Project Officer

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

THE ROLE: Project Officers – Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge (SLEIC)

Save the Children is recruiting for Project Officers that will implement the “Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge (SLEIC)” project with Save the Children’s programme in Sierra Leone. This project is a three-year payment by results and outcome-based education project. The project seeks to improve learning outcomes for leaners in grades 1 to 6 for in the target schools 

The Project Officers (PO) will serve as education officers, responsible for the effective and quality implementation of TPD activities for allocated schools; coaching of teachers in collaboration with the TSC. They will directly deliver the detailed implementation plan and ensure that high quality standards are met. They will establish relationships with communities, school staff and relevant district education personnel, allowing for capacity building, and ensuring sustainability for the future scaling of our interventions. They will mobilize teachers, identify training needs and work with parents and care-givers’ to strengthen their ability to support children’s learning. They will also work closely with the MEAL officers in the data collection process. Each officer will be responsible for 9 schools. These five positions will be filled with Sierra Leonean nationals. 

The PO will be reporting directly to the Project Manager with dotted reporting Line to the respective Field Manager. She/he will play a key role at district level in ensuring that SCI is well represented and that SCI is always meeting key project deliverables in a timely manner. She/he will be based in either Kailahun or Pujehun district and will be required to operate from Kenema or BO.

With the dual programming approach that SCI has, in the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the PO will be expected to work outside the normal role profile in order to support the emergency response and will be expected to ably vary working hours accordingly.


  • Minimum of Teaching Certificate or Diploma in Education, Development studies, or any related field from a recognized institution. A Bachelor Degree in Education would be preferable and will be an added advantage. 


  • At least two years of experience working in the education sector. Those with Bachelor’s degree in Education with less experience will be considered
  • Some knowledge of Child Protection in particular safe programming
  • Demonstrable experience working in relatively similar position in an NGO setting.
  • Significant experience of project management including some level of budget management.
  • Demonstrable experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
  • The ability to be flexible and make things work.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels
  • Strong influencing skills, experience and passion in advocating for children.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SCI. In particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support


CLOSING DATE: 27th May, 2022

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 


Applicants are advised that 

Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment.  Any request in this direction should be immediately 

Please apply in English using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

  • Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided.
  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications.
  • For any query, please call on +232 76 760 214