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Country Programmes Volunteers

Country Programmes Volunteers

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    Travel and expenses up to £15 per day will be reimbursed

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About THET

Imagine a world in which everyone has access to quality healthcare. For over 25 years THET has been working to build that world. We are a global voice for health workers, working to transform the quality and availability of medical training around the world. We provide responsive health workforce development programmes where they are needed the most. We believe that the transformational power of health partnerships is an innovative tool to strengthen health systems and our approach is based on a collaborative model that generates North-South and South-South mutual benefits. For further information, please visit

About the Role

THET are looking for two Country Programmes Volunteers to support our Country Programmes Team in London. This represents a great opportunity for candidates seeking to gain experience in project management and new business development in the international development sector.

THET has an in-country presence in Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and we are looking to expand into other low-income countries. The role of the UK Country Programmes Team is: to support the overseas offices to manage their existing projects; to research new opportunities; to design new projects; and to develop partnerships with UK-based health institutions.

  • Hours: 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 and expenses, up to £15 per day, will be covered by THET as per THET’s Volunteer Expenses Policy THET volunteers have access to the office canteen (£1.50 per meal).
  • Reporting to: Country Programmes Coordinator.
  • Duration: 1 or 2 days a week for six months, commencing mid-January/beginning of February.


  1. 1.       New Programme Development
  • Assist in tracking and identifying new funding opportunities with donors and trusts & foundations.
  • Conduct desk-based research to inform new programme development.
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis of potential collaborators.
  • Assist with the design of new projects, supporting the development of concept notes and full applications.
  1. 2.       Programme Delivery and Management

The nature of programme management will vary depending on the countries being supported. This work could include:

  • Support the development of the THET country office strategies.
  • Support the implementation of quality programme management policies and tools across the country offices.
  • Provide input to specific aspects of programme delivery, management and monitoring & evaluation.
  • Assist with collating and inputting data for reporting.

3.    Safety and Security

  • Assist with the development of threat and risk assessments for THET’s overseas offices.
  • Assist with the development and updating of security policies and procedures across the countries where THET works.

4.    General team support

  • Assist with the formation and co-ordination of THET thematic working groups.
  • Book travel and accommodation arrangements for UK and overseas staff.
  • Take minutes at team meetings.
  • Other administrative and additional assistance where required.

Person Specification


  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Understanding of international development and global health issues.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a small team.
  • Ability to manage your own time.
  • Positive outlook and committed to contributing to the team.
  • Fluency in English.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in international development, global health, public health, social policy OR studying towards a Master’s degree in any of the above courses.
  • Knowledge of East and Southern Africa.
  • Knowledge of the project management cycle and monitoring & evaluation principles.
  • Experience of programme development, including donor tracking and proposal writing.

To Apply

To apply for this role please send a CV and a cover letter to by Monday 2nd January 2017.

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 9th January 2017, with the expectation that volunteers will start soon after.

We value diversity at TPP and welcome applications from all sections of the community.