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Wed, 16/06/2021 - 09:45

Open position with Population Services International (PSI) in Sierra Leone

WHO WE ARE?

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

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PSI and its local affiliates manage malaria control programs in 32 countries and are world leaders in malaria control implementation—delivering 25 million treated mosquito nets and almost 16 million quality-assured ACTs for confirmed malaria cases in 2016.  PSI also supports national Ministries of Health to scale up malaria diagnosis in the public and private sector and to improve tracking of malaria patients through surveillance and health information systems using DHIS2 software. 

 

In 2018, PSI began implementing the global US President’s Malaria Initiative  under the name Impact Malaria (IM). The overall goal of IM is work with Government of Sierra leone through the MOHS  under the guidance of the  National Malaria Control Program(NMCP) to scale up best practices and innovations in malaria case management, control of malaria in pregnancy, and the introduction of other malaria drug-based approaches. In Sierra Leone, PSI  is seeking qualified, dynamic, and innovation-driven candidates for multiple positions with the Impact Malaria (IM) project. All candidates are expected to promote and demonstrate an ethical work environment in line with PSI’s values of honesty and acting with integrity. Female candidates  are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Field Malaria Officers

PSI is looking to hire Field Malaria Officers(FMO) to be based in Karena – Northern Province, and Kenema – Eastern Province .

Summary of the Role (FMOs)

Field Malaria Officers (FMOs) will be based within the DHMT and will work closely with DHMT  to provide training, supervision, and mentorship services at peripheral health units.  The FMOs will work under the direction of their supervising Malaria Technical Officer (MTOs).

 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

  • Visit peripheral health units (PHUs) to provide supportive supervision to health staff for malaria in pregnancy (MiP) and malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment).

  • Provide coaching and supportive supervision to peer-Mentors (Community Health Worker In-Charges) in community case management of malaria, data entry and commodity management.

  • Develop, share, and execute training and mentorship calendar in partnership with PHU in- charges and DHMT leadership, for all facilities covered.

  • Meticulously record supportive supervision data on PHU and Peer- Mentor performance with regards to malaria services delivery.

  • Meet weekly with DMHTs to analyze collated supportive supervision data and use that data to guide further supportive supervision based on PHU need.

  • Support and facilitate facility, DHMT and M&E/NMCP staff to collate health utilization data

  • Help conduct cross-facility exchanges between high- and low performing PHUs to promote exchange of malaria service delivery best practices.

  • Support DHMT will roll out and implementation of pictorial job aides for MiP and malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment)

  • Provide timely data and analysis of project activities 

  • Provide weekly activity report to MTO supervisors

  • Attend regular training as determined by the project activities plan and DHMT/NMCP.

  • Other tasks assigned by their supervisor

 

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Qualifications (FMOs)

Minimum requirement

  • SRN, Midwife, CHO

Added Advantage

  • Public health training 

  • Current clinical practice and a current, valid clinical license (all require board certification in a medical specialty)

  • At least 2 years’ clinical experience

  • Experience in a clinical teaching, and/or mentorship

  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills required to interact effectively with senior leadership, partners, and clinicians on sensitive confidential issues

  • Understanding of Sierra Leone health system

  • Demonstrated commitment to the health of their community

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written)

  • Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing and database management (Word and Excel)

  • Willing to live and operate in districts and hard to reach communities. 

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and strong attention to detail and deadlines 

 

Interested candidates should submit CV and cover letters indicating which position they  are applying for to PSIsierraleonevacancies2020@gmail.com by June  18, 2021.

 

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you are not contacted five(5) working days after advert closes , that means you were not shortlisted.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities. Females are especially encouraged to apply.

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