Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    July 8, 2024
  • Location
  • Expiration date
    July 14, 2024
  • Experience
    3 Years
  • Gender
    Both
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Organization
    Action Aid
  • Required Languages
    English

Job Description

 

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 a 30 month (2 years 6 months) project – from July 2024 to December 2026r This projected is funded by UNICEF and it  is titled “Expanding cross sectoral opportunities for the empowerment of adolescent girls and reduction of teenage pregnancy and child marriage through  gender-transformative engagements and social protection (Cash+) programmes”. The project is part of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child  Marriage (GPECM), focuses on enabling girls at risk of child marriage to choose and direct their own futures, supports households with positive social norms  change, and strengthens systems that deliver services to adolescent girls, in Pujehun, Bombali, Koinadugu, Kambia, and Tonkolili. To effectively implement this  project, ActionAid Sierra Leone (AASL) is looking for qualified, experienced, and self-motivated persons to fill the following positions:  

 

Position: Project Manager (1) 

Reports to: Head of Programme and Policy 

Supervises: Project Officers and M&E Officer 

Location: Bombali with travel to the field as required 

Job Reference No: PM/UNICEF/INT.EXT/2024/07/04 

Duration: 30 months 

Job Purpose: The Project Manager is a mid-level management position. The Project Manager has overall responsibility to provide leadership and coordination  for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project. The job-holder will be required to supervise the project team. She/He has the responsibility to  consolidate the project activity and reports from the Project Officers and provide supervisory oversight to project monitoring and evaluation, ensuring full  compliance to policies and financial and other commitments signed up to. 

Main/Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Experience in implementing adolescent girls programme with specific focus on increasing uptake of Sexual Reproductive Health Services, reduce  teenage pregnancy and child marriage in Sierra Leone.  
  • Experience in managing safe spaces for adolescent girls.  
  • Manage the project budget and all activities under the UNICEF project in accordance with AASL polices under the guidance of the Head of  Programme and Policy. 
  • Develop actionable work plans to ensure the timely implementation of project activities in collaboration with the Project Officers. Provide technical leadership in development and ongoing monitoring of the Work plan 
  • Conduct regular field visits to the five project operational Districts (Pujehun, Bombali, Koinadugu, Kambia, and Tonkolili.) to ensure the delivery of  high-quality interventions. 
  • Compile and develop monthly and quarterly reports and any other reports according to donor requirements. 
  • Build the capacity of staff through daily mentoring, guidance, and trainings. 
  • Work with the M&E Manager to ensure that key project indicators are tracked, and key project data is regularly analysed to inform decision making,  and program adaptation. 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including donors, government actors, international and local NGOs, and  other relevant actors. 
  • Represent ActionAid in sector and district coordination meetings to share experience and influence district level decision making in line with the  project.  

Person Specifications: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Development studies or management. A post-graduate Masters Degree will be an added advantage. 
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience from a reputable organization preferably at the medium management level is essential.
  • 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  
  • Must be familiar with an approach in project implementation that leaves no one behind especially in girls programming. 
  • Excellent report writing skills 
  • Excellent Communication and presentation skills 
  • People management skills 
  • Monitoring skills 
  • Knowledge in budget management and financial reporting analysis 
  • Skills in capacity building and Risk management  
  • Ability to work long hours and under pressure. 
  • Capable of working to strict deadlines.
  • Experience in building donor relationships and fundraising initiative 
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

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