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Call for Expression of Interest (EoI)
Consultancy to develop the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre manual (Handbook) in Sierra Leone and Liberia using the WHO PHEOC Framework
Project Number: 19.2059.4-007.00
Cosoft No: 83427365

The Regional Programme support to Pandemic Prevention in the ECOWAS Region -RPPP was implemented by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in the region, initially for 5 years (from 2016) with funding appropriated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European union. This phase ended in June 2021. A second phase has been approved and started on August 2021 as a technical cooperation (TC) follow-up module "Support to pandemic prevention in the ECOWAS region" – RPPP2. It is commissioned by BMZ with a duration of three years (07/2021 to 06/2024) and co-funded by the European Union with the aims to improve disease protection for the population in the ECOWAS region (programme objective). Under the objective "Promoting priority health strategies and pro-grammes", the project’s target indicators reflect Priority Programme 3 of the West African Health Organization's (WAHO) Strategic Plan: Epidemics and Health Emergencies.

The current TC module makes a direct contribution to the programme's overall objective by strengthening the One Health (OH) focused pandemic prevention and control system in the ECOWAS space with the official beneficiaries being the Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (RCSDC), the Regional Animal Health Centre and corresponding state member National Coordinating institutions.

The RCSDC at the regional level and the NCIs at the national level play a central role in a functioning regional pandemic prevention and control system. The RCSDC advises and supports the NCIs in ECOWAS member states in building and strengthening core capacities in accordance with the IHR (2005), such as pandemic preparedness and response, risk communication, crisis management, laboratory capacities, human resources and disease monitoring and control. Despite improvements in the implementation of the IHR (2005) core capacity building attained since 2016, insufficiency in the functionality of EOC remain within member states NCIs across the region. This has the potential to hamper the capacity of NCIs to perform epidemic and pandemic prevention and mitigation functions as well as the emergency preparedness and response coordination capacities of the NCIs.

The RPPP2 project is supporting the roll out of Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS), in Ghana and Nigeria.

The project has a direct focus on NCIs in six (6) countries, including Liberia; Togo Guinea; Burkina Faso; Mali and Sierra Leone in which the module mandate relates to strengthening selected International Health Regulations (IHR) core capacities including those in relation to multisectoral coordination, Risk Communication and Community Engagement and public health emergency operations (fully functional emergency response centres). In pursuing this mandate, the RPPP aims to support the standardization of normative technical guidelines pertaining to the functionality of the Emergency Operations Centre.
To this effect, therefore RPPP is seeking a highly experienced and resourceful consultant to align national PHEOC operating manual (handbook) in Sierra Leone and Liberia, to the regional WHO framework for Public Health Emergency Operations Centre including the legislative context which legitimizes the emergency preparedness and response function and authority of the EOC.

1. Prequalification
The following prequalification documents are required from prospective bidders:
a) A copy of their resume
b) A copy of the highest academic degree achieved
c) Reference of international organisation for which candidate has worked
Submission of Expressions of Interest

2.
Eligible experts should submit their “Expression of Interest” ONLY via Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than Monday 12th December 2022, 4:30 PM local time, with email subject “Recruitment of a Consultant for the Adaptation of the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre Handbooks in Sierra Leone and Liberia Cosoft No: 83427365”.
Only prequalified bidders will be contacted with detailed Terms of Reference and tender documentation for submission of technical and financial bids. The eligible candidates should also be able to demonstrate their ability and willingness to travel to Liberia to attend and/or moderate in person consultancy related workshop.

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VACANCY – SIERRA LEONE ELECTRICITY AND WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION (EWRC)
POSITION: Water Engineer (INTERNAL & EXTERNAL)
NUMBER OF POSITION: One (1)
LOCATION: Freetown (With possibility for public
engagement outside Freetown)
REPORTING TO: Director of Water
In keeping with Section 23 (1) of the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of Water Engineer.
The Water Engineer shall be responsible for processing licence applications and applying licence templates to each application, drafting reasons for decisions, assisting rates and tariffs department with water related tariff applications when required. Responsible for regulating the water service providers by monitoring their compliance with licence conditions, water service standards to ensure the users get the minimum level quality services established by set government standards.
He or she will report to the Director of Water.
The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and expertise.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- A minimum of first degree from a recognized university in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, with emphasis on Quality Management or any other related qualification. Additional postgraduate qualifications in Engineering or qualifications in an area relevant to the mandate of the EWRC will be an advantage;
- Should be a professional Engineer certified by the Professional Engineers Registration Council and should possess an annual practicing certificate.
- Not less than three (3) years relevant post qualification work experience in a similar position;
- Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water sector;
- Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
- Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.
COMPETENCIES
- Knowledge and experience in regulatory monitoring and enforcement;
- Knowledge and experience in water and sanitation issues;
- Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
- Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning;
- Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
- Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
- Excellent organizational skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Director/Head of Water Regulation in:
- Processing licence applications
- Drafting conditions of licence
- Drafting reasons for decisions for the granting/retention/suspension of licence
- Assisting with water related rates applications where required
- Setting comprehensive plans for the Regulations Quality Monitoring
- Developing approach for setting up monitoring process
- Organizing resources to conduct monitoring
- Working with monitoring and enforcement where penalties need to be applied
- Studying patterns and trends in quality service and recommends systemic solutions to industry
- Preparing internal and external reports for the Commission as required.
- Preparing performance reports of all employees under his authority, and submitting them to the Human Resource
- Identifying the section’s needs for tools, equipment, human resources, etc. and submitting them to the Human Resource, for approval.
- Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director/Head – Water.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please send or email your application addressed to:
The Director General
Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission
55 Berwick Street
Freetown
Applicants should ensure their applications
include copies of:
a. Detailed Curriculum Vitae including copies of relevant certificates
b. Address (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of the applicant
c. Address (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of three Referees
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS THE 5th September, 2022
The EWRC is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from women and the people with disabilities. Please note that the EWRC will take into consideration relevant experience both in Sierra Leone and in overseas jurisdictions where candidates have worked.
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SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL WATER QUALITY LABORATORY.
ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL WATER QUALITY LABORATORY.
NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AGENCY

VACANCY – SIERRA LEONE ELECTRICITY AND WATER REGULATORY COMMISSION (EWRC)
POSITION: Tariff Analyst (INTERNAL & EXTERNAL)
NUMBER OF POSITION: One (1)
LOCATION: Freetown (With possibility for public
engagement outside Freetown)
REPORTING TO: Head of Economic Regulations

In keeping with Section 23 (1) of the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) Act of 2011, the Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of Tariff Analyst
The Tariff Analyst will serve as principal assistant to the Regulatory Economist for the processing all rates and tariff applications including market analysis, preparing and proposing tariff methodologies to the Commission, applying approved tariff methodologies, drafting aide memoires for Commission public hearings on rates applications, drafting decisions and reasons for decisions for rates and tariff decisions, ensuring that licensees conditions of licence are amended to incorporate decisions on rates and tariffs, developing and applying standard chart of accounts, implementing standard chart of accounts, maintaining on the EWRC website inflation and other data to assist licensees with rates applications, ensuring rates decisions and reasons for decisions are published on EWRC website, preparing Frequently Asked Questions and Guidelines for Licensees documents in relation to use of tariff methodologies and publishing on EWRC website.
He or she will report to the Head of Economic Regulation, and be responsible for providing advice to the Commission on all Tariff Analyst matters.
The successful applicant must demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, professionalism, leadership, integrity, and Tariff Analyst expertise.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University in Economics, Finance, Operations, Research, Statistics, Math, or related analytical discipline preferred. Additional postgraduate qualifications in Economics or qualifications in an area relevant to the mandate of the EWRC will be an added advantage;
- Not less than four (3) years relevant post qualification work experience in Economics;
- A confident individual that can enlist confidence of other staff;
- Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s water supply and electricity sectors;
- Very good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
- Knowledge and competence in ICT applications.
COMPETENCIES
- Knowledge and experience in Financial and Economic Analysis;
- Ability to analyze financial statements;
- Knowledge about local laws and best practices in regulatory compliance;
- Ability to use tact, maturity and sound reasoning:
-Ability to perform independently and as a member of a team
- Strong presentation, communication and report writing skills;
- Excellent organizational management skills.
- Basic knowledge of Accounting
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist the Head-Regulatory Economics in and contribute to: Processing all rates and tariff applications including market analysis,
- Preparing and proposing tariff methodologies to the Commission,
- Applying approved tariff methodologies, Drafting aide memoires for Commission public hearings on rates applications,
- Drafting decisions and reasons for decisions for rates and tariff decisions,
- Ensuring that licensees conditions of licence are amended to incorporate decisions on rates and tariffs as required
- Developing and applying standard chart of accounts and implementing same
- Ensure the EWRC website contains information on inflation and other data to assist licensees with rates applications,
- Ensuring rates decisions and reasons for decisions are published on EWRC website, Preparing "Frequently Asked Questions" and "Guidelines For Licensees" documents in relation to use of tariff methodologies for Commission approval and publishing on EWRC website,
- Conducting analysis of EWRC tariff decisions taken over time.
- Provide advice to Head of Economic Regulation as appropriate
- Assist the Head-Regulatory Economics in setting comprehensive plans for the department.
- Studies various types of tariff design and impacts on society and industry Reviews industry analysis of cost recovery requirements, shortfalls and needs Monitors for fairness and consistency in application of tariffs
- Assists in securing compliance with tariff' decisions by licensees
- Studies patterns and trends in tariffs across global industries and compares to EWRC decisions
- Prepares annual tariff's report
- Ensure compliance with Commission decisions on, matters decided upon by the Commission.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please send or email your application addressed to:
The Director General
Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission
55 Berwick Street
Freetown
Applicants should ensure their applications include copies of:
a. Detailed Curriculum Vitae including copies of relevant certificates
b. Address (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of the applicant
c. Address (including daytime telephone and e-mail) of three Referees
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS THE 5th September 2022
The EWRC is an equal opportunities employer and we encourage applications from women and the people with disabilities. Please note that the EWRC will take into consideration relevant experience both in Sierra Leone and in overseas jurisdictions where candidates have worked.
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GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION
INTEGRATED HEALTH PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION UNIT (IHPAU)
23 Cantonment Road, Off Kingharman Road
Freetown, Sierra Leone
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
TITLE: COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
Name of Project: Strengthening system for health and scaling up of high impact interventions for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria to attain Universal Health Coverage
Location: MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION
Reports To: THE MINISTER
Date of Issuance: 21st July 2022
BACKGROUND:
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation is mandated to provide strategic direction for health service delivery in the country. This requires effective planning, implementation, monitoring and promoting of effective health service delivery in the country. The Ministry in 2021 developed and launched the national health policy and strategy together with the Universal Health Coverage roadmap. Successful implementation of the new health strategy and UHC roadmap will require multisectoral partnerships and regular communications with sector ministries, development partners, private sector, INGOs, national and community organizations for better health outcomes. It is for this reason that the Ministry of Health and Sanitation as part of the Delivery Team is recruiting a communication specialist to provide technical guidance for communicating the work of the Ministry to its partners and supporting the strategic public health communication to the general public.
