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King’s Somaliland Partnership Coordinator- based in Hargeisa, Somaliland

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Job Description

King’s Global Health Partnerships is recruiting for a Somaliland Partnership Coordinator to oversee project activities and operations, as well as to engage with stakeholders to implement our 5-year strategy in Somaliland.

King’s Global Health Partnerships has been working with partners in Somaliland to strengthen the health system for over 20 years. We bring together the health, academic, and international development communities, grounding our work in high-quality research, clinical and development expertise, and in-depth knowledge of the people and places in which we work. We are based within King’s College University London but through strategic partnerships with King’s Health Partners we are able to draw on the expertise of skilled staff from across the university and three leading NHS Trust hospitals. We combine these strengths with the skills and expertise of the international development sector to deliver high impact health systems strengthening programmes, that bring mutual benefit to Somaliland and UK health institutions and deliver value for money.

The Partnership Coordinator will work in a collaborative manner with our close partner, the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) as well as with hospital and medical school partners, and the relevant Ministry and national regulatory body stakeholders.

The Coordinator will represent KGHP in Somaliland, including at meetings and coordination platforms with government and non-governmental stakeholders working in Somaliland. The Partnership Coordinator will receive technical support from a Partnership Lead from King’s College and will also work with expert volunteers from the NHS. The role will be line managed by the Somaliland Programme Manager from King’s College London, who is based in the UK.

Please note this is a part-time role and will be three days a week only for a 12-month period.

Areas of responsibility

  • Represent King’s College London in Somaliland and build strong working relationships with government departments, donors, partners, other collaborating organizations.
  • Maintain communication with KGHP in London on project implementation, new project development, funding, financial matters and social, economic, political and security developments in Somaliland that may affect programmes.
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation data collection and entry, such as administering surveys and following up to ensure adequate completion rates.
  • Input into design of programmatic work and development of new project concept notes and proposals.
  • Ensure KGHP staff and partners uphold safeguarding principles and are up to date on best practices in the sector.
  • Provide communications content and updates to KGHP for use in internal and external communication materials, adhering to KCL guidelines.
  • Begin the process of official NGO registration in Somaliland for KGHP, including understanding and complying with government requirements, drafting and executing MOUs with the Ministry of Health Development and the Ministry of Planning, and managing the process of procuring office space and bank accounts once registration is complete.
  • Responsible for management of international visitors, including assessing and booking secure accommodation, giving security briefings and ongoing security management, booking transport and liaison with local authorities for planned movements.
  • Connect with other KGHP partnerships to develop cross-cutting strategies and exchange knowledge and best practices.

Person Specification

  • Bachelors degree in health-related discipline or social sciences
  • Experience in health or social development programmes working in tandem with governments, health facilities, educational institutions, INGO, or NGOs
  • Representational skills, diplomacy and the ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels
  • Experience of managing donor-funded projects in health or international development
  • Proven skills in effective networking and collaboration with partners and other stakeholders
  • Operations and logistics management experience, including planning and coordinating events such as large meetings or training programmes
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and ability to develop processes and systems for information management

Terms and Conditions

  • 12-month fixed term contract with possibility of renewal
  • Salary is pro rata for 3 days per week
  • Working days are flexible within the work week, with preference for days between Monday-Thursday for maximum overlap with UK team

Please send your CV and cover letter to: kghp@kcl.ac.uk with email reference to “Somaliland Partnership Coordinator”

Please do not send references or academic credentials until you have been requested to do so.

Close date: Thursday 21 October, 2021

Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing 7 November, 2021

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