Consultant in Global Public Health, IHR Project
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant or Agenda for Change Band 8d
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As a Consultant in Global Public Health working as part of the Workforce Development & Leadership (W&L) team in the International Health Regulations Strengthening Programme you will use your public health skills to contribute to the coordination and delivery of an Official Development Assistance (ODA) funded project to strengthen public health systems and support the implementation of the WHO International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) in low and middle-income countries.
The role will contribute to further development of the IHR project, ensuring that PHE’s technical expertise is optimally applied in the delivery of the agreed project objectives.
The post holder will contribute to the W&L Development aspects of the IHR Strengthening project within PHE’s Global Health Department. This work will include regular monitoring and reporting of progress of activities in line with your role and in support of the W&L Development delivery lead and the IHR Programme lead.
Main duties of the job
The job holder will work as part of the IHR Strengthening Project’s Workforce & Leadership Development Delivery team across all the areas that partner countries identify as needing support to build their capability. This may include capability building in:
- Strategic leadership
- Workforce Planning and Needs Analysis
- Talent Management
- Leadership Development
- Organisation Design and Development and relationships
- Stakeholder management
Working for our organisation
The specific technical areas will be determined based on the post holder’s expertise, and the IHR project requirements as set out in the 21/22 One Year Workplans agreed with our host partners in countries and regions.
The IHR Strengthening Project sits within PHE’s Global Public Health department which supports the delivery of PHE’s Global Health Strategy. The Global Public Health Department provides a corporate service to PHE supporting the oversight, coordination and delivery of PHE’s international activity and working with UK government departments and other UK partners to build and strengthen international public health links. It also maintains its own extensive portfolio of global health programmes and projects, focusing on capacity development and health system strengthening in partner countries.
Option 3 – External
Open to all external applicants (anyone) from outside the Civil Service (including by definition internal applicants).
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The work will also comprise an appropriate mix of the following activities (although not restricted to these)
- Working with IHR Project partners national and regional to implement the agreed Workforce and Leadership objectives and activities
- Contribute to workshops and meetings with stakeholders as needed
- Maintain, strengthen and build close working relationships with key stakeholders
- In conjunction with partners in Africa CDC contribute to and help further develop the Kofi-Annan Leadership programme
- Contribute to training and supervision of Speciality Registrars whilst they are on attachment to GPH division
- Ensure PHE, skills, links and current engagement in aid of IHR implementation and public health system strengthening are effectively leveraged for this project.
- Contribute to the agreement in principle and implementation plans with partner government authorities in the countries and regions selected for project implementation.
- , Work closely with others in the IHR Strengthening Project team particularly in-country leads and teams, in support of the planned activities through active engagement, workshops and visits as appropriate.
- Report and provide briefings as necessary to a range of stakeholders.
- Liaise with external bodies and contributors to enable their input.
- Present as required to the project group and other stakeholders on the progress of the workforce and leadership development objectives, targets and timeframes.
- Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the project as appropriate.
Education and qualifications
- Inclusion in the GMC specialist register or the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview)
- If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health practice
- Public health specialty registrar applicants who are not yet on the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in dental public health/UKPHR must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they are within 6 months of gaining entry at the date of interview; all other applicants must provide verifiable signed documentary evidence that they have applied for inclusion in the GMC/GDC/UKPHR specialist registers
- If an applicant is UK trained in Public Health, they must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview
- Applicants must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body
- MFPH by examination, by exemption or by assessment
- Masters in Public Health or equivalent
- Able to influence senior leaders including directors and CEOs
- Able to both lead teams and to contribute effectively in teams led by others
- Commitment to work within a political system irrespective of personal political affiliations.
- Understanding of the social and political environment within which Global Public Health delivers
- Experience of working with low-middle income countries
- Delivery of successful change management programmes across organizational boundaries
- Media experience demonstrating delivery of effective health behaviour or health promotion messages including Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience of using complex information to explain public health issues to a range of audiences
- Strategic thinker with proven leadership skills and operational nous
- Able to demonstrate and motivate organisations to contribute to improving the public’s health and wellbeing through mainstream activities and within resources
- Ability to lead and manage the response successfully in unplanned and unforeseen circumstances
- Analytical skills able to utilize both qualitative (including health economics) and quantitative information
- Computer literate
- Ability to design, develop, interpret and implement strategies and policies
- Scientific publications, presentation of papers at conferences, seminars etc
- Resource, budget and project management skills
- In depth understanding of health and care systems, epidemiology and statistics, public health practice, health promotion, health economics and health care evaluation and the relationships with both local and national government and international agencies
- In depth knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance, quality improvement, evaluation and evidence based public health practice
- Effective negotiator with practical expectation of what can be achieved X
- Understanding of the public sector duty and the inequality duty and their application to public health practice
Equality and diversity
- An understanding of and commitment to equality of opportunity and good working relationships, both in terms of day-to-day working practices, but also in relation to management systems
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Ahmed Razavi
- Job title
- Consultant in Public Health IHR
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 07867 537 813