The Communications Specialist, Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) Advisory Team will have overall responsibility for coordinating the Ministry’s communication to partners and the general public and promote the work of the Ministry and its key accomplishments.
OBJECTIVES
The overall objective of the assignment is to strengthen MoHS relationships with its partners and the general public through the generation of communication products and effective management of the Ministry’s communication platforms.
Specific objectives to be achieved are:
- Increase awareness of the work and accomplishments of MoHS across the country and promote greater engagement of the MoHS with key stakeholders and the general public.
- To promote the Ministry’s mandate and areas of work under the strategic program of the Presidential taskforce communication policy and strategy
- To foster greater information and knowledge exchange with key stakeholders, development partners, NGOs, and Civil Society Organizations in the health sector.
ACTIVITIES
The Communications Specialist will carry out the following activities with guidance from the Minister and other senior officials of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
1. Communication Projects:
- Develop and disseminate the MoHS external communication strategy and operational plan
- Develop and distribute quarterly newsletters on activities undertaken by the Ministry and its partners
- Produce video documentaries and disseminate on the implementing of critical health interventions including HIV, TB, Malaria and health emergencies
- Write/edit speeches, talking points and statements for the Minister, Deputy Minister, the Presidency and other important dignitaries
- Peruse and approve all MoHS official communications prior to publication.
2. Electronic/Digital platform Platforms
- Oversee the functionality, content and regular update of the MoHS internet webpage
- Manage the MoHS Official WhatsApp, facebook, twitter and other social media platforms
- In collaboration with the ICT unit of the Ministry, accelerate the use of internet-based communication among the Ministry’s staff as a cost control measure.
- Develop, maintain and update a digital photo record.
- Support preparation, production and dissemination of educational materials including print and electronic media.
- Keep up to date on the latest developments in the media landscape and digital marketing trends and provide analysis of best practices, opportunities and trends and innovation
3. Support to Other MoHS Directorates and Units
- Support preparation, production and dissemination of educational materials including print and electronic media
- Assist with the revision and editing of texts or documents developed by the MoHS directorates for publication
- Support the development of appropriate risk communication and IEC materials by directorates and units as required
- Provide technical support and the search of spaces or airtime in the journalistic media for the dissemination of health information.
- Write up human interest stories and arrange their filming, where required
- Document lessons learnt to inform future preparedness and response activities.
- Develop and manage public events calendar for the various directorates, departments and units
4. Press:
- Create an updated press contact, national and international organization interested in receiving information from MoHS.
- Organize press conference and press briefings as required by the Minister or other members of the SMT
- Manage international and national media relations
- Facilitate publication and monitoring of health-related stories in print and electronic media
- Identify published articles/stories for consideration by the annual media award committee
- Establish links with allies and entities in general with the health sector and promote the dissemination of health information.
- Collaborate with other communication officers in other sector ministries to harmonize government communication priorities and messages
5. Key Partners
- Provide project summary and regular update to health development partners and HSSC on key interventions implemented by the MoHS
- Ensure time communication of events and ensure invitations are timely sent to relevant stakeholders
- Liaise with Donor Partner unit to regularly update the directory of HDP and HSSC members and ensure key stakeholders gets MoHS regular updates
EXPECTED OUTPUT
- Communication products developed and used to facilitate MoHS engagement with partners and the general public.
- MoHS communication to the public and relevant partners using digital media and social media enhanced
- MoHS directorates and units strengthened to communicate results of programmes more effectively and timeously
- Improved engagement of Press and media coverage of health interventions
- HDP, HSSC and other key partners timely and adequately informed about MoHS projects and programmes
CONSULTANT’S PROFILE
A Bachelor Degree in mass communication, public relations or journalism
Minimum 3 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in mass and institutional communication
TECHNICAL COMPETENCES
- Excellent in verbal and written communication
- Familiarity with local media and established network with local journalist
- Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts with local journalists
- Competent in the use of computer and internet use of desktop publishing.
To apply, please send your application (a mandatory cover letter and an updated CV with at least 3 references) to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
Only email applications sent to the above email address will be included in the pool of applicants to be assessed by MOHS. No hand deliveries will be accepted. Please also note that your CV should contain your full contact details such as residence address, working mobile telephone number, working email address, as well as those of your three referees.
Selected candidates will be required to sign a contractual agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
The recruitment will initially be for a period of one year and thereafter an annual extension subject to performance and funds availability.
Closing date: Thursday 18th August 2022

