Sierra Leone: THET Health Systems Strengthening Consultant, Sierra Leone 32 views

Organization: Tropical Health and Education Trust
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 26 Feb 2020

Introduction

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 6-8 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 £400,000 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.

Proposed timeframe
54 consulting days from March 2020 to February 2021. The Consultant will be expected to work just over one day a week, although there will be significant flexibility within this (some weeks will require much more capacity, others less). The successful candidate MUST be available for a whole week in April or early May (timing tbc) in order to take part in the scoping assessment. Towards end of the year, THET will agree with the Consultant whether to extend the contract for the following year.

Workstreams
We envisage that the activities expected of the Consultant as part of this scheme will fall into the following workstreams:

  1. Inception phase
  2. National stakeholder engagement and alignment
  3. In-country monitoring and capacity development of grant holders
  4. Facilitate and stimulate learning and collaboration between grant holders, and with other health system strengthening and development programmes
  5. Support grant holders to deliver effective and sustainable projects in line with national plans.
  6. In-country risk management
  7. Provide basic support to smaller grants in neighbouring countries.

Terms and Conditions

The Consultant must have the right to live and work in Sierra Leone, and they will ideally be based in Freetown. The maximum sum available for this contract is GBP £10,260 for 54 days’ work. The consultant will invoice THET on a monthly basis. Please note that this is non-negotiable and will cover all expenses apart from project-related travel expenses. The travel allowance is up to £100 per month.

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Expression of Interest

The Consultant that meets the above requirements and is available within the time period indicated above 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 protected] by Wednesday 26th February, with the heading ‘THET Sierra Leone Consultant’. Selected candidates will be called for an interview over Skype in w/c 2nd March.

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Expression of Interest

The Consultant that meets the above requirements and is available within the time period indicated above 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 protected] by Wednesday 26th February, with the heading ‘THET Sierra Leone Consultant’. Selected candidates will be called for an interview over Skype in w/c 2nd March.

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