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Current vacancies

WASH Advisor – Deadline 18 August

Humanitarian Pharmacist – Deadline 15 August

Logistics Officer (Procurement & Supply Chain) – CLOSED

TDDAP ERM Training Consultancy – Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program – CLOSED

TDDAP Technical Health Consultancy – Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program – CLOSED

Outbreak Response Register roles – CLOSED

Humanitarian Health Coordination and Leadership Roster – Rolling Recruitment 

WASH Advisor

Annual salary:  £35,000 – £45,000 dependent on experience (more may be available based on proven previous income)
Deadline:  Sunday 18 August 2019
Hours: 
Full-time
Duration:  Permanent (fixed-term options may be available if preferred)
Location:  UK-Med Office, Manchester, UK
Travel:  Frequent travel in UK and overseas, including weekend working and overnight stays
Deployment:  Required to be available to deploy overseas with deployed teams
Right to work:  Must have existing right to work in the UK

Are you an experienced WASH professional looking for a diverse and exciting role?

UK-Med provides emergency healthcare support in times of crisis and humanitarian emergencies. Since we formed as a charity in 1995, we have responded in a wide variety of humanitarian emergency settings. We work with other agencies to coordinate the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) – a national programme deploying healthcare services to sudden onset disasters on behalf of the UK Government and working to WHO standards – as well as deploying independently or in collaboration with other humanitarian NGOs. As we strengthen our response capabilities, we are recruiting a WASH Advisor to provide technical expertise and leadership.

As WASH Advisor, you will ensure that WASH is incorporated across all stages of our health programming. You will have a proven track record in humanitarian WASH/IPC including implementing community-based WASH programmes, hydrology, water quality and testing. Experience of WASH/IPC support during an outbreak would be an advantage.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.

For full detail and information on how to apply, please see the Candidate Information Pack – WASH Advisor – August 2019

Humanitarian Pharmacist

Annual salary:  £38,000 – £42,000 (more may be available based on proven previous earnings)
Deadline:  Thursday 15 August 2019
Hours: 
Full-time
Duration:  Permanent (fixed-term options may be available if preferred)
Location:  UK-Med Office, Manchester, UK
Travel:  Frequent travel in UK and some overseas, including weekend working and overnight stays
Deployment:  Required to be available to deploy overseas in support of deployed teams and assets
Right to work:  Must have existing right to work in the UK

Are you a Pharmacist looking to make a significant impact through emergency humanitarian health responses?

UK-Med provides emergency healthcare support in times of crisis and humanitarian emergencies.  Since we formed as a charity in 1995, we have responded in a wide variety of humanitarian emergency settings.  We work with other agencies to coordinate the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) – a national programme deploying healthcare services to sudden onset disasters on behalf of the UK Government and working to WHO standards – as well as deploying independently or in collaboration with other humanitarian NGOs.  We are currently recruiting a Humanitarian Pharmacist to ensure an effective pharmaceutical supply chain and operating procedures for UK-Med emergency humanitarian responses and oversee our compliance with relevant regulations.

As Humanitarian Pharmacist, you will take responsibility for all of UK-Med’s Pharmacy operations for preparedness and humanitarian deployments.  You will develop policies and procedures, ensure compliance with UK regulations for pharmaceutical storage and work with partner organisations to ensure the smooth dispatch of stock to the field.  You will plan deployed Pharmacy services and protocols and deploy overseas with clinical teams as required.  You will bring significant technical expertise as a Pharmacist and be skilled in translating your expertise into effective processes and high quality advice and training.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.

For full detail and information on how to apply, please see the Candidate Information Pack

Logistics Officer (Procurement & Supply Chain)

Deadline: 31 July 2019
Role: Logistics Officer (Procurement & Supply Chain)
Duration: 1-year contract with potential for extension
Location: UK-Med Office and UK-Med Storage Facility, Manchester/Stockport, UK

Are you an experienced humanitarian supply chain logistician looking to make a huge impact on surge health responses?

