Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor

The Opportunity - Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor

The Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor will be responsible for ensuring that health responses in Vietnam is supported with quality technical inputs and to drive the child survival breakthrough, drawing upon Health and Nutrition strategic priorities and Save the Children’s Common Approaches. The role will lead strategy development and the technical design and implementation of high-quality programmes that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming. The role supports national advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development. It supports the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners. The role will also link with regional health, nutrition, WASH and other capacities (such as climate change, education, child protection etc.) where they exist, and contribute to regional learning, evidence generation and knowledge management where appropriate. The role will work closely operations colleagues and with partners in the Vietnam CO, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations. This position will be expected to engage with the country health sector, and coordination mechanisms, as well as represent the organisation with key stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and key INGO / CSO. The role would be expected to support emergency preparedness, DRR and support the assessment, design and implementation of humanitarian responses with other CO staff.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Leadership:

  1. Provide technical leadership for Health and Nutrition programming and advocacy for the Country Office, in particular in areas of maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition; adolescent sexual reproductive health, school health and nutrition and any emerging child health issues, for example due to climate change.

  2. Set the strategic approach in relation to the wider country strategy

  3. Capacity build, mentor and build a supportive health and nutrition community across the Country Office, in conjunction with other colleagues in WASH and other thematic sectors.

Ensuring Programme Quality (Design & Implementation):

  1. Work closely with new business development colleagues to identify and pursue funding opportunities that allow for both integration into broader programmes and standalone health and nutrition projects; engage with technical partners, donors and colleagues across Save the Children

  2. Lead the technical scoping, planning, and design and proposal writing during new programme development, and ensure that we design and deliver high quality integrated health and nutrition programmes for children with public health resources, building on global best practice. Ensure that gender, disability and resilience considerations are reflected in our programme design and implementation.

  3. Work with Child Rights Governance colleagues to ensure that a rights based approach is reflected in our programme design and implementation (in line with our child rights programming approach), with a strong focus on child participation

  4. Promote a Health Systems Strengthening approach as the overarching framework, that supports working in collaboration and partnership with governments and national bodies, local partners and working towards impact, scale and sustainability.

  5. Provide oversight and guidance to the programme implementation teams to ensure that thematic programme components are technically sound, implementation methods are consistent with national and global strategies, acknowledged good practice (e.g. Save the Children Common Approaches); and are likely to achieve scale, as well as equitable and sustainable results.

  6. Promote and monitor integrated programming in a way that increases overall impact of health and nutrition programmes at the community level.

  7. Work with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) teams to carry out gender and power analysis, and conduct quality monitoring against international standards through participatory methodologies that promote gender equality and social justice (including child-friendly and gender sensitive/transformative methodologies).

  8. Contribute towards the creation of an organisational learning culture that promotes the use of disaggregated data, evidence and analysis (including gender and power analysis) and understands its link to quality and accountable programming; Contribute to strengthening the use of equality-focused programme principles and good practice across themes and sectors.

  9. Undertake field visits to project sites; work with implementation teams to understand impacts, operational challenges, and continuously identify opportunities for learning and improvement.

  10. Contribute to organisational learning on health and nutrition ensuring that learning from our programmes is shared across the Country Office and our partners, as well as with colleagues in the wider regional and global health, nutrition and WASH community in Save the Children. Contribute to strengthening the use of health and nutrition competencies within training and learning initiatives in the sector.

  11. Support Humanitarian colleagues (as needed) to develop emergency preparedness plans, and conduct sectoral assessments (including gender analysis and disability situation analysis using SC assessment processes and tools) and to design and deliver emergency response and recovery programmes. Ensure synergies between cross-thematic humanitarian teams, data and programme design.

Networking & External Engagement:

  1. In alignment with Country Office strategy and leadership, engage in strategic positioning with donors, partners and government in-country, and ensure that Save the Children is a partner of choice in Health and Nutrition programming and advocacy.

  2. Ensure that Save the Children is influencing and learning from others through national technical coordination and networking bodies such as health and nutrition working groups and other forum.

  3. Represent the program to National and Local government representatives, donors, partner agencies, etc. as required.

  4. Ensure the quality, clarity and consistency of technical components of internal and external reports (e.g. programme reports, sit-reps, internal updates), working closely with awards, programme implementation and communications colleagues as needed.
  5. Leverage and liaise with technical colleagues from across Save the Children, including technical working groups and centres of excellence, ensuring that learning from the Country Office is shared with others and global lessons brought back

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nutrition or related field or equivalent experience
  • Health, Medical or Public Health undergraduate or related qualification

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • At least 5 years’ experience of working in Vietnam in Health and/or Nutrition programmes
  • Understanding of the Health and Nutrition Thematic area in Vietnam, and an understanding of the health priorities impacted on by the regional or neighbouring situation.
  • Familiar with health systems, and health service provision including community health and the engagement of civil society organisations.
  • Good experience in training, and capacity building of workforce and health staff
  • Experience of the national context, strategies and policies to enable advocacy at national / regional level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights, including the right to health services and food.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery

The Organisation

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 and use format. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at:

Job Description - Hanoi- HCM- Health & Nutrition Technical Advisor (210003CY) (taleo.net)

If you have any issues with applying via our system, please send email explaining your troubles to vietnam.applicationhelpdesk@savethechildren.org

Closing Date for Application: 26th May, 2021

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Job Details
Organisation Name: Save the Children
Location: Hanoi
Application Deadline: Wed, 2021-05-26
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