Save The Children

Regional Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor

Save The Children

Job Description

Every child has the right to survival, a fundamental right which the Regional Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will work to uphold through programming and advocacy. The Regional Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between Save the Children's global health and nutrition team and country level technical work, strengthening our representation and programme quality oversight at the regional level. They will contribute to building capacity and fostering networks across our 12 country offices in both humanitarian and development contexts. Areas of particular focus for Health in East and Southern Africa (ESA) include Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH), Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) and health systems strengthening. In addition, they will support a growing portfolio of nutrition work, specifically focused on maternal, infant and youth Child Nutrition, along with integrated nutritional Analysis and programming. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, particularly focused on newborn survival, universal health coverage and pneumonia prevention and treatment. They are the coordinating point person for health crises and large-scale outbreaks in the region, specifically facilitating access to technical resources and support for response to epidemics such as Ebola, COVID, measles and Cholera. They 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 health programmes. The position plays a pivotal role in strategy design, Capacity Building, advocacy, representation and resource mobilisation.

Duration: 12 months Qualifications and Experience

Essential

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • At least 7 years' experience of delivering high quality health programmes with experience in humanitarian preparedness and response.
  • Understanding of the development/humanitarian health and nutrition sector in ESA region.
  • Excellent knowledge of theories and practices in Health sub-sectors: maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, health promotion and disease prevention, community-based health interventions, health educational interventions, health systems and nutrition.
  • Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current trends, methods, approaches, policies and strategies to address national and global health and nutrition issues, specifically in the context of conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning to develop multi-year, multi-stakeholder health programmes for development and humanitarian settings, including adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
  • 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. Leverages evidence in advocacy work with donors and governments on policies and responses to structural drivers of food insecurity.
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, resilience and/or safe programming.
  • Demonstrated Program Design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Track record in successful Business Development/fundraising with major institutional donors and UN agencies, in both development and humanitarian settings.
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring with proven experience in facilitating presentations, webinars and multi-day training events.
  • Proven ability to influence positive outcomes when not managing staff or programmes directly.
  • Experience working in East and Southern Africa, and facilitating cross-cultural teams.
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.
Desirable:
  • Experience in first wave humanitarian response, including multi-sector assessments and health response strategies. Experience with large scale outbreaks is an added advantage.
  • Ability to programme with gender transformative, diversity and inclusion lens.
  • Ability to speak Portuguese or other languages in East and Southern Africa.
Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at The position can be based anywhere in the East and Southern African region where we have a Country Office, and where legally allowed to work

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child Protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.

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