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Country Programmes Officer

Job title: Country Programmes Officer
Location: London
Contract type: Full Time – Fixed Term contract until 31st December 2019.
Salary: £24,970
Reporting to: Country Programmes Manager

Position Summary
THET has staff presence in Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Somaliland, Zambia and Myanmar. Within these countries, we work closely with our in-country teams to deliver a range of health system strengthening, and health worker training programmes.

The Country Programmes Officer plays an important role within the Country Programmes Team by providing support over a wide range of activities, and maintaining strong administrative systems to underpin the work of the team.

The responsibilities of this post are likely to evolve and be refined as we expand and change THET’s country programme portfolio, requiring considerable flexibility on the part of the post-holder.

Person Specification: Essential skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (2:1 or above) in a related discipline
  • Experience of working in a team environment.
  • Excellent administrative and logistical skills gained through previous employment.
  • Experience of cross-cultural working.
  • Knowledgeable of international development principles.
  • Understanding of current issues and challenges in Global Health.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, high level of integrity and good moral
    conduct.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Computer literacy with a high level of knowledge and practice using Microsoft Office.
  • Good financial skills (budget development, monitoring and reporting).
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines

To view the full Job Description please click here.

How to apply

Interested candidates can apply by submitting a cover letter stating why they are interested in this position, what they would bring to the role and demonstrating how they fit the person specification.

This letter should be submitted with a CV to jobs@thet.org no later than 28th March 2019, 5:00pm GMT THET is an equal opportunity employer.

International External Consultant to support DHMT Training Package in Somaliland and Somalia

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.

This assignment is to contribute to the Health System Strengthening of the SHINE supply component.

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.

Objectives

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.

 Deliverables

Key Deliverables Expected:

  • Clear agreed ToRs for RHMTs and DHMTs to ensure clear separation of responsibilities of the regional and district health management teams.
  • Recommendation of which training package should be used for the training of DHMTs and how it should be adapted to meet the Somali/Somaliland context and the requirements of the agreed ToRs for the DHMT.
  • On the basis of the findings, tailor recommended DHMT training modules to the Somali context
  • Prepare and conduct facilitator training sessions to equip facilitators to deliver DHMT training to DHMTs in their regions.
  • Draft and compile a final report of the training of facilitators and recommend a training plan for the 16 DHMT Training.
  • Remote mentorship of facilitators in the delivery of the training modules

Required Education Skills and Experience

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the development and delivery of training materials targeting DHMTs or similar entities at decentralised levels.
  • A minimum of 5 years in-depth knowledge and experience of the Somalia health sector or similar country setting.
  • Proven knowledge of broader health system strengthening approaches.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of health sector reform and District health systems in Africa.
  • Sound understanding and application of training and mentorship concepts, methodologies and tools.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Good leadership, communication and facilitation skills.

 Requirements and working relationships

  • The consultant will need to be able to travel to Somaliland and Somalia, and spend periods in Nairobi. Some of the work can be delivered remotely from the consultant’s home location.
  • The project will benefit from the input of a National team, including Technical Assistance in Hargeisa and Mogadishu and a support team who will organise the logistics and undertake preparatory and follow-up work in between the inputs of the Senior International Technical Assistant.
  • The consultant will work closely with THET Senior Health Coordinator and THET Country Director and Focal people from the MoHs

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 recruitment-som@thet.org and louise.mcgrath@thet.org, no later than 21st March 2019.  Submissions will be assessed on a rolling basis.

For the full terms of reference please check here.

National External Consultant to support DHMT Training Package in Somaliland and Somalia

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.

This assignment is to contribute to the Health System Strengthening of the SHINE supply component.

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.

Objectives

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.

 Deliverables

Key Deliverables Expected:

  • Clear agreed ToRs for RHMTs and DHMTs to ensure clear separation of responsibilities of the regional and district health management teams.
  • Recommendation of which training package should be used for the training of DHMTs and how it should be adapted to meet the Somali/Somaliland context and the requirements of the agreed ToRs for the DHMT.
  • On the basis of the findings, tailor recommended DHMT training modules to the Somali context
  • Prepare and conduct facilitator training sessions to equip facilitators to deliver DHMT training to DHMTs in their regions.
  • Draft and compile a final report of the training of facilitators and recommend a training plan for the 16 DHMT Training.
  • Remote mentorship of facilitators in the delivery of the training modules

Required Education Skills and Experience

    1. Qualified doctor or nurse with a postgraduate qualification in community/public health with management skills or similar relevant qualification
    2. A minimum of 5 years in-depth knowledge and experience of the Somalia health sector or similar country setting.
    3. Proven knowledge of broader health system strengthening approaches.
    4. Broad knowledge and understanding of health sector reform and District health systems in Africa.
    5. Excellent writing and communication skills.
    6. Sound understanding and application of training and mentorship concepts, methodologies and tools.
    7. Fluent in spoken and written English.
    8. Good leadership, communication and facilitation skills.

Requirements and working relationships

      • Liaising with Senior International Technical Assistance Consultant and focal people from the MoHs
      • Reporting to the Senior National Technical Advisor to ensure quality delivery of the programme
      • Supporting the Senior National Technical Advisor and other team members in the delivery of the project
      • Based in Mogadishu with travel within Somalia and to Somaliland and Nairobi

 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. However no costs associated with preparing the application including proposal submission will be met by THET.

