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Job Vacancy @ GOAL Sierra Leone

GOAL Sierra Leone invites applications from qualified and interested members of the public to fill the under mentioned vacant position:

Infection Prevention & Control Trainer
Contract duration:              
Four Months (possible   extension based on performance and fund)

Reporting to:
Infection Prevention Control Team Leader

General Description of GOAL’s Work:

GOAL has been working in Sierra Leone since 1999; we have offices in West Freetown, East Freetown, and Kenema District, and a staff body of approximately 180 people. GOAL has over 15 years’ experience designing and implementing system strengthening and community-based programmes across Sierra Leone’s health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and child protection sectors, and is rapidly scaling-up within and across these sectors to respond to the current Ebola outbreak.

GOAL’s key emergency Ebola response activities include constructing and managing an Ebola Treatment Centre; construction, infection prevention control, and WASH support within government health facilities; family tracing and reunification of Ebola orphans; material and psychosocial support for Ebola survivors; and national social mobilisation activities

Summary of the Role:

The IPC Trainer will work within the IPC team, in order to implement IPC activities in Bombali District. The trainer will work within a team of 10 IPC Trainers and together they will be responsible for rolling out IPC training and 104 PHUs in Bombali district.

Specific Responsibilities:
· Together with the Managers, IPC Team Leaders, and other IPC Trainers, plan for implementation of the programme, including:
– Ensuring approval and permissions are given from the relevant bodies;
– Complete the quality assessment tool before rolling the training in each PHU;
– Ensure that delivery docket is sign by  in–charges or their representatives for items delivered during or prior to the training;
– Train PHU staff in basic IPC measures and conduct a follow visit up to five days after the initial training.
· Receive and facilitate high quality training of PHU staff on IPC.
· Organize and manage requisition from DMS to PHUs
· Oversee all activities within identified areas to make sure they are running effectively and making a positive difference.
· Ensure data collected at PHU level and reported back up the reporting chain upwards in a timely manner and report back any new updates received from top of the network downwards.
· If problems, arise, be proactive in resolving them.
· If problems cannot be resolved/are serious or urgent, immediately report them to line-manager.
· Establish and maintain excellent relationships with all government, NGO, and community stakeholders within identified area.

Essential requirements:
· Diploma in nursing or other related clinical health sciences
· Demonstrated skills in planning and scheduling community-based programmes.
· Strong logistics, multi-tasking, and organisational skills.
· Experience facilitating trainings and community events, mentoring and on the job training
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Ability to make quick assessments of situations on the ground, problem-solve, and act appropriately.
· Ability to establish positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
· Willingness to sign up to GOAL’s strict Child Protection Policy.

Applications together with an updated CV with names, addresses and contact telephone numbers or e-mail addresses of three referees should be sent to the following people not later than 5:00pm on Wednesday the 7th January, 2015 (This position is part of our emergency response, we urge you to apply as soon as possible)

Human Resources Coordinator, GOAL Sierra Leone, 89s Main Road, Congo Town, Freetown.   Email:  jobs@sl.goal.ie


Administrative Assistant,
East Base, GOAL Sierra Leone,
5 Davies Street Brima Lane, Freetown.  Email:  jobs@sl.goal.ie

Human Resources Officer,
GOAL Sierra Leone, 2 Showfield Road, Kenema.  Email:  jobs@sl.goal.ie

GOAL Sierra Leone is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.


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