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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Save the Children Regional Health & HIV Advisor Pretoria or Nairobi Job Vacancy

Save the Children UK: East & Southern Africa Regional Office is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to provide strategic lead towards the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 via its global EVERY ONE campaign.

Save the Children has a strict policy of child safeguarding, to which all staff are compelled to adhere.

Job Purpose

The Regional Health & HIV Advisor will play a key role in helping the EVERY ONE campaign achieve its objectives in the East and Southern Africa Region through supporting country programmes in the design and delivery of quality health programmes.

The successful incumbent will report to the Regional Programme Manager and will be based in either Nairobi or Pretoria (TEA)

Key accountabilities

    * Provide technical support to the design and implementation of country health programmes, ensuring they are in line with Save the Children's global EVERY ONE campaign, the Health & HIV Strategy and other Save the Children strategic documents, national policies and international best practice.
    * Support country programmes in effective health resource planning and management, including identifying and addressing technical capacity gaps.
    * Represent Save the Children's work to relevant regional bodies and fora, identifying changes to their policies and priorities that may create opportunities or threats for Save the Children's objectives and funding goals.
    * Promote the sharing of good practice and learning in relation to health programming and other EVERY ONE activities among country programmes in the ESA region, including country programmes managed by other members of Save the Children International.

Person specification

    * At least a Masters degree in a relevant discipline (MPH or similar) 5 years of professional experience of which at least 3 should be in a similar position
    * Extensive experience in community-based operation and practice of health systems
    * Extensive experience in advocacy and contribution to policy development and implementation both internal and external to the organisation.

For a full job description and to apply for the position please go

Applications close on 21st January 2011.

Correspondence will not be entered into.

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