For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, we have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and their families. We are there for them before and after disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities. In 2017, Action Against Hunger reached over 20 million people. In the UK we have grown well over the last 20 years, increasing our income and staff numbers accordingly.
Acute malnutrition affects an estimated 49.5 million children around the world, and puts children at an increased risk of death and long-term failure to thrive. Recognising the scale of the challenge and the opportunity for change, a coalition of UNICEF, DFID, ECHO, CIFF and Action Against Hunger joined forces in 2016 to launch the No Wasted Lives Coalition. The aim of this initiative is to accelerate collective global action towards the global targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals and the World Health Assembly and to realise a world where no child suffers or dies from wasting. The Coalition is supported by a global Secretariat Team who drive the day-to-day activities of the initiative. A portion of this team are hosted at Action Against Hunger UK with additional team members in the US.
A key component of this initiative will be to invest in and accelerate the roll-out of the best approaches to prevent and treat severe acute malnutrition, and help ensure new ideas get put into practice quickly at the global, regional and national levels. This will be driven in two ways. First, through the new State of Severe Malnutrition website to improve coordination and communication about emerging evidence and innovative ongoing operational research across the sector. And second, through the coordination of a technical panel of independent experts who will review the latest research findings and produce guidance to programmes on the ground and policy-makers to drive the efficient and effective uptake of emerging evidence.
Sitting within the Operations Department at Action Against Hunger UK, Communications & Uptake Advisor will work closely with the Head of Evidence based in the UK, Director of International Nutrition Initiatives based in the US, and Regional Advisors in West Africa, East Africa, and South Asia to drive effective uptake and use of emerging evidence on the prevention and treatment of severe acute malnutrition.
We are always looking to recruit passionate and dedicated individuals who are keen to join our team and contribute to the fight against child hunger. For more detailed information on the role, please download the attached PDF Job description.
The post will be based in Action Against Hunger-UK’s London office. Only candidates with the right to work in the UK may apply.
Closing date for applications: 5pm, on Friday, 24th May 2019. Interview date: tbc
Apply online by clicking the Apply Now button below; do not forget to attach your CV and a cover letter (maximum 1 page), telling us why you are applying for the role, and demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.
Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates. Thank you for your understanding.