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Co-Head, Health & Medical Services Department

Health & Medical Services Department
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25 Feb 2024

Role Description

Job title: Co-Head of Department, Health & Medical Services, Jamboree Planning Team

Nature of engagement: Volunteer contract 

Duration: From March 2024 until the end of the project in December 2027 or earlier, depending on volunteers availability, but no less than April 2025. 

Team size: To be determined in the course of the work 

The Co-Head of Department will be co-responsible for coordinating the preparation of the health and medical plan, in collaboration with other Departments and external specialists, and in a later stage will co-responsible for supervising the implementation of the plan.  

The Health & Medical Plan must be prepared in accordance with WOSM guidelines and consider solutions related to the obligations of the Jamboree Organisation. 

The applicant should be able to communicate effectively with team members, other teams and stakeholders. Competence in motivating the team, delegating tasks and managing conflicts is also important. 

Applicant Profile

Applicants from Poland for this role should meet the following formal requirements: 

  • For ZHP Members: Completed leader’s service in the previous year and an opinion of the relevant Regional Commissioner or the Chief Commissioner
  • This role is also open to people who are Polish citizens and are not currently members of the ZHP. 

Applicants from abroad for this role should meet the following requirements: 

  • membership of one of the organisations belonging to the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) 
  • a favourable opinion from the competent international commissioner 

Candidate who will be selected for this role is expected to participate in the next JPT Meeting, which will take place in Gdansk between 19-21 April 2024.

Knowledge and Skills

  • demonstrating a high level of competence and personal culture 
  • ability to work with volunteers and staff of the organisation’s international structures 
  • ability to collaborate and build a positive relationship with colleagues 
  • ability to effectively communicate with external and internal stakeholders 
  • ability to work in a group 
  • ability to achieve the stated objectives 
  • efficiency, motivation, self-reliance and proactivity, going hand in hand with good organisational skills 
  • integrity and a strong sense of ethics in all actions and decisions 
  • positive experience of projects at international level 
  • ability to communicate freely in spoken and written English
  • knowledge of how Scouting works in the world, 
  • knowledge of Outlook 365, MS World, Excel, SharePoint operation 
  • Leadership skills: team motivation, tasks delegation, conflict management 

An additional advantage will be: 

  • knowledge of international guidelines for organizing mass events in the areas of health, safety and medical support, ect. 
  • knowledge of requirements for healthcare teams and infrastructure 
  • previous experience in handling international events with similar competences   

How to Apply

The application should be submitted through the platform no later than 23:59 CET (UTC+01:00) on 25 February 2024 and should include:
  • A Curriculum Vitae that includes both your professional and scouting experience. The CV should be in English and indicate the candidate’s e-mail and mobile contact details. We recommend using the Europass standard format (
  • A cover letter of no more than 4 paragraphs describing your experience, skills and the rationale for your application (in English).
  • An endorsement letter from your International Commissioner that includes their favorable opinion on your profile and application for this role. Candidates from Poland should request the endorsement from the Regional Commissioner or Chief Commissioner (for ZHP members).
All candidates who sent in their application correctly and on time will be contacted after the application deadline. A decision on the composition of the team is expected no later than the end of March 2024.
Click the button below to access the recruitment platform and submit your application. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment, please don’t hesitate to take contact at [email protected].
After clicking the 'Submit your application' button, you will be taken to the Jamboree Planning Team recruitment platform at Scouting is an inclusive, values-based Movement under the Scout Promise and Law. Applying for positions in the Jamboree Planning Team is open to all young people and adults who accept our fundamental values. The Jamboree Organisation stands against discrimination of any kind, including race, colour, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, social background, or political beliefs - so long as they are consistent with Scouting values. Respecting and valuing the diversity of all volunteers and employees involved in organising the World Scout Jamboree ensures that we maximise the potential of all young people and adults by creating better, fairer, safer working environments. Your personal data will be treated with utmost confidentiality in compliance with GDPR regulations, and will be used solely for this recruitment process. We store your information securely and will not share it with third parties without your prior consent. By submitting your application, you agree to the processing of your data in accordance with these terms.
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Organising Committee for the
26th World Scout Jamboree

Za murami 2-10
80-823 Gdańsk, Poland
[email protected]


Organising Committee for
the 26th World Scout Jamboree

Za murami 2-10, 80-823 Gdańsk, Poland
[email protected]
The Organising Committee for the XXVI World Scout Jamboree has been established by Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego as a foundation under the Host Organisation Agreement, providing a legal entity for the planning and delivery of the World Scout Jamboree Poland 2027. The foundation is registered in the National Court Register held by the District Court Gdańsk-Północ in Gdańsk under the number KRS 0001022285. It has a tax identification number of PL-583-347-28-08 and a statistical number REGON 52467170500000. The foundation’s legal seat is located at Za murami 2-10, 80-823 Gdańsk, Poland.