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Plan International is an independent non-profit development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. 


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it is girls who are most affected. 


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. 


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


We are currently seeking to recruit {**Contingent on proposal award}

Title:                        District Coordinator

Grade:                     C2

Location:                 Kailahun

Report to:       Project Manager 


Summary of the position: 

The District Coordinator will supervise, monitor and coordinate all project activities at the target communities and provide the required support to the Project Manager.


Dimensions of Role

The District Coordinator reports to the Project Manager. The District Coordinator is charged with the responsibility of supporting the Project Manager to fully implement the project in Kailahun District with respect to the targeted communities as the project requires. 


The District Coordinator will be actively involved in the implementation of the project, with direct contact with primary and secondary stakeholders within the targeted communities and the program influencing and implementation area.



Key Deliverables

  • Participate in project design meetings and propose improvements, as applicable;

  • Evaluate potential problems and recommend solutions;

  • Support the Project Manager in the development of detailed implementation and work plans;

  • Conduct meetings with the beneficiaries and follow up on their engagement in the project as well as to discuss on any issues or concerns;

  • Develop monthly progress reports and share with the Project Manager;

  • Promptly report any safeguarding issues through the PISL protection focal point;

  • Collect relevant project data by using the agreed monitoring tools;

  • Provide weekly and monthly monitoring data to the Project Manager;

  • Timely report any issue with monitoring data collection to the Project Manager;

  • Support beneficiaries by aiding them in managing issues that may impact or impede their studies;

  • Meet regularly with district authorities to give update on the project;

  • Manage project-related paperwork by ensuring all necessary materials are current, properly filed and stored;

  • Support the Project Manager with project correspondences by preparing memos, meeting minutes and emails as applicable;

  • Communicate with beneficiaries to identify and define project requirements, scope and objectives;

  • Adhere to budget by monitoring expenses and implementing cost-saving measures;

  • Creating a project schedule, with milestones, due dates and estimates for those materials that are required and other resources;

  • Helping with the documentation of each phase of the project, as well as making summary reports that will be presented to the Project Manager for onward submission to the organization’s management team;

  • Build relationships with team members to develop a strong working unit and supporting their impact on the success of a project;

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



Education/Professional Background:

  • University degree or its equivalent (from a recognized institution) in Social Sciences, Economics, Development, Statistics, Mathematics, Evaluation or other fields related to education;

  • A minimum of 3 years working on education projects in Sierra Leone;

  • Experience working with education stakeholders such as Head Teachers, Teachers, TSC/MBSSE officials;

  • Experience in engaging on safeguarding and gender equality related issues to challenge norms and behaviours;

  • Previous experience in data collection within education projects.



  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills;

  • Proven strategic relationship management skills, including negotiation skills;

  • Coaching, mentoring, training and facilitation skills;

  • High level of computer proficiency;

  • Clear and effective communication that builds relationships in order to influence others

  • Accountability and responsibility for own performance

  • Excellent people skills to promotes team work and cooperation

  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities

  • Ability to think and work proactively, creatively and strategically under pressure or when faced with competing demands.



Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.


Ensure staff understand Plan International’s commitment to driving a feminist agenda within the organization, and the ambition for gender equality and gender transformative leadership is embedded in our value-based leadership framework.



We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people


We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.


We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.


We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential

  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace

  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. 

Applications: Last date for submission of Application (CV and cover letter) is: 10th August, 2020 by 5:00 pm


Your application should include: 
·         A cover letter
·         A comprehensive CV including details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or

           most recent supervisor


Send applications to the below link:


Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. 


Plan International follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. 


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