Regional Child Survival Senior Technical Advisor ESARO at Save the Children

Regional Child Survival Senior Technical Advisor – East & Southern Africa Regional Office

Every child has a fundamental right to survival, which the Regional Child Survival Technical Advisor will work to uphold through our programming and advocacy across East and Southern Africa. Regional Child Survival Technical Advisor will use their in-depth contextual understanding, technical expertise, and relationship building skills to provide a critical link between Save the Children’s global child survival (health, nutrition, WASH) team and country level technical teams, strengthening our strategic planning, representation, resource mobilisation and programme quality oversight and assurance at the regional level. They will provide demand-driven technical assistance to our 12 CO’s in the region, including support to program design and proposal development, technical input to implementation and monitoring of health programmes in both humanitarian and development contexts. Regional Child Survival Senior Technical Advisor ESARO will contribute to building the capacity of and fostering networks between our country-level health technical expertise. Regional Child Survival Senior Technical Advisor ESARO  will collaborate with regional M&E function to support the generation, dissemination and utilisation of evidence on our impact and learning from our health programs across the region. The role supports regional advocacy and influencing, particularly focused on newborn survival, universal health coverage and pneumonia prevention and treatment. Regional Child Survival Senior Technical Advisor ESARO are the coordinating point person for health crises and large-scale outbreaks in the region, specifically facilitating access to technical resources and support for response to epidemics such as COVID, measles and cholera. This role is a Senior position and will support overall coordination and integration of the Health, Nutrition and WASH activities in the region, including the line management of specific TAs who may be part of the regional team for Health, Nutrition and WASH.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

Essential/ Desired

  • At least 7 years’ experience of leading the design and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes in the field of health, preferably in countries in the East and Southern Africa region
  • Excellent knowledge of theories and practices in Health sub-sectors: maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, health promotion and disease prevention, community-based health interventions, health educational interventions, health systems.
  • Experience in first wave humanitarian response, including multi-sector assessments and health response strategies. Experience with large scale disease outbreaks is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of global health issues, specifically relating to children and women, and the current trends, methods, approaches, policies and strategies to address national and global health and nutrition issues, specifically in the context of conflicts, natural disasters, and recovery.
  • Experience of strategy development and planning to develop multi-year, multi-stakeholder health programmes for development and humanitarian settings
  • Experience of context, capacity and policy analysis, and influencing and advocacy at regional/international level in order to hold duty bearers to account to realise children’s rights.
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children. Leverages evidence in advocacy work with donors and governments on policies and responses to structural drivers of food insecurity.
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, resilience and/or safe programming.
  • Demonstrated program design, monitoring and evaluation skills, including designing pathways to sustainable impact at scale.
  • Track record in successful business development/fundraising with major institutional donors and UN agencies
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring with proven experience in facilitating presentations, webinars and multi-day training events.
  • Proven ability to influence positive outcomes when not managing staff or programmes directly.
  • Experience working in East and Southern Africa, and facilitating cross-cultural teams.
  • Fluent in English and high level of English writing skills.
  • Committed to Save the Children’s values and to work in an international agency that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion and fights racism, gender inequality and discrimination in all forms, including model positive behaviours that demonstrate a commitment to equality and respect to all colleagues, partners and communities

Contract duration:1 year(renewable)

Location: Save the Children operates in 12 Countries within the East and Southern Africa Region i.e. South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

This role will be based in any Country Office with SCI Presence under National Contract terms

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents


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  • Job City Nairobi
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