Friday, April 1, 2011

Regional Health & HIV Advisor, East & Southern Africa

Job Title: Regional Health & HIV Advisor, East & Southern Africa

Grade: 2

Reports to: Regional Programme Manager, East & Southern Africa
Child Protection Level: 3
Based: Nairobi or Pretoria
Length of contract: 2 years fixed term

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to support Save the Children country programmes in East and Southern Africa (ESA) in the design and delivery of quality health programmes.

This support will cover a number of key areas, including programme development, quality assurance, advocacy, recruitment, capacity-building, knowledge management and networking, and will be delivered both from a distance and in regular country visits.

The Regional Health Advisor will be expected to work closely with a range of colleagues in country programmes, the ESA Regional Office and London, in particular the Health & HIV Team.

Save the Children is committed to making a significant contribution to the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals, in particular MDGs 4 and 5, through its global EVERY ONE campaign.

In countries with high levels of maternal and child mortality Save the Children is scaling up its work in support of programmes aimed at saving children’s lives and strengthening the health systems that are vital for the health of children and their mothers; working with governments and other stakeholders to ensure the design and implementation of costed national plans for maternal and child health; and raising public awareness and building coalitions so that high levels of child and maternal mortality will no longer be tolerated.

The Regional Health & HIV Advisor will play a key role in helping the EVERY ONE campaign achieve its objectives in East and Southern Africa.


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