Health Cluster Co Lead
The overall purpose of the health cluster is to Provide health leadership in emergency and crisis preparedness, response and recovery; Prevent and reduce emergency-related morbidity and mortality; Ensure evidence-based actions, gap filling and sound coordination; and Enhance accountability, predictability and effectiveness of humanitarian health actions.
The Health Cluster Co lead /-Coordinator will contribute for the fulfillment of the Health Cluster’s purposes, which are to provide substantial assistance in the implementation of inclusive, field-level humanitarian coordination mechanisms, including liaison with relevant UN operational agencies, NGOs, and local authorities.
The cluster approach has been introduced as a part of “humanitarian reform” aimed at improving the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability and accountability, while at the same time strengthening partnerships between NGOs, international organizations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and UN agencies. The other, complementary elements of the reform are: strengthening the humanitarian coordinator (HC) system; and improving humanitarian financing. The aim of a country-level Health Cluster is to ensure a more coherent and effective humanitarian response by all international, national and local actors operating in the health sector in areas affected by crisis.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
- Degree in medicine and /or Public Health.
- Health professional with extensive experiences of humanitarian response and coordination mechanism for 5-6 years, of which at least 3 in managing and coordinating health programme in chronic, acute and sudden-onset emergencies.
- Prior experience on coordination, representation, negotiation,
- Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors,
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports and a high level of written and spoken English
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Commitment to the aims and principles of humanitarian coordination.
- Language skills in Arabic
- Familiar with the Sudan health system and context, as well as working and living experiences in Sudan
- Women are encouraged to apply
Contract duration: 12 months
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
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Date advertised: 31 Oct 2019
Closing date: 14 Nov 2019 - 22:59 CAT
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Department: Programme, Development and Quality
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time