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PARTNERS IN HEALTH SIERRA LEONE, LLC.
Job title:   Medical Officer – Maternity
Work Location: Kono
Department: Clinical – Maternity
Reports to: Chief Medical Officer and RMNCH Lead
Line Management: TBC
Application Status: External
Organisation Profile
Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health centre and to referral hospitals.

Program Overview
Not only do PIH priorities align with GoSL initiatives, PIH SL Maternal Newborn Health (MNH) program priorities support the greater global health goals outlined by the global community in the Sustainable Development Goals, which includes specific targets for reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health services. Our plan is that PIH can support Sierra Leone in achieving these ambitious targets through our MNH and other programmatic work in the focal district of Kono as well as through our national level policy and advocacy work.

PIH SL’s work is focused in Kono District, which has one district hospital, Koidu Government Hospital (KGH) that is the Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) facility, as well as 94 peripheral health units (PHUs). These facilities serve a total population of 505,767. Among the PHUs, 5 facilities have been designated to serve as Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) facilities. PIH is currently providing support at KGH with CEmONC services and plans to expand its support to BEmONC facilities in Kono District. PIH also runs a private primary care clinic and maternity centre, Wellbody Clinic (WBC), which was founded by Wellbody Alliance in 2007. WBC provides reproductive, maternal, and newborn health services, including a labour and delivery centre. PIH SL plans to build a strong MNH Program through strengthening CEmONC services at KGH, BEmONC and primary care services including antenatal care, postnatal care, family planning, HIV/TB management at the PHUs and WBC, while also expanding to community level programs building on our previous successes in HIV/TB and Ebola survivor community health worker (CHW) initiatives. PIH SL plans to develop a model health system in Kono District in partnership with the MOHS and District Health Management Team (DHMT), placing major emphasis on the district referral hospital, Koidu Government Hospital (KGH) and the Wellbody Primary Care Clinic & Maternity Centre.

PIH SL is ambitiously setting out to transform Koidu Government Hospital into the leading Maternal & Newborn Health hospital in West Africa, serving as a Centre of Excellence in both the delivery of quality clinical care and as a health care teaching institution for the region. Plans to launch this Maternity Centre of Excellence (MCoE) are in progress.

Position Overview:
PIH is seeking an experienced medical officer (MO) to work in clinical programs at PIH-supported healthcare facilities in Sierra Leone. The MO will be based at the Koidu Government Hospital (KGH) in Kono District:

–       He/she will work closely with the Sierra Leone MoHS and PIH staff on the development and implementation of work plans and initiatives to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care.

–       He/she will provide support to the Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health Clinical Program Manager, Chief Medical Officer and other PIH leadership and advance PIH’s core mission of health systems strengthening in Sierra Leone.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinical Responsibilities:

·         Works in collaboration with the PIH Obgyn clinicians, RMNCH Lead and MOHS to provide. comprehensive care for maternity and Gynae patients at KGH, WBA and PHU’s supported by PIH.

·         Supports and Mentor’s CHO’s/students assigned in Maternity/Obgyn and SCBU Wards.

·         Carry out daily rounds on Maternity and Gynae wards at KGH with clinicians and nursing staff.

·         Provide direct clinical care and manage Obs/Gyn cases according to national and international clinical guidelines, including providing surgical coverage for obstetric cases.

·         On call duties to in collaboration with other clinicians to ensure that the maternity unit has 24 hour coverage.

·         Oversee ANC, high risk Obs/Gyn, family planning, AYFS and out-patient clinics

·         Clinical oversight of the GAC and MCoE programs at KGH.

·         Perform clinical teaching, mentorship and capacity building of clinicians through participation in district hospitals, outpatient clinics, community health clinics, case review, and other activities.

 

Clinical Supervision & support

·         Maternity/Obgyn wards in KGH and Wellbody,

·         Direct supervision for CHOs placed in the maternity unit.

·         Provide supervision to social workers, in conjunction with nursing department.

·         Work in collaboration monthly and as needed with Medical Director; RMNCH Lead; Director of Nursing and Director of Operations on guiding KGH strategy.

