Health Coordinator Liberia or Sierra Leone

The Health Coordinator, who will report to the Program Director, will be in charge of coordinating and developing all health projects (current and future) for the Mano River program (Sierra Leone and Liberia) and provide technical support to the PM under his/her management. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the next health (particularly Maternal and Child Health) strategy in Sierra Leone and Liberia, linked with the recovery phase (including proposal writing). The Health Coordinator is expected to work in collaboration with the other coordinators of the program and to ensure linkages are done between emergency, recovery and development projects/phases.

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The Handicap International response to Ebola in Sierra Leone focuses on:

  • Ebola Ambulance fleet management in Western Area (Freetown and rural area): transportation of suspected and affected persons and home decontamination.
  • Raising the awareness of Ebola among people with disabilities, either through direct awareness actions with this vulnerable group, or through sensitization of stakeholders in the field (authorities, NGOs) in order to include the disability dimension in their awareness campaigns. Awareness campaigns were accompanied by a distribution of hygiene products.

In Sierra Leone, HI is leader of the “special needs” sub-committee of the cluster “Social Mobilisation” (lead by UNICEF). HI is also developing in this country a range of projects.

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June 30, 2015