£34,000 - £34,700 per year
Contract, Temporary, Fixed Term Contract, 4th January until 31st March 2021 Contract, Full-time
Job description

About the Role  

THET (Tropical Health and Education Trust) and the Wales and Africa Health Links Network (WAAHLN) are two closely aligned organisations which collaborate to promote the value of Health Partnerships in Wales and across the UK. We are now looking to appoint an International Health Links Coordinator for a fixed-term role until the end of March 2021. 

The International Health Links Coordinator will be part of the THET team, line-managed by the CEO of THET for the duration of this contract. The CEO and the International Health Links Coordinator will be accountable to the Board of WAAHLN. They will also work closely with the staff of Hub Cymru Africa, an organisation which supports the international development sector in Wales. 

The role is ideal for a person with a knowledge of the health sector in Wales. Ideally, they would also have a good understanding of the global health work undertaken by Welsh institutions and NGOs.  

You will work on two specific projects, the first to deliver a report making recommendations into how Welsh institutions can increase their access UK ODA funding opportunities in ways that bring benefit to patients in Wales. In parallel, you will deliver a range of capacity building activities to ensure Welsh institutions do not miss out on funding opportunities that present themselves between now and March 2021.  

You will be adept at working in partnership with the volunteers who constitute the Board of WAAHLN and across the Welsh health community, and of drawing on the expertise of staff working across THET and Hub Cymru. These include experts in global health, international development, capacity building, fundraising, grant management and policy engagement. 

This position will have a valuable impact in contributing towards longer term strategic aims of growing Wales’ access to ODA funding for global health work; developing strategic partnerships and networks across the UK to raise the profile of Wales in key forums; and building up the capacity of Welsh organisations. 

About WAHLN  

The Wales and Africa Health Links Network represents a unique response from Wales in relation to addressing the sustainable development goals (SDG) delivery as it harnesses the expertise which exists within the NHS in Wales and a counterpart in sub-Saharan Africa. ​

You can learn more about our work on our website.  

About THET  

Today, one billion people will never see a qualified health worker in their lives.  Since 1988, THET has been working to change this.  

From reducing maternal deaths in Uganda to improving the quality of hospital care for injured children in Myanmar, we work to strengthen local health systems and build a healthier future for all.  We do this by leveraging the expertise and energy of the UK health community, supporting Health Partnerships between NHS institutions, Royal Colleges and academic institutions in the UK and those overseas. 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 has country offices in Ethiopia, Myanmar, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Somalia/Somaliland. Our team in the UK office is composed of Programmes, Grants, Communications and External Engagement and Policy and Learning teams as well as Finance, and Operations.  

You can learn more about our work on our website

Job Purpose:  

This role will:  

  1. Identify mechanisms and funding opportunities for Welsh institutions at UK level, particularly from ODA (Overseas Development Assistance) sources but also beyond so that the Welsh NHS and other health organisations can fully realise their international ambitions and associated benefits. 
  2. Upskill Welsh based Health Partnerships to help increase the capacity, quality and impact of their work. This will focus on responding to challenges to post-colonial attitudes as well as the climate crisis.  

Key responsibilities 

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following tasks across two key workstreams  

  1. Identifying funding mechanisms and opportunities for Welsh Institutions at a UK level (45%) 
  • Development of funding baseline and analysis of current trends.  
  • Identifying funding mechanisms and strategic stakeholders in the UK. 
  • Development of recommendations for Welsh institutions. 
  • Dissemination of report to relevant stakeholders. 

2 .Capacity building (45%) 

  • Conduct training needs analysis of Health Partnerships and develop relevant action plan for 2020-21 to address these.  
  • Coordination of three training webinars to Health Partnerships addressing identified needs.  
  • Support key stakeholders in Wales to better articulate the role of the Welsh NHS. 

3.Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (10%) 

4.Other tasks as appropriate in relation to outcomes listed in ‘Job Purpose’ section.  

Key Deliverables  

  • Report on funding mechanisms and opportunities at UK level for Welsh institutions.  

  • Capacity-building of Welsh institutions focused on business development, digitalisation and inclusion and diversity.  

The role will have a significant research component, with a focus, as outlined above on the funding environment, but will also require strong interpersonal skills when liaising with Health Partnerships.  

Person Specification  


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent experience in a relevant area)  -Essential 


  • Experience conducting research projects in limited timeframes. - Essential 

  • Experience delivering capacity building activities.  -Essential 

  • Experience of working in the Welsh health sector. - Essential 

  • Experience in global health, international development or non-profit sector. - Desirable 


  • Knowledge of Welsh health sector and Welsh government. - Essential 

  • Knowledge of global health activity and programmes. - Essential  

  • Knowledge of global health funding environment. -  Desirable 


  • Strong research skills and experience (academic or professional). - Essential 

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).  - Essential 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders.- Essential   

  • Motivated, self-starter, can-do attitude.  - Essential 

  • Welsh Language Skills -  Desirable 


  • Flexible and adaptable - Essential 

  • Intercultural sensitivity and awareness. - Essential 

  • Ability to work independently.  - Essential 

  • Commitment to THET’s values and aims. - Essential 

Conditions of Employment  

Hours:  Full Time Employment (37.5 hours per week)  

Leave: 25 days annual leave per annum (pro-rata). 

Please email your CV (maximum 2 sides of A4) and a covering letter (maximum one side of A4)   citing ‘International Health Links Coordinator’ in the subject line. Any applications exceeding these parameters will not be considered. Please explain in the cover letter your experience in specified areas and your motivation for applying for this role. 


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Posted on: 30 November 2020
Closed date: 10 December 2020
Job ref: International Health Links Coordinnator
Tags: Policy/Research, Project Management

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