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Job title:   

Organisational Development Specialist 

Work Location:

Kono - Cross Site


Human Resources 

Reports to: 

Human Resources Director

Line Management 


Organisation Profile 

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 

Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health (PIH) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health centre and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview

The Organizational Development Specialist (OD Specialist) will be working under the supervision of the HR Director, working with managers in reviewing and assessing departmental training needs to support program effectiveness. The successful candidate will be required to provide information on staff development initiatives, advice managers on areas for continuous capacity improvement in line with the PIH staff development policy and available resources. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyses and reports on measurement results by developing tracking and reporting database on performance management completion rate including rating analysis

  • Oversees the improvement and implementation of PIH-wide performance review process and provide advice and recommendations to management and staff as when required during process implementation

  • Develops training content and supports roll-out of training to all-staff on performance review and rewards systems to help create a culture of continuous professional developments and adoption of performance review systems

  • Support the HR Director in the implementation of PIH leadership competencies and key performance measures into performance review system and proactively identify ways to continually reinforce the understanding and integration of PIH values and leadership competencies into every day workplace practices 

  • Work with all departments to determine training gaps through the performance review process and develop a learning and development operational plan

  • Work with the HR director in facilitating group discussions to perform gap analysis and needs assessment(s) to support staff development initiatives across all programs.

  • Lead the development of a year-long professional development training calendar for staff based on gap learning and development operational plan, including co-creating training content, managing training schedule, and rolling out for non-clinical training content 

  • Keep track of all trainings completed both clinical and non-clinical by establishing a data base in line with agreed capacity development initiatives across the program and in partnership with the Director of Clinical Education & Monitoring & Evaluation team

  • Under the guidance of the Senior Leadership Team and HR Director, work to operationalize professional development, wellness, and retention strategies for staff to enable long-term career growth, overall staff satisfaction, and high retention of talented leaders

  • Work with the HR Director in designing and conducting new programs as when required.

  • Support the HR Director developing knowledge sharing processes and programs that encourage learning and collaboration.

  • Work with HR director in providing communications to share tools and information with various managers.

  • Continuously work with departments to provide back-up and quality support services to staff.

  • Work with HR director to conduct post performance survey evaluation, use survey outcome to improve review processes.

Education and Work Experience Requirements: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internally and externally

  • Experience leading organizational development at a progressive organization, with a minimum of three-years and track record of successfully designing and implementing learning and staff development programs

  • Experience with curriculum and training content design, including independently designing internal training programs at likeminded organizations 

  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office – Word, Excel and Outlook)

  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service

  • Strong proactivity and initiative, a self-starter with an ability to lead new programs and translate ideas into action 

  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

  • Attention to details 

  • Bsc in Human resources Management / Organisational development / Psychology or Business Administration or 5+ years of work experience equivalent 

Safe Guarding

At Partners In Health, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including our patients, families and community members – as well as our staff are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be 

undertaken in conformity with Partner In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures

Method of Application

Application with detailed curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages) including names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees, by email to:  pihslrecruitment@pih.orgnot later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Thursday, 1st November, 2021. Please indicate in the email subject line: “Application for PIH-SL-0018 – Organisational Development Specialist

PIH is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate applicants on the basis of sex, religion, tribe, or region. Female applicants are encouraged to apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.