Humanitarian Nutrition Advisor, Save the Children UK

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Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? We are looking for a committed and experienced humanitarian nutrition specialist to join us as Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser, based in Farringdon, London (other UK locations will be considered).

In our Humanitarian Department, our fight for children means integrate emergency and development through our country programmes. We constantly look at increasing 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 the Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser you will be a member of a dynamic and multisectoral Humanitarian Public Health Team (HPHT), the Save the Children Emergency Nutrition Working Group (ENWG), and the SCUK Humanitarian Nutrition Team with colleagues based all around the world. You will work closely with our development nutrition colleagues and other technical and non technical staff within SCUK and across the Save the Children Association.

You will:

  • Be active and compelling in representing humanitarian nutrition within different task groups and initiatives within the Save the Children Association;
  • Play a lead role in shaping and implementing the Save the Children’s humanitarian nutrition strategies;
  • Provide technical and program support to SCI Country Offices for the delivery of quality humanitarian nutrition programs;
  • Deploy to set up new emergency nutrition programmes and/or provide technical backstopping as required;
  • Ensure active support to the Global Humanitarian Surge Platform through deployment of humanitarian surge nutrition staff to support new rapid and slow onset emergencies in all level 1, 2 new emergencies and/or the Technical Rapid Response Team Advisor;
  • Support the development and delivery of humanitarian technical capacity development programmes. Capacity development will cover all technical sectors, programme development and leadership, and cross-cutting programme quality issues such as monitoring and evaluation, accountability and integration;
  • Lead the Project Management Team for the design and implementation of the Nourishing the Youngest (IYCF in all contexts) Common Approach learning programs;
  • Support the delivery of quality and accountable humanitarian programmes through the development of best practice programme policies, based on programme learning and innovation. Humanitarian programme policy, innovation and learning is aligned to the delivery of our humanitarian programmes i.e. operational research and learning.
  • Provide cover to the Humanitarian Nutrition Lead when deployed/ as needed.

To be successful you will have significant and progressive experience at the country level as well as regional or head office level in the implementation and management of humanitarian nutrition programmes. You should also be nutrition professional with post graduate qualifications in nutrition or a relevant subject. In addition you will have:

  • Excellent abilities to work with others, to influence effectively and the motivation to work within a fast evolving organisation
  • Strong communication skills at a level appropriate for high level external representation and ability to tailor communications to different audiences.
  • Proven experience in the management of humanitarian nutrition programs
  • Experience in capacity development
  • Experience in remote management and communication
  • Experience in team leadership and management with highly developed writing skills
  • Ability to speak French, Spanish or Arabic is an advantage

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.

Closing date: 20th March 2019

Start date: 1 May 2019 (dependant on international police checks and references).

Humanitarian Nutrition Advisor, Save the Children UK
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