BANK OF SIERRA LEONE
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI) FOR CONSULTANCY FIRM TO UNDERTAKE A BASELINE SURVEY ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND DEVELOP A FINANCIAL INCLUSION DATA TEMPLATE
Date of Issue- August 5, 2022
Procurement Number: BSL/FSDU/NCB/2022/0001
The Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) has received a grant from the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) to support its financial inclusion projects. The BSL intends to apply part of the funding for the hiring of a firm to conduct a Baseline Survey on Financial Inclusion in Sierra Leone and Develop a Financial Inclusion Data Template, reference number BSL/FSDU/NCB/2022/0001

Objective
The overall objectives of this project is to develop a financial inclusion data template and measure financial inclusion in Sierra Leone in terms of access (availability of financial products and services and accessibility of institutions that offer them), usage (uptake of financial products and services), and quality (consumer experience); and to generate demand-side data on financial inclusion that would enable the BSL to identify gaps, set priorities, monitor progress, and craft evidence-based financial inclusion policies.

Key Qualification Requirements and Shortlisting Criteria include the following:
• The consulting firm shall have the relevant experience developing a data template and conducting similar baseline and end-line evaluations and assessments the firm must have a valid practicing membership certificate of the society.

Specific Professional Qualification Required
? Academic Qualifications
i. Master’s degree in Social Sciences, statistics or other related fields. This assignments requires the services of a firm that can demonstrate skills relating to analytical capacity (especially collection and analysis of disaggregated data)

? Experience
i. Minimum of 5 years of experience of conducting baseline studies in financial sector
ii. Experience of data collection
iii. Proven writing, analysis and presentation skills
iv. Fluency in written and spoken English
v. Working experience with the United Nations or similar organization would be an asset

- The firm should have knowledge and experience on issues of financial inclusion
- The applicant must identify the core management and technical team, their technical expertise in sample and data template design, statistical analysis, field work, questionnaire review, and overall project management
Timeline
The anticipated timing of the project is three (3) months from the time of selection of the Research Firm. Questionnaire and sample design phases are estimated to be completed within 2 weeks.
The data collection, analysis and final report need to be completed within the remaining 10 weeks.
Expression of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before September 2, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Sierra Leone Time.

All EOI’s must be accompanied by:
- A valid Business Registration Certificate
- A valid Tax Certificate
- A valid NASSIT Certificate ( for national firms only)
- Documentary evidence of similar services performed
Interested firms may obtain further information at the address below from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Expressions of Interest must be delivered by hand or courier to the address below not later than September 2, 2022 at 2:00p.m. and labelled “ EXPRESSION OF INTEREST- CONSULTANCY FRIM TO UNDERTAKE A BASELINE SURVEY ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND DEVELOP A FINANCIAL INCLUSION DATA TEMPLATE”.

Electronic submissions shall not be accepted.

