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Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Technical Surge Advisor (2924)
Team:Humanitarian Technical Unit
Location:50% deployment; Base locations outside UK will be considered
Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Full / Part Time:Full-time
Contract Duration:12 months
Closing Date:31 January 2017
In an emergency it is the youngest children who are likely to suffer first. As the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Technical Surge Advisor you will make a difference to improving outcomes for infants and young children in challenging emergency contexts.
Save the Children is mandated to focus on infants and young children and the humanitarian nutrition department has developed international expertise on IYCF-E to address the increased vulnerability of this age group during emergencies. As the IYCF-E Technical Surge Advisor, you will improve response delivery in rapid onset and protracted emergencies globally, through in-country deployments and remote technical assistance to governments, nutrition clusters, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and local and international non-government organisations.
- Facilitate the incorporation of IYCF-E indicators into assessments
- Develop IYCF-E priority interventions in consultation with in-country partners
- Integrate IYCF-E into all relevant sectors including nutrition, health, mental health, WASH, food security and livelihoods, child protection, and education
- Provide support on the appropriate use and management of Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS)
- Develop preparedness plans and/or plans for scale up
- When not on deployment, contribute to global initiatives to improve guidelines, standards, operating procedures and capacity development in the area of IYCF-E.
We’re looking for someone with extensive experience in IYCF-E in a range of humanitarian contexts and challenging environments. A skilled coordinator with strong technical knowledge and ability to engage a broad stakeholder base, you will be motivated by advancing the quality of IYCF-E programming at the field level and contributing to improving global policies and strategies. You must have:
- Strong technical knowledge in IYCF-E
- Demonstrable skills in coordination and the ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders, including the nutrition cluster, partners and the Ministry of Health
- Experience in leading and designing IYCF-E assessments
- Highly developed communication and writing skills
- Ability to be flexible, innovative and adaptive in challenging contexts
- The flexibility to undertake significant travel (up to 50% of the time), often working in stressful and insecure environments.
Closing date: 31st January 2017
Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis
Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.
Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:
- a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
- receipt of satisfactory references
- proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role