Organization: Helen Keller International
Helen Keller International (HKI) is an international, non-profit organization, with 21 country offices world-wide. Created in 1915, HKI’s mission is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged by combating the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition through evidence-based programs. HKI opened in Sierra Leone in 2004 and currently receives funding from USAID, Irish Aid, UNICEF and others.
HKI’s portfolio of programs covers a diverse range of infectious disease control/elimination and nutrition programs that target vulnerable communities, households and family members. HKI is lead partner for the Ministry of Health and Sanitation integrated community-based program to control/eliminate onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths through mass drug administration. Within its nutrition programs, HKI currently supports the government in its two programs; Six Monthly Contact Point and Orange Flesh Sweet Potato.
In line with our global mission, HKI’s main objective in Sierra Leone is to support the government to develop policies and programs that address mortality and morbidity associated with malnutrition; and morbidity and disability caused by neglected tropical diseases and to assist the country to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Scope of the Position:
- Leads and supervise the HKI NTDP team that works with the MoHS-NTDP.
- Preparation of work plans, donor reports, success stories, and day-to-day monitoring and evaluation of program progress against set objectives.
- Plans, directs, and coordinates activities to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
- Develops planning, and implementation including impact assessments as spelt out in the work plans in close collaboration with the appropriate structures within the MoHS. This should be in conformity with existing national and WHO protocols and guidelines.
- Manages the NTDP to ensure the necessary commodities and logistic arrangements are in place for implementation activities including impact assessments.
- Manages the timely reporting through the USAID workbooks, narrative and activity reports as spelt out in subawards. This should include semi-annual reports, prepared in collaboration with the MoHS NTDP teams
- Leads effective data collection and management including performance monitoring.
- Prepare annual budgets for consistency with work plans and budget narratives for proposals.
- Coaches, mentors, and manages project team to ensure quality, efficiency and compliance with project and company standards/policies.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Minimum Master’s Degree or its equivalent in public health, epidemiology, Biological Sciences or other related field with experience in quantitative/qualitative analysis, program monitoring and evaluation, and creating and monitoring budgets and knowledge of financial processes.
- A minimum of 5 years work experience in infectious diseases with emphasis on NTDs.
- Demonstrated strategic planning, performance management and capacity building.
- Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi-task to meet tight deadlines.
- Experience working in a non-governmental organization.
- Experience working with government entities, such as the MoHS. Excellent management and interpersonal skills.
- Oral and written proficiency in English is required.
- Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations is preferred.
- Knowledge of Microsoft software products, including strong Excel skills; use of data analysis software such as STATA, SAS, SPSS, and/or EpiInfo is desirable.
Any other duties as assign by supervisor
Terms and conditions: Full Time, six months’ probation
Interested candidates should send a detailed CV, Application letter stating clearly Application for Program Coordinator NTD, names and contacts of three references, a daytime telephone/mobile contact to HR Coordinator/Administrator or email to SierraLeone.Recruitment@hki.org by the close of business on 12thOctober, 2018.
Helen Keller International is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity.
*Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of HKI’s vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women, to apply.**