Health Advisor – Human Resources for Health(HRH)

January 25, 2023
Application ends: February 10, 2023

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Job Description


Job Title: Health Advisor – Human Resources for Health(HRH)
Salary band 4 –


Salary Band 4
Project: Health Systems Strengthening and Epidemic Prevention


Since May 2016, the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is implementing the project “Health Systems Strengthening and Epidemic Prevention” in Sierra Leone. Its main objective is to gear the healthcare system in selected districts in Sierra Leone better towards the health needs of the population, including sufficient staffing. The project focusses on three main intervention areas:

  1. To improve the quality of personnel development and personnel management in Kambia, Kailahun and Pujehun (Output 1)
  2. To improve the decentralized management of health services (Output 2)
  3. To institutionalize the reporting and response system for epidemic prone diseases in Kambia, Kailahun and Pujehun according to the One Health approach (Output 3)


As a technical advisor, you will focus on the first area of interventions (Output 1) and will be responsible for the following general activities:

  • Development and execution of work plans/activities in collaboration with multi-stakeholder partners and other important actors in accordance with GIZ programme outlines 
  • Support the development of concept notes together with partners, and support the implementation of them
  • Knowledge and innovation management and dissemination of information to target groups, inclusive of workshops, seminars etc.
  • Support the results-based monitoring of the project
  • Reporting about the status of the implementation and other reports required by GIZ
  • Support the processing of enquiries of the commissioner (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) of the project or other relevant Stakeholders
  • Preparation and facilitation of presentations as needed
  • Facilitate logistical arrangements as the need may arise


Extensive travel to project regions of up to 70% of the total working time is required. 


As a Technical Advisor for Output 1, you will manage and oversee the main workstreams of this intervention area in close collaboration with selected directorates of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (directorate of human resources for health, directorate of primary health care, and others as necessary), the district health management teams (DHMTs) in Kambia, Kailahun and Pujehun and other selected partners. The tasks include:


  • Providing support to the DHMTs in Kambia, Kailahun and Pujehun in the implementation of selected aspects of the Rural Retention Plan for Health Workers. 
  • Coordinate the implementation of trainings and mentorship in the field of emergency care for mothers and new-borns (Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care, BEmONC). 
  • Contribute to the annual operational planning of the project  
  • Ensuring knowledge transfer between the districts and the national level
  • Working closely with short-term experts, if requested

Qualifications, skills and experience required


  • University degree (bachelor’s, master’s/doctoral degree or equivalent) in public health, medicine, or nursing/midwifery 
  • Solid knowledge of human resources for health


Professional Experience

  • At least three years’ professional experience in a similar position. 
  • Very good knowledge of health service delivery and human resources for health in Sierra Leone.
  • Knowledge of key stakeholders and government institutions in charge of human resources for health.
  • Experience working with DHMTs.


Other knowledge/skills

  • Excellent management and organizational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Experienced in information and communication technologies and computer applications (such as MS Office)
  • Excellent in English, both orally and in writing 


Availability: 01.03.2023


Mode of Application:

Suitable candidates are invited to apply not later than 10th of February 2023 including: 

  • Cover letter 
  • CV (including work experience and references)
  • photocopies of certificates 

to the email address  

Only applicants shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.