London, Greater London

Competitive salary

Contract, Full-time

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Job Description

Internationally Mobile

Fixed Term Contract

This role does not require the right to work in the UK

We are looking for a Doctor for our external roster to provide clinical care within an EHU module – cholera unit, mobile clinic or vaccination unit, providing technical leadership for the team and direct clinical care.

Save the Children’s origins lie in emergency response. The Emergency Health Unit (EHU) is an operational team deployed to support the Save the Children Humanitarian Health, Nutrition, HIV and WASH Strategy in providing and improving humanitarian responses. The EHU holds a pre-standing emergency health capacity to deploy in the event of a major disaster, diseases outbreak or conflict that affects population health and they will be set up within 72 hours of the disaster or identified emergency.

Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit is currently enlisting candidates for their humanitarian emergency roster to safeguard strong external health and operational support surge capacity when our emergency responses require it. As a member of our roster you will only be deployed when gaps are identified in our responses and depending on the nature of the response you may be asked to deploy at short notice, often to insecure environments.

To become part of the external roster as a Doctor you will be a Medical Doctor, GP/ Emergency physician with previous experience of NGO work in public health humanitarian settings. Management experience supervising medical teams and experience in primary health care is also essential. In addition you will:

  • Experience in primary health care, Acute Water Diarrheal management and immunization
  • Experience in working in treatment centres/units particularly Cholera Treatment centres, Ebola/ haemorrhagic fever, and/or other infectious diseases
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.

The roster does not automatically translate to a paid role as it is dependent on the scale of our response and the availability of the roster members. Deployments with Save the Children are paid, unless specifically identified as a volunteer role.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Save the children UK is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our employment decisions are based on abilities, qualifications and experience. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Join today our roster by clicking the ''apply for this role button''. First step of the application will be a 10 minutes questionnaire about your experience.

Closing date: 31st May 2019

Due to the urgency for this recruitment we will review and invite candidates to interview on an ongoing basis. We recommend submitting applications as soon as possible.