Senior Health Advisor (Ethiopia)

United Kingdom Government
London, WC2N, GB
Closing date
30 May 2022

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Contents Location About the job Benefits Things you need to know Apply and further information Location London About the job Summary This post sits within UKHSA's Global Operations Division, led by the Director of Global Operations. Global Operations supports the delivery of UKHSA's Global Health Strategy. It provides a corporate service to UKHSA supporting the oversight, coordination and delivery of UKHSA's international activity and working with UK government departments and other UK partners to build and strengthen international public health links. The division also maintains its own extensive portfolio of global health programs and projects, focusing on technical capacity building and health system strengthening in partner countries The International Health Regulations (IHR) Strengthening Project IHR strengthening project is an Official Development Assistance (ODA) funded project designed to improve IHR capability in selected countries and regions with medium and long-term activities taking place through partnerships with National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) in several countries in Africa and Asia. The project's first implementation phase (2016-2021) is now complete and the second funding cycle (2022-2025) will commence April 2022. The project has a triple mandate to build technical capability, strengthen leadership and develop sustainable public health systems. It does this through working at national level in partnerships with NPHIs and Ministries and at a regional level with regional bodies such as Africa CDC and EMPHNET as well as regional WHO. Job description We are recruiting the IHR project in-country lead for Ethiopia, to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The post holder will be responsible for coordinating UKHSA's in-country activities in Ethiopia, working with the Government of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute to develop IHR capabilities. The post holder will also be responsible for linking with other partners and organisations in Ethiopia, identifying opportunities for sustainability and for coordinating technical input from across UK Health Security Agency. This post will be based within the British Embassy in Addis and will be designated as an official of HMG. The post holder will possess diplomatic skills and an ability to engage with Ministers, senior Government and other donor or development agency officials at a high level. We are seeking individuals with both technical knowledge and international relations capability, able to demonstrate both UKHSA and Civil Services competencies and ways of working. As such, the post holder will be a skilled negotiator, with experience of managing complex stakeholder environments. The post holder will either be a medical consultant or have an equivalent degree. Previous experience of working in low or middle income countries is essential, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa. Responsibilities The postholder will be responsible for delivering and coordinating the delivery of a number of outputs agreed by the Head of the IHR-S project in UKHSA and in alignment with partners priorities. Specific work plans will be agreed in consultation with UKHSA IHR-S Head of project. Core duties and responsibilities will include the following: . Advising on and providing technical support to public health partners and organisations in Ethiopia where a need has been expressed. . Demonstrate strong diplomacy skills in engaging with senior leaders, ministers, senior government officials and other donor or development agency representatives. . Proactively influence and negotiate in order to develop and manage effective key relationships with local and other international stakeholders. . Ensure the delivery of UKHSA's project to strengthen IHR compliance in Ethiopia. . Under the direction of the IHR-S Head of project, provide advice and guidance on UKHSA activities in Ethiopia, and in consultation with the IHR-S Head of Project and partner organisations, set objectives for the UKHSA IHR-S project in Ethiopia. . Work with the project's UK based program and project managers and support team in the coordination of key project activities e.g. international training and events, international deployments and procurement; supporting with maintenance of project documentation, progress and risk trackers and finance records as required. . Report writing and communication of activities and deliverables as required by Head of IHR-S Project and in line with Ways of Working document/timelines e.g. quarterly reporting, input to weekly meetings, quarterly technical working group meetings, etc. . Host technical experts from across UKHSA, HMG and external partners (e.g. Faculty of Public Health) on their visits to deliver specific technical expertise for aspects of the project as required/identified. . Representing the Ethiopia components of the IHR-S project at internal and external meetings as directed by, or in partnership with, the IHR- S Head of project . Report, publication writing and communication of programme activities and deliverables . Possible additional general responsibilities such as mentoring public health professionals in Ethiopia/ other organisations as relevant. . Carrying out other functions in line with professional capabilities as agreed with line management. Benefits
• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check . See our vetting charter . People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks. Selection process details Option 3 - External Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants). Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements This job is broadly open to the following groups: UK nationals nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK nationals of the Republic of Ireland nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals Further information on nationality requirements Working for the Civil Service The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles . The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records. Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name : Anne Wilson Email : Recruitment team : Email : Details Reference number 205850 Salary 78,192 - 114,003 per annum GBP Grade Other NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant or AfC Band 8d Contract type Fixed Term Length of employment until 31 March 2025 Type of role Health Adviser Health Professionals Medical Senior leadership Working pattern Full-time Number of posts 1
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