Current Opportunities

We’re excited to be recruiting for an ‘Educational Specialist (Digital Learning)’ to work with us on our project which is part of the THET Global Health Workforce Programme in Nigeria.

Grabbed your attention? Check out our Statement of Work for more information and details of how to submit your application.

Statement of Work: Education Specialist (Digital Learning) 

Project Overview: The aim of this project is to strengthen the quality of undergraduate nursing and midwifery education and training by enhancing the teaching capabilities of nursing and midwifery lecturers in Nigeria, equipping them with the necessary skills to create and integrate multimedia teaching materials and resources into academic and clinical training.

The project will run a blended learning training programme (mix of in-person and online training) for nominated lecturers that will provide an introduction to the use of multimedia content development in teaching, content creation training in a range of appropriate multimedia, a learn-by-doing co-creation project, a remote content creation clinic, peer-to-peer support mechanisms and a toolkit containing accessible multimedia tools. Deliverables from the training programme will be integrated into the Nurses and Midwives National Curriculum and delivered as part of eLearning and professional CPD.

This one-year project will commence formally in mid-February 2024.

Scope of Work

The Digital Education Specialist will provide technical consultancy to ensure the successful implementation of this initiative. This includes:

  1. Needs Assessment
    • Provide support around the design of an initial assessment and the analysis of findings that will help identify the specific needs and requirements of nursing and midwifery lecturers in integrating multimedia content into their teaching.
  2. Curriculum Development
    • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to develop a training curriculum that covers the fundamentals of creating and using multimedia content in academic and clinical teaching. This includes identifying appropriate participatory learning processes and supporting the development of training materials and resources.
  3. Training Delivery
    • Be part of a team that organises and conducts two in-person training sessions in Abuja.
    • Provide remote technical support where appropriate to participants in navigating multimedia tools and platforms effectively between training sessions.
  1. Technical Consultancy
    • Offer ongoing technical consultancy to the project team as they implement the programme and to lecturers as they implement multimedia content into their teaching practices.
    • Input where appropriate into monitoring and evaluation around the effectiveness of the training programme.


  • Co-creation of needs assessment
  • Report analysing the findings of the needs assessment
  • Co-creation of a training curriculum
  • 2 x in person training sessions in Nigeria
  • Ad hoc technical consultancy
  • Training programme graduation in Nigeria
  • Input into M&E of training programme


This consultancy requires an individual with a relevant education/ clinical teaching qualification or another relevant technical field and a minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience in developing, implementing and supporting digital education programming and training. The role also requires understanding and expertise in pedagogy and learning approaches around digital education in teaching and experience of working with partners within a range of different countries and contexts in the global south.


Working closely with MAF Head of Research and Learning and Production team, and as part of a wider Nigerian partner team, this consultancy will provide 42 days’ work over a period of 10 months. This will include 3 trips to Nigeria, one for a kick-off meeting and needs assessment, one for delivering two in person training sessions and a final trip for end of training ceremony and M&E. These trips are expected to be 3-4 days in country with travel either side. We anticipate most of the work will be required between mid-February – August, with a smaller proportion required from September to December.

Key milestones to be agreed in line with project plans (to be finalised over the next month).


£300 – £350 day rate, with possible increase for exceptional candidates.

Terms and Conditions

  • All deliverables will be the property of Medical Aid Films.
  • The Digital Education Specialist will adhere to all relevant policies, procedures, and ethical standards throughout the duration of the project and as listed in their contract.
  • Any modifications to the scope of work must be approved in writing by both parties.

Point of Contact: For inquiries or further information, please contact

Helen Coombe, Medical Aid Films


Director, Medical Aid Films

Job Description

Role: Director, Medical Aid Films
Days: 4 days per week
Start date: As soon as possible.
Contract length: Ongoing – following successful probation period
Location: Remote working but UK based
Reporting to: Chair of Trustees

About Medical Aid Films

Medical Aid Films is an award-winning, International NGO, using digital media and communications to transform the training of health workers, and the health of disadvantaged and underrepresented communities globally. Bringing health experts and content makers together, we create engaging, accessible, trusted digital content, empowering audiences with vital knowledge and skills. The health of women and children is central to our mission.

About The Role

Much has been achieved since the organisation launched 16 years ago. It now houses a rich archive of over 700 high-quality, accessible, award-winning health education films, available in 50 languages. There have been many key successes and achievements over the years, including the development of a body of research and evaluation indicating significant impacts from our work.

Building on the work of the departing CEO, we are now looking for a new Director to help shape the next phase of our work, building on existing strategy and developing new business opportunities. The Director will lead and manage the organisation, working with a significant amount of autonomy.

Working closely with the Board of Trustees the Director will develop future strategy and drive new sources of funding, ensuring the delivery of existing projects and commitments. This is a broad and varied role, combining strategic planning, leadership, operational delivery, and business development.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about our vision and the power of communications to transform health outcomes for those most in need. We are keen to find someone with experience in digital health, leadership and direction-setting combined with business development and partnership-building, who can:

  • Lead the organisation into its next stage of development, working with the Board of Trustees to develop strategy and future opportunities.
  • Build profile and visibility internationally, securing sustainable financial resources and strong strategic partnerships to enable the organisation to become financially stable.
  • Oversee all areas of the organisation’s work, ensuring the effective implementation of current projects and commitments, including a new Learning Platform and BBC Radio FOUR Appeal later this year.
  • Continue to build and manage existing key partnerships such as our data partnership with the Kubrick Group, and our relationship with YouTube Health.

Key Duties and Responsibilities  

Leadership and Management

  • Provide leadership and represent the organisation publicly with authority, influence, and conviction.
  • Maintain and build new networks of supporters, stakeholders, partners, donors, and funders.
  • Oversee the execution of the current strategic plan and work with the Board to develop future strategy.
  • Manage the team and oversee operational performance, recruitment, and implement reviews to guide the organisation in achieving its objectives.
  • Ensure that the organisation has the financial resources to deliver the strategic plan agreed with the Board effectively, accountably, and safely.

Partnership-building and Profile-raising

  • Identify, engage with, and represent the organisation to existing and potential partners, speaking at conferences, and developing organisational relationships.
  • Negotiate mutually beneficial partnerships, ensuring opportunities for business development are maximised.

Ensuring Financial Health and Business Development

  • Be responsible to the trustees for the overall financial health of the organisation; ensure expenditure is controlled in line with budgets and monitor fundraising performance; ensuring sound financial management.
  • Develop fundraising strategy, providing leadership with key funding bodies and individual funders.
  • Lead the business development function by developing grant and project proposals, generating unrestricted funds, including ‘earned’ income opportunities.
  • Maximise the opportunity of a new learning platform to generate income from new sources.
  • Support the opportunity of a BBC Radio FOUR Appeal in June 2024 and maximise opportunities for funding through it.

Promoting and Protecting Brand

  • Ensure the organisation produces high-quality, trusted digital health communications that meets the needs of audiences and partners.
  • Champion our research, evaluation and learning to build knowledge and evidence-based approaches.
  • Protect and enhance the reputation of the organisation.
  • Seek opportunities to expand and promote awareness of our work and act as spokesperson.
  • Oversee the formulation of marketing strategies, campaigns and communications accurately present our vision, mission, and values.
  • Ensure our website and social media are regularly updated, newsletters produced, and communications with partners and supporters are maintained.
  • Ensure that our intellectual property is fully protected and valued.

Supporting Governance 

  • Ensure the organisation discharges its constitutional, regulatory, and legal obligations.
  • Take appropriate steps to protect the organisation from risk.
  • Ensure appropriate reporting to the Board on all matters relevant to the discharge of its responsibilities.
  • Support the Chair in ensuring the continued engagement of all members of the Board.
  • Advise the Board on its most appropriate composition with respect to competences, and on its process of self-assessment and development.
  • As agreed with the Chair, develop strategic plans for Board discussion and decision.

Working Relationships

The position is accountable to the Board of Trustees through the Chair.

You will:

  • Report to the Board of Trustees on strategic, governance and financial matters.
  • Liaise with and where appropriate engage trustees on matters related to their specific areas of expertise.
  • Directly line manage the small

Required Skills and Experience

  • A track record of successful management and leadership, demonstrating strategic, operational, and financial planning as well as collaborative team leadership and risk management, in relation to the needs of small organisations.
  • A good understanding of charity fundraising and experience of taking a lead role in business development relationships including raising funds from a range of sources.
  • Awareness of fundraising challenges faced by small organisations.
  • Evidence or a solid understanding of how to run a small organisation and likely/potential challenges and opportunities.
  • Understanding of the digital production process and the potential of digital health communications.
  • Ability to lead a small organisation, and drive to nurture all staff including freelancers and volunteers.
  • Ability to communicate a sense of direction and purpose, build or maintain partnerships, and motivate others to manage key strategic relationships.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and experience in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders at the highest levels.
  • Experience or a thorough understanding of working in global health, international development, digital health communications or the voluntary sector.

About You

  • A strong commitment to Medical Aid Film’s mission, vision, and values.
  • High degree of influencing and networking skills.
  • Determination, diplomacy, and tact.
  • The energy and flair necessary to shape the agenda and drive new partnerships, projects and approaches successfully.
  • First rate presentation skills with the ability to speak and write with confidence.
  • Creativity with the proven ability to innovate.
  • Highly organised, with a hands-on approach and a willingness to get involved in the details.
  • Intellectual curiosity with a drive for continuous improvement.

To apply

If you think you’re right for the job, please send your CV and a cover letter (no more than 1 page) highlighting why you think you’d be suitable for the role and why you want to work with us to

This application process will remain open until we find the right candidate, with initial review of applications beginning 19th February 2024.

At Medical Aid films, we are committed to a recruitment process which is as fair and inclusive as possible. We want every member of the team, including our volunteers to feel they can be their authentic self at work, with individual differences and perspectives being both valued and celebrated. We are committed to inclusivity, diversity and equality and offer equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of age, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

By submitting your CV, you are consenting for MAF to keep your CV on file for future positions which may be suitable. If you do not want us to keep your CV on file, please email


About Medical Aid Films
Medical Aid Films is an award winning, international non-for-profit who create quality media and communication that helps disadvantaged communities and health workers enhance health and wellbeing. We bring together health experts with creative content makers to create engaging, accessible digital content, empowering health workers and communities with vital knowledge and skills.

About the role
Our trustees play a vital role in making sure that Medical Aid Films achieves its core purpose. They oversee the overall management and administration of the charity. They also ensure that Medical Aid Films has a clear strategy and that our work and goals are in line with our vision. Just as importantly, they support and challenge the executive team to enable Medical Aid Films to grow and thrive, and through this, achieve our mission.

Board members have a collective responsibility. This means that trustees always act as a group and not as individuals.

What we are looking for
We are looking for people willing to bring energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the role, and who will broaden the diversity of thinking on our board. We are especially looking for Trustees with expertise in fundraising, drawn from across the donor, grants and corporate sectors. 

You do not need previous governance experience – we will provide a full induction and training.


  • Support and provide advice on Medical Aid Films purpose, vision, goals, and activities.
  • Approve operational strategies and policies and monitor and evaluate their implementation.
  • Oversee Medical Aid Films financial plans and budgets and monitor and evaluate progress.
  • Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • Ensure that key risks are being identified, monitored, and controlled effectively.
  • Review and approve Medical Aid Films financial statements.
  • Provide support and challenge the CEO in the exercise of their delegated authority and affairs.
  • Keep abreast of changes in Medical Aid Films operating environment.
  • Contribute to regular reviews of Medical Aid Films own governance. Attend Board meetings, adequately prepared to contribute to discussions.
  • Use independent judgment, acting legally and in good faith to promote and protect Medical Aid Films interests, to the exclusion of their own personal and/or any third-party interests.
  • Contribute to the broader promotion of Medical Aid Films objects, aims and reputation by applying your skills, expertise, knowledge, and contacts.

As a small charity, there will be times when the trustees will need to be actively involved beyond Board meetings. This may involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, presenting externally, or other issues in which the trustee has special expertise.

Personal skills and qualities

  • Willingness and ability to understand and accept their responsibilities and liabilities as trustees and to act in the best interests of the organisation.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically, exercise good, independent judgement and work effectively as a board member.
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to participate actively in discussion.
  • A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Enthusiasm for our vision and mission.
  • Willingness to lead according to our values.
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty, and leadership.

Terms of appointment

Terms of office

  • Trustees are appointed for a 3-year term of office, renewal for a further 3-year term to a maximum of 6 years.
  • This is a voluntary position, but reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

 Time commitment

  • Attending 4 Board meetings annually. Currently meetings are held remotely.
  • Attending annual strategy / training days a couple of times a year, these may be held remotely.

Committee membership 
Ad hoc and occasional support through working groups and / or support to the executive team.

To apply

If you think you’re right for the role, please send a cover letter (no more than 1 page) highlighting why you think you’d be suitable for the role          

This application process will remain open until we find the right person.

At Medical Aid films, we are committed to a recruitment process which is as fair and inclusive as possible. We want every member of the team, including our volunteers to feel they can be their authentic self at work, with individual differences and perspectives being both valued and celebrated.

We are committed to inclusivity, diversity and equality and offer equal opportunities to all applicants regardless of age, colour disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, or anything else that makes the applicant unique!

MAF can only reply to those who are successful. We thank you for your understanding.

By submitting your information, you are consenting for MAF to keep your CV on file. If you do not want us to keep your CV on file, please email

Volunteers and Interns

We are always on the lookout for passionate and motivated individuals to help us create positive change through film. If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter and CV to and one of our team will get back to you shortly.

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