Procurement Unit
Bank of Sierra Leone
P.O. Box 30
8th Floor, Main Bank Building
Siaka Stevens Street
Freetown
Sierra Leone
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GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION
INTEGRATED HEALTH PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION UNIT (IHPAU)
23 Cantonment Road, Off Kingharman Road
Freetown, Sierra Leone
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
TITLE: COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST
Name of Project: Strengthening system for health and scaling up of high impact interventions for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria to attain Universal Health Coverage
Location: MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION
Reports To: THE MINISTER
Date of Issuance: 21st July 2022
BACKGROUND:
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation is mandated to provide strategic direction for health service delivery in the country. This requires effective planning, implementation, monitoring and promoting of effective health service delivery in the country. The Ministry in 2021 developed and launched the national health policy and strategy together with the Universal Health Coverage roadmap. Successful implementation of the new health strategy and UHC roadmap will require multisectoral partnerships and regular communications with sector ministries, development partners, private sector, INGOs, national and community organizations for better health outcomes. It is for this reason that the Ministry of Health and Sanitation as part of the Delivery Team is recruiting a communication specialist to provide technical guidance for communicating the work of the Ministry to its partners and supporting the strategic public health communication to the general public.
The Communications Specialist, Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) Advisory Team will have overall responsibility for coordinating the Ministry’s communication to partners and the general public and promote the work of the Ministry and its key accomplishments.
OBJECTIVES
The overall objective of the assignment is to strengthen MoHS relationships with its partners and the general public through the generation of communication products and effective management of the Ministry’s communication platforms.
Specific objectives to be achieved are:
- Increase awareness of the work and accomplishments of MoHS across the country and promote greater engagement of the MoHS with key stakeholders and the general public.
- To promote the Ministry’s mandate and areas of work under the strategic program of the Presidential taskforce communication policy and strategy
- To foster greater information and knowledge exchange with key stakeholders, development partners, NGOs, and Civil Society Organizations in the health sector.
ACTIVITIES
The Communications Specialist will carry out the following activities with guidance from the Minister and other senior officials of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
1. Communication Projects:
- Develop and disseminate the MoHS external communication strategy and operational plan
- Develop and distribute quarterly newsletters on activities undertaken by the Ministry and its partners
- Produce video documentaries and disseminate on the implementing of critical health interventions including HIV, TB, Malaria and health emergencies
- Write/edit speeches, talking points and statements for the Minister, Deputy Minister, the Presidency and other important dignitaries
- Peruse and approve all MoHS official communications prior to publication.
2. Electronic/Digital platform Platforms
- Oversee the functionality, content and regular update of the MoHS internet webpage
- Manage the MoHS Official WhatsApp, facebook, twitter and other social media platforms
- In collaboration with the ICT unit of the Ministry, accelerate the use of internet-based communication among the Ministry’s staff as a cost control measure.
- Develop, maintain and update a digital photo record.
- Support preparation, production and dissemination of educational materials including print and electronic media.
- Keep up to date on the latest developments in the media landscape and digital marketing trends and provide analysis of best practices, opportunities and trends and innovation
3. Support to Other MoHS Directorates and Units
- Support preparation, production and dissemination of educational materials including print and electronic media
- Assist with the revision and editing of texts or documents developed by the MoHS directorates for publication
- Support the development of appropriate risk communication and IEC materials by directorates and units as required
- Provide technical support and the search of spaces or airtime in the journalistic media for the dissemination of health information.
- Write up human interest stories and arrange their filming, where required
- Document lessons learnt to inform future preparedness and response activities.
- Develop and manage public events calendar for the various directorates, departments and units
4. Press:
- Create an updated press contact, national and international organization interested in receiving information from MoHS.
- Organize press conference and press briefings as required by the Minister or other members of the SMT
- Manage international and national media relations
- Facilitate publication and monitoring of health-related stories in print and electronic media
- Identify published articles/stories for consideration by the annual media award committee
- Establish links with allies and entities in general with the health sector and promote the dissemination of health information.
- Collaborate with other communication officers in other sector ministries to harmonize government communication priorities and messages
5. Key Partners
- Provide project summary and regular update to health development partners and HSSC on key interventions implemented by the MoHS
- Ensure time communication of events and ensure invitations are timely sent to relevant stakeholders
- Liaise with Donor Partner unit to regularly update the directory of HDP and HSSC members and ensure key stakeholders gets MoHS regular updates
EXPECTED OUTPUT
- Communication products developed and used to facilitate MoHS engagement with partners and the general public.
- MoHS communication to the public and relevant partners using digital media and social media enhanced
- MoHS directorates and units strengthened to communicate results of programmes more effectively and timeously
- Improved engagement of Press and media coverage of health interventions
- HDP, HSSC and other key partners timely and adequately informed about MoHS projects and programmes
CONSULTANT’S PROFILE
A Bachelor Degree in mass communication, public relations or journalism
Minimum 3 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in mass and institutional communication
TECHNICAL COMPETENCES
- Excellent in verbal and written communication
- Familiarity with local media and established network with local journalist
- Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts with local journalists
- Competent in the use of computer and internet use of desktop publishing.
To apply, please send your application (a mandatory cover letter and an updated CV with at least 3 references) to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
Only email applications sent to the above email address will be included in the pool of applicants to be assessed by MOHS. No hand deliveries will be accepted. Please also note that your CV should contain your full contact details such as residence address, working mobile telephone number, working email address, as well as those of your three referees.
Selected candidates will be required to sign a contractual agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
The recruitment will initially be for a period of one year and thereafter an annual extension subject to performance and funds availability.
Closing date: Thursday 18th August 2022

GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SANITATION
INTEGRATED HEALTH PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION UNIT (IHPAU)
23 Cantonment Road, Off Kingharman Road
Freetown, Sierra Leone
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
TITLE: LOGISTICS OFFICER
Name of Project: Strengthening system for health and scaling up of high impact interventions for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria to attain Universal Health Coverage
LOCATION: Integrated Health Projects Administration Unit (IHPAU)
REPORTING TO: Procurement Specialist, IHPAU
Date of Issuance: 27th June 2022
Contract Duration: 2 Years (up to 30th June 2024)
BACKGROUND:
The Integrated Health Projects Administration Unit (IHPAU) is an integral structure of the MOHS designed to integrate management of all donor-funded projects. With supervision from the office of the Chief Medical Officer, IHPAU manages donor-supported projects by ensuring quality financial management; timely procurement of Goods and services; and efficient monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning on all donor-funded projects. IHPAU also perform similar responsibilities for other health projects supported by World Bank, GAVI Alliance, IsDB, African Development Bank, UK Aid, the EU, and UN Agencies.
It is imperative to have dedicated Logistics Officer for Global Fund Project that will help coordinate and liaise with the various team members during the implementation of these Projects.
Purpose / Role
The logistics Officer’s role for the NFM3/ C19RM will comprise of the following:
- Organize and manage inventory, storage, and transportation of grant assets, supplies and other commodities.
- Analyze and optimize logistical processes and procedures.
- Tracking all Health Products, Drugs and Pharmaceuticals procurements (done through Wambo & other Platforms), ensuring that all the necessary duty waivers and other clearances are done on time to avoid additional costs (i.e demurrage and other penalties) being incurred when products arrive in country.
- Ensure the safe and timely pick-up and delivery of shipments.
- Manage the efficient and timely movement of supplies.
Note that the roles and responsibilities are very broad and may include anything needed to set up and maintain operations and frequently involve work with other Agencies such as NMSA to accomplish this objective.
Responsibilities and Tasks
1. Management and Implementation
- Coordinate with Wambo – PPM team, tracking all health products and equipment’s shipment to ensure that all necessary paperwork is processed in advance of goods arrival in Sierra Leone.
- Apply and follow up with the Ministry of Finance and National Revenue Authority for all duty waivers and other customs related documents
- Coordinate with the following stakeholders, Shipping and clearing agents, Transporters, NMSA, NLTP, NACP and NMCP concerning movement of consignments from the Port / airport to the designated warehouses.
- Identify requirements and establish and maintain all logistical infrastructures for administration and operations.
- Work closely with shipping agencies and ensure there are no delays in clearance of goods.
- Ensure that no demurrages are incurred.
- Identify and analyses procurement and transport requirements including those of collaborating agencies and host counterparts as appropriate.
- After delivery of consignment collate the following key Wambo/PPM documents for timely submission to IHPAU finance-: requisition, direct payment notification, shipping and NMSA delivery documents, customs waiver and any other relevant documents related to the consignment.
- Coordinate fleet management, including the development of vehicle plans for fuel and maintenance requirements and costing.
- Coordinate movement of all goods and equipment including coordinate with Warehouse Manager, Implementers, Procurement Specialist and Distribution staff to ensure efficient and timely delivery of health commodities and equipment.
- Ensure that the quality of all services provided meets the required standards of the Global Fund.
- Work with the Procurement Specialist in developing processes that make the supply chain more efficient and organized.
2. Budget development
• Establish funding requirements for logistics function. Work closely with Financial Specialist to prepare the budget for logistics support.
3. Asset Management
- Coordinate prompt and proper movement of shipments
- Work closely with the Security Officer to ensure security of logistics infrastructure including selection, training and management of security staff and delegation of responsibilities for locking and material releases.
4. Coordination
- Respond to directorate, SRs and other grant supporting personnel inquiries and referring them to the appropriate authorities.
