The Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR www.cghr.org) is a well-regarded research organization associated with the University of Toronto and St Michael’s Hospital. CGHR’s mission is to lead high- quality public health research that advances global health for all, with particular attention to the world’s poorest populations. Its flagship project, the Million Death Study (MDS), is run in collaboration with the Government of India and documents causes of death across the country. The MDS lessons are now expanding to priority countries in sub-Saharan Africa under a partnership called the Statistical Alliance for Vital Events (SAVE).
A cornerstone program for SAVE is the Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action (COMSA) Sierra Leone implementation. COMSA is a 3 year investment that will enable Sierra Leone to establish a low- cost, sustainable, nationwide Sample Registration System (SL-SRS) that tracks from 2018-28 the rates of fertility, mortality and causes of death throughout the country. Some under-five deaths will be linked to clinical-pathological confirmation to improve understanding of cause of death. The SL-SRS will enable Sierra Leone to reach the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals faster and with more evidence to identify gaps and correct strategies.
Via St. Michael’s Hospital (www.stmichaelshospital.com) the successful candidate for this position enjoy an excellent benefits package, and collegial, supportive work environment. The successful candidate will be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone and travel internationally for discussions with program partners. This position will work very closely with key stakeholders from the Government of Sierra Leone (GOSL) including, Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), Njala University, Statistics Sierra Leone (Stats SL) World Bank and World Health Organization. The position will report to the SAVE Manager and to GOSL partners.
Accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of the Sierra Leone Sample Registration System (SL-SRS) in order to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the program management, delivery and accomplishment of program goals and objectives. In addition, this position will also support the work by MOHS in expanding facility-based cause of death studies.
Promote inter-sectoral and external partnerships leading to a conducive environment that responds to the specific needs of the COMSA.
Preferred qualifications are as follows:
Details of the term and compensation will be negotiated
Please submit a cover letter, CV and the contact details for three referees by August 25, 2019 to:
Centre for Global Health Research
St. Michael’s Hospital 30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8
Please quote “PROGRAM MANAGER – Countrywide Mortality Surveillance for Action Sierra Leone” in the subject line.