·         Visitors and other meetings/events at KGH, as needed from senior management

·         Referral team – supporting Director of Nursing and Social Work as needed for maternity patients requiring referral for diagnostic or specialty services

 

Administration

·         Attend Clinical Ops Meetings at KGH

·         Attend and compile reports for MDSR meetings in conjunction with the team

·         Attend KGH/maternity morning report

·         Work closely with the PIH SL Medical Director and Kono Leadership team on strategic planning and budgeting for maternity/obgyn work.

·         Work with the leadership team to contribute to grant proposals and reports to current and potential donors

·         Work with the leadership team to contribute to grant proposals and reports to current and potential donors

Education

·         Assist with and collaborate on supervision, curriculum building and implementation/scheduling of nursing and CHOs

·         Continue ongoing education curriculum for CHOs

·         Provide bedside training for all cadres of staff

·         Provide clinical accompaniment for KGH/MOHS medical officers

Additional skills/ knowledge/experience preferred

·         Experience in treating malaria and other tropical diseases

·         Malnutrition management

Lead by example, embodying the values of PIH, including: doing whatever it takes to provide the highest level of service to our patients; treating every member of our organization and community with equal respect and dignity; fostering a sense of generosity and teamwork; and working patiently, yet persistently, to accompany our government partners to achieve our shared goals.

Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work, including patients, families and community members, are treated with respect and dignity. We recognize that our work is rooted in vulnerable communities and, as a social justice organization, we are responsible for preventing sexual abuse and exploitation and enforcing consequences for those who fail to uphold these standards.  PIH will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants or any other representatives associated with the delivery of our work carrying out any form of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, failing to report any allegations of sex abuse or sexual exploitation, or retaliation against those who report or participate in investigations.
Qualification and Experience
·         MD or equivalent medical training and board certification in a medical specialty.

·         Experience in HIV/TB and tropical medicine preferred.

·         At least two years of clinical experience in a low-resource health care setting.

·         A strong commitment to social justice and health as a human right is essential in all aspects of the leadership and management

·         Ability to be flexible and effective in the face of unexpected challenges.

·         Experience in public health is a plus.

·         Exemplary interpersonal communication skills, verbal and written, required to effectively engage with senior leadership, partners, and clinicians on sensitive political and confidential issues.

·         Evidence of providing culturally sensitive and competent quality care in an extremely stressful environment.

·         Proven ability to exercise good judgment, demonstrate political astuteness, and tact.

·         Prior experience working in resource poor settings. Sense of humor and flexible disposition very helpful. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to be flexible and effective in the face of unexpected challenges as well as the willingness to accept a standard of living that is clean and comfortable but simple.

·         Most not hold an active pin code or receive salary from the consolidated funds

Methods of Application
Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.org not later 5:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Thursday, 6th August, 2020.

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES APPLICATIONS. PLEASE CLEARLY STATE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR ON THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL APPLICATION.

 

PARTNERS IN HEALTH SIERRA LEONE, LLC.
Job title:   Midwife Mentor
Work Location: Kono
Department: Clinical – Maternity
Reports to: RMNCH Lead
Line Management: TBC
Application Status: External
Organisation Profile
Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health centre and to referral hospitals.

Program Overview
The Midwife Mentor is a critical member of the PIH Sierra Leone team and will work collaboratively with the clinical and support services staff to provide high-quality, comprehensive maternal and newborn health services at KGH and PHU’s supported by PIH. The Midwife will work closely with the Reproductive Maternal and Neonatal Health program manager, International Midwife Mentor and MoHS sister in charge of the Maternity – to improve the quality of maternal and newborn health services in Kono District, reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. With specific focus on mentoring staff on RMNCAH and Essential New Born Care at KGH and WBC. Because PIH Sierra Leone is a growing organization and the Maternity Unit at KGH is a busy facility built on teamwork, the Midwife Mentor will also be expected to assist in other clinical areas as needed under the direction of the RMNH program manager and Director of Nursing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·         In consultation and in line with the RMNH Clinical Lead, Clinical Facilitator, International Midwife Mentor and GAC objectives she will develop/adapt a training curriculum for nurses and midwives at the target facilities, adhering to the Sierra Leone National Protocols and Guidelines for Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care.

