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Responsable des soins pédiatriques – Sierra Leone

14 avril 2017 |  

Date de début : 15 mai 2017
Durée de la mission : 6 months (renewable)
Date limite des candidatures : 2 mai 2017

Veuillez trouver l’offre pour le poste de Pediatric Care Manager basé à Freetown – Sierra Leone ci-dessous en anglais

Solthis is an international medical NGO invested in Health System Strengthening (HSS) and whose objective is to build the capacities of the actors in charge of major components of the HSS :  : care services (medical and paramedical staff, midwives, therapeutic educators and psycho-social workers, etc.); laboratory (technicians, etc.); pharmacy (procurement, logistics supply chain teams, pharmacist, etc.); the health information system; and lastly the coordination bodies (Ministry of Health and its DHMT; CCM; national networks of PLHIV)

To meet this objective in Sierra Leone, Solthis is implementing a Project of empowerment of National Network of PLHIV and Health Care Workers, named « EMPOWER » and is looking for a Pediatric Care Manager.

Assignment

Under the supervision of Solthis Head of Mission, the Pediatric Care Manager will be assigned to provide capacity building to health care workers (HCW) and authorities involved in pediatric HIV  for counseling, testing, diagnosis, prophylaxis, treatment and care in order to improve their ability to care, treat and follow up HIV exposed and infected children. In addition, he/she will continue to support the implementation of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), with the aim of strengthening maternal and child HIV/AIDS health services within targeted hospitals and clinic settings.

Tasks and responsibilities

Support to national and / or district  coordination bodies

  • Provide Technical support to the national strategic discussions regarding pediatric HIV (for both exposed and infected children), scaling up and decentralization of HIV pediatric care and PMTCT activities in Sierra Leone
  • Participate to the elaboration and updates of national pediatrics and PMTCT HIV guidelines and recommendations
  • Contribute to the elaboration of tools for data collection and adherence support for infected and exposed children, as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • In collaboration with the pharmacy team, contribute to discussions on and elaboration of expanded access to pediatric formulations of anti-retrovirals and treatment for opportunistic infections

Improve Capacity of healthcare workers in 12 facilities, to enable them to provide PMTCT and pediatric good quality care

  • Conduct participatory diagnosis workshop for the requirements of all supported healthcare facilities in improving the taking of patients’ needs into account
  • Implement and Follow up the road map for improved Pediatric quality of care in 12 facilities.
  • Build Capacity for Health Workers with respect to Pediatric care and PMTCT: Trainings, post training follow-up, internship, clinical mentoring
  • Contribute to creating and strengthening of functional Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) systems following IPC strengthening during Ebola epidemic.
  • Participate to medical staff meetings in supported sites (and organize them if necessary)
  • Organize and conduct on sites trainings according to identified needs
  • Provide on-site clinical mentoring to reinforce HCW skills & capacities
  • Provide on-site advice to improve organizational aspects
  • Participate to train other actors according to identified needs (associations, community, Management teams…)
  • Contribute to the involvement and coordination of all actors
  • Provide support for data management and analysis

Classroom trainings

  • Assess the trainings needs of the different type of health workers
  • Participate to the elaboration of course program for HCW involved in testing, counseling, prophylaxis, care and treatment
  • Participate to the elaboration of course program for HCW about TB/HIV co-infection
  • Organize and conduct trainings
  • Participate to the evaluation of training activities

Operational research

  • Participate to the elaboration of research protocols
  • Implement and follow up research projects
  • Check the quality of data collected in situ
  • Coordinate the actors involved in the projects
  • Draw up reports in collaboration with the Medical Director

Staff Management 

  • Provide direct supervision of the PMTCT Officer
  • Set the objectives, follow up and assessment for PMTCT activities across all sites
  • Coordinate activities between the different team members with respect to implementation of PMTCT activities

Reporting

  • Participate to the elaboration of monthly and quarterly reports
  • Participate to Solthis annual programming session

Qualifications:

  • Pediatrician or medical doctor with experience in pediatric care and PMTCT
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS highly desirable
  • Experience in management of TB/HIV coinfection
  • Knowledge in public health and in clinical research
  • Experience in resource-limited settings would be an added value
  • Experience in training would be an added value
  • Fluent English

Conditions:

  • Location : Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Type of contract: VSI or CDD
  • Length of contract : 7-months (renewable)
  • Starting date : May 15th, 2017
  • Salary: according to professional experience + package (medical and repatriation insurance, transport, common accommodation, monthly living allowance 610€).

Submission of applications:

Please send your application in English (CV, cover letter, references, dates of availability) to recrutement@solthis.org, quoting reference “Pediatric Care Manager Sierra Leone”, by 2nd of  May, 2017

 

Solthis reserves the right to close any vacancy before the advertised deadline. Thank you for your understanding. 

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