UK-Med provides emergency healthcare support in times of crisis and humanitarian emergencies. Since we formed as a charity in 1995, we have responded in a wide variety of humanitarian emergency settings. We work with other agencies to coordinate the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) – a national programme deploying healthcare services to sudden onset disasters on behalf of the UK Government and working to WHO standards – as well as deploying independently or in collaboration with other humanitarian NGOs. As we strengthen our response capabilities, we are recruiting a Logistics Officer to focus on our supply chain including procurement of essential equipment and dispatch/travel arrangements to make sure it is available for our humanitarian responses.

As Logistics Officer (Procurement & Supply Chain), you will develop a robust supply chain system delivering procurement and movement capacity across our programmes. This will include order processing, procurement, storage, transport and customs compliance. You will bring significant expertise in humanitarian / development health logistics either from a significant period working in the field (5+ years) or a combination of a relevant degree and some field experience.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work.

For full detail and information on how to apply, please see the Candidate Information Pack

TDDAP ERM Training Consultancy – Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program

Deadline: 7 August 2019
Role: TDDAP ERM training consultant – Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Grant (TDDAP) supporting the DAI Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM) TEAM
Duration: 40 days
Location: Home-based

Purpose of Consultancy:

The consultant will be responsible for the design of four specific training modules, as part of an outbreak preparedness/response training package for use by TDDAPs Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM) identified training partners, across six priority AFRO countries in the Sahel region (Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivore, Mali, Niger and Uganda). Each of the training modules will be tailored using pre-existing training resources such as WHO, CDC and where there are identified gaps, the consultant will use current best practice guidelines and global consensus resource documents to develop the training content for the following four training modules:

a) Basic Field Epidemiology
b) Case Management
c) Infection Prevention and Control
d) Risk Communication and Community Engagement

The total duration of the consultancy is forty days, with each training module taking ten days to design and tailor a dedicated session plan with learning outcomes, a supporting power point, a facilitator’s resource manual and evaluation guide that is suitable for use for in-person delivery, across several different countries and audience groups.

The training modules will need to be easily translatable and available in English and French.

Please review the full Terms of Reference before applying.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Wednesday 7 August 2019.

How to apply

Please submit an expression of interest for this consultancy to the recruitment@uk-med.org, clearly stating in the subject matter box: Your name (TDDAP ERM Training Consultant) and attach:

  • An up to date CV – that clearly specifies your national and or international experiences, duration, roles and responsibilities
  • Cover letter, outlining why you are suitable to provide the services / create the outputs, and which clearly states your expected minimum daily rate of remuneration

If you have and queries relating to the role that you are applying for please contact the relevant email as follows:

TDDAP Technical Health Consultancy – Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program

Deadline: 21 July 2019
Role: TDDAP Technical health consultant – Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Grant (TDDAP) supporting the DAI Emergency Response Mechanism (ERM) TEAM.
Duration: 80 days (expected commencement of consultancy 2 September 2019 to run until December 2019)
Location: Flexible with travel to at least 4 Sahel countries (see ToR below) over the duration of the contract.

Purpose of Consultancy:

A dedicated ERM desk and grants-based team is to be established in the UK (London), to support the ERM fund for the Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa Program (TDDAP). This is a multi-country programme which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) over a four-year period. The ERM team will lead on the operational delivery of the provision of an emergency response contingency mechanism in a pre-crisis outbreak scenario. As part of the initial ‘Inception’ assessment process and the establishment of the ERM protocols for TDDAP, within the six priority AFRO countries of the Sahel region (Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivore, Mali, Niger and Uganda), additional partner assessments of national and international partner NGOs are to be undertaken by the ERM team. This will require remote and in country field visits by members of the ERM team, along with the TDDAP Technical Health Consultant, who will act as the technical lead during the partner assessments. The TDDAP Technical Health Consultant will be tasked specifically with determining and reporting on the outbreak response technical capability and capacity of the identified partners. It is expected that each of the partner assessments will take up to two days to complete and it is anticipated that each of the focus countries will require a two-week in-field country visit, to allow the in-depth partner assessment to be completed for a maximum number of five organisations.