·         Strengthen the clinical skills of Midwives, Nurses, CHO’s, students at Koidu Government Hospital and other project sites in the delivery of normal maternal care, BEMONC, CEMONC, RMNCH best practices, compassionate and respectful maternity care, health and safety, Infection Prevention and Control, PMTCT and Family Planning through theoretical and on-the-job training, coaching and mentorship.

·         Facilitate the professional and clinical development of the individual members working within the team as well as ensuring that the resources and skills of all members of the team are used to optimal effect.

·         Utilize the full skills of a midwife as laid down in the WHO’s definition of a midwife and the Sierra Leone Nursing and Midwifery Board and provide patient care as needed at KGH and Wellbody Maternity Departments.

·         Provide clinical maternal and newborn normal and emergency obstetric care both in a mentoring and caregiving capacity, including providing cover for on call and weekend hours as needed.

·         Develop and facilitate a conducive training and learning environment for all staff thereby fulfilling the mentorship and preceptorship roles.

·         Supervise maternity staff, ensuring all patients in labor are properly monitored through the use of the partograph and that staff are confident and competent in doing so, as well as able to provide efficient antenatal, postnatal and newborn care.

·         Provide quality and timely training on basic emergency obstetric care for obstetric complications, with the requisite on the job training to ensure that all staff can carry out these activities correctly.

·         In conjunction with the RMNH Lead, Clinical Facilitator, International Midwife Mentor and OBGYN specialist, devise assessment tools to monitor staff competencies and provide practical on the job support as needed to staff who are not achieving said competencies.

·         Ensure staff are competently able to complete proper documentation in all maternal and newborn records and health and clinic registers.

·         Provide training and other technical support to Community Health Workers and Traditional Birth Attendants on RMNCH topics as needed.

·         Conduct regular monitoring visits to targeted health facilities to monitor quality and performance of mentored staff and completion of monitoring tools.

·         Work cohesively with the M & E team to collect data, compile and share activity and monthly reports with RMNH Lead, GAC Project Manager and designated others.

·         Support maternal and newborn health outreach activities in collaboration with the RMNH program manager.

·         Provide compassionate care in line with the PIH mission

·         Other responsibilities as designated by the RMNH Lead and GAC Project Lead.

Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work, including patients, families and community members, are treated with respect and dignity. We recognize that our work is rooted in vulnerable communities and, as a social justice organization, we are responsible for preventing sexual abuse and exploitation and enforcing consequences for those who fail to uphold these standards.  PIH will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants or any other representatives associated with the delivery of our work carrying out any form of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, failing to report any allegations of sex abuse or sexual exploitation, or retaliation against those who report or participate in investigations.
Qualification and Experience
·         State Certified Midwife and SECHN/SRN/Public Health Specialist Nurse.

·         EMONC trainer and proven knowledge of BEMONC, CEMONC, Essential Newborn Care and ETAT.

·         Experience in managing high risk pregnancies, complicated deliveries and postpartum complications.

·         6 or more years of experience as a practicing midwife in Sierra Leone or other developing country.

·         Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Exchange Email.

·         Fluent in verbal and written English, and Krio.

·         Ability to work independently and as an autonomous practitioner.

·         Ability to work well in a team, be dependable, and hard working.

·         Detail orientated.

·         Ability to be flexible and efficient; with a good sense of humor in a busy work environment.

·         Commitment to social justice and human rights.

·         Willing to live and work fulltime in Kono District, Sierra Leone.

Methods of Application
Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.org not later 5:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Thursday, 6th August, 2020.

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES APPLICATIONS. PLEASE CLEARLY STATE THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR ON THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR EMAIL APPLICATION.

