About International Health Partners
Most of us can readily access the medicines we need. But around the world, many easily treatable diseases can mean chronic pain, poor quality of life or even a death sentence. International Health Partners (IHP) helps people in hard-to-reach, vulnerable and disaster-hit communities get better access to medicine. We coordinate the safe and responsible donation of medicines and healthcare supplies to where the needs are greatest, saving lives and preventing avoidable suffering.
Our model of utilising donated medicines is extremely cost-effective. For every £1 of income we receive, we are typically able to send an average of £10 worth of medicine and medical supplies for people in need. The exact figures depend on context, but on average it costs us about 40p to provide access to one ‘treatment’ such as a course of antibiotics for example.
Access to treatment for common infectious conditions can make a life-saving difference. Where infants and young children have access to timely treatment this lays a strong foundation for a healthy life which gives children the best possible chance of being able to attend school regularly and gain the skills needed to break free of the cycle of poverty, malnutrition and ill health.
For adults, access to medicines can enable people to get back to work or be active parents or grandparents. Treatment for basic underlying health issues such as hypertension or diabetes can also greatly reduce the risk of developing serious disabling complications.
IHP’s vision is to see a world in which all suffering due to lack of healthcare is eradicated. Our Christian faith underpins all that we do. It motivates us to care for those in need, and give our best in all circumstances, as an expression of God’s love. We serve the poor in health without regard for ethnic or religious background, focusing on where the need is greatest.
About IHP’s Fundraising
Last year IHP raised more than £1.6 million which was enough to distribute in excess of 14 million treatments in 36 countries across the world. This income came from a range of sources including institutional, corporate grants (mainly healthcare companies who also donate medicines and healthcare supplies), trusts and foundations, partner NGOs, and individuals. Funding needs to reflect IHP’s work which is driven by a combination of global health priorities, the needs of our NGO partners and our ability to source healthcare products to match these programme needs.
Due to limited capacity there remain plenty of untapped opportunities for growing income from institutional, trust, corporates, NGOs working in related fields and individual givers.
To be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, working collaboratively with the CEO and other Directors to lead the organisation in delivering impact across its strategic goals. To lead and support a high performing fundraising team, moblising funding for IHP’s highly cost effective and impactful work. To be involved in driving all aspects of income generation from our broad range of donors, enabling IHP to achieve our ambitious strategic goals.
Knowledge and experience
Skills and attributes
Terms and Conditions
Reports to: CEO
Location/Place of work: The IHP office is in Clerkenwell, London (Farringdon). Please note that the team also works remotely. There will be an opportunity to discuss flexible working opportunities during the interview process.
Working Hours: 35 hours per week but strong part time candidates (offering 28 hours per week+) or job sharers can also be considered
Salary: Depending on experience, plus a company pension scheme and other employee benefits
Contract: Permanent. A 4-month probationary period.
Holiday entitlement: Begins at 25 days per annum, in addition to public holidays
How to apply
Closing date: Closed
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter of no more than two A4 sides setting out how you meet the person specification. This should include reference to how you meet the occupational faith requirement and confirmation that you have the right to work in the UK. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: IHP_DFR
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