London, Greater London
£40,000 - £45,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed term contract up to 12 months

London with international travel

Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? As an Epidemiologist, you will work as part of a core team working on a three-year OFDA funded project ‘READY’ which aims to augment capacity for humanitarian emergencies of infectious diseases with epidemic or pandemic potential.

In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

Working as an Epidemiologist in the Humanitarian Public Health Team at Save the Children UK you will have a matrix management arrangement to the Lead/Senior Technical Adviser in the READY Consortium. You will investigate, collate and verify data in key countries and regions to determine trends in collaboration with John Hopkins University (JHU), Ministries of Health and other relevant partners. In addition you will:

  • Support the READY team to analyse networks, guidelines, tools and initiatives, identify critical gaps and develop a work plan to address them, so that Save the Children and its consortium partners are able to respond to large-scale disease outbreaks or pandemics
  • Assess current global health, animal health, and other key sector indicators and frameworks in order to develop plans to address gaps in Early Warning and Response (EWAR) and surveillance systems
  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and maintenance of monitoring and surveillance tools, datasets, dashboards and maps in collaboration with Save the Children’s IMPACT (DHIS2) team, WHO and other local and regional response tools
  • Co-lead, with the World Health Orgnisation (WHO), the EWAR working group in order to contribute to revision of guidelines, development of trainings and longer term associated outcomes
  • Provide technical support and leadership to the development and rolling out of outbreak scenarios and simulations.

To be successful you will have an MSc in epidemiology, public health or biostatistics or equivalent field experience with a background in infectious disease prevention and response. As well as being a strong team player, you should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.  Other languages will be an asset.  Experience with mobile data collection and visualisation software is also essential. In addition you will have:

  • Demonstrable relevant professional experience, including data management, data collection and surveys and an ability to design and implement surveillance and other data collection systems for monitoring epidemics
  • Proven practical skills with Epi-info, Excel and SPSS and IT skills (Word, PowerPoint)
  • Experience working with DHIS 2
  • Experience working in hardship or challenging environments
  • A proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff.

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.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

As is outlined in the JD, the role is required to work closely with a network of partner organisations, for this reason we would like to involve a partner organisation in the recruitment process as such, we will be sharing your CV with the partner organisation and a representative from the partner organisation will be joining the interview panel.

Due to the urgency of this position interviews may take place before the closing date.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 27th June 2019




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Refreshed on: 23 June 2019
Closed date: 27 June 2019
Tags: Intl Development, Management