 

 PARTNERS IN HEALTH SIERRA LEONE, LLC.
Job title: Non-Communicable Disease Care Clerk –(NCD – CC)
Work Location: Kono District, Sierra Leone
Department: Non-Communicable Disease (NCD)
Reports to: NCD Clinical Lead
Line Management Not Specified
Duration of Contract: Five (5) Months
Application Status: External Advert
Organization Profile
Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview
The primary responsibility of an NCD Care Clerk is to oversee that patients can smoothly navigate the NCD clinic through their continuum of care. NCD Care Clerk will help with patient registration and intake, guide patient flow and patient screening, will support and assist with data collection and quality, and link patients to various systems together in the care of the patients such as the CHW, mental health, home visit teams, and other teams.

PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values (see PIH Values) of the organization to join the team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
General:

·         Work in close partnership and collaboration with NCD staff including nurses, doctors and CHOs.

·         Ensure smooth navigation and processes for patients at the NCD clinic

·         Maintain a clean and organized clinic with respect to patient charts, registers, other paper supplies

·         Treat all patients, NCD staff and other health care workers with dignity and respect

·         Help implementation of NCD innovative projects and protocols

NCD clinic days

·         Working with the NCD team, help manage files and data for NCD patients, ensuring files are well organized and complete, and data reporting

·         On NCD days, support the NCD clinic with the staff included but not limited to organizing patient files and flow; patient vital signs and screening

·         Assist with patient education, health talks, and patient counselling

On non-NCD clinic days

·         Giving appointments to new patients referred to the clinic.

·         Organizing NCD clinical meetings including setting the agenda, time for meetings and minutes of meetings

·         Support organizing the availability of supplies for the clinic including patient charts and different forms in the clinic

·         Regularly calling patients who have missed their appointment or are lost to follow up to attend their NCD clinic

·         Recording the data for missed appointment and loss of follow up program.

·         Support patients who calls the clinic for different challenges they are facing

Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work, including patients, families and community members, are treated with respect and dignity. We recognize that our work is rooted in vulnerable communities and, as a social justice organization, we are responsible for preventing sexual abuse and exploitation and enforcing consequences for those who fail to uphold these standards.  PIH will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants or any other representatives associated with the delivery of our work carrying out any form of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, failing to report any allegations of sex abuse or sexual exploitation, or retaliation against those who report or participate in investigations.
Qualification and Experience
·         Secondary school diploma required

Technical Competencies

·         Proficiency in MS excel, word, and PowerPoint

·         Experience with data collection, data quality assessment, and interpretation

·         Basic data analysis, presentation, and technical writing skills

·         Good attention to detail

Behavioural Competencies

  • Committed to learning
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Able to work effectively in a team and meet deadlines
Methods of Application
·         Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.org not later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Wednesday, 5th August, 2020.

·         DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES.

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

PARTNERS IN HEALTH SIERRA LEONE, LLC.
Job title: Non-Communicable Diseases – Community Health Officer (NCD-CHO)
Work Location: Sierra Leone
Department: Clinical
Reports to: Director of Nursing and Internal Medicine Consultant
Line Management Not Specified
Duration of Contract: Five (5) Months
Application Status: External Advert
Organization Profile
Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview
A Community Health Officer (CHO) generally applies his/her medical knowledge and skills to the diagnosis, prevention and management of patient in PIH-affiliated health facilities.

He/she does this thoroughly following the principles of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation where ever applicable to find out the actual cause of disease, and also utilizing the appropriate laboratory work. He/she should consult the medical officers for discussion on patient’s care plan in some critical cases, respecting patient’s privacy and confidentiality as much as possible.

PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values (see PIH Values) of the organization to join the team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
NCD clinic

The CHO will be an integral part of the NCD team at KGH. Responsibilities will include:

·         Provide NCD care during NCD home visits

·         Provide NCD care in the NCD clinic when he/she is not on home visits

·         Provide mentorship and training to nurse and other workers at the hospital.

