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Wed, 14/11/2018 - 17:30

Project Officer, Assuring Quality in Higher Education in Sierra Leone SPHEIR Project


Project Overview

Assuring Quality in Higher Education in Sierra Leone will bring together the seven higher education institutions in Sierra Leone with two national and three international partners to develop the culture of quality within higher education. The project is funded by the Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR) fund from the Department for International Development, managed by the British Council, Universities UK and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


The Partnership will create an enabling environment for the introduction and delivery of outcome-based education through three interrelated work packages. Firstly, by developing and instituting a system of stakeholder engagement to improve the relevance of curricula. Secondly, by developing and instituting a quality management system both nationally and within institutions to assure and improve the quality of educational and service delivery. And thirdly, by revising and delivering at least eight new curricula across four clusters of subjects. Overall, the project will begin the transformation of the higher education and support the development of the wider economy.


Salary: Le3,000,000 to Le5,000,000 gross per month depending on experience

Responsible To:   AQHEd-SL KCL Project Manager

Responsible For:   None

Based:  Freetown, Sierra Leone


Role Purpose

To support AQHEd-SL Project in Sierra Leone and support the overall delivery of the project, ensure activities occur on time, reports and documentation is compiled from all partners and compliance with timelines of the project.


The post holder will be a member of the AQHEd-SL Project Coordinating Unit and will report to the AQHEd-SL KCL Project Manager.


Role Profile

  • Support the Project Managers to ensure the project is delivered on time;
  • Prepare for, document and follow up from meetings and project activities;
  • Support partners to communicate about and deliver project activities;
  • Support Working Group leads to communicate about and delivery project activities;
  • Help ensure strong lines of communication between the different parts of the project;
  • Support the project managers and the London KCL team to prepare project variation requests where necessary;
  • Prepare documents for reporting;
  • Support the capacity building of partners and help develop their abilities to complete activities;
  • Maintain project tracking documents.

Person Specification






A Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma



Qualification in project management



Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of higher education systems and development



Experience in coordinating and managing projects from international funding organisations




At least 3 years relevant continuous work experience in a project delivery role



Good knowledge of project management methodology in similar environment



Demonstrated experience in administration



Strong computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs (Microsoft Word and Excel)




Personal Characteristics/Other Requirements

High integrity, drive for excellence, attention to detail and good interpersonal skills;



Good communication and analytical skills;



Team player and relationship builder



Flexible and adaptable: willing work irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role  




To Apply: Submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) and CV (maximum 4 pages) to Please include the role title in the subject line of the email.  Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.  Application deadline is 14th November 2018.


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