Myanmar: Thematic Advisor - Health
May 24, 2013
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 04 Jun 2013
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Save the Children has been working in Myanmar since 1995. Our programmes include child survival, health, HIV/AIDS, education, child rights, child protection and child rights governance in 28 locations across the country.
Save the Children International is looking for a Thematic Advisor - Health to join our team. This is a 2-year assignment based in Yangon, Myanmar. This is a re-advertisement. Candidates who have applied before do not need to reapply.
Together with the Senior Programme Advisor health, lead the development planning, monitoring and evaluation of a high quality, innovative emergency and long term Health programme with a focus on maternal, new born and child health. The post holder will grow the health portfolio, lead the development of strategy and proposals and ensuring that the Save the Children is effectively represented to key donors, including: DFID, USAID, 3MDG multi donor trust fund, UNICEF, AusAID and the EC.
Key areas of accountability:
- Provide inspiring leadership to the health programme by communicating Save the Children's vision and strategic purpose to partners and by guiding the team in developing compelling vision and strategy for the programme in Myanmar
- Lead in developing health programming documents including: Child Rights Situation Analysis (CRSA), Thematic Programme Strategies and Annual Operational Plans and contributing to the development of the overall Country Strategic Plan
- Provide leadership and support in developing a high quality health programme through integration, expansion and growth of existing health programmes and strengthening links with other sectors as appropriate
- Represent Save the Children at national and international events and proactively explore opportu nities to engage in advocacy work to change policies and practices for wider and lasting impact on the lives of children in Myanmar
- Build a network of support and strategic partnerships with a range of stakeholders including
- Support the development and implementation of an effective monitoring and evaluation framework for the Health programme, support operations teams in developing and implementing project specific M&E frameworks and ensure monitoring information is analysed and shared, appropriately both internally and externally
- Identify funding opportunities and develop high quality proposals in coordination with programme managers, programme operations team and the finance and grant management teams
- Develop a time bound succession plan for the Senior Programme Advisor Health to assume full responsibility for the leadership of the PDQ Health team.
- Support the Senior Programme Advisor health in building the capacity of health Program me staff and ensure adequate technical support to programme managers and the operation teams for the effective implementation and monitoring of health programme activities.
- Support field teams in identifying and supporting civil society partners including: partner assessment/risk analysis, capacity building planning and technical support
Qualifications and experience:
- Post-graduate university degree in public health or related field and/or 5-8 years of international work experience in health programme development, including representation and policy level work in a developing country.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of: health programme development, implementation and growth and experience in working with a wide range of donors
- Knowledge and experience of a range of health programming including MNCH, HIVAIDs, Reproductive Health, WASH, health system strengthening and Global Fund
- An in depth under standing of international development issues related to health, and knowledge of the current situation in Myanmar.
- Ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically.
- Proven skills as a trainer/facilitator and mentor.
- Experience of working at both policy and implementation level ideally with some emergency programme experience.
- Experience in all aspects of programme development, proposal writing and budget development.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politicised and multi-cultural settings with a wide variety of stakeholders.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles.
- Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
Save the Children International offers competitive remuneration package.
Deadline for submission of application is on 4th June 2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
"We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse."
How to apply:
Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: email@example.com