- Represent IHPAU in logistics coordination meetings and ensure coordination with partners, local authorities, UN/INGOs and private business partners etc.
5. Administration
- Work closely with Procurement Specialist: to identify personnel requirements and develop labour plan with details of labour requirements and work schedules; prepare job descriptions and management structure including all skilled and unskilled jobs;
- Communicate frequently and appropriately with colleagues, including those whom you report to and work closely with.
• Ensure appropriate filing of all orders to ensure accurate tracking and documentation for audit purposes.
- Ensure appropriate logistics filing systems to include all equipment manuals, maintenance schedules, consignment waybills and other documentation.
- Manage all project vehicles, ensuring coordination with colleagues, partners, and transport contractors as necessary.
- Participate in regular progress meeting with Logistics staff from NMSA, Disease programme, SRs and partner NGOs and follow up with the action points agreed.
- Participate in project planning in collaboration with relevant staff.
6. Key Internal Contacts
- The successful candidate will work with the Team Lead and Grant Manager, Finance Specialist, Procurement Specialist, Procurement Team and Admin.
7. Key External Contacts
- MOHS Disease programs and Directorates, NMSA, DPS and Sub-Recipients, UN (particularly WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF), GF Pooled Procurement Mechanism (WAMBO Online Platform) and Procurement Officers.
- National / international suppliers and freight forwarders, National customs authorities and/or relevant
- Ministries (planning, foreign affairs, etc.), INGOs / Red cross / UN security officers/focal points if appropriate.
Reporting lines
The successful candidate will report directly to the Procurement Specialist
Selection Criteria
Core Competencies
- Effective communication, including well developed written and oral communication skills. Able to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Effective negotiation and representation skills.
- Quick critical thinking and problem-solving abilities
- Works with trustworthiness and integrity and has a clear commitment
- Excellent customer service and client relations skills
- Good organization and time management skills
- Good collaboration, goal setting and team work abilities
- Great leadership and goal-setting skills
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to ride motorbike with a valid driver’s license
- Advanced data analysis and data visualization
- Expert inventory management
- Ability to use computers, software and other technology for inventory and communication purposes
- Robust understanding of the supply chain, including common obstacles and effective solutions
• Ability to work independently and as a team player who demonstrates leadership and is able to support and train staff
Qualification and experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management or a related field.
- A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in logistics, dock operations, or related area is required.
- Previous logistics operations experience in medium-large scale complex emergencies.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the different elements of the supply chain context.
- Capacity to develop work plans and budgets, negotiate contracts, take quick and relevant decisions.
- Experience in multi-donor funding environment will be useful.
- Experience in import clearing, shipping, customs procedures and dealing with clearing agencies.
- Experience in at least two modes of transportation (air, sea and road) including the planning, coordination and execution of large-scale personnel and cargo movement operations at the national level is required.
- Experience with coordinating inputs and preparing formal written communications regarding consignments is highly desirable.
- Experience working in a Public Sector System (inclusive of Ministries, departments and agencies) is highly desirable.
To apply, please send your application (a mandatory cover letter and an updated CV with at least 3 references) to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
Only email applications sent to the above email address will be included in the pool of applicants to be assessed by MOHS. No hand deliveries will be accepted. Please also note that your CV should contain your full contact details such as residence address, working mobile telephone number, working email address, as well as those of your three referees.
Selected candidates will be required to sign a ontractual agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation.
The recruitment will initially be for a period of one year and thereafter an annual extension subject to performance and funds availability.
Closing date: Monday 25th July 2022