Health Referent – Infection Prevention and Control

Can you use your health expertise to shape our humanitarian health response?

Role: Health Referent – Infection Prevention and Control

Pay: pro rata of £30,000 – £40,000 gross annual (dependent on experience, qualifications and registrations)

Hours: Ad hoc consultancy work or 20% of full-time (average 1 day per week)

Duration: Open-ended

Location: Home-working, with some travel to Manchester UK and potential to undertake deployed overseas roles

UK-Med is a humanitarian NGO that has been responding to disasters for thirty years.  We train medical teams, both in the UK and worldwide, so they are ready to respond when epidemics, conflict and natural disasters hit.  When Ebola struck West Africa in 2014 we recruited and trained UK doctors and nurses who helped local medical teams and other NGOs to bring the outbreak under control.  We are core partners, providing the clinical component of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT) in line with WHO standards.

We are seeking a small number of health professionals to join us as part-time Health Referents to build on the health expertise in our core team.

Our core Health Team has significant expertise in humanitarian healthcare, and has always brought in additional expert support through consultancies when required.  Following a period of significant growth, we are looking to bring specific expertise into the core team on an ongoing basis through a group of part-time Health Referents.

Our Health Referents will bring specific technical expertise in a variety of health fields to ensure that UK-Med’s programme design and implementation remains in line with current best practice.

As a Health Referent, you will provide clinical / technical health expertise and advice, contributing to our work through:

Advising and guiding our health teams in humanitarian contexts in their planning and work

Helping in the design of SoPs, policies and guidance documents from your field of expertise

Developing capacity building interventions (e.g. training sessions, online learning packages, coaching) to develop skills of UK-Med personnel and our partners (e.g. Ministry of Health staff, other NGOs)

Helping to ensure we have the right people working in humanitarian responses by shaping role descriptions, person specifications, selection interview questions and model answers

Working on programme design and proposal preparation for work linked to your expertise

Contribution to quality assurance and after action reviews of health activities

Our ideal candidates will be highly skilled health professionals with significant experience of humanitarian health responses.  You will be flexible enough to respond to urgent requests, and able to deliver against longer-term objectives, while working independently with minimal guidance.

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

To apply:

To apply, please complete the application process online. Submit a current CV and 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 here.

Applications must be submitted online no later than Thursday 20 May 2021.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion.  We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

Please note, we are open to proposals to work from home – if proposing to work from outside the UK you will need to have no more than 2 hours’ time difference to the UK.  If proposing to work from the UK you must have an existing right to work in the UK.

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