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Health Cluster Co-lead – Sudan Country Office

from Save the Children
Closing date: 20 Feb 2019

Health Cluster Co-lead – Sudan Country Office

Health Cluster Co-lead will be deployed to the health cluster to work in coordination with ministry of health and is expected to take the following roles:

The overall purpose of the health cluster is to Provide health leadership in emergency and crisis preparedness, response and recovery; Prevent and reduce emergency-related morbidity and mortality; Ensure evidence-based actions, gap filling and sound coordination; and Enhance accountability, predictability and effectiveness of humanitarian health actions.

The Health Cluster Co-lead will contribute for the fulfilment of the Health Clusters purposes, which are to provide substantial assistance in the implementation of inclusive, field-level humanitarian coordination mechanisms, including liaison with relevant UN operational agencies, NGOs, and local authorities.

* Degree in medicine and / in Public Health professional with extensive experiences of humanitarian response and coordination mechanism for 5-6 years, of which at least 3 in managing and coordinating health programme in chronic, acute and sudden-onset emergencies.
* Excellent communication skills including the ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
* Proven experience in designing evidence based health programming, preparing successful funding proposals for humanitarian and development donors.
* Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
* The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
* Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically, challenge existing mind sets.
* Strong skills and experience in all aspects of cluster management, planning, monitoring, review & evaluation.
* Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in
* Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner
* Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required
* Commitment to the aims and principles of humanitarian coordination.
* Familiar with the Sudan health system and context, as well as working and living experiences in Sudan

* Leading or co-leading health cluster in Sudan or other African countries.
* Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Contract length: 9 months with possibility of extension subject to funding.

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
* No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
* All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
* Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:
Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse