THET is a specialist global health organisation that educates, trains and supports health workers through global health partnerships, strengthening health systems and enabling people in low and middle income countries to access essential healthcare. THET takes an integrated approach to Human Resources for Health and works at three levels:
THET runs large Health systems and Health workforce capacity development programmes in Zambia ,Somaliland and Tanzania, and,under the Health Partnership Scheme, provides training, advice and grant support to more than 200 UK and overseas hospitals, universities and professional associations working in partnership across 29 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
THET has been working in Zambia since 2009, focusing on a number of its most urgent health needs through quality improvement, and strengthening the medical education available to health care professionals, including working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to develop Masters of Medicine programmes in Anaesthesia, Pathology and Psychiatry, as well as developing the first pre-service training programme for medical equipment maintenance professionals, and the first BSc and MSc in Human Nutrition available in Zambia.
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Programme Manager – Health Technology Management Improvement project
Lusaka, Zambia with national travel
Contract type ; Fixed term -3 years depending on continued funding
Reports to the Country Director
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Programme Manager –Health Technology Management Improvement project will be responsible for managing the Health Technology Management Improvement project which will support the placements of Biomedical Equipment Technologists (BMETs) in multiple district and provincial level hospitals across six provinces to increase the up-time of medical equipment. Implemented in 2017 the first phase of this project saw an increase in medical equipment uptime from 74% to 93% in hospitals with supported BMETs, we are now rolling the project out to new facilities.
The programme manager will ensure the high quality delivery of the Health Technology Management Improvement project on time and to budget. He/She will lead on the quality implementation of the programme and will take a lead in new programme development and resource mobilization for continuation of the programme. He/She will support all monitoring, evaluation and learning activities and develop and maintain systems to collect, analyse information on inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact of the Health Technology Management Improvement project.
Main duties and responsibilities
Specific tasks of the Programme Manager will be as follows;
Monitoring and Evaluation
Person specification Essential Desirable
Direct Reports Programme Support Officer, Uptime consultant
Working Relationships and Accountability The Programme Manager will report directly to the Country Director. The Programme Manager will line manage a Programme Support Officer and will ensure appropriate support is provided, as well as working closely with both the Finance team both in Zambia and London offices. They will be responsible for supporting the placements of Biomedical Equipment Technologists (BMETs) in district level hospitals across six provinces to increase the up-time of medical equipment.
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