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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Programme Officer – Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises

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Organization: Save the Children UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 21 May 2017

Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 per annum

2 year contract

Interviews to be held 30th - 31st May

We are looking for an experienced and organised individual to join us as Programme Officer, contributing to the successful implementation and management of the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) programme.

Elrha, a collaborative network currently hosted by Save the Children UK, is an initiative dedicated to improving humanitarian outcomes through partnership, research and innovation. We work to achieve our mission through three streams of work:

Enabling partnership: We enable people to work effectively together on research and innovation programmes.

Driving research & innovation: We invest in the highest quality research and innovation to address pressing humanitarian challenges.

Transforming practice: We commit to sharing quality research

The R2HC programme supports research that aims to improve health outcomes by strengthening the evidence base for public health interventions in humanitarian crises.

As Programme Officer you will work closely with the R2HC Portfolio Manager to support the coordination and delivery of the grants programme. Supporting our Funding Committee of global humanitarian health experts to identify and fund cutting-edge public health research, you will:

  • Support the review and analysis of grant reports and seed fund applications
  • Manage the R2HC online grant application system, ensuring that the process runs smoothly for research applicants and technical reviewers
  • Encourage grantees to communicate their work and results with relevant audiences and stakeholder communities
  • Contribute to Elrha and R2HC newsletters, publicity materials, and development of communications products
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Grants team to prepare contracts and payments for research proposals, seed funding proposals, contract amendments and R2HC-commissioned assignments
  • Support R2HC relations with the funding partners, DFID and Wellcome Trust, and with the humanitarian health research community, through effective communication

To be successful, you will have experience of supporting grantees to deliver their outcomes through the close monitoring of grant implementation. With strong communication skills, you will have the ability to synthesise and present information clearly for different audiences. You will have a keen attention to detail and the ability to work in an organised manner to meet tight deadlines. You will have an interest in the humanitarian sector and the role of research to improve the quality of public health responses. You will have:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2.1 level or above in a relevant subject
  • Experience of grant management, including monitoring and analysis of narrative and financial expenditure reports and provision of feedback to grant partners
  • Excellent writing skills with experience of preparing diverse written communications
  • A high degree of computer literacy, including knowledge and experience in the use of word-processing, spreadsheets and graphical presentation of data
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure in accordance with Save the Children policies.

Our mission is to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people in humanitarian crises through partnership, research, and innovation. 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.

For more information on elrha or R2HC please visit our website**

Closing date: 21st May 2017

How to apply:

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