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ABOUT THET

Today, one billion people will never see a qualified health worker in their lives. Since 1988, THET has been working to change this. From reducing maternal deaths in Uganda to improving the quality of hospital care for injured children in Myanmar, we work to strengthen local health systems and build a healthier future for all.

We do this by leveraging the expertise and energy of the UK health community, supporting Health Partnerships between NHS institutions, Royal Medical Colleges and academic institutions in the UK and those overseas.

In the past ten years THET has reached over 100,000 health workers across 31 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia in partnership with over 130 UK institutions.

 

THET is an exceptionally friendly place to work, and we have maintained this reputation throughout the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. In our most recent staff survey for example, we scored >79% satisfaction ratings across 12 of 15 questions, an 89% approval rating for how the charity is responding to COVID-19.

We have also recently experienced a period of growth bringing the total number of staff at THET to c. 50. Of these, 60% are based in the UK and have access to an office near Regent’s Park in London. However, in the past eighteen months we have very actively encouraged applicants from other parts of the UK who are happy to be home-working.

THET offers a range of benefits including 25 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus 3 days winter closure between Christmas and New Year; 5% pension contribution when Employee contributes 3%; Cycle to work scheme; and a Child Care voucher scheme.

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OPPORTUNITIES

Head of Policy & Learning

Hours: We are recruiting for a full-time UK-based role (37.5 hours per week) although we are open to considering reduced hours and flexible working for the right candidate.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Salary: This role is offered at a starting salary of £48,858 per annum. (Inclusive of London weighting)

Responsible for: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager (who manages the MEL Coordinator); the Policy and Learning Officer; Training Coordinator; and Technical Advisor. Team budget of c. £250,000.

Location: THET has a small office adjoining Regent’s Park in London, but we expect all staff to combine home and office working nowadays. We are also open to home-based working for people outside London, with regular visits to London.

Length of contract: Permanent

The team and role overview:

THET’s Policy and Learning Team plays a pivotal role in contributing to the quality of THET’s work, providing expertise across our grants, programmes, and communications activities, and maintaining THET’s position as a thought-leader in the Health Partnership space across the UK and internationally. We are a trusted partner to several UK Government departments and devolved administrations, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health, and an NGO in Official Relations with the World Health Organization. We are best-known for our contribution to thinking around Health Partnerships and the influence these have on health system strengthening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and the mutual benefit derived by the UK from a globally engaged National Health Service.

The Head of Policy and Learning is a vital appointment for THET and provides the successful candidate with the opportunity to engage at the highest levels of government and multilateral agencies and of health systems both in the UK and overseas.  You will have a proven track-record in policy work and relish the opportunity to deepen the evidence base for the effectiveness of our approach, and the broader understanding of how a globally engaged UK health workforce can bring benefits both to our partners overseas, and to the UK. You will be able to respond dynamically to a fast-changing environment as well as offer insightful guidance to a highly motived team of experts working in the monitoring and evaluation and policy space. You will have an eye to how this work can be funded and excel in brokering relationships internally and externally. You will lead a dynamic and creative team which bring their own considerable expertise across monitoring, evaluation and learning and policy.

The role is managed by the Chief Executive Officer, with whom you will work closely, and forms part of the THET Leadership Team, which supports the Senior Management Team to ensure the charity is well led.

Key responsibilities:

  1. To provide leadership to the Policy and Learning Team (PLT) at THET, championing its contribution externally and across the wider organisation, ensuring that its expertise is fully utilized with our partners in the wider global health and Health Partnership community and across every activity of the organisation.
  2. To develop and implement a policy and learning agenda for THET that is grounded in the evidence of its programme work and encourages continual improvement in ways which are both alert to the wider context in which THET works, and our organisation’s commitment to advance Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and combat racism.
  3. To further deepen THET’s and our partners’ understanding of the mutual benefit the Health Partnership approach brings for individuals, institutions, and health systems in the UK and Low- and Middle-Income Countries, maintaining our reputation for outstanding thought leadership in this space.
  4. To lead THET’s thinking on the organisation’s wider research priorities with an emphasis on building a deeper understanding of our impact, working in collaboration with academic institutions to support research and evidence gathering and publications in academic journals.
  5. To take responsibility for the charity’s relationships with key external stakeholders across the NGO, academia, and government sectors, and including with the World Health Organization, with whom THET is an NGO in Official Relations, by acting as an ambassador for the charity and the PLT in external meetings and conferences.
  6. To ensure the team plays a leading role in shaping the content of THET events such as our Annual Conference and training programmes, both internally and externally, working to execute these in partnership with the External Engagement Team and others.
  7. To ensure the team is, where necessary, actively engaged in new business development and operating within budget by maintaining a clear record of the funding for the team and ensuring adequate funds are available for ongoing staffing commitments.
  8. To constructively contribute to the strategic and operational performance of the charity, making the connections between the policy and learning work and the broader strategic direction of the charity and, through membership of the THET Leadership Team, assist in the task of ensuring the charity is well led.

