The Consultancy will be managed by the Programmes and Policy and Learning Teams
Health Alliances are umbrella organisations, based in LMICs, that interface with and coordinate efforts of organisations and partnerships based in the UK who are working in some way to strengthen health systems in that country. They allow a clear alignment of in-country priorities by bringing organisations closer together and fostering a united forum that both encourages in-country collaboration as well as coordination with UK organisations that wish to work in the country towards strengthening the health landscape of the LMICs; and bringing learning back to the NHS. From the government’s perspective, having this nexus of organisations allows for cohesive policy planning and programme implementation.
Through a Health Education England (HEE)-funded Service Level Agreement (SLA), THET currently funds two Health Alliances, namely the Myanmar UK Health Alliance (MUKHA) and Uganda UK Health Alliance (UUKHA).
UUKHA was created in 2013 and has almost 70 member organisations. The Alliance is a steering body that was founded with the intention of promoting better collaboration between British and Ugandan organisations working in the health sector.
The consultancy will review existing documentation and build a comprehensive MEL framework that Alliances can refer to, and to strengthen the measurement of the impact of Alliances.
• Establish MEL framework which includes:
• Key Performance and Impact Indicators including Value for Money Key Performance Indicators.
• Outcomes Indicators.
• A framework for the contribution assessment of Alliances.
• Inbuilt feedback or review mechanism.
• Human and other resources recommended to action the recommended MEL framework.
• Design of Alliance member surveys to capture needs, feedback, and learning.
• Inclusion of THET’s Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and Innovation Toolkits, and Principles of Partnership. Other suggested toolkits or frameworks.
• Effective (upward and downward) reporting templates for stakeholders such as governance, trustees and Alliance membership body for reflection across quarters and annually.
Criteria for selecting the consultant
• Senior MEL professional (10+ years) with experience in public health in LMICs and the UK
• Experience of liaising with a range of stakeholders including senior level such as Ministries and NHS senior staff
• Knowledge of Health Alliances desirable
• Knowledge of NHS structure
• Developing MEL frameworks for Complex networks or consortia
• Briefing on the Health Alliances described in these ToRs
• Sharing of existing documents
• Access to key individuals within THET
• Linking to external stakeholders where necessary
• Anticipated number of days – 22 working days
• Virtual working – no accommodation or flights expected
You can find here a detailed Terms of Reference for this role.
How to apply:
How to apply
Please submit a proposal outlining a suggested approach and the expertise of the individual or team with CVs to firstname.lastname@example.org by 17th November 2021 with MEL Framework for Global Health Alliances in the subject line. Please send any questions to the same email.