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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
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Nov 13, 2009, 17:00
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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Shepherds Hospice Sierra Leone, an NGO providing palliative care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, and TB in Sierra Leone has received grants for two projects : "Access to Life, Social support and treatment of Tuberculosis and HIV affected people in Sierra Leone"

ONG-PVD/2006/118-752 and Health Development in Sierra Leone (HDSL) Project from European Union and Bread for the World , and the British Governments Department for International Development (DFID ) and Help the Hospices respectively . These projects will work to scale up palliative care and treatment for TB and HIV with focus on communities with limited access to health care .

The projects have the objective of injecting trained volunteer participation into the existing TB and HIV responses at community level whereby 14 Health Districts will each train 100 DOTS volunteers working under the co-ordinatorship of District Mobilization Officer who links volunteers with DOTS centers in terms of logistics , advocacy, supervision , training and reporting. District actions will be supervised by the District Health Management Team to work toward the Millennium Development Goal , Objective 6 Combat HIV and AIDS, Malaria and Other diseases

In pursuit of the above and the desire to develop a collaborative response to TB and HIV in Sierra Leone for scaling up of responses to both infections , these projects and other HIV related actions now announce vacancies as described below,

1.0 JOB TITLE PROJECT ADMINSTRATOR
1. 1 Location Freetown
1. 2 Qualifications


Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management or Accountancy and Finance
Minimum of three year working experience with Reputable NGO
State of the art knowledge and skills on accounting soft wares such as Quick Books, MYOB etc.
High ability to communicate in written and oral English
Preferably below the age of 40 years
Ability to collect and analyze information for management reports
Ability to provide leadership and motivation for team actions
Ability to manage change effectively

1.4 Duration of Contract 11 Months subject to renewal
1.5 JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Provide direct assistance to the Executive Director
Conducts general HR services including, recruitment, Compensation and benefits, employment law and internal communications
Adapt and Implement people and development programs to foster development of employees to their optimum potentials that meet organizational objectives
Review and audits reports within the organization
Manage information for productive utilization and reference
Serves on the annual planning team for projects and program
Collecting , maintenance and updating of personnel data
Conduct personnel management functions , including management of time, holidays , retirement, Excused Duty, absence from duty, leave arrangements etc

2.0 JOB TITLE FINANCE OFFICER
1. 1 Location Freetown
1. 2 Qualifications

TDA , Bachelors degree in Accountancy or Finance
Minimum of three year working experience with Reputable NGO in the position of Finance Officer or related responsibility
State of the art knowledge and skills on computer applications including excel and accounting soft wares such as Quick Books, MYOB etc.
High ability to communicate in written and oral English
Preferably below the 45 years
Ability to collect and analyze information for management reports
Ability to provide leadership and motivation for team actions
Ability to manage change effectively

1.4 Duration of Contract 11 Months subject to renewal
1.5 JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Maintains and keeps accounts on income and expenses of the Agency and its projects
Conduct monthly bank reconciliation
Assist with development of project and annual budgets
Prepares annual financial reports for the Board of Directors and donors
Prepares annual financial reports for external auditors Provide leadership for the finance team
Conduct training for newly employed staff

2.0 JOB TITLE Project Officer
2.1 Location Freetown
2.2 Qualifications

SRN, CHO or Diploma or Bachelor degree in Public Health
Computer literate and skillful at excel
Minimum of three years working with Reputable NGO
High ability to communicate in English
Demonstrable ability to manage crisis
Ability to collect and analyze information for reports
Ability to provide leadership for team actions
Proven knowledge of the management of Primary Health Care in Sierra Leone

2.3 SALARY Attractive and negotiable
2.4 Duration of Contract 11 Months subject to renewal
2.5 JOB DESCRIPTION

Supervise the District Mobilization Officers at district level
Conduct follow ups on medical complaints that border on adherence
Serves as assistant to the project manager on administrative matters
Serves as core training personnel for DOTS
Conduct monitoring of activities and report to the Manager
Provide support to advocacy activities of DMOs at district levels
Mobilize external resources to complement project resources for better result
To receive all reports from the District Mobilization Officers and verify them

3.0 JOB TITLE District Mobilization Officer
3.1 Location District of application
3.2 Qualifications

SRN, CHO or Diploma in Public Health, Bachelor of Arts in Social work or certificate in community development
Holder of active license for Motor Bike
Minimum of two years of residence in the District of application
Minimum of one year working experience with Reputable NGO
High ability to communicate in oral and written English
Demonstrable ability to manage crisis
Ability to collect and analyze information for reports
Ability to provide leadership for team actions
Proven knowledge of the management of Primary Health Care in Sierra Leone
Readiness to work with TB and HIV patients
Ability to work independently and achieve results

3.3 SALARY Attractive and negotiable
3.4 Duration of Contract 11 Months subject to renewal
3.5 JOB DESCRIPTION

Conduct Advocacy on TB and access to free TB treatment
Recruit and train DOTS volunteers on treatment adherence.
Mobilize communities to participate in suspect identification and referral.
Provide direct supervision of DOTS volunteers.
Provide on-going technical support to volunteers from external sources including the NTP and MOHS.
Mobilize logistics supplies for TB diagnosis and treatment to reach volunteers and patients.
Liaise with NTP at district level for monitoring and supervision.
Collects and collate all data on the project input and out put according to Fidelis format.
Promote the use of fidelis format on limited access data collection on TB
Provide a source of contact and information on the project at district level.
Facilitate referral to inpatient care in consultation with NTP officers.
Assess reward to volunteers based on AWTS.
Facilitate networking and collaboration with other agencies such AIDS program
Identification of patients needing special care for adherence to treatment

General information for all positions
Applications in candidates handwriting must be forwarded to -
Executive Director,
The Shepherds Hospice Sierra Leone
433A Bai bureh Road
Lower Allentown
Freetown

Deadline for receipt of all application is has shifted from 20th to Friday 27th November 2009 at 1600hrs .

Candidates who satisfy minimum qualifications without the relevant experience are encouraged to apply as ability to gain experience on the job can be explored in the interview. Please take note that special preference will be accorded to female applicants and only short listed candidates will be invited for interview.


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