Senior Humanitarian Health Adviser

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 July 2018

Job Description

Senior Humanitarian Health Adviser

£48,000 - £52,000


We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as Senior Humanitarian Health Adviser. You will oversee policy and thematic support work in the domain of humanitarian health at Save the Children UK, and provide thematic leadership for our humanitarian health programmes across the SC movement.

Our Humanitarian department integrates emergency and development work, through our country programmes. It increases our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Senior Humanitarian Health Adviser you will manage a team of about five direct reports, and have responsibility for a budget portfolio of up to £2m GBP. You will manage one of two key aspects of the Save the Children UK’s humanitarian health: global thematic specialisms, incorporating policy, research and capacity building. In addition, you will work closely with a peer Senior Humanitarian Health Adviser, who oversees Country Programme Support. You will also:

  • Support, coach and develop staff ensuring SCUK line management tools and guidelines are followed and the team feel supported
  • Lead on thematic health team recruitment, ensuring that other stakeholders are part of the process as appropriate
  • oversee the strategic delivery of operational plans to strengthen epidemic preparedness and response, vaccination, sexual reproductive health and MHPSS work across different country offices, linking thematic advisers to country support teams
  • Lead on the humanitarian component of the organisations Centenary Commitment on Pneumonia including driving country office engagement, uptake and development of the CC work
  • Be the humanitarian health lead for the design and rollout of SC humanitarian health capacity building initiatives for our and partners’ staff.

To be successful you will be a Nurse, doctor or other public health professional with a Master of Public Health, Master of Epidemiology or equivalent post-graduate qualification. Extensive and progressive experience on the field as well as head office in the implementation and management of humanitarian health programmes is essential as is fluency (written and oral) in English. In addition you will have:

  • Proven experience in developing proposals for major donors
  • Experience in drafting concise, eloquent strategic plans, work plans, and budget
  • The ability to develop and maintain networks across the humanitarian sector
  • Experience of conducting research at an academic standard
  • A wide-ranging knowledge of humanitarian public health interventions, the range of actors involved in their provision and ongoing trends and challenges in global response to emergencies with public health consequences.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 2nd August 2018

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