How to apply:

The full job description can be accessed here.

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@thet.org by midnight on Sunday 1st August 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 9th August 2021. THET is an equal opportunities employer.

This post is UK based. Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Policy & Learning Officer

Hours: We are recruiting for a full-time role (37.5 hours per week) although we are open to considering reduced hours and flexible working for the right candidate.

Reports to: Head of Policy and Learning

Salary: £25,092 (Inclusive London weighting )

Location: THET has a small office adjoining Regent’s Park in London, but we expect all staff to combine home and office working nowadays. We are also open to home-based working for people outside London, with regular visits to London.

Length of contract: Permanent

About the Role:

The Policy and Learning Officer plays a crucial role in shaping the policy work of THET, reporting to the team leader, the Head of Policy and Learning. The role will help deliver a policy and learning agenda for THET that is grounded in the evidence of its programme work and encourages continual improvement in ways which are both alert to the wider context in which THET works, and our organisation’s commitment to advance Gender Equality, Social Inclusion, and combat racism. The post-holder will also support the design of new programmes as well as provide technical advice and input to the monitoring, evaluation and learning of existing programmes as requested, in partnership with other team members and the THET Programmes Team.

This is a varied role which will require the post holder to combine excellent research and written skills with an ability to respond energetically to requests sometimes made at short notice. There will be scope for the individual to influence the shape of this role in agreement with the Head of Policy and Learning and the wider team members.

Key responsibilities

  1. Policy and strategic partnerships

Support the Head of Policy and Learning in maintaining THET’s reputation for thought-leadership in Health Partnerships and Human Resources for Health globally by supporting the development of policy positions, papers and reports – informed by our evidence base and further research where necessary – in conjunction with country programmes and external stakeholders across the health partnership and the wider global health communities in the UK and overseas.

  1. Enabling environment

Support THET to continue to actively contribute to the wider enabling environment across the UK health system for international volunteering by UK health professionals, by supporting the Head of Policy and Learning to contribute to discussions around the incentives and evidence base for the value of international volunteering.

  1. Organisational learning 

Support the organisation to strengthen the process of creating, retaining and transferring knowledge within THET. The Officer will do so by supporting organisational reflection, learning and change. Additionally, The Officer will support the development of learning events such as monthly Programme Talks which will provide the opportunity for all staff to broaden their knowledge on a range of themes.

How to apply:

The full job description can be accessed here.

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@thet.org by midnight on Sunday 1st August 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 9th August 2021. THET is an equal opportunities employer.

This post is UK based. Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Programmes Officer

Location: THET has a small office adjoining Regent’s Park in London, but we expect all staff to combine home and office working nowadays. We are also open to home-based working for people outside London, with regular visits to London. UK with possibility of some travel to Africa and Asia.

Contract type: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £25,092 per annum (Inclusive London weighting)

Reporting to: The PO is line managed by the Programmes Coordinator and will work closely with other members of the Programmes Team, the Programmes Quality Manger and Country Teams in the delivery of their role.

About the role

The Programmes Officer (PO) is a member of the Programmes Team, playing a key role in the development and delivery of programmes to strengthen the health workforce and health system of countries that we work in. The PO reports to the Programmes Coordinator and works with specific country teams across the ten countries in Africa and Asia where we are currently active. The PO plays an important role in supporting the quality and effectiveness of our work and the work of the partners we work with and fund.

The work focuses on 4 main areas of activity associated with:

  • Project/programme delivery
  • Project/programme development
  • Project/programme quality
  • Capacity development (of grantees or country office teams)

Key responsibilities 

New programme development

  • Working with project leads and the Programmes Quality Manager (PQM), contribute to the design of new projects and programmes.
  • Work with the Business Development Officer, the PQM, Head of Programmes (HoP) and Country Directors (CDs) to contribute to the tracking of funding opportunities relevant to centrally managed and relevant country programmes.
  • Support the development of relationships with potential and existing donors, partner organisations and consultants as appropriate.

Programme delivery and management

  • Contribute to the delivery of programmes in agreement with the appropriate programme lead (HoP, PC, CD etc), this might include:
    o Manage a portfolio of grants in accordance with established grant management processes
    o Manage specific inputs to a programme (including grant management stages, or aspects of a country managed project),
    o Support the programme lead (HoP, PC, CD etc) in the overall project management.
  • Ensure any concerns with programme delivery are escalated, and where appropriate support Country Teams or grantees in identifying solutions.
  • Maintain and support relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders, as appropriate.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Contribute to project monitoring and evaluation as requested by the HoP, CDs or other Programme managers, and where appropriate, coordinate MEL processes with the Policy and Learning Team.
  • For grants programmes:
    o Ensure that all projects have effective MEL plans in place and conduct monitoring visits to overseas institutions
    o Review the narrative reports of partnerships and provide feedback on the level of achievement, need for further information and recommendations for improvement.
    o Oversee the administration of the grants database (using the Salesforce platform) and troubleshoot issues, liaising closely with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Adviser and the database supplier.
  • Contribute to project reports and programme reviews.
  • As appropriate, support Country Directors to report on the progress of the country offices in implementing the annual workplan and their Country Strategies.

