Senior Health Advisor (Disaster and Conflict Response) At UK-Med

Hours: Full-time

Pay: £40,000 – £45,000 Annual Gross

Duration: Permanent

Location: UK-Med Office, Manchester, UK (Hybrid Working) or remote working options within +/-2 hours of UK Time

We are seeking a Medical Doctor, with expertise and experience in humanitarian responses, conflict and disaster medicine, to provide expert technical input and leadership across our humanitarian health programming.

UK-Med is an NGO providing emergency health support in times of crisis and humanitarian emergencies. We provide clinical support, as well as training and capacity building for health professionals around the world, with particular focus on countries vulnerable to natural disasters, outbreaks or with weakened health systems due to complex emergencies. As a key partner of the UK Emergency Medical Team (UK EMT), we work closely with FCDO and the WHO, but we are also growing our own programmes. Our work has never been more vital, with disease outbreaks and disasters becoming more frequent, complex and severe.

Following a period of significant growth we are seeking a medical doctor to join our team in this pivotal role. Our portfolio of emergency health programmes continues to grow at pace, with current or recent projects in countries including Ukraine, Afghanistan, Malawi, Myanmar and Lebanon. Projects include outbreak response, health worker capacity building, trauma and surgical care and health systems strengthening.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in the area of emergency response and disaster medicine, ideally including migration and conflict contexts. You will be able to apply your expertise to developing strategy at an HQ level, designing health responses and capacity building programmes as well as contributing to grant proposals. You will be willing and able to deploy overseas with our responses, providing leadership to health teams and liaising closely with Ministries of Health, WHO and other external partners.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference through humanitarian work. UK-Med is a growing and developing organisation with a committed team of staff, volunteers and members.

How to apply


We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Senior Health Advisor (Disaster and Conflict Response) June 2023 before applying for this role.

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages)

Please apply below, as soon as possible and no later than Friday 23 June 2023.

UK-Med is committed to safeguarding of our personnel and beneficiaries and has a zero-tolerance approach to sexual exploitation and abuse. We conduct thorough vetting before any appointment is confirmed.

UK-Med is committed to the principles of diversity, equality, and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive environment where employees feel respected and supported to be able to fulfil their potential.

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