Project Officer – Field Hospital

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Project Officer – Field Hospital to work remotely/homebased.


The Emergency Health Unit (EHU) has a field hospital team. The team is looking for a project officer to support in the administration and implementation activities for the next year. The key activities centre around the World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Medical Team (EMT) accreditation that the team are in the process of. As part of the process this will involve supporting the team in standard operating procedure development and editing, procurement of outstanding field hospital equipment and supply chain agreements in place for medical commodities. The person for this role will have a strong attention to detail to support in the final year of the process and ensure all activities are achieved to the highest quality. This will involve strong editing and grammar experience in written English as well as good Excel knowledge to support in the tracking system as well as ability to pick up new systems to take on key responsibilities amongst the team. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

This role is a great opportunity for someone who has great attention to detail, and is interested in expanding their knowledge of the humanitarian sector and emergency medical teams within that.



  • Excellent written and grammar skills, fluent in English
  • Excellent attention in document editing
  • Proven ability to design and show processes in a flowchart format
  • Experience successfully coordinating project activities across multiple teams
  • Ability to resolve issues swiftly and escalate as needed whilst safeguarding standards and procedures
  • Cultural awareness and experience of delivering solutions internationally
  • Ability to liaise effectively with a broad range of people at all levels, across different cultures and to act with credibility, discretion, tact and diplomacy both within and without the organisation.
  • Sound judgement and an ability to effectively prioritise multiple tasks in a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to adopt a pro-active approach and offer solutions as appropriate
  • Possessing a calm disposition and positive outlook particularly when working under pressure
  • Self- motivated with ability to work autonomously
  • Experience of planning and organising meetings and events, with a strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), particularly word and excel


  • Previous experience of working with Save the Children and their policies and processes
  • Experience of working in a humanitarian/development or healthcare setting including lower income country settings
  • Knowledge of ensuring alignment to humanitarian and UN processes
  • Proficiency in a second core language of Save the Children (French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic

We can offer circa £31,000 per annum (If based in London, UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National T&C (including pay) will apply.

This role will be homebased within the UK or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred country location.

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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 salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

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 does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 9 Sep 2022

Closing date: 28 Sep 2022 - 19:59 CDT

Location: Worldwide, Worldwide

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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