Hours: Register (roster) role. If deployed, work will be full-time Remuneration: Starting rate expected to be £808 – £929 per week (£3500 – £4025 per month) Duration: Register members who deploy will be offered fixed-term contracts. The duration will depend on the requirements of the response, but most responses are between 4 and 12 weeks. Location: Ukraine (several locations)
Are you a licensed medical doctor experienced in providing medical care in humanitarian settings?
UK-Med is a humanitarian INGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies for more than 20 years. We train medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit. When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control. We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.
Our responses are staffed from our Register (roster) of surge responders. Register members undergo extensive training and vetting in advance, so they can be quickly deployed to where they are most needed. Register members who join a response team are offered a fixed-term contract for the response and paid in line with our globally benchmarked pay scales.
We are seeking for Medical Doctors with experience working in humanitarian contexts. You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for a minimum of 4-6 weeks (longer availability may is highly desirable).
Our ideal candidates will be fully licensed and experienced General Practitioner, who have significant experience working in Family Medicine providing medical care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions. You will be confident and capable in treatment of both adults and children, and able to perform a full range of clinical activities including diagnosis and treatment. You will have experience practicing medicine in low resource / humanitarian contexts.
You must hold a current medical license and able to demonstrate your current and unconditional membership of a suitable registering organisation. You must hold specific qualifications / professional registrations in General Medicine.
You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn. Language skills will be an advantage.
We offer excellent learning opportunities and occasional opportunities to work in international humanitarian responses, should you decide to join our Register at a later date.
At the same time UK-Med tries to provide feedback to applicants and share with them where they have fallen short in the competitive process, it may be very difficult to provide individual feedback. Especially looking at the large number of applications UK-Med receives and the multiple recruitments taking place at the same time, specifically during times of ongoing emergency surges.
How to apply
We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Medical Doctor – General Practitioner – Ukraine – June 2022 before applying for this role.
To apply, please submit a current CV and answer the application questions:
Please apply below, as soon as possible and no later than Friday 24 June . Potential interview date will be held between 27 June and 9 July. This is an ongoing recruitment campaign to support our current mission in Ukraine, candidates are interviewed on a rolling basis.
Applicants must have an existing right to enter Schengen Zone countries in order to transit to Ukraine e.g. citizenship/residence of a Schengen Zone country, or an ETIAS eligible country (https://www.etiasvisa.com/etias-requirements).
UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.
UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.