Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC delivers education programs in 22 conflict-affected or post-conflict countries around the world.
Present in Sierra Leone since 1999, IRC supports the Sierra Leonean institutions – government, civil society, community-based organizations and private sector – to provide improved social services. The IRC does this through programs and partnerships designed to improve the life of women, youth and children by implementing Health, Education, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment programming.
SCOPE OF WORK
IRC, along with its Consortium partners has bid for a funding opportunity from DFID – Saving Lives (Phase II) as the lead for the NGO consortium. The Saving Lives programme seeks to support the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to save women’s and children’s lives by improving the quality, availability and accessibility of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services. This will be achieved by increasing the utilization of quality RMNCAH services through a multifaceted approach that seeks to strengthen quality, expand access, and build the demand for RMNCAH services in Sierra Leone. The programme duration is October 2018 – March 2021.
The IRC is recruiting for a Consortium Public Health Specialist for the Saving Lives Phase II programme in Sierra Leone. The Public Health Specialist will be responsible for the technical quality assurance of the implementation of the programme. Working in close collaboration with the Senior Consortium Coordinator and the Consortium RMNCAH Coordinator the Consortium Public Health Specialist, will play a key role in ensuring that the Saving Lives programme is implemented in full alignment with relevant national policies and protocols and that it follows the agreed work plan.
The Consortium Public Health Specialist will work under the oversight of the Senior Consortium Coordinator, IRC and will supervise the Consortium RMNCAH Coordinator.
This position is contingent on funding.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Representation and Advocacy