Job Title: Nutrition and Health Adviser
Reports to: Senior Health and HIV Adviser
Liaises with: Country Directors, Senior Managers and Technical Advisers
Job location: The post holder will be based in any HQ office or we can be flexible on base location dependent on the candidate.
Pay Band: €49,167 to €57,843 Band 5
Contract: 24 months
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of poorest people in the least developed countries of the world, aiming towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. Founded in Ireland in 1968, Concern has over 4,000 personnel working in 24 countries around the world, mostly in Africa and in Asia.
Concern believes in a world where no one lives in fear; where all have access to a decent standard of living, and the opportunities essential to a long, healthy and creative life. Our mission is to help people living in absolute poverty achieve major improvements in their lives, improvements that are sustainable without ongoing support from Concern.
Concern's Health Policy Aim (2019) is to contribute to a reduction in mortality and morbidity rates and to improve health security for all. The goal of Concern’s Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Strategy 2018-2022 is to achieve significant and lasting improvements in the survival, health and well-being of the extreme poor. Concern’s MNCH strategic objectives are: 1) Supporting Communities to achieve better health outcomes; 2) Develop and implement a concrete approach to Health System Strengthening; and 3) Undertaking an appropriate emergency response, with overarching cross-cutting issues including equality, HIV, human rights-based approaches and quality oversight in all contexts.
Job Purpose: With a rapidly expanding portfolio in the area of health and nutrition, Concern is seeking to expand our team. The nutrition and health adviser’s prime responsibility within the MNCH/Health Systems Support (HSS) Team is to ensure high quality technical support to Concern’s nutrition and health work in emergency, fragile and development contexts, targeting especially extremely poor and vulnerable populations, to develop and document best practices and to promote organisational learning, liaising closely with the Concern Nutrition and WASH teams in the Strategy, Advocacy and Learning (SAL) Unit.
The successful candidate will report to the Senior Health and HIV Adviser on a day-to-day basis, will have strong links with Concern’s offices in New York and London, will be an active member of the nutrition, health (Including Community Management of Acute Malnutrition/CMAM), HIV and HSS technical assistance team which is part of the SAL Unit in Dublin increasingly supporting integrated programming responses in health, education, livelihoods and social protection. Approximately 40% of travel time is anticipated for this position.
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