Humanitarian Health Technical Adviser

Closing date: 27 Sep 2019

The role
Under the general direction and guidance of the Director of Programme Development and Quality, ensure all health programming in humanitarian contexts is of excellent technical quality, attracts significant donor funding and contributes to Save the Children’s strategic objectives.

The Humanitarian Health Technical Advisor is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved, with frequent visits to the field to support high quality programme implementation. S/he shall maintain a detailed and current understanding of health needs in all emergency hotpots where Save the Children works, and will lead the development of the DRC response strategies for health, including but not limited to mobile strategies and epidemic disease control and response. S/he will represent Save the Children emergency health work with donors, partners, the cluster and government authorities.

Qualifications and experience
* A medical or public health professional with a Master’s Degree, with of working at a senior advisory and managerial level in Health for international NGOs, UN or government
* Excellent understanding of the Health sector in the DRC context, particularly issues related to maternal, new-born and child survival.
* Clear understanding of the intersection of WASH, Health and Nutrition in DRC
* Proven representation and advocacy skills.
* Strong commitment to capacity building of national staff and partners with willingness to adopt participatory and consultative approaches.
* Experience writing donor funding proposals for large institutional grants in excess of US$1 million.
* Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
* Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
* Strong solution and results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind-sets.
* Experience solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy-in.
* Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
* Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
* Fluency in English and French, both verbal and written, required.
* Commitment to Save the Children values, including willingness to abide by and enforce the Child Safeguarding policy.

Contract length:
02 years

Location: GOMA

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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