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Thu, 14/02/2019 - 17:00


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Training Coordinator


Freetown, Sierra Leone



ICAP at Columbia University is an international non-governmental organization that aims to ensure the wellness of families and communities by strengthening health systems around the world. ICAP began working in Sierra Leone in 2014, partnering with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) to strengthen health systems by providing technical assistance, Quality Improvement and Nursing capacity building projects in Sierra Leone. In line with the broadened scope and objectives of ICAP work, the need for increased staff capacity around new and enlarged areas of focus have emerged. ICAP therefore, require the services of resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position of Training Coordinator:

Under the supervision of the Quality Improvement coordinator, the Training Coordinator will support the Directorate of Training and Research (DTR) in overall coordination, leadership and guidance in the administration and delivery of quality training in MoHS training institutions and organizations within the country; plays a key role in building and managing relationships among institutional authorities; develops and sustains linkage between training institutions, partners and the Directorate of Training and Research



  • Establishes and maintains good relationships with a range of relevant stakeholders, and represents DTR in external meetings

  • Regularly familiarises with the instructors, equipment and educational material requirements for each training institution.

  • Facilitates an annual update meeting for all training institutions, organizations, etc; to be able to identify successes, challenges and proffer solution going forward.  

  • Represents the Director at internal MoHS and external partner meetings

  • On behalf of the director, coordinates inter-school meetings and seminars

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual training reports of the directorate

  • Be the focal point for partners intending to conduct or support training for MoHS


  • Ultimately, the role of the Training Coordinator is to oversee all MoHS non-graduate medical professional development (pre and in-service training) in the country.

  • Maps out all training institutions and organizations (including private and faith-based); respective annual training plans for each management, making sure that they are in conformity with the national training policy and strategic plan document.

  • Coordinates the training institutions, organization etc. with regards to harmonization of training curriculum, training design, tools and methods (e.g. simulations, mentoring, on-the-job training, professional development classes)

  • In active collaboration with the Director, ensures effective management of the training coordination budget


  • Maintains at national office, and staff database and training records for all training institutions and organizations

  • Leads the development of an annual training calendar offering a diverse range of courses or topics for all training institutions and organizations

  • Facilitates the development and/or procurement of training materials for all the training institutions and organizations to promote standardization within the country




  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree in either Public Health, Community Health, other health/clinical sciences or its equivalence.

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) progressive years in the health sector. A master’s degree in the above areas would suffice for one years of work experience.

  • Must have worked in a medical team coordination role for which training was a key component.

  • Must have coordinated health related trainings.

  • Must have previous donor or health partner relationship management experience.

  • Must have previous public health sector work experience.


  • A demonstrated knowledge in Monitoring and Evaluation within the health sector.

  • Knowledge and experience in health sector/programme planning.

  • Previous health coordination is an added advantage.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and computer skills. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.  

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills with proven ability to organise workload and work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

  • Experience with adult training approaches and solid workshop and meeting facilitation skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and to influence others positively.

Communication and Working Relationships

  • Maintains effective communication with the Training institutions, District Health Management Teams, other Directorates and Programmes in the MoHS as well as other internal stakeholders;

  • Maintains a cordial working relationship with the heads and representatives of health partner organizations (local and international).

Professional Development

  • Develops and maintains continuing personal and professional development to meet the changing demands in the area of health sector coordination and training;

  • Monitors own performance against agreed objectives and standards and keeps log of own performance for purposes of appraisal;

  • Keeps up to date on job related issues as appropriate.

Please email your Cover Letter and Application in a single word format to: , CC


This job announcement closes on 14th February, 2019.


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