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  • Posted: Mar 6, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 21, 2023
  • The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
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    Lead Advisor READY (Technical Lead)

    Role Dimensions:

    The Lead Advisor provides technical leadership and guidance for SC and its consortium partners in developing and implementing the READY program strategy and ensures the technical and methodological soundness of activities. The Technical Lead provides expertise in infectious diseases, pandemic preparedness and response, humanitarian response, and providing technical support to large-scale outbreak responses. The Technical Lead serves on READY’s core team and as a member of Save the Children’s broader Humanitarian Public Health Team. 



    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, significant experience implementing emergency health programs in technical lead or technical advisor capacity, with experience in outbreak preparedness, surveillance, and response
    • Significant experience in infectious diseases and prevention, preparedness, and response and experience in humanitarian response are essential
    • Proven technical skills in multi-sector program design, supervision, monitoring, evaluation, and research skills
    • Experience developing and implementing blended-learning capacity-building initiatives across networks
    • Knowledge of outbreak response architecture and coordination mechanisms such as GOARN and the Global Health, WASH and Nutrition Clusters
    • Experience and knowledge of USAID regulations and requirements and implementing USAID/Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance programs
    • Previous experience interacting with US government agencies, host country governments, and other global and national stakeholders
    • Experience building networks and acting as organizational/project representative
    • Quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills
    • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
    • Ability to assess priorities, solve problems and competently complete a variety of activities with a high level of accuracy and timeliness
    • Demonstrated experience drafting, reviewing and editing programmatic and research reports
    • Excellent visual presentation and facilitation skills
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
    • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
    • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
    • Ability to travel to remote and/or insecure locations (estimated 15% travel expected)


    • Advanced degree in Public Health or medicine
    • Direct experience managing or providing senior level technical support in humanitarian environments, ideally with national or international NGOs
    • Proven experience working effectively in a matrixed management environment
    • Written and oral fluency in at least one other language (i.e., French, Arabic and/or Spanish)

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