Senior Health Advisor (Infectious Diseases)

UK-Med
£40,000 - £45,000
£40,000 - £45,000 dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date: 9 December 2020
Job Type: Paid
Location: Manchester
We are seeking an established humanitarian health professional, with expertise in humanitarian outbreak responses to fill this key role

UK-Med is an NGO providing emergency health support in times of crisis and humanitarian emergencies.  We provide clinical support, as well as training and capacity building for health professionals around the world, with particular focus on countries vulnerable to natural disasters, outbreaks or with weakened health systems due to complex emergencies. As a key partner of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT), we work closely with FCDO and the WHO, but we are also growing our own programmes.  As a partner in the READY consortium (https://www.ready-initiative.org/) we are working on developing global preparedness for outbreak response.

Our work has never been more vital, with disease outbreaks and disasters becoming more frequent, complex and severe.

Following a period of significant growth we are seeking a health professional to join our team in this pivotal role. Our portfolio of emergency health programmes continues to grow at pace, with current or recent projects in countries including Bangladesh, Chad, Yemen, Myanmar and Lebanon.  Projects include outbreak response, health worker capacity building, trauma and surgical care and health systems strengthening.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in the area of infectious diseases / outbreak response, including low resource contexts and ideally insecure environments.  You will be able to apply your expertise to developing strategy, designing health responses and capacity building programmes as well as contributing to grant proposals.  You will be willing and able to deploy overseas with our responses, providing leadership to health teams and liaising closely with Ministries of Health, WHO and other partners.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.  UK-Med is a growing and developing organisation with a committed team of staff, volunteers and members.

Region: North
Location: Manchester
Sector: Aid Emergencies Management Projects and programmes Training

Application notes

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact [email protected]

Full details of how to apply are available at https://www.uk-med.org/vacancies/senior-health-advisor-id/

Applications must be submitted to [email protected] no later than Wednesday 9 December 2020

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