Please review the full Terms of Reference before applying.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Sunday 21 July 2019.

How to apply

Please submit an expression of interest for this consultancy to the recruitment@uk-med.org, clearly stating in the subject matter box: Your name (TDDAP Technical Health Consultant) and attach:

  • An up to date CV – that clearly specifies your national and or international experiences, duration, roles and responsibilities
  • Cover letter, outlining why you are suitable to provide the services / create the outputs, and which clearly states your expected minimum daily rate of remuneration

If you have and queries relating to the role that you are applying for please contact the relevant email as follows:

Outbreak Response Register

Deadline: 24 July 2019

Background

UK-Med recruits, trains, prepares and holds a centrally held register of a deployable surge team that supports the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT). It also holds a separate smaller ‘Outbreak Response’ register, which is a dedicated UK-Med team, that can respond to emergencies such as outbreaks (epidemics/pandemics), conflict settings and specialist requests by WHO and other organizations/agencies with coordination and technical expertise. During non-deployment periods, registered members support emergency preparedness planning activities; capacity building with national EMTs and specialist trainings (adapted to context) i.e. CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence), pre-hospital care, mass casualty simulations, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and outbreak response in infection, prevention and control (IPC) and case management. To date, UK-Med has supported the delivery of specialist trainings and undertaken capacity building and/or outbreak response preparedness and response activities in the following countries: Egypt, Iraq, Oman, Nepal, Myanmar, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Specific role adverts

Clinical Team Lead – Outbreak Response
Field Medical Doctor
Nurse – Adult / Paediatric
Field Epidemiologist
Midwife
IPC Coordinator – Nursing / Paramedical
Pharmacist
Community Engagement Advisor
Logistics Coordinator
WASH Manager
Training Officer
HR Officer
Field Finance Manager

Humanitarian Health Coordination and Leadership Roster

Deadline:  rolling recruitment
Salary:  Variable depending on assignment and experience
Hours: Project based, likely to involve long hours and weekend working
Location:  Field-based
Travel:  Frequent travel both UK and overseas, and including weekend working and overnight stays
Deployment:  Required to be available to deploy overseas with UK-Med teams

Could you take a leading role in humanitarian health responses?

UK-Med is an international NGO providing emergency healthcare support in times of crisis and humanitarian emergencies.  Since we formed in the 1990s we have responded in a wide variety of humanitarian emergency settings.  We maintain a register of potential staff and volunteers with the expertise to contribute to humanitarian health responses.  Our register includes people from a wide range of professional backgrounds and over 40 nationalities.

We are currently recruiting new members to the register with a particular focus on building our roster of people suitable for leadership and coordination roles.  You will be able to deploy to humanitarian contexts with around 48 hours’ notice for periods of 3 months or more and have:

      • A proven track record participating in humanitarian health responses
      • Experience in leadership / coordination roles, ideally from humanitarian settings
      • A strong understanding of disaster response and humanitarian health responses
      • A strong understanding of the cluster system and key NGO and other actors in humanitarian health responses
      • A skilled background in either a clinical profession or humanitarian logistics / management

We will particularly welcome applications from people who have:

      • Experience managing teams in field locations
      • Experience working in insecure contexts and/or training to work in these contexts
      • Excellent French or Arabic language skills (sufficient to work professionally)

Members of our register are offered opportunities to deploy into roles either directly with UK-Med or as part of WHO coordination systems or other NGOs’ teams.

Further information

For full details please see the Candidate Information Pack – Humanitarian Health Coordination and Leadership Roster – May 2019

How to apply

In the first instance register with the UK-Med Community of Practice by completing the short form at https://community.uk-med.org/form-portlet/share/014b3c820528413686aa9e64a9de2397/

You will then be invited to provide further information to support your application.