Program posted by: Merlin
Posted on: November 7, 2012
Position: Field Trainee – Programmes
Responsible to: Head Office: Head of Region / Field: DCD or Ops Manager
Salary: £232 per week (UK minimum wage)
Location: 6 months in London, UK / 6 months in a Merlin field programme
Duration: 1 year in this role with the expectation of moving into a Merlin field job afterwards
Closing date: 14 November 2012
Start date: 27 February 2013
Merlin is an international health charity, saving lives in the world's toughest places. Merlin responds with healthcare, when people are overwhelmed by natural disaster, conflict or disease and in need of immediate help. We focus on treating those who are beyond the reach of existing health services. After the immediate crisis, Merlin stays on to assist recovery. Using our expertise, we support health workers and strengthen existing health services. We build resilience by helping those at risk of future health disasters, to be better prepared.
We think everyone should have access to lasting healthcare. We believe good health is fundamental to transforming people's lives, that's why Merlin is A Force for Health
The International Department provides strategic support and guidance to the programmes in the field, with the aim of implementing Merlin's mission and achieving the organisational goals. The department works with the field programmes and head office departments to continually improve the scope and impact of our work and increase the value of the services we offer to our beneficiaries.
Main purpose of the role
The Field Management Development Programme is a one year programme designed to prepare participants for management roles in Merlin field programmes.
Initially you will spend six months in Head Office where you will work four days per week supporting the Programmes department and have the remaining one day per week allocated to supporting your learning and development. Having successfully completed the six month placement in Head Office you will then spend six months in the field developing a core operational skill set for key field management positions in Merlin.
By working in both Head Office and the field, we want to ensure you are fully prepared for future operational responsibilities in a Merlin field logistics management position.
This is a valuable opportunity to develop a career path within a leading international health charity.
Overall Objectives (scope)
This role will:
Responsibilities in Head Office (UK)
Responsibilities in the field
Shadowing a Project Coordinator and supporting them to fulfil their responsibilities in:
This job description is not comprehensive and the post-holder will be expected to take on other responsibilities as may be reasonably required.
Dimensions and Limits of Authority
This role is not a line management position and does not hold final power, authority or decision-making rights. The position has no financial authority.
Values, Behaviours and Core Requirements
Please note, on submitting your application, you are agreeing to Merlin holding and using the information that you have given for the purposes of recruitment and employment – should an offer be made. Where required by donors funding requirements, some job offers are conditional on our ensuring that potential employees' names do not appear on counter terrorism lists generated by the United Nations, European Union or the United States. On submitting your application, you are agreeing to Merlin using the information that you have given for checking that your name does not appear on these lists.
Work permits are required for UK-based posts by all non-EC nationals. You therefore need to have the right to work in the UK order to apply for this post, and proof of this right will be required, at interview, and before any offer of employment is made.
Closing Date: 14th November 2012
Assessment Day: 10th December 2012
Interview Date: 11th December 2012
How to Apply
To apply for this job, please go to www.merlin.org.uk/jobs and apply using our online recruitment system. In order to apply for a job with Merlin online you will need to complete a short registration process and create an account – the online recruitment system explains how to do this. Once your account has been created, you will be able to save the information that you have entered in your application and re-visit it at any time before you submit it.
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Please note that we do not accept CVs. Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.