Other responsibilities

The CHO will be asked to support other departments, which may involve taking regular calls and managing patients in other units. This may involve:

·         Responding to medical/health problems presented by patients including proper history taking, investigations, diagnosis, treatment and referral as appropriate.

·         Maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.

  • Promoting continuous medical education amongst other junior clinical staff.
  • Admitting patients requiring special care followed by investigations and treatment.
  • Carrying out specific procedures, e.g. Specific surgical procedures and specialist investigations as when necessary as the case may be, with the help of the nursing staff.
  • Liaising with other medical and non-medical staff in the hospital to ensure quality treatment is giving to the patients, and also promotes health education.
  • Ensures that all emergency cases are prioritized and seen appropriately regardless of the time of the day.
  • Be willing to work long and unpredictable hours dictated by the needs of the patients.
  • Perform other duties related to the role, department or project as may be required
Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work, including patients, families and community members, are treated with respect and dignity. We recognize that our work is rooted in vulnerable communities and, as a social justice organization, we are responsible for preventing sexual abuse and exploitation and enforcing consequences for those who fail to uphold these standards.  PIH will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants or any other representatives associated with the delivery of our work carrying out any form of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, failing to report any allegations of sex abuse or sexual exploitation, or retaliation against those who report or participate in investigations.
Qualification and Experience
·         Diploma in community Health Medicine with 2-3 years’ work experience in a Clinical setting.

·         Ability to work in a team

·         Ability to demonstrate clinical practices and ethics in line with the Medical and Dental Council of Sierra Leone

Methods of Application
·         Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.org not later 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Wednesday, 5th August, 2020.

·         DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES.

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 PARTNERS IN HEALTH SIERRA LEONE, LLC.
Job title: Non-Communicable Disease Monitoring & Evaluation Coordination
Work Location: Kono District, Sierra Leone
Department: Monitoring & Evaluation
Reports to: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Line Management Not Specified
Duration of Contract: Five (5) Months
Application Status: External Advert
Organization Profile
Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview
The NCD Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator plays an important role on the team, working to strengthen the monitoring of operational activities and projects by providing specific support related to collection of high quality data and using that data for NCD quality improvement and evaluation. The Coordinator’s tasks may vary according to location and assignment of the M&E Officer or Manager, but generally involve data collection, data entry, data quality assurance, basic data analysis, and presentation NCD data. The Coordinator may also work closely with other NCD program staff on their data tracking and reporting responsibilities.

PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values (see PIH Values) of the organization to join the team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
General:

Roles and Responsibilities

·         Perform daily data collection tasks as assigned by M&E Officer or Manager

·         Monitor data collection processes and address any data quality challenges as they arise

·         Collect and compile data required for monthly reporting

·         Participate in data interpretation and presentation to program leads

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Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work, including patients, families and community members, are treated with respect and dignity. We recognize that our work is rooted in vulnerable communities and, as a social justice organization, we are responsible for preventing sexual abuse and exploitation and enforcing consequences for those who fail to uphold these standards.  PIH will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants or any other representatives associated with the delivery of our work carrying out any form of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, failing to report any allegations of sex abuse or sexual exploitation, or retaliation against those who report or participate in investigations.
Qualification and Experience
·         Secondary school diploma required

Technical Competencies

·         Proficiency in MS excel, word, and PowerPoint

·         Experience with data collection, data quality assessment, and interpretation

·         Basic data analysis, presentation, and technical writing skills

·         Good attention to detail

 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Committed to learning
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Able to work effectively in a team and meet deadlines
Methods of Application
·         Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.org not later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Wednesday, 5th August, 2020.

·         DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES.

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

 PARTNERS IN HEALTH SIERRA LEONE, LLC.
Job title: State Enrolled Community Health Nurse (SECHN)
Work Location: Kono District, Sierra Leone
Department: Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Clinic
Reports to: Director of Nursing & NCD Clinical Lead
Line Management Not Specified
Duration of Contract: Five (5) Months
Application Status: External Advert
Organization Profile
Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview
The State Enrolled Community Health Nurse (SECHN) is a critical member of the Clinical staff in PIH. SECHNs work collaboratively alongside physicians, SCMs, CHOs, MCH Aides, TBAs and Support staff to provide high quality care to patients and their families.

PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values (see PIH Values) of the organization to join the team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide NCD care in NCD clinics

The nurse will be an integral part of the NCD team at KGH. Responsibilities will include:

·         Provide NCD care during NCD home visits

·         Support the call back system of missed appointments

·         Provide NCD care in the NCD clinic when he/she is not on home visits

Support care to other units if needs arises

  • Delivering high standards of care in collaboration with the rest of the clinical team.
  • Maintaining confidentiality and impartiality.
  • Ensures that all emergency cases are prioritized and seen appropriately regardless of the time of the day.

Other responsibilities

·         Be willing to work long and unpredictable hours dictated by the needs of the patients.

·         Participate in different programs of research and related studies that could imply delivery of care to patients

·         Perform other duties related to the role, department or project as may be required by the NCD team

Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work, including patients, families and community members, are treated with respect and dignity. We recognize that our work is rooted in vulnerable communities and, as a social justice organization, we are responsible for preventing sexual abuse and exploitation and enforcing consequences for those who fail to uphold these standards.  PIH will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants or any other representatives associated with the delivery of our work carrying out any form of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, failing to report any allegations of sex abuse or sexual exploitation, or retaliation against those who report or participate in investigations.
Qualification and Experience
·         Current or recent clinical practice and a current, valid clinical license, (SECHN Certificate and License)

·         Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, problem solver, creative thinker, and flexible

·         Ability to work well with a team, be dependable, and hard working

·         Ability to be flexible and effective in a busy work environment

·         Commitment to social justice and human rights

  • Must NOT hold dual employment from private or national consolidated funds
Methods of Application
·         Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.org not later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Wednesday, 5th August, 2020.

·         DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES.

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

PARTNERS IN HEALTH SIERRA LEONE, LLC.
Job title:   Maternal Center of Excellence Program Associate (MCOE)

 

Work Location: Sierra Leone
Department: Policy and Partnership
Reports to: Director of Policy & Partnership and Reproduction, Maternal, and Child Health Clinical Program Manager (dually)
Line Management Not Specified
Organization Profile
Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health Sierra Leone LLC (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview
This is an exciting time for PIH. We are taking on immense challenges, and a newfound visibility has brought the opportunity to influence great change on the global stage and work towards one of our five key priorities — ending preventable maternal deaths. Partners In Health has spent three decades delivering interventions the world said were impossible to deliver to people in places the world wanted to leave behind – MDR-TB treatment, community-based directly observed therapy—and PIH is succeeding. Closing the gap on preventable maternal deaths in the country where it’s the most difficult is no exception.

PIH has launched a catalytic effort to radically reduce maternal mortality, creating a comprehensive solution at the epicenter of the world’s maternal health crisis. PIH will build a Maternal Center of Excellence (MCOE) in rural Kono District, Sierra Leone, which will serve as a world-class health service and training facility, providing a globally accepted gold-standard of inpatient and outpatient maternal and newborn health care, and serve as a training center where the next generation of Sierra Leonean health care leaders can develop the skills and knowledge to deliver evidence-based, high-quality care to women and children in their communities. Importantly, the success of this work will serve as a model that can be replicated for national and global scale—providing an evidence base and a blueprint for how to systematically end preventable maternal deaths around the world, beginning in the place where it is most severe. PIH seeks individuals committed to the mission and values (see PIH Values) of the organization to join the team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
General Responsibilities

We are looking to hire an MCOE Program Associate to help support the scoping, planning, and operational work related to launching the future MCOE.

The right candidate will have a strong clinical or non-clinical background in RMNCH with technical knowledge of public health evidence on reproductive, maternal, and/or child health and an ability to lead technical writing about RMNCH interventions.

The candidate will have excellent professional communication, strong partnership cultivation skills, and an ability to steward high-level relationships with government, donor, and partner organizations to help design, plan, and effectively mobilize support for the MCOE.

