Save the Children – Nutrition Advisor – Emergency Health Unit

Categories: Vacancies / Comments OffPosted on: August 8, 2017

Global Programmes
Humanitarian Public Health Team
International with 75- 80% travel required out of home base
Contract Type:
Fixed Term Contract
Full / Part Time:
£33, 403 plus £ 2,500 (hardship allowance)
Contract Duration:
12 months
Closing Date:
27 August 2017

Save the Children are looking for an experienced Nutrition Advisor to join our Emergency Health Unit and play a key part in our humanitarian department by helping us to respond effectively to emergencies worldwide. You will be joining a high performing team focused on delivering high quality health and nutrition interventions in some of the hardest places to work, where the needs for children are greatest.
Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Humanitarian Department integrates emergency and development work, through our country programmes. It increases our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
As the Nutrition Advisor for the EHU, you will be deployed to the field as the lead nutritionist within the EHU team, and will be responsible for the successful delivery of high quality nutrition interventions integrated into the health response. You will:
• Provide technical leadership for emergency nutrition/multi-sectoral assessments, ensuring assessment findings are documented and that all assessments include a specific analysis of children’s needs;
• Prepare and oversee nutrition programme implementation to ensure timely delivery of programme activities;
• Ensure the nutrition programme is integrated with the health and WASH programmes, with a specific focus on the integration of infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E);
• Liaise at project level with country team, greater SC humanitarian response and together with the country nutrition lead and teams, Ministry of Health and nutrition cluster contribute to effective integration and exit strategies.
• Work closely with the HR team, identify nutrition staffing needs (national) and ensure rapid recruitment, induction and training of new staff.
• Supervise the nutrition staff, to ensure the maximum use of their skills and their full and effective participation in project site and to monitor the quality of care in the stabilisation centres and outpatient therapeutic programmes and other nutrition activities.
• Identify ongoing training needs and capacity gaps of the EHU teams and nutrition staff in country, provide relevant training and associate with partner organizations to improve performance.
To be successful you will have experience of leading nutritional response in an emergency and you must also be comfortable in and adaptable to challenging and complex environments. In addition you must have:
• A Masters level in Public Health Nutrition, or a related subject, or equivalent field experience
• Previous experience of first phase international emergency humanitarian response
• Demonstrable monitoring and evaluation skills with the ability to work both in an advisory and a hands-on implementation capacity
• Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
• Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff in nutrition technical capacities
Fluency in French is desirable.
All members of our EHU teams are available and ready to be deployed anywhere in the world at short notice. You will normally work unusual hours, undertake a lot of travel (up to 80% of the time) and will often work in stressful and insecure environments.
In return, you will receive 35 days Annual Leave per year, medical insurance while on deployment, travel and accommodation provided for, paid R&R, gross salary paid from UK plus hardship allowance, complexity allowance and expensive posting allowance where applicable.
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.
Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 27th August 2017
Interview dates: w/c 4 September–3412/3438/description/

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