International Health Partners
Location: City of London
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Administration, Finance & Fundraising, Health & Medical, Information Technology, Relief & Development
Posted: 7 Jul 2020
Closes: 10 Aug 2020

Programmes Officer

International Health Partners

Are you passionate about global health, motivated by your Christian faith, and looking to make a positive difference in the world? Are you highly organised, with excellent communication and administration skills that will help us manage relationships with external programme partners to ensure medical aid reaches those who need it?

International Health Partners (IHP) is a global health charity coordinating the safe and responsible donation of medicines and health supplies to people around the world who lack access. We work with a range of global partners to respond rapidly to humanitarian disasters, support long-term healthcare programmes, and equip doctors and other healthcare professionals with supplies for short-term medical trips. We specifically focus on helping those in hard-to-reach, vulnerable and disaster-hit communities. We coordinate the safe and responsible donation of medical products to where the needs are greatest, so that people do not suffer needlessly from treatable illnesses. The global outbreak of Covid-19 has further highlighted the urgent need for improving access to medicines and strengthening health systems.

We are seeking a Programmes Officer to provide effective support to our work in health programmes and humanitarian response. The Programmes Officer will help us identify the needs of our partners overseas – aid agencies and medical organisations – and support the preparation of appropriate shipments containing donations of medicines and medical supplies from European pharmaceutical companies.  There will be plenty of administration – everything from due diligence checks on potential and existing partners, to looking at the product needs of our Essential Health Packs and processing applications from medics for these valuable kits.    

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, has an excellent eye for detail, and wants to learn and contribute to a great team. We can offer you a rewarding and varied role, with lots of training and support, in our small but busy team. In the last two years we were able to send over 6 million treatments to places like Yemen, South Sudan, Palestine and Guatemala, where easily treatable diseases can mean chronic pain, poor quality of life or even a death sentence.

Please view the full job description and person specification for further detail.

IHP is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Staff regularly spend time together praying for IHP’s work and there is an occupational requirement for the post holder to have a personal commitment to the Christian faith. Please make it clear in the application how you meet this requirement.

We offer excellent benefits including a company pension scheme and a generous holiday entitlement. Flexible working opportunities are available with this role.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the person specification to Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Applications close at midnight on 10th August 2020, and interviews are scheduled for the week commencing 17th August but applications are being assessed on receipt and may be undertaken earlier if suitable candidate(s) apply.

You may also wish to view the details for another IHP vacancy: Corporate Partnerships Officer. You may apply for both positions with one cover letter if you feel you meet the person specifications.

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International Health Partners

IHP is Europe's largest coordinator of donated medicines, providing a professional service to enable healthcare companies and aid agencies to support patients around the world who cannot otherwise access the medicines they need.
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