GOAL Sierra Leone invites applications from qualified and interested members of the public to fill the under mentioned vacant position:
Position: Infection Prevention Control Trainer (7 Positions)
Contract duration: Six months
Reporting to: Infection Prevention & Control Team Leader and Health Manager
General Description of GOAL’s Work:
GOAL has been working in Sierra Leone since 1999; we have offices in West Freetown, East Freetown, Bombali District, and Kenema District. 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 in Port Loko; construction of Isolation Units at peripheral health units in Bombali district; training of health workers on Infection Prevention Control (IPC) at health facilities in Port Loko, Bombali, Western Area and Bonthe; WASH rehabilitation at government health facilities and hospitals in 7 districts; family tracing and reunification of Ebola orphans; material and psychosocial support for Ebola survivors; and national social mobilization activities.
Summary of the Role:
The Infection Prevention and control (IPC) Trainer will implement IPC activities in Bonthe District. The IPC Trainer will work within a team of 6-8 fellow IPC Trainers, and together they will be responsible for providing frequent and high-quality training, supportive supervision, and mentorship to health workers and staff at 55 Peripheral Health Units (PHUs) in Bonthe district.
- Attend all trainings required to build your capacity as IPC trainer
- Conduct IPC supportive supervision and mentorship/coaching to health workers at PHUs in Bonthe District
- Conduct on-site IPC trainings of health workers at PHUs in Bonthe district, and contribute to workshop trainings of PHU health workers in Mattru Jong or Bo
- Conduct on-site IPC trainings of Community Health Workers who are being employed as IPC Screeners at each PHU
- Conduct meetings with Facility Management Teams (FMTs) and Village Development Committees (VDCs) about IPC to encourage community attendance at the health facilities
- Collect IPC data at the PHUs. Complete the data collection and program monitoring tools for all IPC activities as specified by the IPC Team Leader
- Participate in planning of IPC programs together with other trainers, IPC team leader and Health Manager
- Attend and actively participate in weekly or biweekly internal program review meetings with fellow IPC trainers, IPC Team Leader, and Health Manager
- Attend monthly District IPC Review Meetings in Bonthe
- Address any gaps identify in IPC practices, and report any gaps upwards to the IPC Team Leader
- If problems, arise, be proactive in resolving them. If problems cannot be resolved or are serious/urgent, immediately report them to the IPC Team Leader
- Establish and maintain excellent relationships with all government, NGO, and community stakeholders encountered during work
- Ensure the highest standards of child protection by abiding to GOAL’s Child Protection Policy and Code of Behaviour.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the IPC Team Leader and Health Manager
- Diploma in nursing or other related clinical health sciences
- Experience facilitating health trainings and community activities, and on-the-job mentoring
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated experience in planning and scheduling community-based programmes
- Ability to multi-task effectively. Strong logistics and organizational skills.
- Ability to quickly assess situations on the ground and solve problems creatively with limited resources and time
- Ability to establish positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Ability to speak and understand Mende (Desirable)
- Willingness to sign GOAL’s Child Protection Policy and abide strictly by its provisions.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviewed.
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 4:30pm on Wednesday the 17th June (This position is part of our emergency response and applications will be reviewed as they are received; interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible)
Human Resources Coordinator, GOAL Sierra Leone, 89s Main Road, Congo Town, Freetown. Email: email@example.com
or Administrative Assistant, East Base, GOAL Sierra Leone, 5 Davies Street Brima Lane, Freetown. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Human Resources Officer, GOAL Sierra Leone, 2 Showfield Road, Kenema. Email: email@example.com
or Area Coordinator, GOAL Sierra Leone, Cess Villa, Off Bundu Conteh Street New York Section, Makeni. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GOAL Sierra Leone is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged