Save The Children

Humanitarian Health Adviser (Epidemic Preparedness and Response)

Save The Children

Job Description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join us as Humanitarian Health Advisor – Epidemic Preparedness and Response, supporting Regional Offices, SCI Country Offices and Field Humanitarian Programmes to develop and implement disease preparedness and control measures for epidemic and pandemic prone diseases, including COVID-19. In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don't rest until the work is done. As Humanitarian Health Adviser - Epidemic Preparedness and Response you will play a key role in developing strong public health intelligence capacity, engaging stakeholders across the SC Movement and working towards a shared work plan that reflects strategic priorities of the SC Humanitarian Technical Working Group (HTWG) for health. You will also provide more generalist humanitarian health support as part of surge capacity for response to emergencies globally. Other key responsibilities of the role include: • Supporting country programmes to implement effective ongoing surveillance, including for COVID-19 • Providing technical support, at HQ level, to the humanitarian health lead and other key staff across members in the response to disease outbreaks • Carrying out short field assignments in order to support country programmes in their response to outbreaks and ensure appropriate range of disease control strategies at primary and community level in collaboration with other technical sectors • Working closely with the three-year OFDA funded READY project team (2019-21), a global consortium led by SCUS, in their priority countries to define and realise their READY indicators and surveillance objectives, and then ensure synergies between READY recommendations and our existing data systems. To be successful you will have a background in infectious disease prevention and control. You will also have experience in data management, data collection, surveys or outbreak investigations and the ability to design and implement surveillance and other data collection systems for monitoring epidemics. An MSc in epidemiology, or public health and/or equivalent field experience is essential as is: • Experience with mobile data collection, visualisation software and DHIS 2 • Proven practical skills with Epi-info, Excel, STATA or SPSS, Word, Powerpoint • Progressive and solid experience on the field in the implementation and management of humanitarian health programmes • Understanding of how to conduct and analyse a vaccination coverage survey • The ability to travel with short notice up to 50% of the time (when the current travel restrictions lift). 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. If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
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