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Empower 2 project: HIV medical officer

Sierra Leone |  9 March 2021 |  

Start date : 12 April 2021
Deadline for applications : 26 March 2021

Solthis is a global health NGO created 15 years ago that works for prevention and  access to quality care for all by strengthening health systems and services in a sustainable manner. We work  on women’s, maternal and child health issues, and on major pandemics such as HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.  Solthis is a development NGO, present in West Africa with 6 country offices, which in partnership with local  actors and deploy projects including operational research, capacity building and advocacy.

 

CHALLENGES
Solthis is implementing the second phase of the “Empower Project” which aims to empower users for improved  quality of patient-centered HIV Care & Services. This right-based approach project relies on the recognition  that strengthening both the demand and supply side of Health Services is the key for success. Our interventions seek to strengthen and build capacity at the national level, health facility level and the  community level. Our key partners are the Network of HIV Positives in Sierra Leone (NETHIPS) for the Civil  Society component, the National Aids Secretariat and the National Aids/HIV Control Program (NACP) for the  medical one. In 2019, Solthis is also entering into a partnership with AAH (Action against Hunger) with the purpose ofstreamlining HIV in their project focused on RMNACH quality of care improvement.

 

JOB OBJECTIVES
The objective of the position is to improve quality of HIV care and elimination of mother to child transmission  (eMTCT) in 20 health facilities where the Empower 2 project is implemented.  Based in Freetown and under the supervision of Solthis Medical Coordinator, the Medical Officer main
responsibilities are to improve HIV care quality and to build the capacities of health workers with respect to  adult and paediatric care and eMTCT: trainings, post training follow-up, clinical mentoring, internship, on-site support.

  • He / She maintains effective working relationship with the other Medical Team members to ensure  coherence and proper coordination of medical activities.
  • When required, he/she also participate in the implementation of community-oriented activities of the  HIV Program, in close collaboration with the Community team.
  • He / She facilitates cohesive and supportive collaboration between the health facility teams and Solthis teams, building confidence and teamwork among those involved.
  • Specific tasks and responsabilities :
    • HIV care quality improvement (QI) & Capacity building of healthcare workers : implement Project  activities, build the skills of the Health Care Workers with respect to the package and cascade of care  of HIV, organize and cunduct joint-supportive supervisión with District Management Teams,  contribute to the integration of care with the involvement and coordinations of all HCWs from various  units at the supported sites…
    • Technical support to district coordination bodies and representation of Solthis expertise : represent  Solthis and attend coordination meetings relevant to the Project, give support to District Health  Management Team to ensure the integration of HIV in their routine activities…
    • Monitoring and Evaluation / Project reporting : follow-up and reporting of Project indicators related  to medical activites, participate in the anual reporting…

 

RESEARCH PROFILE
Initial training: You have a medicine diploma.
Experience: You are a medical doctor with strong experience (at least 2 years) and interest for HIV care. You  have experience in training, mentoring and supervision of staff and in team management. A working  experience in project management is also required.  An experience in resource-limited settings and / or an experience working with national HIV programs can be  an asset.
Qualities: You communicate in English with ease both orally and in writing and are known for your  interpersonal and oral communication skills. You have a strong capacity to listen and to share and good  analytical, writing and presentation skills. You are well organized and rigorous. You can work in multi-cultural  teams.
Other: You have good computer skills and a valid driver's license.

REMUNERATION
Salary: Between 1600 euros and 1750 euros gross per month
Advantages :

  • Perdiem and housing allowance
  • Medical coverage, repatriation insurance, provident fund.
  • 33 days of paid holidays per year

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HOW TO APPLY?
Composition of the file: CV, Motivation Letter and 3 references (former managers + HR) in English only
Send to : Recrutement@solthis.org with the object “Empower 2 Medical Officer”.
Deadline for submitting applications: 26/03/2021
Procedure: Successful candidates will be contacted for an HR interview and technical validation.

Note. Any application submitted after this deadline will not be taken into account.  Solthis reserves the right to close any vacancy before the advertised deadline. Thank you for your  understanding

 

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