District Project Officer

Application ends: June 30, 2022

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Job Description

 

Sierra Leone Social Marketing and development Agency is seeking to recruit top-notch professional to fulfil the position of Project Officer – Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights based at project operational sites (outside Freetown) to deliver the tasks outlined below: 

ROLE PROFILE 

Title: District Project Officer x2

Functional Area: Programme unit 

Reports to: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) Project Manager

 Location: Moyamba & PortLoko Travel required: 50% 

Effective Date: 18th July 2022 

 

ROLE PURPOSE 

The Project District Officer will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of activities of the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health project at field district level. The project promotes Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Comprehensive Sexuality Education with the aim to empower girls and boys to decide on their bodies and lives. 

 

DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE 

The project is a 3 years development project that will be implemented by SLaDA and will involve social norm change at the community level. The role will contribute to the quality planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of project activities in the project’s operational districts. The role will be supported by the Project Manager. The District Project Officer will be working with children, teachers, community stakeholders and SRHR service providers, with a particularly focus on adolescent girls in the implementation communities.

 

 ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Conduct field visits as required by the project 
  • Conduct forum discussions in coordination with SRHR service provider/stakeholders at district level for adolescent boys and girls, 
  • Responsible for mentoring and coaching to young girls in the community 
  • Support strategies for advocacy and resource mobilization in the SRHR sector 
  • Support the development of messages for parents/caregivers on supporting their children’s learning, and well-being. 
  • Support in mobilizing key SRHR actors/partners and participate in sectoral meetings 
  • Organize district and community level consultations with SRHR stakeholders including Parent Teachers Associations (PTA), School Management Committees (SMCs), SLaDA Role Profile for Mother’s Clubs (MC), Public Health Units (PHU), teachers and as well as school pupils, and youth groups. • Hold score-carding activities at chiefdom and district level focusing on child participation with regards to the project, including children with disabilities. 
  • To conduct regularly coordination meetings (biweekly/monthly) with relevant stakeholders 
  • To collect relevant project data by using the agreed monitoring tools. 
  • To provide weekly and monthly monitoring data to the M&E Officer and the Project Manager.
  • To timely report any issue with monitoring data collection to the M&E Officer and the Project Manager. 
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully in their area of responsibility. 
  • Ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under policies and SLaDA Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures
  • Promptly report any safeguarding and child protection issues through the SLaDA protection and safeguarding focal point. 

 

 

KEY RELATIONSHIPS 

Internal 

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Project Manager. 
  • Operational support staff in the field office 
  • M&E Officer 
  • Programmes, Admin & Logs, Finance departments in the Head Office  
  • SRHR stakeholders and service providers in the district 
  • District Council stakeholders 
  • Community stakeholders
  • District Ministries/Government department/agencies
  • Teachers and School Management Committees 
  • Young people 

 

 

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

Essential

  • University degree or its equivalent (from a recognized institution) in relevant field of Social Sciences, Economics, Development, Gender or other similar, 
  • A minimum of 3 years working on sexual and reproductive health and rights projects in Sierra Leone 
  • Experience working with SRHR stakeholders such as PHU officials. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentations 
  • Strong interest and willingness to engage on safeguarding and gender equality related issues to challenge norms and behaviors 
  • Passion for gender transformative programming, mission driven work and personal values aligned with SLaDA
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines 
  • Ability to coordinate partners in the Programme 

 

 

Desirable :

  • Experience in data collection within SRHR projects. 
  • Experience in working with young people especially adolescent girls 
  • Experience in Comprehensive Sexuality Education 
  • Experience working in an EU funded Programme 
  • Experience of working with Award Management Systems 

 

 

SLaDA VALUES IN PRACTICE :

We are open and accountable We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do. 

We strive for lasting impact 

We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative. 

We work well together 

We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners. 

We are inclusive and empowering 

We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programmes and our workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT 

The role will be required to travel to the schools/communities, health centres/ SRHR stakeholders frequently (on a daily basis) to ensure timely support and supervision. The role will be based in the district office of SLaDA in Moyamba and Port Loko district

 

 LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN 

High level: Frequent interaction with children.

Method of application:

If you are a qualified Sierra Leonean who have read and meet the criteria above, please forward your Cover Letter, CV with three referees to dominicconteh@slada-sl.com or by hand delivery @ 1 George Brook Street, IMATT Freetown via USA Embassy (the same building with Peak Lodge Supermarket) 

Women are strongly encouraged to apply as SLaDA provide an equal job opportunity for everyone.