HEALTH ADVISOR, GITEGA, BURUNDI, GRADE 3, £22,617, 12 MONTHS CONTRACT, UNACCOMPANIED STATUS

To work with Save the Children's health team in supporting and advising the Ministry of Health to strengthen the delivery of integrated primary health care services in two provinces and assist the process of health sector reforms. Strengthen links between provincial and national level by learning from experience in the field and using this to inform national policies,

You must be a qualified Doctor or experienced medical professional with a post graduate degree in Public Health / health planning with substantial experience of managing health programmes. You must have an understanding and experience of working in countries undergoing health sector reforms together with proven ability to forge working links with the Ministry of Health and work in both an advisory capacity and hands on manner. We require someone with experience of team management and staff development, excellent communication skills, ability to work in French and English and an understanding and knowledge of the principles of community participation. Patience, tact and diplomacy and an understanding of the constraints experienced by Ministry of Health staff working with limited resources in a politically sensitive environment is certainly necessary. You must willing able to travel both within Burundi and in the region and previous experience of working in complex emergencies is an advantage. Required: ASAP Closing date: 13 August 2001

How to apply:

For further details and a detailed Job description or to download an application form please visit our website at: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancies

To apply please send a supporting cover letter and comprehensive CV, clearly stating the name and location of the job you are applying for along with the media reference (HA/BU/SCUK/EU) in your covering letter. Failure to include all of this information may delay the processing of your application.

Please send it to Overseas Personnel (Emergencies) by e-mail to: EmergencyVacanciesatscfuk.org.uk, for post, 17 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8RD Great Britain, or fax: 00 44 20 7793 7614.

Please note: We do not reply individually to applications. If you have not heard from us within 5 weeks after the closing date you should assume, that we have not short-listed you