Health Technical Lead


Employer: Relief International
Location: Washington, D.C. London or regional office posting Asia, Africa or Middle East with travel to Asia, Africa and Middle East
Closing date: 19 Mar 2016

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Technical Assistance Department

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian organization and home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world's most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development. RI works in four key sectors Economic Opportunities, Education, Health, and WASH.

Position Summary: RI is looking to expand its health programming in emergency, protracted relief and recovery, and development settings in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The main focus of the Health Technical Lead will focus on program design (including work in supporting new business development); technical advising during program implementation (including on activities and M&E); and facilitating learning within the organization from lessons learned on RI projects and best practices within the health sector globally. Health Technical Lead will work closely with One Health Technical Lead and regional programs.

Areas of Expertise:
RI wishes to identify a Health Technical Lead with demonstrated experience and expertise in:
Health program design and new business development, most notably for the European Union (EU), the United States Government, including USAID and the Department of State, DFID, and UN Agencies including UNICEF, WHO and UNHCR
Design and implementation of health programs in fragile states and for refugee and IDP populations; expertise in non-formal, informal, and formal education
Technical writing for health proposals, M&E design, program reports, and strategic global planning to expand education portfolio
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning in health programming
Working through and with host-country government curricula, standards, and requirements including Ministries of Health
Designing and performing needs and beneficiary assessments and overall M&E plans for projects
Health programming in emergency, protracted crisis, and development settings in the following sub-sectors:
Prevention campaigns to control and decrease disease outbreaks
Nutrition interventions, Community–Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM)
Reproductive maternal health support
Primary health care, clinic and hospital treatment services support
Providing thought leadership in leading health networks

Qualifications & Requirements:

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in demanding and often difficult environments.
Master’s degree in International Public Health, other Health Practitioners’ areas of study, or related field
Minimum of 10 years professional experience in the health sector working on donor-funded projects; with a minimum of five years in fragile states
Minimum 7 years experience in the health sector supporting project teams on full project cycle technical needs (design, implementation, M&E, and lessons learned), experience in emergency or protracted crises setting required with EU and USAID experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently in high-stress environments
Excellent writing skills
Speaking and writing fluency in English is required, language fluency in additional languages is preferred
Excellent time management skills, resourcefulness, with strong attention to detail
Ability to work virtually with team members spread out around the world
Excellent analytical and organizational skills
Ability to think critically and creatively

RI Values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities.

We value:
Inclusiveness
Transparency and Accountability
Agility and Innovation
Collaboration
Sustainability