Mano River Cluster - Health advisor
|Duty Station:||Freetown, Sierra Leone|
|Start of contract:||Immediate|
|Nature of the position:||Full-time|
|Duration of the contract:||2 years (with possibility for renewal)|
|Type of contract:||Fixed-term contract per the labor law of Sierra Leone|
WHO WE ARE
DAHW is an independent non-governmental organization supported by donors, volunteers and staff around the world. We collaborate with national and international players active in medical and social development co-operation and research. We form strategic alliances to achieve the best possible outcome. The entrusted funds enable us to fulfill our statutory duties in line with the principle of economy and needs-based support. We consider ourselves as a link between people who want to help and those who need help. We visualize the connection between disease and poverty so that people act with empathy and solidarity.
We assist people suffering from poverty-related diseases on a global scale. We focus on the needs of those with leprosy, tuberculosis and other socially excluding diseases and handicaps. We support medical and social relief programs that allow affected individuals to live a life in dignity and become empowered to be equally integrated into society. We conduct research in the interests of improving prevention, diagnostics and therapy, and medical, social rehabilitation for our target groups. We maintain national and international standards and encourage self-responsibility.
Our vision is a world in which no one suffers from leprosy, tuberculosis and other neglected diseases and the consequences they bring, such as physical disability and social exclusion.
We began our work in Sierra Leone in 1966 in Bombali District.
WHAT WE OFFER
The position we are recruiting for is that of Health Advisor. The position incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of DAHW supported Leprosy, TB/HIV, Buruli ulcer (BU) and other NTD activities, also ensure leadership in high-quality reporting to donors. In addition, the Medical Advisor will contribute to quality monitoring of the projects and capacity building of the partner organizations in regard to core thematic areas of DAHW.
YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Program Technical Support
- Participate in the preparation of annual plan of action and budget of leprosy, other NTDs including BU and TB control program in the Mano River region
- Participate in the formulation of policies, regulation and technical guidelines related to TB, leprosy and BU control program in close coordination with relevant authorities.
- Visit the DAHW supported control programs for supportive supervision, on-the-job training and practical advice.
- cooperation with the national programs on TB and leprosy as well as NTD control
- ensure up to date technical designs and concepts in the Mano River projects and programs
- technical networking and representation of DAHW in the Mano River Region
- expansion of the technical portfolio (new approaches; geographic scope; new partners, etc.)
- Ensure that leprosy, other NTDs including BU and TB control activities are properly carried out at government and projects levels according to the set objectives
- Participate in operational research, related to leprosy, other NTDs including BU and TB control.
- Strengthen cooperation with existing key stakeholders and foster new partnerships and networks for DAHW to collaborate with
- Support the production of sound communication materials for DAHW’s visibility.
- Support partners and programs to identify research questions, programmatic gaps and needs according to DAHW’s mandate areas and provide technical support for developing proposals.
- Foster technical exchange, extraction of best practices and the utilization of synergies
2. Monitoring and Evaluation through Health Lens
- Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of TB/HIV, leprosy and BU activities and play a part in the measures taken to strengthen the program upon the evaluations result.
- Advise partner organizations on best practices for implementation of NTD program activities, including specialized evaluations to measure the impact of program activities on various indicators.
- Prepare the progress reports and ensure lessons learnt are integrated into the programming
- Master’s Degree in Medicine (preferably), public health or other relevant discipline.
- A minimum of 5 - 7 years’ progressive experience implementing and leading technical and program activities for donor-funded health programs, ideally leprosy, Buruli Ulcer and other NTD related program
- Ability to successfully coordinate with Ministry of Health officials, Mano River Governments, donor organizations, NGOs, research institutions, and other agencies.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and influence across multiple teams and levels.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, solution oriented and ability to work in a team-oriented setting.
- Strong English oral and written communication and presentation skills. Additional fluency in French will be an asset.
HOW TO APPLY
Diversity is one of our core organizational values. We therefore accept applications regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion/belief or disability.
We invite you to send us your complete application (including Resume, Cover letter and references), indicating the salary expectation, by 12th October, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the caption: “Application: Health Advisor, Mano River Cluster”
ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW.