Role:  Senior Health Advisor (Outbreak Response)

Salary:  £40,000 - £45,000 gross annual

Hours:  Full-time

Duration:  Permanent contract

Location: UK-Med Office, Manchester, UK (hybrid working) – or remote working options within +/- 2 hours of UK time.

We are seeking an established humanitarian health professional with expertise in humanitarian outbreak response to fill this key role

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, and we are also growing our own programmes.  As a partner in the READY consortium ( we are working on developing global preparedness for outbreak response.

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 health professional 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 Bangladesh, Chad, Yemen, 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 infectious diseases / outbreak response, including low resource contexts and ideally insecure environments.  You will be able to apply your expertise to developing strategy, 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 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 on our website before applying.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post, in the first instance please contact

Applications must be submitted through our online jobs platform no later than Sunday 19 September 2021.

To apply, please submit a full current CV and answer the key questions that include:

  • How many years of experience do you have as a health professional?
  • What health licenses/registrations do you hold?
  • What is your highest level of relevant qualification?
  • Please outline your experience and expertise in providing care, management and expert advice in outbreak responses? [max 500 words]
  • Please outline your experience of capacity building people and organisations for outbreak response (e.g. training, coaching, developing frameworks, strategic advice)? [max 500 words]
  • Would you be able to deploy internationally within 24 hours to assessments or emergency responses, if required?

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.

Applications for work in the UK can only be accepted from people with an existing right to work in the UK.





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