Organization: Save the Children
This role does not require the right to work in the UK
We are looking for an Epidemiologist to join our Emergency Health Unit Roster and provide support to the EHU and/or CO with monitoring and analysis, rapid field assessments, and any investigation pertaining to the epidemiological needs of the response, in order to advise or support with medical and operational decision making.
Save the Children’s origins lie in emergency response. The Emergency Heal th Unit (EHU) is an operational team deployed to support the Save the Children Humanitarian Health, Nutrition, HIV and WASH Strategy in providing and improving humanitarian responses. The EHU holds a pre-standing emergency health capacity to deploy in the event of a major disaster, diseases outbreak or conflict that affects population health and they will be set up within 72 hours of the disaster or identified emergency.
As a result of the ever changing landscape and the increased demand for specialist, rapidly deployable staff we are finding ourselves relying on various surge capacities more than ever. To ensure the successful deployment of the EHU we are looking to build up our international external roster, to ensure it is made up of skilled, experienced specialists across multiple sectors who are rapidly deployable in the event of an emergency.
Being on the roster, you will only be deployed when gaps are identified in our responses and depending on the nature of the response, you may be deployed at short notice, often to insecure locations. The roster does not automatically translate to a paid role as it is dependent on the scale of our response and the availability of roster members. A deployment will be offered to members when needs arise and those with the right skillset and availability will be selected for deployment.
To become part of the external roster as Epidemiologist, you will have an MSc in epidemiology, public health or biostatistics or equivalent field experience. As well as proven practical skills with software for statistical analysis, you should have experience with mobile data collection and visulisation software. In addition you will have:
· Relevant professional experience, including data management, data collection, surveys or outbreak investigations, ability to design and implement surveillance and other data collection systems for monitoring epidemic and nutritional interventions
· Experience with DHIS 2
· Willing to work in an international, multidisciplinary and humanitarian environment
· Excellent communication skills and fluency in English and/or French
· IT Skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a hardship allowance and, when applicable, an expensive posting allowance, 35 days annual leave, accommodation on deployment, comprehensive business travel insurance ,up to £500 a year for routine medical treatment in addition to the insurance and long term saving plan with 3% employee/ 5% of gross salary employer contribution.
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.
Save the children UK is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our employment decisions are based on abilities, qualifications and experience. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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.
Due to the urgency for this recruitment we will review, invite candidates to interview and include them in our roster on an ongoing basis. We recommend submitting applications as soon as possible.
Closing date: 4th November 2018