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Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre is hiring a Technical Adviser – Health and Climate: Apply!!

We are looking for a Technical Adviser – Health and Climate (40 hrs/week)

You will be responsible for the technical support to humanitarian and development cooperation projects worldwide with components of health. The role will focus on mental health, non-communicable diseases, anticipatory action, heat and air pollution risks, conflict and health, but will engage in all activities of the health team.

We are looking for candidates with a Masters (MPH or MSc) in a health related field (public health, environmental health, environmental epidemiology, global health) with a strong focus on climate change and at least 5 years of research experience in the humanitarian or development sector, or in a think tank focusing on humanitarian issues (equivalent academic experience will also be considered).

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical advice and support to health projects based on request and needs of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.
  • Further develop health approaches and methodologies with a particular focus on air pollution, heat risks, and challenges to mental health and wellbeing.
  • With health as a sectoral topic of relevance in all phases of the disaster continuum (incl. DRR/preparedness, anticipatory action and response) ensure good coordination and proactively collaborate with different teams/units/functions across the Climate Centre.
  • Document best practices in humanitarian health interventions and approaches and contribute to scientific work on relevant topics.
  • Support the design and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity building initiatives with regards to health.
  • In all these efforts ensure a bottom-up, collaborative and integrated approach to knowledge transfer and innovation.
  • Organize and/or participate in relevant events, webinars, expert meetings, trainings, and workshops on health topics.
  • Contribute to networking and coordination with relevant stakeholders in and outside the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Assist with communication as well as contribute to policy and advocacy activities on health in and outside of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
  • Contribute to all relevant monitoring and reporting activities and requirements of the health team.

Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of climate change risks and impacts on health.
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills. Experience in the development, contextualization or roll-out of methodologies or guidelines for humanitarian health programming is a strong asset.
  • Excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to express facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Additional languages are an asset.
  • GIS skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with cross-cultural and multi-diverse teams. Strong ability to work in a remote team and a strong will to cooperate.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple competing time and resource demands, highly organized.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products at intermediate level.

We offer a home-based assignment with limited international travel, flexible work hours and a global, virtual working environment with room for initiative and personal development.

The full vacancy text can be found here.

Application deadline: Sunday 21st July 2024 23.59 hrs CEST

How to apply

We would like to receive your application, CV and motivation letter (in English), addressed to Olette Manhoudt, HR officer at the Climate Centre sent to [email protected] with “Technical Adviser – Health and Climate” in the subject please.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please send an email to [email protected].

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