Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe we can make that a reality by transforming the lives of people who live in poverty and empower them to change their lives for the future. So, if you’re passionate about helping others, and want to help us drive positive change across the world, join us. Christian Aid is now looking to recruit an innovative and dynamic Global Programme Advisor (Health) for a maternity cover to support our development and humanitarian work across Africa and Asia.
About the role
This role sits within the Programme Strategy and Innovation hub in the Programme Innovation and Funding department. It’s a key role in the organisation, providing technical leadership on our portfolio of health work globally and enhancing the capacity of programmes and other relevant stakeholders in the organisation to address health issues.
Christian Aid understands poverty as a result of power imbalances, abuse of power and exclusion of particular marginalised groups. In the context of essential, services, we have identified a need to strengthen our focus on promoting equitable institutions and social norms, especially those related to gender. We want programmes to explicitly identify and address the barriers that prevent people having access to services and/or limit service responsiveness. We also recognise the inter-relatedness of risks experienced by the communities we work with and the need for integrated programming. The main purpose of the role is therefore to support programme teams to integrate these different considerations into the their health work and work with other colleagues to ensure health risks are considered as part of our resilience approach.
This role combines direct technical support and accompaniment; facilitation of learning and mutual support between programmes; development of guidance and resources based on Christian Aid experience and external learning; ensuring learning is feeding policy development internally and externally; and representation of Christian Aid to external stakeholders.
This role can be based in the Christian Aid offices in the UK, Nigeria, Burundi, Sierra Leone or Myanmar and appointment will be made to local terms and conditions. The salary ranges for each of these locations are detailed below:
This role is highly self-directing and requires significant independence and personal responsibility. It is a specialist advisory role, with a focus on supporting others to develop their thinking and practice. In addition to technical expertise, a high level of facilitation, coaching and mentoring is required. The role has responsibility for promoting coherence and shared understanding across a diverse programme and advocacy community.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where they are based. Please state in your application, which of the specified location(s) you have the right to work.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to build relationships with different individuals or other organisations to further those you are working with or your organisation’s goals.
Tell us about a time when you had adapt your style, approach, and delivery method to communicate effectively with a particular audience.
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing health data, information and other evidence.