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Vanuatu: Health Technical Advisor

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Save the Children
Country: Vanuatu
Closing date: 01 Aug 2017

At Save the Children Australia we pride ourselves on our will to embrace change and mould our programs to suit the ever-changing needs of communities across Australia, the Pacific and beyond. There is no such thing as the status quo; we are constantly adapting to strive for maximum impact. Channel your expertise to the benefit of children, families and communities across the world. We need your unrivalled knowledge and experience to ensure high quality health programming in internationally funded programs.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit. We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in: Based in Port Vila, Vanuatu, you will provide technical leadership and advice for the design, implementation and monitoring of health programme-related activities by Save the Children in Vanuatu, notably in the fields of Nutrition and Sexual and Reproductive Health. Your willingness to travel for up to 30% of your time to support programme implementation, occasionally work unusual hours and occasionally in stressful conditions will see you become an integral member of the Save the Children Vanuatu team.

You will make an impact by:

  • Designing and supporting delivery of high quality health programmes in Vanuatu
  • Coordinating Save the Children's health programme activities in Vanuatu through active participation in coordination meetings and working groups.
  • Establishing systems for health programme monitoring, quality improvement, accountability, evaluation and learning
  • Ensuring that learning and results are captured, shared and used to inform future programmes

If we could compose the perfect you You have significant experience of working in community-based health programming, as well as health system strengthening, preferably in the Pacific. You have excellent representation and advocacy skills and are comfortable working with senior government representatives. Patience, tact and diplomacy, coupled with strong interpersonal skills will see you hold a level of awareness to always be culturally sensitive. Excellent English written and oral communications skills that translate to strong proposal writing skills will show your effectiveness in engaging with major donors. Being known as a mentor, you have a proven track record of training and building the capacity of local partner organizations and their staff.

This role requires:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in public health or related field and/or 5-8 years of international work experience, including with NGOs
  • Extensive experience in maternal and child health and nutrition programme development and support, preferably in the Pacific
  • Demonstrated experience in effective fundraising, representation and capacity building skills

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job. It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. You will be rewarded by the opportunity to work for an organisation which will invest in your professional development and career aspirations. In addition, you will be offered comprehensive rewards package, including relevant insurances etc.

Sound interesting We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

We know diversity makes a positive difference and you can be a national of any country to apply for this position, and are not required to relocate to Australia to take up the role.

Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 1 August 2017

As part of the selection process, you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical assessment and psychometric assessment to help us determine your suitability for the role.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.

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