Head of Mission – Gaza

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Hours: Full time, with some weekend and evening working required to support the humanitarian programme delivery

Pay: £4250 –£5,250 GBP gross per month (dependent on experience)

Location: Gaza, with some travel to Cairo, Egypt

Duration: Till 31st of December 2024 (funding pipeline dependent), with potential extension

Can you provide excellent leadership and management for our humanitarian health programming in Gaza?

UK-Med is a frontline medical aid charity. Born of the NHS, we’ve been working for over 30 years towards a world where everyone has the healthcare they need when crises or disasters hit.

We are seeking a Head of Mission to oversee the management and delivery of UK Med’s programmes in Gaza. This role entails leading teams of international and national medics and operational staff to reach programme objectives, taking responsibility for security management and ensuring the prudent and efficient use of financial resources, logistics, and human resource administration, in alignment with UK Med’s processes and partner guidelines. As a pivotal figure, you will be integral in collaboratively developing and updating the programme strategy, supervising its implementation, review, and monitoring. Your responsibilities include forging strong strategic partnerships, essential for delivering comprehensive, integrated, high-quality, and sustainable programmes. This involves nurturing relationships local and international organisations and initiating innovative partnerships.

Furthermore, you are tasked with cultivating and enhancing leadership skills within the Gaza response team, fostering a workplace culture that encourages staff participation and decision-making, both within the country office and across the organization.

Your experience in managing and coordinating emergency programmes in complex and insecure environments, particularly with a focus on security management, will be highly valued.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits, along with a friendly working environment and the opportunity to make a real difference.

How to apply

We strongly recommend that you read the Candidate Information Pack – Head of Mission – Gaza – May 2024 before applying for this role.

To apply, please submit a current CV and a supporting letter (2 pages) through our online jobs portal.

Please apply below, and no later than 17th May, 2024.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and hiring manager will review applications as they are received, decisions may be made at any time if a suitable candidate is identified.

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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