Site Operations Manager

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    June 7, 2024
  • Expiration date
    June 13, 2024
  • Experience
    2 Years
  • Gender
  • Qualification
    Bachelor Degree
  • Organization
  • Required Languages
    English, Krio

Job Description





GOAL has been present in Sierra Leone since 1999, with an overall aim to contribute to poverty and  vulnerability reduction through the implementation of integrated, multi-sectoral interventions, with a  primary focus on improving Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent health (RMNCAH)  specifically addressing teenage pregnancy. GOAL is also improving Faecal Sludge Management in Freetown  through Urban WASH Program focusing on the Kingtom faecal sludge treatment plant and promoting social  inclusion, empowerment and the promotion of decent work through systems-based programme approaches  and community led social and behavioral change. GOAL currently operates in Western Area Urban  (Freetown), Kambia, Bombali, Koinadugu, Moyamba and Kenema Districts, with funding from Irish Aid, the  European Union, Charity: Water and FCDO (Former DFID).  


GOAL SL has planned to operationalize two (2) transfer stations in Freetown with support from the FCDO  funding. This project is complex and involves operating these transfer stations as material Recovery facilities  (MRF’s) where the waste collected from several households by tricyclists, waste trucks are disposed at these  facilities for further processing. Since most of the household wastes collected are generally not sorted into  the different waste categories i.e. organics, plastics, infectious, 

GOAL is undertaking a Faecal Sludge Management Project (‘FSMP’, with the support of Water share Ireland,  funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). This is a complex technical project  which involves development of a transformational step-change in how latrine sludges are managed in the  City of Freetown, Sierra Leone. This city of 1.2 million inhabitants has almost no public sewerage  infrastructure and relies for sanitation on local latrines. 

The first step in any project to rehabilitate Kingtom landfill is to remove the sludge deposition by developing  a sludge management plant. The FSMP is the first step in developing a formalized arrangement, initially on  a pilot basis, to put in place a treatment process for the tankered sludge. The process requires the  construction, commissioning and taking into operation by Freetown City Council (‘FCC’) of a plant comprising  sludge reception, dewatering, treatment of filtrate runoff and pilot sludge stabilization (composting) for re use.  

On this note, GOAL Sierra Leone would like to invite well experienced and professional applicants for the undermentioned position: 

JOB TITLE:  Site Operations Manager – MRF
POSITION (S):  2 (two) 
COUNTRY:  Sierra Leone
LOCATION:  Freetown (Transfer Stations -Solid Waste)
CONTRACT  7 months with possible extension 


Urban WASH Program Manager
RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Labourers, WASH Engineer


Overview of the role 

The main role of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Site manager at the transfer station is to manage all  the operations at the transfer station. The Site Manager will be responsible for the general operations of the 


site managing a team of labourers at the site. The site Manager will work with contractors, Engineers and  technicians who may be required to give technical expertise at various levels of the operations especially  where infrastructural improvements are required or maintenance operations of the transfer station  equipment and infrastructure. The Site manager will work with the transporters who discharge the waste to  the transfer station, ensuring there is efficiency in waste discharging sequences, waste data collection and  management at the point of discharge and later during the value chain of the waste management process  at the site. The site manager is responsible for the volarization of the waste been recycled for other uses  ensuring minimal residues for final disposal land field site. 

The Site Operations manager will work with the Urban WASH PM and the Assistant WASH & CC Coordinator  in developing Standard Operating procedures (SOP’s) to be adapted at the site. The SoP’s will be validated  by the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Team and enforced at the Transfer Stations (TS). The Site Operations  Manager will be well conversant with the technical issues of operations at solid Waste sites and ensure  equipment and tools required for the waste volarization are well installed, used as per existing SoP’s and  maintained as per the routine maintenance schedule. The equipment and Tools will be maintained to high  efficiency and conditions of operations to minimise down time 


