team. Please label your CV with your first and last names (First Name LAST NAME). 

In addition, please complete the compulsory ICRC questionnaire. The questionnaire is available through the following link: 

Your application will be considered only once you have completed the ICRC questionnaire and uploaded your CV in English. 

Application deadline: 21 January 2024 

Only candidates meeting the abovementioned criteria will be considered and contacted for tests and/or interviews. Due to the urgency of the position, the ICRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline. 

ICRC is Equal Opportunity Employer giving the highest priority to staff safety and security.

Qualified female and male candidates are encouraged to apply for the position.

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