The candidate will be nimble, action-oriented and flexible to changing needs of our patients and programs, willing to do what it takes and hop on new projects to deliver on behalf of those we serve. Successful candidates will have a strong ability to translate ideas into action and move projects forward.

S/he will report to the Director of Policy & Partnership and Reproduction, Maternal, and Child Health Clinical Program Manager.

Specific Responsibilities:

Maternal Center of Excellent Project Planning

  • Project Planning & Tracking Deliverables: Collaborate with the Human Resources, Clinical, and Policy & Partnership teams to develop a clear project plan and define deliverables and timelines for all aspects of the MCOE pre-opening phase of operations
  • Staffing Strategy Coordination: Coordinate the development of a staffing and recruitment strategy for the MCOE in partnership with Human Resources, Clinical Teams and Government of Sierra Leone. Conduct relevant assessment through the Directorate of Human Resources for Health to determine long-term pipeline of HR, and other relevant policy decisions related to recruitment, hiring, retention, and long-term absorption
  • Clinical & Academic Training Planning: Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Programs, RMNCH Clinical Program Manager, and Director of Nursing to identify clinical training needs, coordinate with them to design program and develop operational plans for planning and implementation of new clinical initiatives
  • Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Research Planning for MCOE: Collaborate with M&E team and M&E consultants to define project M&E needs and support baseline assessment pre-opening with relevant M&E stakeholders and leadership
  • Communication Flow: Prepare monthly updates on MCOE planning progress, key achievements, and forthcoming plans for internal and external stakeholders
  • Project Coordination: Attend Management and Project team meetings, coordinate relevant activities, ensure follow-up on agreed action points across different departments
  • Presentation & Documentation of MCOE Efforts: Support in presentations, proposals, or summaries for the MCOE as requested by the RMNCH Clinical Manager, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Policy & Partnership, Executive Director or other leadership
  • Ad-Hoc Requests: Provide support to and perform other tasks as assigned

National Alignment, Communication, & Joint Planning

  • Ensure consistent flow of information within PIH Sierra Lone through the Director of Government Relations related to the MCOE planning processes
  • Identify and engage relevant Ministries into MCOE planning and steward relationships to ensure full integration of MCOE planning into national strategies, planning, and dialogues in partnership with Policy & Partnership team
  • Provide updates on key MOH discussions to Director of Government Relations, Director of Policy & Partnership, Chief Medical Officer, and Executive Director
  • Ensure MCOE programs are aligned with all standard government protocols, procedures, and future strategic direction, etc.
Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work, including patients, families and community members, are treated with respect and dignity. We recognize that our work is rooted in vulnerable communities and, as a social justice organization, we are responsible for preventing sexual abuse and exploitation and enforcing consequences for those who fail to uphold these standards.  PIH will not tolerate its employees, volunteers, consultants or any other representatives associated with the delivery of our work carrying out any form of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation, failing to report any allegations of sex abuse or sexual exploitation, or retaliation against those who report or participate in investigations.
Qualification and Experience
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with three years of relevant work experience, with at least 2 years of experience in a maternal, child, or women’s health project in low or middle income country context
  • Experience working with individuals of various skill sets and cultures, including expertise on issues of gender equity and the promotion of sexual and reproductive rights.
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills required to interact effectively with senior leadership, partners, and clinicians
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills as well as creative problem-solving and analytical skills, including experience working and developing budgets and strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong quantitative skills, including data analysis, knowledge of basic M&E principles, and ability to correctly interpret and communicate quantitative information
  • Excellent ability to manage communication flow and ensure the right people have the right information at the right time
  • Strong networking skills, including abilities to identify key strategic partners and cultivate relationships effectively
  • Excellent communication skills verbal and written, including an ability to articulately speak about PIH’s work and vision
  • Strong project management and time management skills; highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Interest in social justice and commitment to advocating for a preferential option for the poor
Methods of Application
·         Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.org not later 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Friday 28th July, 2020.

·         DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 PANDEMIC, WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES.

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.