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Humanitarian Surge Team, Nutrition Adviser vacancies - Save the Children UK

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Charlotte d'Elloy

Humanitarian Nutrition Adviser

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19 Apr 2018, 16:27

We are looking for two experienced motivated individuals to join our Humanitarian Surge Team (HST) as Nutrition Advisers and play a key part in our humanitarian public health technical unit by helping us to respond effectively to emergencies world-wide.

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 a Nutrition Adviser - HST you will be deployed to the field as the lead adviser in a small to medium-scale emergency or filling a gap for a senior advisory role in a chronic humanitarian country programme. You will lead multi-sector and nutrition assessment, develop programme design, capacity analysis or monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities. In addition you will:

Work with the deputy Team Leader – Programmes or Team Leader to develop Nutrition sector response plans and master budgets and contribute to Save the Children’s overall response strategy
Prepare and oversee Nutrition programme implementation to ensure quality timely delivery of programme activities
Prepare timely programme and donor reports on project activities in compliance with internal requirements and any relevant external donor requirements
Identify Nutrition programme supplies needs and coordinate with the logistics team to put in place a sensible phased procurement plan while ensuring quality assurance
Work closely with the M&E team to put in place a sector plan, ensuring this links to reporting requirements, and contribute to organisational learning through development of articles and lessons learnt papers
Identify learning and training needs and contribute to capacity development to improve quality of nutrition work.

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 skills.

Desirable skills:

Fluency in French or Arabic is desirable.
Experience in Cash Transfer programming
All members of our HST team 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.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a hardship allowance and, when applicable, an expensive posting allowance, 35 days annual leave, accommodation on deployment, comprehensive business travel insurance, up to £500 a year for routine medical treatment in addition to the insurance and long term saving plan with 3% employee/ 5% of gross salary employer contribution.

At Save the Children 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: 13th May 2018

Please be aware applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews may take place before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

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