How to apply
12 month Fixed Term Contract
Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children every single day? Then join us as Vaccine and Epidemics Advisor, supporting field humanitarian programmes, capacity building and policy/guidance within the thematic areas of vaccination and epidemic alert.
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 Vaccine and Epidemics Advisor, you will be support our organisation to scale up its epidemic preparedness and response capacity to inform, detect, investigate and confirm outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases and other epidemic prone diseases and help to ensure that there is capacity to deliver epidemic disease control strategies during humanitarian crises. In addition, you will provide more generalist humanitarian health support as part of surge capacity for response to now sudden emergencies globally. You will also:
To be successful you will have strong experience in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of intervention to respond to epidemics in emergencies, including diarrhoeal diseases outbreaks. Fluency in English and the ability to travel at short notice up to 50% of the time is also essential. In addition you will have:
Fluency in French 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.
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.
Closing date: 26th June 2019
Please note, applications will be considered on a rolling basis and interviews may commence before the closing date.