Humanitarian Health Adviser
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Project Overview and Role:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations Team HSOT) maintains a database of humanitarian experts to provide skilled consultants to DFID.
We are recruiting for highly skilled Humanitarian Health Advisers to join the humanitarian roster to provide technical support to guide the Department for International Development (DFID) in delivering targeted humanitarian response interventions. The role involves working closely with the Humanitarian Response Group and DFID country offices to y provide specialist advice, analysis and disaster response support to UK Government officials, and oversee the management and evaluation of humanitarian programming on the ground advising on programme design, as well as management and evaluation.
Humanitarian Analysis and Advice
- Provide advice on public health policy based on needs assessment and data analysis which may be used to strengthen the humanitarian programme.
- Provide programming guidance and/ or engage with country offices to assist with scaling up health responses, both for DFID and the broader in-country humanitarian community;
- Where required, advise and provide guidance to DFID partners on the use of appropriate methodologies to ensure health issues and priorities are appropriately represented;
- Provide guidance on the integration of health into other sectors as appropriate;
- Support DFID and/or DFID partner impact and needs’ assessments, focusing on public health and identifying response opportunities to maximise humanitarian outcomes;
- Advise on DFIDs operational engagement with; the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) and International Health Partners including other international EMTs.
- Provide support to Field Team Leaders with humanitarian public health advice as required.
- Supervise and monitor the development of reporting systems for data collection, interpreting data with reference to the severity of the situation, potential causality and appropriate interventions.
- Identify and support the establishment of accountability and feedback mechanisms and provide technical reviews of implementing partner reports against agreed aims;
- Ensure health responses are working closely; strengthen local communities; national and district systems, resulting in more resilient healthcare systems post emergency;
- Support the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of DFID funded programmes to measure impact and build capacity of implementing partners;
- Relevant qualification in Public Health
- Substantial demonstrable experience working in an advisory capacity;
- Demonstrable understanding of epidemiology, communicable disease control, epidemic responses, disease surveillance, reproductive, maternal and child health, nutrition, behaviour change communication, chronic disease prevention and management;
- Knowledge of health service delivery in developing countries; Practical experience of the cluster approach and multi-sector approaches to tackling health outcomes;
- Proven knowledge and experience in the design, implementation, management and provision of Health programs in humanitarian settings and emergency interventions;
- Experience working under harsh, unstable and highly pressurised conditions in developing countries and/or in fragile and conflict affected environments;
- Experience monitoring and evaluating programmes and/or projects, using evidence to inform policy and decision making;
- Experience in contingency, project planning and programme cycle management;
- Prior experience in conducting humanitarian needs and risk assessments, analysing diverse information and developing recommendations for appropriate responses;