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The team in Sierra Leone was engaged in 2015 by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to support the health sector’s recovery after the devastating Ebola crisis. CHAI began support to the MoHS with focus in two areas: strengthening the supply chain for drugs and medical supplies and improving human resources for health. The team closely collaborated with the Government of Sierra Leone to strengthen national health systems and played a vital role in post-Ebola recovery efforts. In recent years CHAI has expanded its support to the Government to include programs on sexual and reproductive health, vaccines delivery, assistive technology, geospatial data use (GRID3), and medical oxygen.
The Senior Associate, Oxygen Access will support the government in increasing access to oxygen therapy in Sierra Leone. The Senior Associate will lead a liquid oxygen pilot project that involve trucking liquid oxygen (LOX) in 30L LOX cylinders – micro-VIE tanks from regional suppliers in neighboring countries, to selected facilities in Sierra Leone, and the implementation of a tracking system to communicate needs and cylinder logistics/location in real time. This position is a unique opportunity to gain experience in health systems strengthening and work across all critical systems building blocks. The Senior Associate will provide technical support across multiple workstreams – background research and analysis, procurement, supply chain, and inventory management; clinical training and mentoring, and oversee day-to-day operations of program activities.
This is a 6 month position with an expected start date of August/September 2022.
The Senior Associate will report directly to the Country Manager and will provide technical assistance in overall LOX pilot project including:
Specifically, the Senior Associate will perform the following tasks:
Training and Mentoring
The position requires an individual with a self-starter attitude with the ability to apply systems thinking to their everyday work. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. The ideal individual will possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with government and external partners.
The ideal candidate should have the following minimum qualifications: