Health and Nutrition Adviser

Health and Nutrition Adviser
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Location: Beirut
Working area:
Job Description

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need around the world. Save the Children has been operating in Lebanon since 1999 and is recognized for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration.  Save the Children currently implements programs in Child Protection, Education, CRC and Emergency Response throughout Lebanon.

Health and Nutrition Adviser - Beirut

To support the development of an emergency health response in the field. This may include responsibilities for conducting rapid health and nutrition assessments, contributing to the health sector component of the emergency response strategy and initiate/lead the first response. It will include writing strategies / proposals / concept notes and representation at Sectoral meetings both in Beirut and regional level.

Job Requirements:

  • Health professional ideally with postgraduate qualification in public health
  • Minimum 2 years field experience in humanitarian work in health
  • Proven experience of writing donor proposals, strategies and reports with various donors
  • Proven experience in emergency health assessments, health responses and maternal and child health programmes
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Health professional ideally with postgraduate qualification in public health
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French:
Submission guidelines: APPLICATION PROCESS Please note that the closing date for applications is 5 September 2012. The selection committee will review all applications as they are received. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered. No further information will be given over the phone. Please note: due to the critical nature of this recruitment, applications will be reviewed as they are received and successful candidates contacted on an on-going basis. STARTING DATE: Immediate. We’re looking for people who can start as soon as possible or within the next few weeks. Each application package should include the following: • Job title for the role you are applying for in subject header of the email • Cover letter with the applicant’s current contact information • CV (including detailed work experience, education/degrees) – 3pages maximum • Professional References (minimum of three, with complete contact information) • Kindly do not send supporting certificates and documents at this stage • Letter and CV should be saved into one Word or PDF document and sent to Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All applicants will also be subject to Save the Children’s usual Child Safeguarding Policy and reference checking process.
Cover letter required? Yes
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