Sexual Reproductive Health/Quality Improvement Specialist, Sierra Leone, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 14 April 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Job ID: 29925

The Position:

The Sexual Reproductive Health/Quality Improvement Specialist (SRH/QI) provides technical leadership for quality improvement of health facilities and community-level services, by applying evidence-based approaches, and tools. You will provide technical support for the implementation of maternal and newborn health quality of care initiatives, strengthen capacity development, supportive supervision, and mentoring for quality improvement.

You will report to the Maternal Health/Midwifery Specialist.


How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.


Job Purpose:

Working within a Country Office environment, the SRH/QI Specialist will support the implementation of quality improvement methodologies in health facilities to improve the availability, quality and use of Sexual and Reproductive health services by adolescents, women and girls.  You will provide mentoring support to build capacity and skills to apply quality improvement methodologies for improving the maternal and newborn care in Sierra Leone.


Qualifications and Experience:


Master’s degree in public health, medicine, or other related fields.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Seven years of increasing responsibilities in managing SRH programmes relating to FP, adolescents or maternal health
  • Health service delivery/ health systems strengthening experience with practical clinical experience working in health facilities.
  • Experience working in partnering with governments and donors is desirable.
  • Experience working with the UN, with particular experience working with UNFPA, WHO or UNICEF is an added advantage.


Fluency in English.



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Sierra Leone
Population : 7.9 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 38%
Girls 37%