Here you’ll find all our latest jobs and consultancy opportunities to work with Elrha and our programmes – the Humanitarian Innovation Fund and Research for Health in Humanitarian Crises.


Head of Finance

Deadline: 24 May 2017

We are looking for an experienced individual to join us as Head of Finance, undertaking primary responsibility for ensuring robust financial management of the Elrha portfolio and supporting the development of a new business model for the organisation.

As Head of Finance you will provide financial oversight and reporting on the financial performance of Elrha, and support the organisation as it develops and implements its new business model. In addition you will:

  • Develop and maintain the financial controls of Elrha, ensuring donor compliance and best practice
  • Oversee the development and compliance of all sub-granting processes within Elrha
  • Ensure the Mandatory Operating Procedures for our grantee programme are robust and fit for purpose
  • Prepare the annual budget for Elrha in line with SCUK requirements
  • Provide consistent, robust and expert financial advice to Directors, Senior Management, colleagues and Board.

To be successful you will be a qualified accountant with significant experience in senior finance roles, both financial and management accounting. You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to present to a broad range of people internally and externally including non-financial specialists.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews will be held on the 1 June in central London. For more information on the role and how to apply click the ‘Apply Now’ button.

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Consultancy: Meeting Facilitation

Deadline: 23:59 on 26 May 2017

As part of its overall objective to improve the evidence base for public health interventions during humanitarian crises, our R2HC programme has embarked on a collaboration with Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) partners, including the Global WASH cluster, to support the identification of WASH research priorities in humanitarian crises.

We are seeking a consultant(s) to convene and facilitate a meeting which will bring together key academics, practitioners and donors in the WASH in emergencies community with three objectives:

  1. Outline the key humanitarian WASH research priorities
  2. Form a humanitarian WASH research working group
  3. Explore how donors to formulate a coordinated funding plan that capitalises on complementarities in timing and focus of funding calls
  4. Inform the development of R2HC WASH-e webinars to be delivered in July 2017

Please read the Terms of Reference for more information and how to apply.

Please submit applications FAO Sarah Palmer-Felgate, R2HC Partnerships Manager.

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Research call Coordinator: Rapid Response

Deadline: 28 May 2017

We are looking for an experienced and analytical individual to join us our team as Research Call Coordinator.

The R2HC programme aims to initiate a rapid call for research proposals in response to the current famine crisis, through the piloting of a new responsive grant mechanism. The objective will be to provide grants to conduct public health research on priority issues in the context of the current hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa and Nigeria, through short term operational research. This will be facilitated through a competitive selection process using fast track processes designed to expedite rapid proposal development, review and contracting. .

Guided by the R2HC Programme Manager, and in collaboration with the Portfolio Manager, the Research Call Coordinator will coordinate the day to day management of the rapid call for research proposals.

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Consultancy: Innovation Management Guide

Deadline: 23:59 on 2 June 2017
Duration: 12 months part time

Within the humanitarian sector, there are few mechanisms in place to manage innovation in a systematic and replicable way. As part of a grant agreement with ECHO to provide financial and technical support to emerging innovations in the humanitarian sector, the HIF is aiming to translate its knowledge into a practical, grounded “Innovation Management Guide” for humanitarian response. This Guide will provide an opportunity to develop a unique evidence base for what works in relation to innovation in the humanitarian system.

We are looking for a consultant (an individual or small team) that will be responsible for shaping the Guide and developing content with the HIF team, HIF Board and other experts in the field. The consultant will be expected to ground the Guide in practical learning from the HIF portfolio, further helping to develop the evidence base for humanitarian innovation, and a framework for improved understanding.

Please read the Terms of Reference for more information, including eligibility and how to apply.

Submit applications FAO Anna Skeels, HIF Programme Manager.

Terms of Reference



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