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Humanitarian Health and Nutrition Adviser – HST

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children UK
Closing date: 28 May 2017

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Humanitarian Health and Nutrition Adviser, working to build the capacity and capability of frontline health staff to ensure that context and approaches are well understood and that interventions are appropriate and deliver impact for children.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. 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 Humanitarian Health and Nutrition Adviser you will be deployed in the field as the lead Health and/or Nutrition Adviser in a small or medium-sized emergency or the 2nd phase of large emergency. You will be expected to lead on multi-sectoral/health and/or nutrition assessments, programme design and master budgeting, coordination, and support fundraising, recruitment and procurement. In addition you will:

  • Be expected to mentor and/or capacity build the existing country programme staff
  • Work with the Deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader, to develop health/nutrition response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy
  • Prepare and oversee programme implementation to ensure the timely delivery of programme activities
  • Work closely with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to put in place a sector M&E plan and ensure this links to reporting requirements
  • Ensure that minimum standards of humanitarian relief are maintained in accordance with the Sphere Charter and Red Cross Code of Conduct.

To be successful you will have significant management experience working in emergency response contexts or fragile states, in both health and nutrition programmes. A health professional with a Masters in Public Health or Public Health Nutrition or equivalent field experience, you will have first phase emergency response experience. The ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports is essential, as is:

  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors, particularly experience working with ECHO and DFID
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • The ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Experience of representation and the ability to represent SCUK effectively in external forums.

Fluency in French or Arabic is desirable.

All members of our HST team are available and ready to be deployed anywhere in the world at short notice. You will normally work unusual hours, undertake a lot of travel (up to 80% of the time) and will often work in stressful and insecure environments. In return, you will receive 35 days Annual Leave per year, medical insurance while on deployment, travel and accommodation provided for, paid R&R, gross salary paid from UK plus hardship allowance, complexity allowance and expensive posting allowance where applicable.

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.

Closing date: 28th May 2017

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