UK-Med Register – Risk Communication and Community Engagement

Are you experienced in Risk Communication and Community Engagement in outbreak responses?

Role: Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE)

Hours: Register role, so no guarantee of work.  If deployed, work will be full-time.

Pay: If deployed, starting rate of GBP727 – GBP808 per week

Location: Able to travel internationally at short notice

UK-Med is a humanitarian NGO that has been responding to disasters and health emergencies 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.

Our responses are staffed from our Register of surge responders.  Register members undergo extensive training and vetting in advance, so they can be quickly deployed to where they are most needed.  Register members who join a response team are offered a fixed-term contract for the response and paid in line with our globally benchmarked pay scales.

We are seeking up to 6 new people to join our Register to be available to deploy in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) roles.  You will be able to make yourself available to travel and work internationally at short notice for 4-6 weeks at a time.

Our ideal candidates will be experienced in the design and implementation of RCCE plans and activities in disease outbreaks.  You will have a strong understanding of how RCCE aligns with and complements other outbreak response activities. You will be determined, high performing, compassionate and collaborative, as well as being committed to learning and supporting others to learn.  Language skills will be an advantage.

We offer excellent learning opportunities and occasional opportunities to work in international humanitarian responses.

To apply:

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – UK-Med Register – July 2021 – RCCE before applying for this role.

To apply, please complete the questions and submit your CV through our Online Jobs Portal as soon as possible.

This vacancy will close as soon as we have received enough strong applications, and no later than 15 July 2021.

The questions you will be asked to answer are:

  • Please describe your experience of working in RCCE in outbreak responses? (300 words maximum)
  • Please explain how you plan to be available for deployment with UK-Med i.e. what are your commitments e.g. work, family and how can you be confident that you can leave these at short notice? (150 words maximum)
  • What relevant qualifications do you hold?

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse.  We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

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.

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