Humanitarian Health Adviser at Palladium, London, United Kingdom

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Deadline: 4 August 2019

Palladium is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Humanitarian Health Adviser – HSOT in London, United Kingdom.

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The Humanitarian Health Adviser – Humanitarian and Stabilisation Operations Team (HSOT) will be responsible to provide technical support to guide the Department for International Development (DFID) in delivering targeted humanitarian response interventions.

Palladium’s mission is to catalyze an enriched future for all.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Humanitarian Health Adviser will perform the following functions:

  • Humanitarian Analysis and Advice
    • Provide programming guidance and/ or engage with country offices to assist with scaling up health responses, both for DFID and the broader in-country humanitarian community.
    • Advise and provide guidance to DFID partners on the use of appropriate methodologies to ensure health issues and priorities are appropriately represented.
    • Provide guidance on the integration of health into other sectors as appropriate.
    • Support DFID and/or DFID partner impact and needs’ assessments, focusing on public health and identifying response opportunities to maximise humanitarian outcomes.
  • Quality Assurance and Monitoring
    • Supervise and monitor the development of reporting systems for data collection, interpreting data with reference to the severity of the situation, potential causality and appropriate interventions.
    • Identify and support the establishment of accountability and feedback mechanisms and provide technical reviews of implementing partner reports against agreed aims.
    • Ensure health responses are working closely; strengthen local communities; national and district systems, resulting in more resilient healthcare systems post emergency.
  • Representation and Relationship Management
    • Liaise with relevant DFID departments as required, including field teams, other donors, MoH, WHO, UNICEF, UNOCHA, , Red Cross/Crescent and NGO personnel.
    • Represent DFID at international forums, and with overseas governments and authorities.
    • Strengthen collaboration between humanitarian and development health partners, ensure that short-term humanitarian interventions support longer term development goals.
  • DFID Business Support
    • Lead on developing draft submissions, information notes, briefings, and parliamentary correspondence for DFID and HMG; with particular reference to health aspects.
    • Contribute to DFID’s internal lessons learning processes.
    • Establish a system for tracking results for the response, attributable to DFID.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Master’s level qualification (or equivalent) in a related subject.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • Solid understanding of International humanitarian law and principles, international humanitarian architecture, key humanitarian sectors and financing instruments.
  • Knowledge of health service delivery in developing countries.
  • Practical experience of the cluster approach and multi-sector approaches to tackling health outcomes.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in the design, implementation, management and provision of Health programs in humanitarian settings and emergency interventions.
  • Experience working under harsh, unstable and highly pressurised conditions in developing countries and/or in fragile and conflict affected environments.
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating programmes and/or projects, using evidence to inform policy and decision making;
  • Experience in contingency, project planning and programme cycle management.
  • Prior experience in conducting humanitarian needs and risk assessments, analysing diverse information and developing recommendations for appropriate responses.
  • Computer literacy; proficiency in windows office suite.
  • Advanced information management and reporting skills.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit Palladium.

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