Farringdon, Greater London
£42,018 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Internationally mobile

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Then join us as Hospital Operations Lead for the Emergency Health Unit (EHU) and lead a combined team on emergency responses in humanitarian crises. 

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.

As EHU Hospital Operations Lead, you will work together with the Inpatient team, Clinical Advisor and other stakeholders to develop deployment modalities that will ensure rapid set up and operation of the field hospital. You will be familiar with all Emergency Preparedness Plans and engage with priority countries both remotely and on visits to prepare for emergency health deployments. When deployed, you will manage and support the Inpatient team and ensure the 25-bed field hospital deployment is successful by overseeing the initial assessment, hospital construction, EHU operations and exit strategy.  In addition you will:

  • Become familiar with the overall content, purpose and operational demands of the field hospital deployment and the modules
  • Represent the EHU to the in-country Senior Management Team and throughout our priority countries ensuring there are clear ways of working and understanding of the purpose and scope of the EHU
  • Line manage your team providing direction and guidance on competing priorities and urgencies of the response
  • Oversee and direct the day-to-day activities of the hospital and be accountable for the adherence to both Save the Children SOP’s and international and national healthcare protocols, procedures and standards
  • Develop, monitor and manage the EHU deployment budget in close collaboration with the Response/CO Finance Manager ensuring spending plans are accurate and updated regularly.

To be successful you will be an experienced humanitarian health professional (MD, Nurse, Midwife) with the capacity to consider both short term and longer term strategic, operational and tactical needs. The role requires extensive experience of establishing emergency humanitarian health programmes in both chronic and rapid-onset emergencies.  You will ideally have experience of undertaking representational duties with WHO, donors and partners and ministries of health at project and country level.  In addition you will have:

  • Specific experience of working in one or more relevant areas; epidemic outbreak, emergency health interventions
  • Experience of security management responsibility of a team in insecure environments, with a strong understanding of current international affairs and geopolitical dynamics
  • Substantial experience of creating, planning and managing proposals and budgets
  • The ability to absorb, interpret and leverage global policies from a variety of sources and succinctly summarise and adapt them
  • Experienced and proficient in writing clear and targeted reports, critiques and evidence-based analyses to a variety of audiences.

Proficiency in a 2nd Language such as French, Spanish, Swahili or Arabic is desirable.

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.

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 8th December 2019

Please be advised interviews may take place before the closing date on a rolling basis.

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Posted on: 21 November 2019
Closed date: 08 December 2019
Tags: Project Management, Operations