THET Health Systems Strengthening Consultant, Sierra Leone
Funded by the UK Department for International Development and managed by the Tropical Health and Education Trust (Annex 1), the UK Partnerships for Health Systems (UKPHS) programme (Annex 2) aims to leverage UK expertise to help low and lower middle-income countries (LMICs) build stronger and more resilient health systems. UKPHS will see 4-8 strategic grants awarded in 10 LMICs, including Sierra Leone, to deliver improved health worker and health service performance for poor and vulnerable populations. In addition, smaller grants will also be awarded across a much larger range of countries that test innovative approaches to specific health system challenges, and seek to embed health partnerships in learning and development approach for the health workforce.
A total of £24m is allocated to grants running from 2020 to mid-2023. Up to £330,000 is available for each strategic grant, and up to £50,000 for each smaller grant.
THET London 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, along with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 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 engage the grant holders to co-ordinate national oversight and engagement with the grant holders, and to ensure the grant holders are implementing quality projects efficiently and effectively. This document serves as a Terms of Reference for the type of work the THET Consultant should expect to carry out as part of this.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the Consultancy
To successfully undertake this assignment, the Consultant should meet the following minimum requirements:**
- Recent experience of liaising with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone.
- Experience of health systems strengthening in Sierra Leone.
- Strong project management experience in the health sector in Sierra Leone.
- Experience of working in a senior position in an INGO context (desirable).
- Experience of working in partnership with others to promote capacity building.
- Experience of managing security and risk
- Degree level education. [Public health or related discipline preferred.]
- Analytical skills and demonstrable ability to think strategically
- Excellent representational, written and verbal communication skills in English and other local languages.
- Proven financial skills (budget preparation and monitoring)
- Proven organisational and administrative skills with sound IT skills (Word and Excel)
- Flexibly and adaptability in the context of working within a small organisation and in a complex environment.
- Well organised with the ability to work independently and take the initiative.
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How to apply
Expression of Interest
The Consultant that meets the requirements should submit an expression of interest which describes how their background reflects the above competencies.
They should also include a copy of the candidate’s CV with two references and send these to email@example.com by Wednesday 8th April, with the heading ‘THET Sierra Leone Consultant’. Selected candidates will be called for an interview over Skype in w/c 13th April.
Please note that the deadline for this position has been extended from the original date as all programme activities have been delayed due to COVID-19. Those who have already submitted their application are being considered and need not re-apply.