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Job Description


Job Advert for Project Officer

Location: Makeni – CARE Sierra Leone

Manager: SHE Project 




CARE seeks a world of hope, inclusion and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security. CARE places a particular emphasis on women and girls, their dignity and empowerment to lead their communities out of poverty. In 2020, CARE worked in 104 countries, reaching 90 million people through more than 1,300 programs, with an annual budget of $650 million. Every single one of those 90 million people has a story of resilience, community, strength, and hope—all things that bind us together, across every corner of the globe. 

In Sierra Leone, CARE staff and partners work tirelessly to save lives, address the root causes of poverty and social injustice through advocacy, partnerships, system strengthening and programming in impact areas of Gender Equality, Empowering Women and Girls, Humanitarian Assistance, Right to Food, Nutrition and Water, Right to Health, Women’s Economic Justice and Climate Justice.




CARE Sierra Leone is seeking a talented visionary to assume the role of a Project Officer  within our Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship project  Office. Reporting to the Project Manager, this role will be responsible for all the stages of project’s life cycle and have duties such as managing resources, monitoring project execution, reporting to senior management, ensuring a continuous  flow of information among project team members and assigning task. Also, S/he will be responsible for ensuring that the Tiffany project activities program works in accordance with CARE regulations, norms and standards in order to ensure high program quality.


The person in this role will mentor and coach project staff and sub grantee in all MEAL processes. S/he will lead the establishment of a strong Monitoring and Evaluation System and will assist the program team to ensure high quality implementation of that system. S/he will lead project reflective practice exercises and ensure knowledge sharing with sub-grantee and other stakeholders. S/he will also be involved in the design, monitoring and evaluation of all activities implemented in assigned duty station. S/he will assist the country office (CO) MEAL Unit in handling the country office knowledge management, sharing and institutional learning and ensure the incorporation of MEAL best practices in other program implementation and new designs. 



This role will report directly to the project manager, with dotted lines to the Assistant country Director for Programs

The key responsibilities of Project Officer:

  • Ensure professional standards of work are maintained and projects are completed to time and budget: To complete post-excavation analysis and reporting on projects undertaken in a timely manner to the highest professional standard. To help develop methods of project initiation, execution and delivery. 
  • Implementation of activities: Manage the general implementation of activities and collect evidence from beneficiaries by conducting activities, completing assessments, documenting human-interest stories and, reporting.
  • Compliance agreement with CARE standard: Develop compliance monitoring plan such as checklists to track compliance in close consultation with the project manager to Deliver program quality standard implementation. Support monitoring of staff and client’s compliance to safeguarding principles on protection against sexual harassment exploitation and abuse (PHSEA) at all levels.



To be successful in this role you will:

Possess experience and education in Project:  You must have a bachelor’s degree in Social Science,  community/rural Development, Microfinance, Agric economics, international development, or other related discipline  experience, bringing with you at least 3years of experience as a project Officer or similar experiences and a thorough knowledge of project practices 


Have communication and reporting skills needed to deliver and conduct both oral and written training sessions for small, medium and large sized groups. Be able to tell the story and know when it’s applicable to convert data to conversation. 


Be a problem solver and critical thinker. You must be able to clearly identify and define the different levels of problem solving and resolution. Think holistically with a vision and use your analytics and reporting skills, 


Be a leader with influence. Demonstrated leadership, coaching and negotiation skills with internal and external partners with the ability to be a team player. 


Know your systems. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word and good skills at using M&E Tools and software applications (PeopleSoft experience will be preferred). 




              Integrity and Accountability


              Diversity and Respect


To apply please send your CV to:



We will be reviewing resumes for these roles on a continuous basis until the position is filled. If you are selected as a candidate, a member of our team will reach out to you to start the recruitment process. Thank you for your interest in CARE Sierra Leone.