Somaliland Programme Manager
Office: King's Centre for Global Health and Health Partnerships, 2.04, Weston Education Centre, London, SE5 9RJ
After completing his Master’s in Human Rights at the UCL School of Public Policy, Max worked as a Project Manager in Save the Children International’s Global Campaigns team. There he managed Save the Children’s flagship report, State of the World’s Mothers, which launched in 73 countries, with events at the UN, African Union, refugee camps in Uganda and Nigeria, and parliaments from Canada to Afghanistan.
Max joined King’s Somaliland Partnership in 2014, first as a Programme Coordinator, then, since 2015, as Programme Manager. Max is responsible for the day-to-day management of the King’s Somaliland Partnership, collaborating with key Somaliland partners and hundreds of UK volunteer experts towards the shared goal of supporting the Somaliland health system to become more autonomous and resilient.
A core part of Max’s role is managing the successful delivery of the Prepared for Practice project (2017-2022), part of the UK Department for International Development’s £45m Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform programme. Prepared for Practice seeks to address Somaliland’s health workforce crisis by reforming Somaliland health education, putting practice-orientated learning, teaching and assessment at its centre. To do this, King’s is leading an international consortium of 6 partner organisations, including Somaliland’s leading health schools, responsible for the education of over 80% of medical students and 25% of nursing students nationwide. By completion, it is estimated that the project will have trained and examined more medical students than the current number of doctors practicing in Somaliland, helping ensure Somaliland’s next generations of graduates have the necessary knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the challenges that awaits them.