Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser

  • Posted on 10 May 2021

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser in Save the Children UK Humanitarian team.

We welcome applications for candidates within the UK and outside the UK (globally) provided you are based in a country with a Save the Children office from which you would be able to work.

£38,000 - £45,000

Fixed term contract


The job of a Save the Children’s UK Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser is varied and fulfilling.

  • Are you looking for role as a Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser role where you can really make the difference?
  • Do you have experience and a track record of success in delivering high quality emergency response programmes in nutrition?
  • Do you have a sound understanding of and commitment to SC generic programme approaches and core standards in humanitarian response?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn’t just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

About Us

Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

Job Purpose

In line with Save the Children’s humanitarian public health strategy 2018-2021, we are continuing to strengthen and expand our frontline health and nutrition capacity to deliver quality public health programming in humanitarian contexts. As Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser, your key deliverables will include coordinating our Global Humanitarian Surge Platform and providing technical support, re-launch community of Humanitarian Surge Platform (HST’s) links and understanding the role of nutrition within the Pneumonia centenary breakthrough.

This role offers an experienced and committed individual the exciting opportunity to shape the future of nutrition in the humanitarian sector. You’ll have independence to develop your own projects and have broad working relationships. You will also have the opportunity to be involved with groups outside of the technical team as well as the opportunity to represent with external agencies.

Main Accountabilities

  • Provision of technical and program support to Country Office’s for the delivery of quality humanitarian nutrition programs
  • Deploy to set up new emergency nutrition programmes and/or provide technical backstopping for nutrition related emergencies
  • Provide subject matter support to the Global Humanitarian Surge Platform (SCI) of the Humanitarian Surge Team (HSTs) personnel, including the provision of support to the nutrition surge team as the ‘subject matter expert’ for humanitarian nutrition and lead the humanitarian nutrition teams community of practice efforts to link humanitarian nutrition member advisers and HST
  • Develop further technical capacity building initiatives for nutrition and integrated technical programming linked up with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and other partners including academic partners and the global humanitarian surge platform.
  • Contribute to the development of organisational strategies, their implementation plan and monitoring systems.
  • Monitor and evaluate programme quality in Save the Children’s humanitarian nutrition work, adherence to common frameworks (e.g. Sphere, Red Cross/NGO Code of Conduct) and to ensure that work is in line with Save the Children’s child rights programming approach.

Person Profile

  • Significant experience and a track record of success in delivering high quality emergency response programmes in nutrition.
  • Sound understanding of and commitment to SC generic programme approaches and core standards in humanitarian response.
  • Significant experience of organisational level thought leadership in a technical sector.
  • Experience of capacity building and mentoring.
  • Experience of working within resource and budget constraints.
  • Highly developed writing skills and strong communications skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for high level external representation (lobbying, presentations) and ability to tailor communications to different audiences
  • The ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations for up to 30% of work time is also essential for this role.

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

For more information and to apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 23 May 2021

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