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Introduction and background
DFID implements a large range of programmes in Somalia and Somaliland in the areas of governance, economic and private sector development, humanitarian and conflict response, health, nutrition and overall social development. The Somalia Health & Nutrition Programme – SHINE Supply Component aims at providing access to basic health and nutrition services as defined by the Essential Package of Health Services (EPHS) to 2 million inhabitants of Somalia and Somaliland and strengthen the capacity of Somalia and Somaliland’s Health Authorities to oversee, coordinate, plan and manage the implementation of essential health service provision as defined in the Essential Package of Health Service framework. SHINE is a 5-year programme to reduce mother and child deaths in Somalia by improving the supply and demand for improved health and nutrition services. The programme aims to strengthen Somali Health Authorities (SHAs) oversight of basic service delivery and contribute to the wider state building agenda.
The SHINE programme comprises four components:
This assignment is to contribute to the Health System Strengthening of the SHINE supply component.
SHINE Supply – Health System strengthening priorities:
National health sector reform has been defined as a sustained process of fundamental change in national policy and institutional arrangements led by government and designed to improve the functioning and performance of the health sector and ultimately the health status of the population (WHO/SHS/96.1). The countries of Africa differ considerably in their historical, economic and political contexts, though they also share a number of important problems and specific policy instruments in approaching health sector reform. Therefore, there is no single formula, recipe or agenda for national health sector reform. However, it is clear that economic and political circumstances as well as good leadership are most important for a reform movement and the implementation of change.
Main Goal of this assignment.
The purpose of this assignment is to strengthen the capacity of District Health Management Teams in order to be able to oversee the implementation and monitoring of the Essential Package of Health Services, as guided by the health sector strategic plan and district implementation plans.
The objectives of this consultancy is to provide expert technical assistance to the development and delivery of training to DHMTs, using internationally recognized training resources, adapted to the Somali/Somaliland context and to the Terms of Reference for the DHMTs.
Key Deliverables Expected:
Requirements and working relationships
The work is to begin in June and will be completed by February 2020. Total level of effort anticipated to be 70 days.
How to apply
The consultant/s should submit a technical and a financial proposal. The technical proposal should include a description of the proposed methodology and confirm time lines. The financial proposal should include the fees for the technical assistance.
Interested individual consultants or a team of consultants should submit a cover letter, CV/s and detailed work plan and budget to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 29th May 2019. Submissions will be assessed on a rolling basis.
THET will cover international and local travel, accommodation and subsistence in country. Consultant (s) is responsible for own insurance and relevant government taxes outside Somaliland/ Somalia.
The consultant will be required to undertake Hostile Environment Training – this will be organized by THET.
The selected experts/consultants must be available to provide appropriate levels of input at various stages throughout the assignment delivery.
The consultant must comply with the THET and MM rules and procedures related to security.
Salary: £33,958 – £40,325 per annum (dependent on experience)
Location: THET London Office
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser makes a key contribution to the quality of our country programmes, grants management and external engagement work – providing MEL advice and support across the organisation and to the health partnerships we support. The post-holder will contribute to the design of new programmes as well as technical advice and input to the monitoring, evaluation and learning of existing programmes. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Adviser will develop tools and guidance and provide capacity development support to ensure we and our partners are effectively assessing the effectiveness of our work. This post will ensure we make full use of evidence and lessons from our programmes and facilitate the sharing of learning across the health partnership community.
The Adviser will also play a crucial role in ensuring that our external communications and policy work (at all levels) are informed by and accurately represent our evidence base.
Support new programme development
Contribute to the design and management of grant programmes.
Strengthen MEL capacity and effectiveness across THET and the Health Partnership community
Develop systems and tools to support MEL
Generate and support the sharing of learning on the effectiveness of health partnerships
How to apply
Closing Date: Sunday, 02 June 2019
Interviews to be held: Friday, 14 June 2019
This post is UK based. Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.
All Trustees are also Directors of the Board and members of the incorporated charitable company. They are asked to promote THET’s mission and values, provide high quality governance in accordance with the requirements of charity law and good practice, guide its strategic development, monitor the performance of its senior staff and support its work by drawing on their personal contacts and experience.
Remuneration: The role of Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration.
General Trustee responsibilities
In addition to the above statutory duties, each trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board reach sound decisions. This may involve:
• Scrutinising board papers.
• Leading discussions.
• Focusing on key issues.
• Providing guidance on new initiatives.
• Other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.
Specific duties of the Honorary Treasurer
• Chair the Finance, Risk and Governance Committee.
• Oversee the plan/budget process on behalf of the board.
• Board-level liaison with external auditors.
• Liaise with and support the CEO and the Head of Finance, HR and Operations to:
• Be assured and to inform the assurance of all Trustees that the financial resources of THET are well managed and meet its present and future needs.
• Maintain a particular interest in its longer-term prospects and strategy.
• Contribute to the fundraising strategy and activity of THET, maintaining contacts with sources of charitable income.
Trustee – Honorary Treasurer Time commitment:
• Attend 4 half-day Board meetings each year as well as a strategy ‘away-day’ [total of 22 hours per annum].
• Chair the Finance, Risk and Governance Committee four times per year for half a day (12 hours)
• Liaise with and support the CEO and the Head of Finance, HR and Operations (varied)
• Optional attendance at the annual conference and other related THET events e.g. evening fundraising events, talks at the Royal Society of Medicine, receptions at the House of Lords etc.
Treasurer person specification
• Strong interest in, and commitment to THET, its mission and strategy.
• Willingness to devote the necessary time and effort (minimum of 8 days per annum).
• Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities of trusteeship.
• Good experience of financial management and strategy.
• Willingness to contribute to fundraising.
• Intellectual rigour, and willingness to make difficult recommendations where necessary.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
• Experience of charity finance, fundraising and governance
• Good networking and contacts with fundraising and sources of charitable income
How to Apply
If you are interested in serving as a Treasurer on the THET Board, Please send your CV and a statement of interest to email@example.com .
We value the input of people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives and wish to continue to diversify our board in ways that reflect our programmes.
Closing Date: Sunday, 7th June 2019
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