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District Health Coordinator – Sierra Leone – ReliefWeb

Momentum Country Global Leadership (MCGL) project is a five-year global project funded by the USAID to provide targeted MNCH/FP/RH technical and capacity development assistance (TCDA) to countries to facilitate countries’ journeys to self-reliance. MCGL also aims to contribute to global technical leadership and learning, and USAID’s policy dialogue for achievement of global MNCH/FP/RH goals through support to globally endorsed MNCH/FP/RH initiatives, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, and action plans. In Sierra Leone, the project will begin as a six-month COVID-19 rapid response effort led by Save the Children.

This position will support the government efforts in healthcare system strengthening especially with a focus on RMNCH services at the district level. S/he will represent the project at district level forums, meetings and consultations on policy and technical issues related to the project’s objectives. S/he will work closely with both the technical and programmatic teams based in the field office and country office. S/he will ensure the regular monitoring of indicators and coordinate with relevant stakeholders at the district and national level.

  • Ensure timely planning, implementation, regular monitoring, evaluation and documentation/reporting of the project outlined by the donor

  • Manage day-to-day operations and oversee project activities-ensuring efficient coordination among various teams and with government agencies

  • Liaise with government officials at the District Health Management Team and health care facilities to ensure functional coordination & collaboration with stakeholders to create enabling environment

  • Coordinate closely with other (internal and external) projects and teams in the district so as integrate and address the issues of RMNCH

  • Represent the MCGL project at district-level meetings

  • In collaboration with the MEAL team, support the project team to develop necessary tools for surveys, operational research and regular monitoring.

  • Support the capacity building of Health Facility Operation and Management Committees for quality improvement in MNCH services in the targeted health facilities.

  • Line management of the project team in the district ensuring performance management processes are followed and adherence to all Save the Children and donor policies and requirements.

  • Provide technical support for the quality planning, implementation and monitoring of maternal, new born and child health program with government counter part

  • Plan, conduct, follow-up and monitor maternal, new born and child health related training program and onsite review and coaching in the district.

  • Prepare reports and documents as per need by the donor and Save the Children

  • Assist in the effective management of project budgets and other resources especially at district level.THE ROLE: District Health Coordinator

    Momentum Country Global Leadership (MCGL) project is a five-year global project funded by the USAID to provide targeted MNCH/FP/RH technical and capacity development assistance (TCDA) to countries to facilitate countries’ journeys to self-reliance. MCGL also aims to contribute to global technical leadership and learning, and USAID’s policy dialogue for achievement of global MNCH/FP/RH goals through support to globally endorsed MNCH/FP/RH initiatives, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, and action plans. In Sierra Leone, the project will begin as a six-month COVID-19 rapid response effort led by Save the Children.

    This position will support the government efforts in healthcare system strengthening especially with a focus on RMNCH services at the district level. S/he will represent the project at district level forums, meetings and consultations on policy and technical issues related to the project’s objectives. S/he will work closely with both the technical and programmatic teams based in the field office and country office. S/he will ensure the regular monitoring of indicators and coordinate with relevant stakeholders at the district and national level.

    QUALIFICATION

  • Qualified health professional with strong background in RMNCH. Applicants with clinical qualification, nurses, midwives are an advantage.

  • Experience in program management with least 3 years in managing public health projects/programs; leading and managing RMNCH projects and programs will be given priority

  • Minimum 1-year experience in management of RMNCH services

  • Strong skills in building a team, training, facilitation coaching, and on the job mentoring.

  • Experience in supervision, training and mentoring.

  • Involvement in recent current or past outbreak preparedness and response efforts

  • Strong computer skills (i.e. Word Excel, Outlook).

  • Patient, adaptable, flexible, able to improvise and remain responsive and communicate clearly and effectively under pressure

  • Excellent planning, management and coordination skills, with the ability to organize a demanding workload comprised of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities

  • Strong oral and written skills. Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic reports that document program directions and results

  • Strong interpersonal skills with managing multicultural teams.

  • EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Ensure timely planning, implementation, regular monitoring, evaluation and documentation/reporting of the project outlined by the donor

  • Manage day-to-day operations and oversee project activities-ensuring efficient coordination among various teams and with government agencies

  • Liaise with government officials at the District Health Management Team and health care facilities to ensure functional coordination & collaboration with stakeholders to create enabling environment

  • Coordinate closely with other (internal and external) projects and teams in the district so as integrate and address the issues of RMNCH

  • Represent the MCGL project at district-level meetings

  • In collaboration with the MEAL team, support the project team to develop necessary tools for surveys, operational research and regular monitoring.

  • Support the capacity building of Health Facility Operation and Management Committees for quality improvement in MNCH services in the targeted health facilities.

  • Line management of the project team in the district ensuring performance management processes are followed and adherence to all Save the Children and donor policies and requirements.

  • Provide technical support for the quality planning, implementation and monitoring of maternal, new born and child health program with government counter part

  • Plan, conduct, follow-up and monitor maternal, new born and child health related training program and onsite review and coaching in the district.

  • Prepare reports and documents as per need by the donor and Save the Children

  • Assist in the effective management of project budgets and other resources especially at district level.

  • CONTRACT LENGTH: SIX MONTHS

    Closing Date: 5th July, 2022

    The Organization

    We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

  • We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION

    Applicants are advised that

    Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately

    Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

     Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided.

     Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications

     Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and include your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.

    WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

    CONTRACT LENGTH: SIX MONTHS

  • We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

    We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

    Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately

    Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

     Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided.

     Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and include your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.

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