Project Officer-Karene

July 9, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    July 9, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    July 19, 2024
  • Experience
    2 Years
  • Qualification
    Certificate, Bachelor Degree
  • Organization
    Action Aid
  • Required Languages
    English

Job Description

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (INTERNAL and EXTERNAL) 

About ActionAid 

ActionAid is a global federation of 72 countries working across the world with a vision to achieve a just, equitable, and sustainable world in which every person  enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and all forms of oppression. We are working with people living in poverty and exclusion, their  communities, people’s organizations, activists, social movements, and supporters to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication. As poverty  continues to be complex and dynamic, ActionAid Sierra Leone commences its new Country Strategic Paper in 2024 which focuses on three (3) Programme  Priorities: Inclusive and Empowering Education to foster diverse opportunities, inclusive and participatory governance for sustainable development, and Climate  Resilience and Sustainable Livelihood. In Sierra Leone, ActionAid works with poor communities and local partners in the Western Area, Kambia, Bombali,  Tonkolili, Kono, Bo, and Moyamba called Local Rights Programmes (LRPs). 

About the project 

ActionAid Sierra Leone is implementing an Imagine Worldwide funded project titled “tablet learning in 19 schools in Karene District”. To effectively implement  this project, ActionAid Sierra Leone (AASL) is looking for qualified, experienced, and self-motivated persons to fill the following positions:  

4 Project Officers  

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Position: Project Officers (4) 

Reports to: Project Manager 

Supervises: No One 

Location: Karene with travel to the field as required 

Job Reference No: PO/IW/INT.EXT/2024/07/04 

Duration: 6 months 

Job Purpose: The Project Officer is a junior level management position. The Project Officer implement the activities of the Imagine Worldwide funded Project,  “tablet learning in 19 schools in Karene District” ensuring that policies and other commitments signed up to are fully complied to. 

Main/Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Implement all activities under the tablet learning project in Karene district in accordance with AASL and Imagine Worldwide polices under the  guidance of the Project Manager 
  • Visit each school 3-4 times a week to monitor implementation, collect monitoring data and provide support as needed.
  •  Develop actionable work plans to ensure the timely implementation of project activities in collaboration with the stakeholders.
  • The Project Officer is the Liaison officer between the beneficiaries of the Project and other networks in relation to the Project.
  •  Ensures everything is in place for the smooth running of the Project 
  • Ensures proper documentation and accounting system  
  • Establish a regular system of work, i.e. work plan and monitoring plan for project activities  
  • Work with stakeholders to identify, analyse and prioritise their challenges, and develop strategies for the project activities
  •  Maintaining and developing reporting using AASL/Donor reporting tools on field activities 
  • Fostering good relationship amongst stakeholders  
  • Carry out other activities as may be assigned from time to time by the Project Manager and Regional Manager 

Person Specifications: 

  • Minimum academic qualification Diploma and 2 years field experience, young graduate who are interested in field work are also encouraged to  apply. 
  • Must be a computer literate with knowledge of using tablets and a valid driver’s license with motor bike riding skills. 
  •  Good understanding of education and children’s rights programming and a demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusive education and  accountability to communities, with a strong commitment to the project  
  • Be prepared to work unsupervised and develop strong interpersonal relationships with school and Local Authorities, and the donor
  •  Knowledge of Participatory Approaches to development 
  • Ability and willingness to learn and ride a bike. 

ActionAid’s Sexual harassment Exploitation and Abuse (SHEA) and Safeguarding approach 

ActionAid is committed to preventing any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse) and responding  robustly when these harms take place. SHEA and Safeguarding incidents are rooted in an imbalance of power, particularly gendered and sexualised abuses of  power. ActionAid views any form of sexual violence as a gross violation of human rights. We will not tolerate our staff or other representatives carrying out any  form of sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse towards anyone we encounter through our work. 

How to apply: 

  • These are all local positions; thus applicants should be a Sierra Leonean citizen.  
  • All interested candidates should fill in the application form which is available on https://aasl.byteltd.com/jobs
  • Only electronically completed AASL application forms, a valid scanned Labour card, and scanned certificates will be accepted and should be  uploaded on https://aasl.byteltd.com/jobs
  • Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their merits, particular consideration will be given to applications from Qualified  Women!!!!! 
  • A copy of the filled application form must be sent to the NGO desk officer, Ministry of Labour, New England  

Closing Date: The deadline for receipts of all applications is on/before 5 pm Friday, 19th July 202

Due to the large amounts of applications, we receive, note that the Interview date will be communicated to shortlisted candidates only. These are local positions subject to the ethos of ActionAid Sierra Leone