Interested individual consultants or a team of consultants should submit a cover letter, CV/s and detailed work plan and budget to recruitment-som@thet.org and louise.mcgrath@thet.org, no later than Monday 25th March 2018.  Submissions will be assessed on a rolling basis.

For the full terms of reference please check here.

Grants Team Volunteer

Working hours: Part time – 1 or 2 days a week.

  •  Location: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, London W1G 0AE. Occasional working from home is permitted.
  • Expenses: This is an unpaid volunteer role. Travel of up to £10 per day and lunch of up to £5 per day will be covered by THET.
  • THET volunteers have access to the office canteen (£1.50 per meal).
  • Reporting to: Grants Officer
  • Duration: Three to six months, commencing start of April.

 

About the Role
We are looking for a Grants Team Volunteer to support our London office. This represents a great opportunity for candidates seeking to gain experience in the international development sector or simply to provide support to an international development charity.
The THET Grants Team manages grants for health partnership initiatives on behalf of donors who support global health workforce development. THET currently manages the Africa Grants Programme supported by the Johnson and Johnson Foundation, and the Department of Health and Social Care-funded Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship. These programmes provide tailored support to health partnerships to design, deliver and evidence effective human resources for health projects that train health workers to address a range of health issues in LMICs.

Responsibilities

This varied role will contain aspects of the following but will vary on a weekly basis:

  • Conducting desk-based research into historic grant-holder reports
    Using grant-holder data analysis to support the production of internal and external presentations and reports;
  • Providing grant-holder data to the Quality and Learning Manager and Communications Team;
  • Reviewing tools and implementing improvements to THET’s grant management processes;
  • Supporting the grants team in the project management cycle;
  • Supporting the grants team in developing proposals for new grants programmes;
  • Providing logistical support for grant-holder workshops.

Desirable:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in international development, global health, public health or social policy.
  • Knowledge of sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Knowledge of the project management cycle and monitoring & evaluation principles.
  • Experience of Programme development.

Click here for a more detailed description of the role.

This is an unpaid position, but lunch and travel expenses will be reimbursed as per THET’s Volunteer Expenses Policy.

To apply for this role please send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@thet.org by midnight Thursday 21st March 2019.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 25th March 2019, with the expectation that the volunteer begins their post soon after.

Data Protection Policy for Employee Data

Data protection legislation regulates the way in which certain data about yourself (received as part of applying for employment with the Tropical Health & Education Trust (THET), both in paper and electronic form is used and held.

The following statement describes the type of data that the THET keeps about job applicants and the purpose for which it is kept and your rights under the GDPR related to data processed about you, should you apply to work for the THET. This applies whether your application is received direct by the THET or via an agency.

Processing job applications

From the point at which we receive your application for employment with the THET, the THET will need to maintain and process data about you for the purposes of reaching and communicating a recruitment decision and production of an offer of employment if appropriate. Such data is normally retained for six months following completion of our recruitment processes in the event of an offer of employment not being made.

Should an offer be made a further fair processing notice will be provided alongside any offer covering how such data is used and stored during the processing of offers and subsequent employment.

Processing at the recruitment stage includes the collection, storage, retrieval, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. The kind of data that the THET will process includes:

  • Interview details including notes of interviewers, dates and times
  • Candidate’s work history
  • Qualifications and experience relevant to the role
  • Ethnic origin (for monitoring purposes only)
  • Disabilities (for monitoring and adjustments only)
  • Date of birth (for post-employment health checks and adjustments advice only)
  • Contact details, including addresses, phone numbers and other contact details including historical address records for staff vetting and ID verification
  • Criminal records (only where relevant to role and where legally permitted)
  • Court judgements and directorships (only where relevant to role and where legally permitted)
  • References provided by previous employers and personal or educational referees
  • National Insurance number
  • Rights to work information for example copies of passports, ID cards, residence permits
  • Documents to confirm identity and address for example the above and utility bills, bank statements

THET believes that those records are consistent with the recruiter, candidate and in the event of an offer being made, employer relationship between the THET and yourself and with our requirements under data protection legislation.

Applicant and employee data

The data the THET holds may be held and processed to meet the THET’s legal responsibilities and also for the purposes of management and administration of an offer of employment, ascertaining suitability for employment, to comply with equal opportunity, immigration and money laundering legislation and, from time to time, the need to disclose data it holds about you to relevant third parties (or example where legally obliged to do so by HM Revenue and Customs, UK Border or other public authority, or where requested to do so by yourself for the purpose of giving a reference).

In some cases, the THET will use automated profiling methods to analyse the above data, including against standard industry benchmarks, but will not use such methods as the sole basis for any related decision making.

In some cases the THET may also hold sensitive data, as defined by the legislation, about you. This could be information about health, criminal convictions and financial debts and directorships.

If you wish to view the information held about you, you must make a written request to the HR & Operations at gdprinfo@thet.org . You may, within a period of thirty days of your written request, inspect and/or have a copy (subject to the requirements of the legislation) of information held about you and, if necessary, require corrections should such records be faulty.

Your rights under the GDPR also include the following:

  • The right to rectification
  • Right to erasure (sometimes known as the right to be forgotten)
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

Should you have any complaints regarding the handling of your data you have the right to lodge a complaint with, HR & Operations at gdprinfo@thet.org .