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District Health Coordinator – Sierra Leone

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

This position will support government efforts in strengthening the health system, particularly 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 matters related to the project objectives. He/she will work closely with the technical and programmatic teams based in the field office and the country office. He/she will regularly monitor indicators and coordinate with relevant stakeholders at district and national level.

  • Ensure planning, implementation, regular monitoring, evaluation and documentation/reporting of the project described by the donor in a timely manner

  • Manage day-to-day operations and oversee project activities ensuring effective coordination between different teams and with government agencies

  • Liaise with government officials within the district health management team and health care facilities to ensure functional coordination and collaboration with stakeholders to create an enabling environment

  • Coordinate closely with other projects and teams (internal and external) in the district to integrate and resolve RMNCH issues

  • Represent the MCGL project at district level meetings

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

  • Support capacity building of health facility operation and management committees for quality improvement of MNCH services in targeted health facilities.

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

  • Provide technical support for the planning, implementation and quality monitoring of the maternal, newborn and child health program with the government counterpart

  • Plans, conducts, monitors and monitors the training program related to maternal, newborn and child health, as well as on-site review and coaching in the district.

  • Prepare reports and documents as required by the donor and Save the Children

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

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

    This position will support government efforts in strengthening the health system, particularly 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 matters related to the project objectives. He/she will work closely with the technical and programmatic teams based in the field office and the country office. He/she will regularly monitor indicators and coordinate with relevant stakeholders at district and national level.

    QUALIFICATION

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

  • Experience in program management with at least 3 years in public health project/program management; leadership and management of RMNCH projects and programs will be prioritized

  • Minimum 1 year of experience managing RMNCH services

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

  • Experience in supervision, training and mentoring.

  • Participation in recent preparedness and response efforts to current or past epidemics

  • 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 of diverse and challenging tasks and responsibilities

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

  • Strong interpersonal skills with managing multicultural teams.

  • EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

  • Ensure planning, implementation, regular monitoring, evaluation and documentation/reporting of the project described by the donor in a timely manner

  • Manage day-to-day operations and oversee project activities ensuring effective coordination between different teams and with government agencies

  • Liaise with government officials within the district health management team and health care facilities to ensure functional coordination and collaboration with stakeholders to create an enabling environment

  • Coordinate closely with other projects and teams (internal and external) in the district to integrate and resolve RMNCH issues

  • Represent the MCGL project at district level meetings

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

  • Support capacity building of health facility operation and management committees for quality improvement of MNCH services in targeted health facilities.

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

  • Provide technical support for the planning, implementation and quality monitoring of the maternal, newborn and child health program with the government counterpart

  • Plans, conducts, monitors and monitors the training program related to maternal, newborn and child health, as well as on-site review and coaching in the district.

  • Prepare reports and documents as required by the donor and Save the Children

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

  • THE DURATION OF THE CONTRACT: SIX MONTHS

    Closing Datee: July 5, 2022

    The organization

    We employ around 25,000 people around the world and work on the ground in more than 100 countries to help children affected by crises or those in need of better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest level to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.

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

  • No child dies of 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 employees and provide a meaningful and rewarding career, as well as a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity and integrity are highly valued.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION

    Applicants are advised that

    Save the Children International requires no payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance for duplication. Any such request must be immediately

    Please apply using a cover letter and an up-to-date CV in one document. Please also include details of your current compensation and salary expectations.

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

     Applicants must attach a copy of a valid work card to their applications

     Please apply in English using your CV and cover letter as one document and include your current compensation and salary expectations for this role.

    WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

    THE DURATION OF THE CONTRACT: SIX MONTHS

  • We employ around 25,000 people around the world and work on the ground in more than 100 countries to help children affected by crises or those in need of better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest level to realize children’s rights and ensure their voices are heard.

    We are working towards three breakthroughs in the way 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 employees and provide a meaningful and rewarding career, as well as a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity and integrity are highly valued.

    Save the Children International requires no payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance for duplication. Any such request must be immediately

    Please apply using a cover letter and an up-to-date CV in one document. Please also include details of your current compensation and salary expectations.

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

     Please apply in English using your CV and cover letter as one document and include your current compensation and salary expectations for this role.