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Head of Health and WASH, British Red Cross, London, UK.

Opportunity to lead a new team which will provide technical expertise and support with regard to Health and WASH to all of our humanitarian programmes and partnerships across the world. Using your Health and WASH expertise, you and your team will oversee and ensure the delivery of the British Red Cross international strategy with the regional and emergency teams, working through and in support of the operations and programmes of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world’s largest independent humanitarian network.

Whilst ideally you will be familiar with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, for this leadership role, key requirements include:

  • extensive experience of working within health and/or WASH in an international humanitarian or development context;
  • substantial experience of developing and managing technical expertise in health/WASH in a developing country context;
  • considerable technical/professional knowledge within health and /or WASH;
  • demonstrable knowledge of the role and function of associated technical, specialist and advisory support services;
  • significant experience of influencing decision makers;
  • leading and developing people, including remote management of overseas-based teams and matrix management.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to help achieve our ambitious targets in this key leadership role, please click on the following link to apply:

Closing date: 13 November 2014, 11:59 pm
Interviews will be held on Friday 21 November and Monday 24 November 2014.

Consultant – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Oxford Policy Management Limited (OPM) [deadline 10 November]

OPM are seeking to recruit a Consultant into their Water portfolio to work primarily on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Core responsibilities of the role include:

  • Delivering high quality technical work across a range of issues – both short-term diagnostic and research work and long-term sector reform projects – in support of developing country governments and international agencies;
  • Supporting the acquisition, implementation and management of WASH projects, including working alongside officials from donor agencies and partner governments;
  • Developing technical skills and capacity in WASH, and building a profile and network with other practitioners and clients.
  • Working across teams with staff from other portfolios, such as health, education and climate change.

Requirements include:

  • An excellent academic record including a Master’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g. economics or a water-related field);
  • A strong track-record of relevant analytical work on WASH in an international environment;
  • Knowledge and understanding of WASH policy and practice, and an ability to apply this knowledge analytically and practically.

For more information and to apply go to:

Note: despite the advert, this position does not have to be based in Oxford (though in the first few months there would have to be quite a lot of time spent there).