Team Paramedic (Ukrainian Nationals only)

Employer: Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
Location: Ukraine

DDG is now seeking to hire a Team Paramedic to provide on-site medical support to humanitarian mine action activities. The Team Paramedic reports directly to the Team Leader. You will report to Team Leader for matters related to the daily operation. Being located in Slovyansk or Mariupol, with frequent multi-night travel, you will also have stake-holders and in other locations and in particular the Safety Officer in Slovyansk and the Head of Office for Slovyansk and Mariupol.

Main duties and responsibilities:
Accompanies mobile teams wherever they may be deployed within Ukraine.
Provides immediate on-site casualty stabilisation in the event of an accident/incident and accompanies casualty to the designated medical facility.
Conducts assessments of local medical facilities prior to the deployment of demining teams in order to establish casualty evacuation plans.
Maintains up-to-date contact information and location details of all suitable medical facilities within DDG’s area of operation.

Responsible for the maintenance and contents of major trauma kits according to DDG standard operating procedures.
Conducting regular basic life support training for colleagues based on a standardised syllabus developed by DRC/DDG.
Supports with formal training for third party organisations in conjunction with the DDG Global Medic.
Supports colleagues with routine tasks associated to deployment in a mobile team.

All employees should master DRC's CORE COMPETENCIES: Communicating, Taking the Lead, Collaborating, Striving for Excellence and Demonstrating Integrity. That means that you understand the importance of establishing close and trustful relationships with stakeholders on all levels of the organization, while at the same time keeping yourself motivated and busy. In your mind, anything is possible and you are not afraid to inspire, push and assist people around you to deliver what you need to get on with the work.

Essential Experience / Qualifications:
Paramedic qualification
Good computer literacy (Outlook, Word, Excel)
Highly desirable but not necessary:
Written and spoken English language
Experience in an ambulance crew or as a military combat medic
Prior experience delivering paramedic training

Personnel Specification:
Excellent discipline and ability to follow instructions
Flexible; willing to work away from home for extended periods in a mobile capacity
Team spirit; willing to assist the team with tasks outside the immediate scope of their role
Adaptable; willing to live in basic accommodation
Willing to work in close support to demining teams
Works well under pressure and keeps to deadlines
Works strictly according to the reporting structure

DRC will offer the successful applicant 6-months employment contract starting 12 June 2017, renewable dependent on funding and performance. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Local Nationals. This position is classified at level C. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, irrespective of nationality, race, gender or age.

Application process

Interested? Go to and find Current Vacancies. Find the job on the list and apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. As DRC wishes to develop and retain talented staff, we strongly encourage qualified internal candidates to apply.

If you have questions, or encounter problems with the online application process, please contact

Applications close date: Tuesday, 06 June 2017. If an appropriate candidate is identified, DRC reserves the right to recruit ahead of this deadline.

Please note that applications sent directly to DRC staff will not be considered.

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on