Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Position available: Consultant Paediatrician – Head of Training

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Sierra Leone is recruiting for an available position of a Consultant Paediatrician to serve as Head of Training at the Ola During Children’s Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Position Available:           Consultant Paediatrician – Head of Training
Location:                            Ola During Children’s Hospital (ODCH), Freetown, Sierra Leone
Reports to:                         Medical Superintendent, Ola During Children’s Hospital
Supervises:                         Medical Officers, Residents, House officers, and Medical Students            
Contract length:               12 months, with possibility of extension subject to funding availability and performance
Start Date:                          As soon as possible
Remuneration:                 Competitive, to be discussed with the selected candidate
Application deadline:    11:59pm on Friday the 14th August 2015

The Ola During Children’s Hospital is the national children’s hospital located in the eastern part of Freetown with approximately 10,000 admissions per year. The hospital provides medical care for neonates and children from the Western Area but also serves as the only tertiary referral centre for paediatrics for the country. The hospital was granted temporary accreditation by the West African College of Physicians in November 2013. As a Consultant Paediatrician – Head of Training you would have a direct and significant impact on the quality of care provided at the Children’s Hospital and play a crucial role in the development of Sierra Leone’s first ever postgraduate training programme, producing the country’s future leaders in child health.

Please see the full terms of reference and application details here:

Please distribute this notice widely to those who might be interested in this great opportunity to help improve child healthcare in Sierra Leone.


Application deadline: 11:59pm on Friday the 14th August 2015

Applicants are welcomed from all nationalities, including Sierra Leoneans at home or in the diaspora.

In accordance with equality and diversity policy and child protection policies, successful candidates for this position will require a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check, or national equivalent. We will comply fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertake to treat all applicants for positions fairly.

Please download and complete the application form and email the completed form, accompanied by a CV, to Dr. Sandra Lako, email: jobs@welbodipartnership.org 

Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

CVs and cover letters will not be accepted for this position without a duly completed application form.

Only those applicants shortlisted for an interview will be notified.