Development and implementation of quality programme approaches

  • Working with the PQM, contribute to the development of organisational quality programme approaches, involving the development of quality standards, policies, tools, guidance, and capacity development.
  • Support the implementation of the quality programme policies.
  • Contribute to the periodic reviews of quality programme policies and tools and adapt where necessary.

Support and Capacity Development

  • In coordination with PQM, HoP and PCs, and in line with THET’s quality standards (in development), contribute to the delivery of support and capacity development interventions for grant holders and/or country teams as appropriate.
  • With the PQM, HoP, PCs and MEL Adviser, contribute to the development of new or updated resources and toolkits to guide good practice.
  • Contribute to the identification of specific capacity development needs of grant holders and/or country team colleagues.

Team Support

  • Work with colleagues from across the team to identify areas for improvement and strengthening.
  • As necessary, support the development and application of team management tools, and assist the management of certain tasks of projects as appropriate.

Representation and strategic alliances

  • Contribute to the representation of THET in international or UK based discussions or events as required.
  • Contribute to forming and maintaining working relationship with UK or internationally based partners, and / or INGOs with programmes or interests in THET’s work.

How to apply:

The full job description can be accessed here.

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@thet.org by midnight on Thursday 26th August 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 30th August 2021. THET is an equal opportunities employer.

This post is UK based. Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

CwPAMS Consultants

Introduction to the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) programme

Funded by the UK Department for Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund and managed by THET and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA), the first round of CwPAMS funded 12 health partnerships to tackle the growing challenge of antimicrobial resistance in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. These projects focussed on strengthening the capacity of health workers in antimicrobial stewardship within individual health institutions. All activities fed into implementing the governments’ AMR National Action Plans.

The programme is being extended until June 2022 and will be implemented in four additional countries: Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. A total of £250,000 is available for projects running from October 2021 to May 2022.

THET UK is overall responsible and accountable for the delivery of the programme. The Grants Management team based in the UK will co-ordinate the selection, contracting, payments and reporting of all grant holders. The UK Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team, will provide MEL tools and resources for grant holders and the programme team to use. These teams will ensure a standardised approach, tools and systems for the delivery in each country, adapted as necessary to the local context.

In each country, an in-country THET representative will support grant holders, ensuring they are implementing quality projects efficiently and effectively, and will collaborate between health partners and relevant local stakeholders.

Current opportunities 

CwPAMS Consultant, Malawi 

To access the full Terms of Reference, please click here.

How to apply:

To apply for this role please submit an expression of interest to jobs@thet.org by 5pm (BST) on Wednesday 4th August 2021.

Digital Engagement Volunteer

Job Title: Digital Engagement Volunteer

Reports to: Digital Engagement Officer

Salary: Volunteer Position

Hours: 2-3 days a week depending on availability

Location: Working from home (organisation-wide policy due to COVID-19)

Length of contract: Minimum of three months with possibility for extension.
Key Contacts: External Engagement Team

About the Role

THET is looking for a Digital Engagement Volunteer to join our External Engagement Team. You will be joining THET at a very exciting time of growth for the charity, as we look to build and develop digital transformation within the organisation.

The role is ideal for a person who wants to gain experience in the international development sector, specialising in digital trends and technology. THET is a friendly, innovative, medium-sized charity which occupies a very distinctive place at the interface between the NHS and health services across Africa and Asia.

You will work within a small and dynamic team to help THET build and flourish in the virtual space. This position will have a valuable impact on the charity’s future identity as we look to diversify both our internal and external practices.

Job Purpose

This role will allow THET to build on its work in the new digital age and its development as a leader in digital transformation. You will assist in:

  • Rolling out THET’s new Digital Transformation policy.
  • Developing internal processes and assisting various teams in their digital interventions.
  • Working with external partners on various projects across the Health Partnerships sector.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following tasks:

1. Assisting the Digital Engagement Officer and External Engagement Team on all digital projects within the organisation.

2. Engage in stakeholder analysis, product testing and training for THET staff on digital trends.

3. Identify areas of improvement for THET to develop from a technical standpoint.

4. Help to maintain current systems and improve processes.

5. Assist health partnerships in bespoke digital project work.

To access the full job description please click here.

How to apply:

Please email your CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) and a covering letter (maximum one side of A4) to ciaran.barbour@thet.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

THET is an equal opportunities employer.

Non-EC nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK. 

Take a look at our volunteering opportunities!

We have a wide range of exciting opportunities to contribute to health systems strengthening across the world during an unprecedented time. COVID-19 has thrown a spotlight on inequalities in access to healthcare and health outcomes. Volunteering enables you to address locally identified needs and provide support where it is needed most.

Click here to find out more.

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