Save The Children

Regional Humanitarian Health Technical Advisor

Save The Children

Job Description

Regional Humanitarian Technical Experts drive the quality, accountability and timeliness of humanitarian responses and contribute to emergency preparedness in the region. The Regional Humanitarian Health Technical Advisor will use her/his in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between the Save the Children’s global and country level technical work, strengthening our technical offer at the regional level. She/he will play a strong role in regional Capacity Building efforts, mentoring and building networks across CO TEs, and foster cross-CO learning. She/he will support regional advocacy and influencing and drive regional strategic partnerships for learning and new Business Development. She/he will provide Quality Assurance and demand driven TA to COs, in line with regional priorities and design and input to implementation and monitoring of regional programmes. The post holder will support Save the Children International (SCI) humanitarian health programmes in West and Central Africa regional office, so as to ensure SCI is able to position and respond to new emergencies and chronic crises with quality sound technical inputs.

As such, the role holder will work alongside other technical advisers (nutrition, WASH, Child Protection, etc.) and other operational functions. The Humanitarian Health Advisor may directly line manage HSTs and ensure deployments of key staff are supported in order to ensure the delivery of high quality, timely and accountable humanitarian health programmes. The role will also contribute to the Global Humanitarian Health Technical Working Group annual work plan, which contributes to the movement wide humanitarian health work.

Qualifications and experience
* A medical or public health professional with a Master’s Degree in Public Health
* At least 7 years’ experience of delivering high quality humanitarian health emergency response and preparedness programmes including first phase experience with of working at a senior advisory and managerial level in Health for international NGOs, UN or government;
* Understanding of the humanitarian Health Sector in West and Central Africa
* Experience of contingency planning/emergency preparedness planning.
* Experience of context, capacity and policy Analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
* Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
* Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
* Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting are: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming.
* Sound understanding of and commitment to SC generic programme approaches and core standards in humanitarian response
* Demonstrated Program Design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
* Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties.
* Experience of developing and supporting teams, and the ability to lead, motivate and build the capacity of staff through training, coaching and mentoring
* Results focused and ability to develop and drive innovative and pragmatic programmatic and operational solutions
* Ability to work well across different functional areas and departments
* Good knowledge of cross sectoral linkages between humanitarian health and WASH and Nutrition and willingness to engage with other sectors for shared outcomes
* Track record in successful business development/fundraising and experience in writing proposals for large institutional grants
* Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
* Experience of strategy development and planning
* Fluent in French and English, both verbal and written.
* Willingness to travel up to 40%, often at short notice. Become part of the global surge pool as either Humanitarian Standby Surge or Humanitarian General Surge. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency in the region, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract length: 2 years

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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