  1. Coordinate monitor and supervise the treatment process of sludge at the Kingtom faecal sludge  facility which entitles the following specific actions/tasks 
  • Efficient and effective use of the transfer station limited space to optimize all operations  including the equipment used for the recycling. 
  • Maintain high quality operations processes at the transfer station ensuring the standard  operations procedures are up to date and adhered to by the transfer station operations team. Monitor qualitative and quantitative data of all processes at the transfer station using the  digital applications as per GOAL’s guidelines/protocol on applications. 
  • Technical oversite on the treatment process of solid waste right from discharge/unloading at  the TS, sorting, and other preprocesses before actual treatment of the Solid Waste. Make  clear decision on what can be volarized based on the guiding protocols and dispose the other  products as recommended by protocol.  
  • Monitor quality of floc formation in the treatment process and take remedial decisions in  consultation with site operations manager in the event of inadequate process to avoid  environmental contamination from pollutants such as smoke and other gases  
  • Process the Solid Waste delivery tricycles/trucks by taking preliminary processing data as per  the SoP’s data collection format and requirement. 
  • Document every process of the treatment and record key data required as per the data  collection form  

Support in Laboratory tests with the following specific tasks 

  • Support the required lab tests on the treated products from the solid waste to ensure quality  in Collection of samples corresponding tests from the Lab for the various treatment process  stages using recommended lab procedures as per SoP’s 
  • Document Lab results and report to the site operations manager for further handling. 

Work from Monday to Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with a lunch break of 1 hour (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)  The site must have always at least 6 labourers during the working hours to ensure that the  site operates effectively with the efficiency designed.


  • When discussed with the site operations manager, labourers may work on sites as deemed  necessary should the need arise. The Site Operations manager shall be notified in writing  regarding this before consideration or rejection. 

Any other duties requiring technical input/contribution as may be deemed fit and necessary as the need arises. 

  • Conduct on-site supervision of borehole construction in the assigned operational areas.  Strictly  

Reporting and compliance  

  • Submit Weekly Summary reports to the Urban WASH PM. 
  • Carry out any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Urban WASH Manager as  related to the treatment plant 
  • Always comply with GOAL’s Child Protection Policy.  


  • Maintain safe working environment for all staff/beneficiaries. 
  • Ensure risk mitigation measures are in place and adhered to. 
  • Ensure staff/beneficiaries fully understand Safeguarding reporting procedures. Ensure Safeguarding measures are implemented within areas of responsibilities. Ensure do-no-harm to children and vulnerable adult we meet. 
  • Follow-up, and address, Safeguarding issues appropriately. 

Requirements (Person Specification) 


  • The candidate must have a minimum of technical Higher diploma/degree in Water /civil  Engineering/hydraulics and pumps or related field of study, or third level city and guilds  qualification.  
  • Have a minimum of two years working with Solid Waste Management including treatment  systems and various technologies available.  
  • Have a minimum of two years working on WASH programmes with an International NGO or  related training or experience. 
  • Previous experience in Water/waste treatment of similar type or other types  
  • Ability to Work independently following all the SoP’s set in the operational manual for the  plant.  
  • Experience working with local labourers/communities who will be hired to evacuate the filled  Geobags during the project. 


  • Ability to Manage labourers and workers effectively is an advantage. 
  • Good English language skills  
  • Basic computer skills with ability to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and email communications. Ability to speak to interact with the local labourers in the local English and give actionable  instructions.  

General terms and conditions. 

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum  protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring  the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the  course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any 

candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offers made are also subject to  police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. 

Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to  the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse,  sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this ongoing commitment to  safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates. 


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to  the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse,  sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to  safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.  

Accountability within GOAL 

Alongside our safeguarding policy, GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has a set of integrity policies. Any  candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety,  confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols. 
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our  programming area. 
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner. 

Interested candidates should apply with: 

An application letter clearly justifying how they meet the selection criteria. 

Recent Curriculum Vitae including names and full contact addresses of three (3) referees, one  of whom must be their current or most recent employer. 

Candidates must state the position of each referee and his/her relationship to the candidate.

A copy of a valid labour card must be attached to ALL applications (written or electronic)

Police Clearance will be required from the successful candidate. 


If you have these skills and interested in joining our committed and dynamic Team, please send your cover letter and  up-to-date CV to on or before 5:30 pm – 17th June, 2024, please note that a copy of the application  letter must be sent to the NGO Desk Officer, Ministry of Labour, New England or emailed to: 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. 

GOAL provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex,  colour, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.