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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 offers a range of benefits including hybrid working (with access to a Liverpool Street coworking space in London), 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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Technical Consultancy to support Undergraduate Medical Education at Free Aleppo University in Northwest Syria


North West Syria


Upto €50,000.00 (includes all costs including salaries, travel and training activities)

Reporting To:

THET’s Syria- Country representative

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Identify/agree on standards for medical education; depending on what is already in place, the World Federation of Medical Education standards could be one framework to start from, but this would be based on the priorities of and in agreement with the Syrian stakeholders.
  2. Work with FAU to undertake an assessment of the current provision of medical education at FAU (based on the agreed standards), likely including
  • Review of the curriculum in use at Free Aleppo University, teaching approaches and its suitability to the NW Syrian context
  • Overview of available faculty, including number, breadth of clinical areas and teaching approaches,
    1. Analysis of available teaching spaces and resources (including clinical placements).
    2. Review of student intakes, including entry requirements, pass rates and satisfaction with the course.
    3. Overview of policies and procedures, as well as regulation and accreditation needs.

3. Based on the assessment, agree a road map with FAU to address the priorities identified.


  • Contextually consistent Medical Education standards for undergraduate medical education at Free Aleppo University agreed.
  • Assessment tools for undergraduate medical education at Free Aleppo University that cover all aspects clarified in the responsibilities section above.
  • Assessment report for undergraduate medical education at Free Aleppo University highlighting a robust analysis of the that covers all aspects clarified in the responsibilities section above.
  • Action plan that includes recommendations for developing undergraduate medical education in Free Aleppo University “FAU” based on the assessment report.

Terms and conditions

This consultancy runs from September – December 2023

Whilst this ToR is for an initial assessment phase, pending the success of this phase and confirmation of future funding, we would like to see this partnership developing into the next phase of the programme to deliver the agreed action plan.

Up to €50,000.00 is available for the delivery of this work, which will include all costs including salaries, travel and any costs associated with delivering training activities.

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How to apply

An Expression of Interest detailing your suitability for the position and how you would deliver the requirements of this Terms of Reference, including budget requirements, is to be submitted to Jessica Fraser at jessica.fraser@thet.org, ideally no later than September 22nd, 2023. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

For further information or to discuss the consultancy, please contact Ahmed Mbayed at ahmed.mbayed@thet.org or Jessica Fraser at jessica.fraser@thet.org

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