Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Technical Surge Advisor

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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50% deployment; Base locations outside UK will be considered

In an emergency it is the youngest children who are likely to suffer first. As the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) Technical Surge Advisor you will make a difference to improving outcomes for infants and young children in challenging emergency contexts.

Save the Children is mandated to focus on infants and young children and the humanitarian nutrition department has developed international expertise on IYCF-E to address the increased vulnerability of this age group during emergencies. As the IYCF-E Technical Surge Advisor, you will improve response delivery in rapid onset and protracted emergencies globally, through in-country deployments and remote technical assistance to governments, nutrition clusters, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and local and international non-government organisations.

You will:

  • Facilitate the incorporation of IYCF-E indicators into assessments
  • Develop IYCF-E priority interventions in consultation with in-country partners
  • Integrate IYCF-E into all relevant sectors including nutrition, health, mental health, WASH, food security and livelihoods, child protection, and education
  • Provide support on the appropriate use and management of Breast Milk Substitutes (BMS)
  • Develop preparedness plans and/or plans for scale up
  • When not on deployment, contribute to global initiatives to improve guidelines, standards, operating procedures and capacity development in the area of IYCF-E.

We’re looking for someone with extensive experience in IYCF-E in a range of humanitarian contexts and challenging environments. A skilled coordinator with strong technical knowledge and ability to engage a broad stakeholder base, you will be motivated by advancing the quality of IYCF-E programming at the field level and contributing to improving global policies and strategies. You must have:

  • Strong technical knowledge in IYCF-E
  • Demonstrable skills in coordination and the ability to work effectively with a range of stakeholders, including the nutrition cluster, partners and the Ministry of Health
  • Experience in leading and designing IYCF-E assessments
  • Highly developed communication and writing skills
  • Ability to be flexible, innovative and adaptive in challenging contexts
  • The flexibility to undertake significant travel (up to 50% of the time), often working in stressful and insecure environments.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 31st January 2017

Applications will be viewed on a rolling basis

This vacancy is archived.

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