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Wed, 27/05/2020 - 17:00

Career with BRAC Sierra Leone

BRAC is a development success story, spreading anti-poverty solutions tested and proven in Bangladesh to 10 other developing countries in Asia and Africa, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor. 

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and is today one of the top leaders in developing cost-effective, evidence-based poverty innovations in extremely poor, fragile and post-disaster settings. BRAC started its first programme outside of Bangladesh in Afghanistan in 2002 through the Stichting BRAC International, which is registered in the Netherlands. BRAC International is currently reaching over 19 million people beyond Bangladesh and creating opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.

With a holistic approach that uses a wide array of interventions including microfinance, education, healthcare, legal services and more, BRAC invests in communities’ own human and material resources, catalyzing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitarian relief organisations, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south. In January 2018, BRAC was ranked as the number one NGO in the world for the three consecutive year by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent media organization committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector.

BRAC has been working and implementing programmes in Sierra Leone since 2008. We are currently implementing Health, Education, Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents (ELA), Agriculture and Food Security, Small enterprise development and Microfinance programmes reaching approximately 2.5 million people in 12 districts in Sierra Leone within 35 branch offices.


Position: Program Manager, Health, Nutrition and WASH 

Report to: Country Director

Duration of contract: 6 months (renewable subject to performance)

Working hrs: Minimum 40 hrs per week

Job Location:  BRAC Country Office-Freetown.

Position Summary: The Health, Nutrition and WASH Manager for the overall management of the daytoday department operational, program activities, and supervision of Project staff. The Manager is also responsible for the selection, training and development of staff, monitoring program budgets, and assuring compliance, regulatory requirements, as well as all grantfunded requirements. Reports to the Director, anchor and donors.


Education and experience requirements

  • A Masters Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Community health, or equivalent 

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in Health and Nutrition program 

  • Proven technical knowledge and capacity to lead implementation of HN&W activities, projects, programs

  • Good understanding of links between emergency and development programs, familiar with project cycle management. 

  • Experience in donor reporting e.g. USAID, EU, DFID etc.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills; Experience in good project planning and design. 

  • Ability to manage budgets, understand financial accountability procedures, logistics, and commodity tracking. 

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Interpersonal and Cross-cultural sensitivity and experience.

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to deal with problems and issues both promptly and efficiently.

  • Willing and able to travel to various project field locations.

  • Willing to work an occasional flexible work schedule for evening and /or weekend work

  • Computer skills


Job responsibilities:

  • Provide coordination, management & technical support for the successful implementation of health program portfolio.

  • Support the corresponding health team in the day to day management of the program.

  • Consult with the Country Director on day to day matters related to the program & resolve issues.

  • Liaise with in-country partners, donors & stakeholders.

  • Compile and edit program documents: work plans, program strategy documents, narrative & financial reports.

  • Participate in the planning of events-workshops, conferences etc.

  • Ensure proper implementation of all the program/project related activities at the field level, monitoring the key indicators of project implementation.

  • Plan ,implement and assess and monitor all Program related activities.

  • Directly maintain liaison with senior officials from the government ,international donors ,NGOs and the head office

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual programs reports, and submit all relevant reports to the Country Director and Bl anchor as well as to relevant partners (monthly ,quarterly, annual and other supporting documents) on all the project implementation.

  • Prepare and update health program training modules, BCC materials.

  • Manage all program operations pertaining to the program.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments within BRAC Sierra Leone

  • Supervise and train programme staff and resolve programme related problems/issues.

  • Incorporate new innovations into the program in collaboration with the research dept.

  • Carry out necessary field trips and site visits to ensure effective implementation of the project activities.

Safeguarding Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programs goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.

  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action. 

  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

Interested Candidates are requested to send their CVs with Covering letter along, scanned copies of relevant documents not later than 27th May 2020. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for preliminary interview. 

Application should be sent to the following e-mail addresses

Women are strongly encourage to apply


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