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Current vacancies

Humanitarian Health Coordination and Leadership Roster – ongoing recruitment

WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Manager – CLOSED

Humanitarian Health Advisor – CLOSED

Consultancy – to develop and deliver bespoke HEAT Training – CLOSED

 

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.

WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Manager

Deadline:  30 May 2019
Salary:  Negotiable
Hours:  Full-time
Location:  Manchester, UK
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

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 Manager to provide technical expertise and leadership.As WASH Manager, 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.

Further information

For full details please see the Candidate Information Pack – WASH Manager – April 2019

How to apply

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact recruitment@uk-med.org

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) that includes:

  • A detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the essential criteria in the person specification (see Candidate Information Pack – WASH Manager – April 2019)
  • Full contact details
  • Your current pay grade and salary
  • Where you saw this role advertised
  • The basis of your right to work in the UK (e.g. British Citizenship, EU Citizenship or working visa)

Applications must be submitted to recruitment@uk-med.org no later than Thursday 30 May 2019. Interviews will be held in Manchester during June 2019.

Please note, UK-Med can only accept applications from people with an existing legal right to work in the UK and we cannot sponsor visa applications.

Humanitarian Health Advisor

Deadline:  10 June 2019
Salary:  £38,000
Hours:  Full-time
Location:  Manchester, UK
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 / UK EMT teams

Are you a health professional and passionate, experienced humanitarian?

UK-Med is a humanitarian health NGO providing emergency healthcare support in times of crisis and humanitarian emergencies. We work with other agencies to coordinate the UK Emergency Medical Team (UKEMT) – a national programme deploying healthcare services to sudden onset disasters on behalf of the UK Government – as well as deploying independently or in collaboration with other humanitarian NGOs. Now we need your help!

We are seeking a qualified nurse or doctor with at least 2 years’ experience in humanitarian health work, to join us as a Humanitarian Health Advisor. This is a diverse role, ranging from office-based work preparing technical guidelines and training packages, to leading overseas capacity building activities and deploying with clinical teams in response to sudden onset disasters. The successful candidate will join us at an exciting time in our development, as both UK-Med and the UK EMT programme grow in scope and ambition.

Our ideal candidate will combine their clinical expertise with humanitarian health experience and a proven track record in designing and delivering training. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will be comfortable working across several projects simultaneously.

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

Further information

For full details please see the Candidate Information Pack – Humanitarian Health Advisor – May 2019

How to apply

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact recruitment@uk-med.org

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) that includes:

  • A detailed explanation of your suitability for this post with specific reference to the essential criteria in the person specification (see Candidate Information Pack – Humanitarian Health Advisor – May 2019)
  • Full contact details
  • Your current pay grade and salary
  • Where you saw this role advertised
  • The basis of your right to work in the UK (e.g. British Citizenship, EU Citizenship or working visa)

Applications must be submitted to recruitment@uk-med.org no later than Monday 10 June 2019. Interviews will be held in Manchester in late June 2019.

Please note, UK-Med can only accept applications from people with an existing legal right to work in the UK and we cannot sponsor visa applications.

Consultancy – Development and delivery of a bespoke hazardous environment awareness training (HEAT) course

Deadline:  7 June 2019

UK-Med is reviewing the bespoke ‘Conflict Affected Areas Training’ course. At present this mirrors a more traditional Hazardous Environment Awareness (HEAT) Training Course but removes the First Aid content in recognition that many of our clinical staff members already have these technical skills from their day-to-day work.

We intend to commission a bespoke course that contains elements of first aid training for those that require it and frames security through the lens of deployment that is specific to UK-Med and the wider UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT). We anticipate this being a two-three day residential course.

Further information and how to apply

For full details please see the UK-Med – Consultancy to Develop Bespoke HEAT Training May 19