Local Consultant, Training Systems on Biological Safety and Security, Kyiv, Ukraine

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Ukraine

City: Kyiv, Ukraine

Office: OSCE in Kyiv, Ukraine

Closing date: Sunday, 14 February 2021

Issued by: OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine

Vacancy number: VNUKRC00642

Vacancy type: Experts/Consultants

Field of expertise: Education

Number of posts: 2

Duty station: Kyiv

Date of issue: 28 January 2021

Deadline for application: 14 February 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Background information

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCUk) is currently implementing the project "Awareness raising, education and training for life scientists on biosafety and biosecurity". Objective of the project is to improve biological safety, security and bioethics in Ukraine through training of life scientists on biosafety and biosecurity, and to ensure sustainability of the national training system. The main target audience of the trainings are life scientists of specialised laboratories within Ministry of Health (MOH), State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection (SSUFSCP), National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NAASU), National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine (NAMSU), and National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine (NAASU).

The OSCE PCUk requires services of experts to conduct the needs analysis and to develop training programme on biological safety and security in Ukraine.

Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of temporary nature. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.


The selected experts will work under general supervision of National Project Officer within the OSCE PCUk with technical co-ordination by the lead expert. The experts will closely co-operate with other national and international experts. The experts are expected to:

conduct critical analysis of the existing national and international biosafety and biosecurity (BS& S) training curricula to be used for Ukrainian life scientists and specialists of specialised laboratories;
develop BS& S training programme in line with the accepted international standards and national needs;
co-operate with OSCE PCUk project team, MOH, and other relevant national and international stakeholders as required, including participation in workshops, meetings and discussions.

Necessary qualifications:

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higher education or diploma / training in the field of biology, medicine, public health management or similar;
minimum 2 years of proven practical experience in training / instructing of laboratory personnel on biosafety and biosecurity; relevant international experience would be an advantage;
excellent interpersonal skills, ability to relate easily and openly with colleagues, self-motivation;
good communication skills, good drafting ability to produce notes that are clear, concise and comprehendible to public audience;
good understanding of English language (reading, speaking), as well as fluency in Ukrainian language;
ability to work with office information technology, including word processing, graphics software, and the Internet.

Remuneration package:

According to the OSCE PCUk consultancy fees guidelines.

This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at //jobs.osce.org">https: //jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRC00642. The deadline for applications is 14 February 2021. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy or you may use the OSCE’s off-line Application Form available at //jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu">https: //jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to oscepcu-recruitment@osce.org">oscepcu-recruitment@osce.org indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.