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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2023
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    Relief International (RI) is home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development. Relief Internat...
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    Regional Health & Nutrition Technical Advisor

    Position Summary.

    • RI currently seeks a dynamic Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor to support our health and nutrition portfolio. The Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will provide timely and adequate technical support to Africa/Asia Region Health and Nutrition portfolio in Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Philippine, Pakistan and Bangladesh including guidance on overall health program design, health assessments, medical supplies/ pharmaceutical procurements, fund-raising, project monitoring and evaluation, and quality monitoring and improvement.
    • The capacity building of country office technical staff will be an integrated component of his/her work.
    • This position requires an individual who is used to the pace of emergency response programming, has a broad understanding of public health programming in fragile settings, and is flexible and highly responsive.

    Key Responsibilities and Duties.

    Technical Assistance

    • Provide technical expertise to support country teams in developing new programs in the health sector.
    • Support harmonization of health programming and implementation approaches across the Africa/Asia region as applicable.
    • Work with Health and Supply Chain teams at country office in procurement of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals in alignment with RI and donor medical procurement policies.
    • Share technical knowledge with program teams consistent with international and national standards and ensure that program design and implementation creates no harm in the communities, promotes human rights and has positive impact.
    • Conduct monthly meetings with country teams to support analysis of data in order to improve the program interventions.
    • Support Technical Assistance Department (TAD) at global level to develop standard operating procedures and guidance on technical topics.

    Program Quality

    • Provide technical support and recommendations for service delivery in line with RI policies.
    • Support country office staff to conduct quarterly quality reviews and validate and support the related quality improvement plans.
    • Give direction to technical teams to ensure assessments adequately inform new programming and capture the impact of RI current programs.
    • Share input into quality standards and tools developed by the global TAD team.
    • Give insight to country teams to adhere to RI medical supplies procurement policy and pharmacy management tools in coordination with RI Global Pharmacist
    • Collaborate with project teams to develop job descriptions, recruit, and train qualified staff.
    • Revise program reports and other types of reports.
    • In coordination with TAD Health and AIM departments, ensure that the H&N program is well documented and that learning and research are supported.
    • Work with AIM department to ensure all CO health and nutrition programs have health information systems that are fit for purpose.
    • Support medical audits to assess status of health and nutrition services, including support for medical incident investigations as required.
    • Provide direction to RI during outbreaks of disease or other health emergencies, as required.

    Technical capacity building

    • Support the RI Health and Nutrition Community of Practice though delivery of quarterly health fora, sharing relevant technical standards and guidance, and maintaining RI health and Nutrition Toolbox.
    • Propose and implement capacity building activities aimed at enhancing skills
    • Share methods, approaches, and tools with RI colleagues across the region, and contribute toward RI’s regional response strategy by ensuring programmatic coherence, innovation and responsiveness.
    • Develop training materials and support country teams to deliver technical trainings, including routine training and drills.
    • Support the Global Medical Advisor to develop a continuing medical education program for RI and partner staff.
    • Conduct quarterly supportive supervision visits to country offices.

    Representation/coordination with external actors

    • Represent RI at various technical sector meetings, regional meetings, webinars and learning events as required.


    • Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve.
    • Consistent with RI’s safeguarding and protection policies, ensure all people who come into contact with Relief International are as safe as possible.

    Equity and Diversity commitment

    • Demonstrate sensitivity and understanding of systemic diversity and cultural differences.
    • Ensure that gender equity is addressed in our staffing and programming

    Other related tasks that may from time to time

    • Work collaboratively with the Global Safeguarding Manager to advocate for the inclusion of safeguarding activities and resources within program
    • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of donor requirements of safeguarding standards and protection from exploitation and abuse

    Experience and skills required for the role.

    • Advanced degree in a health or nutrition field (M.P.H., MD, R.N) or equivalent experience within a complex humanitarian setting, preferably in a conflict humanitarian setting in the Africa/Asia Region
    • Demonstrated technical expertise in more than one of the following areas: primary health care, child health, reproductive health, health systems strengthening, research and evaluation;
    • Demonstrated experience in project design, proposal development and fund raising
    • Excellence in writing and presentation; strong interpersonal communication and ability to facilitate collaboration.
    • Solid background and knowledge of UN agencies and other international emergency response systems, standards and modalities of work in Health and Nutrition sectors;
    • Experience in technical management of programs, coaching or capacity building of teams

    M&E activities;

    • Strong skills in remote setting management;
    • Excellent English writing skills
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and tasks efficiently;
    • Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail;
    • Knowledge of other sectors (WASH, Protection, FSL) is an asset.

    RI Values.

    • Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, as well as “Do No Harm.

    We value:

    • Integrity
    • Adaptability
    • Collaboration
    • Inclusivity

    Method of Application

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