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Health Technical Advisor - ELRHA

London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

Cardiff or London

Fixed-Term contract

This is an opportunity for a Humanitarian Health Technical Advisor to collaborate with the global humanitarian community to improve evidence on public health interventions during humanitarian crises.

ELRHA (Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance) is a collaborative network, hosted by Save the Children UK, dedicated to stimulating and supporting collaborative partnerships between academic and humanitarian communities through its core programmes.

Under the overall guidance of the Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) Programme Manager, you’ll ensure that the R2HC programme is effectively engaged with and well regarded by the key stakeholders within the global humanitarian public health community at policy and practice levels. This will involve helping to ensure that the processes designed by ELRHA for funding calls and grant appraisal and selection under the R2HC programme are technically robust and appropriate to the humanitarian public health community. You will:Be the focal point for ensuring that the global Humanitarian Public Health community and relevant research institutions are aware of and engaged in the R2HC programme, both as applicants to our funding facilities, and also as the priority recipients of research outputs

  • Provide technical guidance and**s**upport to the R2HC Programme Manager
  • Support ELRHA’s Effective Partnerships Manager to strengthen partnership building and mentoring
  • Support the Senior Advisor for Research and Evidence to ensure effective systems are in place to capture and disseminate relevant knowledge from the programme.

Ideally, we’re looking for someone with a passion for improving humanitarian practice and effectiveness grounded in first-hand experience of working with operational humanitarian public health programmes. With solid experience of high quality research programmes in humanitarian settings, you’ll be motivated, dedicated to evidence based practice, rigorous and have an eye for detail. At the same time you’ll enjoy the flexibility of working in a small team environment. You must also have:

  • A Masters in Public Health or equivalent
  • Understanding of standard public health research methodologies and appreciation of the particular challenges of conducting high quality research in response settings
  • Experience of capacity building, mentoring and coaching
  • Proven ability to critically appraise, analyse and synthesise academic research outputs for policy and practice audiences
  • Highly developed writing skills – both at a programmatic level (assessment reports, proposals) and a policy level (policy papers, guidance notes).

Closing date: 19th October 2015

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Save the Children
  • Location: London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2015-10-19

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