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Job Description

 

International Rescue Committee 

Sierra Leone Program 

4 Off Hill Cot Road, Freetown 

Sierra Leone 

Tel : +232 (0)76 471 796 

Email : SL-Administration@rescue.org 

 

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Position:                             WGPE Project Manager

Reports to:                          WGPE Senior Program Manager.

Location:                             Bo

Grade:                                 7B

Duration:                           Twelve Months Initially (Renewable Annually

Deadline for applications: 17th August 2022 

 

(Only the applicants who have applied via the IRC Website Cornerstone and shortlisted for interview will be contacted). 

 

BACKGROUND 

Present in Sierra Leone since 1999, IRC supports Sierra Leonean institutions – government, civil society, community-based organizations, and private sector – to provide improved social services, decrease youth unemployment and mitigate gender-based violence.  The IRC does this through programs and partnerships designed to improve the lives of women, youth, and children by implementing Health, Education, and Women and Girls’ Protection and Empowerment (WGPE) programming.  

 

The IRC through its WGPE sector will be implementing the “Adolescent Girls Empowerment and Protection Project” (AGEPP) Phase 2 from 2022 to 2024, and its main aim is ‘to support the empowerment of Adolescent Girls through relevant education, knowledge, and skills for obtaining their full potential and inclusive participation in society’.  This project will be implemented in Bo District and is a follow-on project from AGEPP Phase 1 (2019-2022).  It will primarily focus on adolescent girls over a 3-year period, with the recognition that their empowerment cannot be fully achieved without change occurring within the family and the community. Therefore, this project will also target female caregivers of the girls, male leaders within the community, boys, and the community at large. Using learning from the period of the COVID 19 pandemic, Ebola and other natural disasters that have occurred in previous years, which resulted in increased vulnerability and incidence of adolescent girls to SGBV, teenage pregnancy and FGM, the project will seek to bring about changes that will build resilience in the communities and will allow them to take full ownership of the problems and solutions of their adolescent girls leading to the reduction of early marriage and teenage pregnancy. To be able to achieve this effectively, the project will also explore through research, how climate change affects adolescent girls. 

 

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the WGPE Senior Program Manager, the Project Manager will assume responsibility for management of the WGPE project field staff and implementation activities in Bo for AGEPP Phase 2.  S/he will coordinate with IRC’s other programs; and represent the WGPE program in external meetings and related events in the Bo district.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Position Reports to:  WGPE Senior Program Manager
  • Position directly supervises:  3 WGPE Senior Officers (Bo District)
  • internal: WGPE Coordinator, Bo Field Manager, M & E Manager
  • External: Donors, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) – Bo district, the District Health Management Team (DHMT), the Family Support Unit (FSU) of the Sierra Leone Police, Peripheral Health Units (PHUs), District Council, the CoP on Violence against Women and Girls, and Community Stakeholders.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Project Implementation 

  • Supervise and manage the Project Officers, building their capacity in project implementation and ensure a positive team spirit is fostered encouraging innovative and quality programming.
  • Oversee project implementation including logistics support and organization of activities – trainings, meetings, and workshops for staff, clients, and other stakeholders, in line with donor requirements
  • Develop actionable work plans to ensure the timely implementation of project activities, in collaboration with project team members
  • Develop and maintain effective and productive working relationships with key stakeholders and represent IRC at meetings with stakeholders 
  • Report on performance and lead regular team meetings aimed at ensuring activities of the team members are coordinated and performed in a timely manner.
  • With support from finance, logistics and administrative staff, oversee financial activities including monitoring of the project budget through Budget vs. Actual monthly reviews, item forecasting and procurement for project activities.
  • Provide monthly written and regular verbal reports on progress on activities to supervisor

 

Monitoring, Evaluation, and reporting:

    • Monitor progress towards the objectives and intended outputs of the project using routine data, spot checks, observation, and other methodologies.
    • Ensure timely data collection by project officers for analysis and use in periodic reporting and to inform project activities
    • Based on monitoring and feedback mechanisms, strengthen the quality, effectiveness, and responsiveness of program interventions.
    • Contribute to IRC and donor reports as per set schedules (monthly, quarterly, and annually) on grant activities, indicators, and achievements. 
  • Support compilation of learning from project implementation to inform the design of future programs
  • Promote an environment of best practice and knowledge sharing with other IRC sectors, and with partners.

 

Other

  • Undertake all other tasks as requested by the supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Education, Sociology, or a related field.

Experience:

  • Proven practical work experience and knowledge on GBV, gender, economic empowerment, livelihoods, skills building and men, boys and community engagement.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of managing, coordinating or leading teams.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in basic administrative, logistical, and financial management, including basic budgeting, resource management and procurement processes.

 

Other Skills:

  • Demonstrated understanding of GBV and the principles of delivering quality GBV services.
  • Ability to work calmly and lead teams successfully in stressful situations.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple project activities under one integrated program.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, delegate responsibilities, and ask for help as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and engage positively with a wide range of actors and stakeholders, ranging from community groups to government agencies.
  • Able to manage and coordinate financial and procurement transactions and other operational and administrative procedures in line with organizational policies, as applicable.  
  • Able to manage resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Strong facilitation and training skills.
  • Excellent English speaking and writing skills; ability to prepare reports and other required program documentation in a timely manner.

 

Mandatory (General) Abilities:

  • Committed to the mission and principles of the International Rescue Committee.
  • A good, motivated team player with a positive attitude who can motivate and encourage others.
  • Results driven – ensures goals, objectives and deadlines are met.
  • Applies effective utilization of resources.
  • Self-Management – Knows own strengths and weaknesses and acts accordingly, copes well with pressure and adapts and learns; willingness and ability to work in a frequently changing and demanding context.
  • Interpersonal skills – Listens willingly and respectfully to the concerns of all groups and individuals and provides feedback, gaining commitment by persuasiveness not demands.

 

Mode of Application

All applications must be done using the below link and should include a cover letter, updated CV, names of three referees and their active telephone and email contacts, copies of professional certificates and testimonial

  

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/29564?c=rescue.

Please ensure that all attached files are less than 2 megabytes (2MB) for any one message that is sent. 

 

A copy of your application letter, updated CV, labour card and all other supporting documents should be sent to the NGO Desk Officer, Ministry of Labour – New England or to the nearest Ministry of Labour office nationwide. 

 

Please contact any of our offices captioned below for further information and/or detailed requirements or call on 076-471-796.  

 

WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY