Environmental Health Worker

Sierra Leone Kono, Sierra Leone



                  Vacancy Announcement



Job title:  

Environmental Health Worker

Work Location:

Koidu (Kono District)     



Reports to:

Environmental Health Team Supervisor

Line Management


Duration of Contract

Twelve (12) Months with possibility of extension

Application Status

External Advert

Organisation Profile

Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change. Our delivered services in the field are based in our partnership with the Governments and Ministries of Health and the support to education, training and mentorship to Health care workers and students is one of our pillars for the Health care system strengthening.

PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Russia, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world. 


Our Work In Sierra Leone:

Partners In Health Sierra Leone (PIHSL) began supporting the government of Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in October 2014. Recognizing the large need for continued investments in the health system after Ebola, PIH is committed to long-term health system strengthening in support of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), guided by the same principles as our emergency response and our work around the world: public sector accompaniment, integrated and comprehensive services, social justice, nimbleness and flexibility, partnership, community ownership, and evidence-based interventions. In the aftermath of the epidemic, PIH is committed to supporting the delivery of comprehensive health services in Sierra Leone, from the community level to the health center and to referral hospitals.

Position Overview

The Environmental Health Worker is a key member of the Operations department in ensuring that our janitorial services are regularly maintained, especially at the welbodi or KGH health facilities. The Environmental Health Worker will work closely under the supervision of the Environmental Health Team Supervisor to help provide janitorial support to our facilities, thereby creating a conducive and healthy environment for all. The Environmental Health Worker will be required to perform regular and daily deep cleaning activities both internally and externally at the Welbodi or KGH health facilities, check on cleaning supplies and replenish stock; wipe down furniture’s using different cleaning products; and strictly follow all IPC protocols. Under general direction of the Environmental Health Team Supervisor, cleans all areas of the hospital by performing routine cleaning of patient rooms, nursing units, offices, clinical areas, waiting areas, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, and corridors. Demonstrate ability to utilize the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • General cleaning of the building and keeping it maintained and in good condition.
  • Using various cleaning chemicals and disinfectants, environmental health staff is responsible to wipe equipment, clean furniture, floors, windows, ceiling and the outside facilities environment
  • Emptying trash containers on a routine basis
  • Cleaning and stock restrooms on a routine basis
  • Trim lawns, and clear debris from grounds, including getting rid of weeds
  • Digging pits where trashes will be deposited/burnt as and when required
  • Engaging in tasks that will minimize the growing of weeds/get rid of weeds
  • Responsible to work safely and maintain set quality standards when performing job; report any potential hazards, faults or problems to the Environmental health team supervisor.
  • Collaborate with other team members to achieve departmental objectives, maintain good team spirit and interdepartmental objectives
  • Performs other departmental duties as assigned by the EHT Supervisor /Ops point person as and when the need arises.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment

At Partners In Health, we are dedicated to ensuring that those who benefit from our work, including our patients, families, and community members, as well as our employees, are treated with dignity and respect, and are free from sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Partners In Health’s PSEAH policy. Partner In Health will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.  By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.


  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to teamwork and humanitarian principle
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
  • Disciplined and ready to take the Environmental Health work seriously
  • Support the preparation of beds, empty trash and restock cleaning supplies
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment
  • Energy and stamina to withstand long working hours and often stressful conditions
  • Having fast analytical skills for risk assessment and able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Interest in social justice, healthcare, and a preferential option for the poor
  • Demonstrate ability to interact professionally with multicultural staff, the patient that we serve and partners
  • Professional proficiency in Krio is required. Proficiency in English is an added advantage.



Social Justice

We are a global health and social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by placing patients at the center of all care, bringing the benefits of modern medicine to all.

Method of application

Interested candidates are required to apply through our website: www.pih.org/employment.   In your application, please ensure to include names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees not later than 12:00pm GMT (Midnight) on Tuesday 4th October 2022