Health Technical Specialist
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.
We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.
Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.
The Health Technical Specialist (TS) takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of Save the Children’s work on health in the South Sudan Country Office including ensuring programming attracts significant donor funding and contributes to Save the Children’s strategic objectives, national/global learning and advocacy. As a senior member of the programme development and quality (PDQ) team, the Health TS is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in health for both emergency as well as long-term development, resulting in immediate and lasting change for children. The Health TS is expected to provide technical advice and support to project staff to ensure programming objectives are successfully achieved. They are also responsible for initiating and taking technical leadership in health focused studies, documentation and dissemination of innovation and good practices; leading on policy research and advocacy on health through networking and collaboration with relevant civil society organisations and other institutions, and; playing a leading role in establishing, maintaining and expanding donor relations for the sector.
Contract Duration: 1 year
Location: Juba with field travel when necessary
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A medical professional with a Master’s Degree in public health, health or equivalent and relevant field.
Significant professional experience, at least 5 years, of working at a senior Specialist and managerial level in health for international NGOs, government or the private sector preferably in South Sudan and Africa context.
Knowledge of current global and regional public health debates especially with reference to reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health
Recommended a minimum of eight years of relevant technical experience including at senior level
Proven experience of developing and managing high quality, innovative and cost-effective technical health projects in fragile and insecure environments, preferably in the South Sudan and with International NGOs
Proven experience and skills in research and advocacy and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors and writing up high quality donor reports
Experience of working with local/national governments and capacity building of systems, partners and staff
Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams
Highly developed interpersonal skills including influencing, negotiation and capacity building
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
Ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
Commitment to Save the Children values
Strong knowledge of Save the Children systems and ways of working
Experience in Emergency response health programs
Experience in mass vaccination campaigns
Experience working in a Cluster approach
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Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.
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Closing date: 4 Jun 2019 – 20:59 UTC
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract