Emergency Health Unit Response Roster – Save the Children UK


Emergency Health Unit Response Roster – Save the Children UK

Emergency Health Unit Response Roster (3515)

  • Division: Global Programmes
  • Department: Humanitarian
  • Team: Emergency Health Unit
  • Location: Internationally Mobile
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Full / Part Time: Full-time
  • Contract Duration: Depending on deployment
  • Closing Date: 1 November 2017
 Save the Children’s origins lie in emergency response. The Emergency Health Unit (EHU) is an operational team deployed to support the Save the Children Humanitarian Health, Nutrition, HIV and WASH Strategy to provide and improve humanitarian responses. The EHU holds a pre-standing emergency health capacity, including medical supplies, logistics and skilled medical personnel, to deploy in the event of a major disaster, disease outbreak or conflict that affects population health.

Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit is currently enlisting candidates for their humanitarian emergency roster to safeguard strong external health and operational support surge capacity when our emergency responses require it.

Roles available:

Clinical Lead



Nutrition Advisor

Logistics Manager

Medical Logistician

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Activities Manager

If you are interested and would like to learn more about how to be part of this initiative, please follow the links above.

As a member of the roster you will receive online induction to Save the Children, and technical training to prepare for deployments. We call upon you to volunteer or be hired when disaster strikes. English, French, Arabic and Swahili language abilities are very valuable. Right to work in the UK is notneeded.

General Requirements:

  • Willing to be deployed anywhere in the world at medium/short notice.
  • Minimum commitment of 2 weeks (up to 12 weeks) per deployment.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Professionally qualified with work experience in fast-paced and low resource environment with an international organization or international experience.

If you are interested and would like to learn more about how to be part of this initiative, please follow the links above for each role.

Closing date: 1st November 2017.

Due to the urgency for this recruitment we will review, invite candidates to interview and include them in our roster on an ongoing basis. We recommend submitting applications as soon as possible.

The roster does not automatically translate to a paid role as it is dependent on the scale of our response and the availability of the roster members. Deployments with Save the Children are paid, unless specifically identified as a volunteer role.

Save the children UK is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our employment decisions are based on abilities, qualifications and experience. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based. 

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role


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