Concern Worldwide is a nongovernmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. In Sierra Leone Concern Worldwide programmes focus on health, education and livelihood improvements in the framework of addressing challenges in relation to lack of (or low return on) assets, inequality and risk and vulnerability. Concern Worldwide has been operational in Sierra Leone since 1996. Programme implementation is based in three areas, namely Tonkolili District, Port Loko District and Urban and peri-urban areas in Freetown and the surrounding the Western Area.
On this note, Concern would like to invite well experienced and professional applicants for the under mentioned replacement role:
|JOB TITLE:||WASH Community Engagement Supervisor|
|REPORTS TO:||Emergency Programme Coordinator|
|PROJECTS:||Sustainable, eco-friendly access to safe water for hard-to-reach, vulnerable households (SAFE Projects)|
|DUTY STATION:||– Freetown, (Concern Office and FCC) (at least 50% in project community)
The WASH Community Engagement Team Leader will be based in the FCC office (with frequent visit to Concern’s Office as and when required). The majority of his/her time will be in Tree Planting community.
|LIAISES WITH:||Works closely with;
– All relevant counterparts – WASH officers on other projects and and the emergency unit
– Freetown finance, system and HR staff, Programme Quality Unit & Equality and Gender Advisor; MEAL coordinator
– Freetown City Council (FCC) (Sanitation Unit and Office of the Mayor)
– Other project partners including the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) in Wester Area Urban.
|CONTRACT DETAILS:||Fixed term: 12 Months with possibility of extension|
The WASH Community Engagement Team Leader will be responsible for coordinating all day-to-day activities under the SAFE Project. S/He will ensure that agreed targets are on track and of high quality – updating, his/her line manager accordingly. S/He will build strong working relationships – and coordinate closely with – the Tree Planting community structures/stakeholders and project partners (FCC, MWR and MAF), in planning and implementation of project activities. S/he will be responsible for monitoring implementation and keeping up-to-date activity plans and reports and submitting to the Emergency Programme Coordinator.
The SAFE project is jointly implemented by Concern and Freetown City Council (FCC) in the Tree Planting Community in Freetown. The SAFE project is a three-year project anticipated to commence on the 1 September 2022 and ends on the 31 August 2025.
Oversite and ensure quality of activities and outcomes for the SAFE Project:
With technical support from the Emergency Program Coordinator where needed, lead on all community engagement and ensure full community participation in joint assessment, and the construction of the water supply facilities. Facilitate the formation of Water Management Committees and coordinate with MWR to train the committee on operations, setting up a fee structure, and minor maintenance of the water infrastructure Link the WMC’s with appropriate technicians from the Water Directorate for future major maintenance.
|MAJOR ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Specific Roles and Responsibilities – Under the supervision of the Emergency Programme Coordinator
Programme Cycle Management:
Networking and Representation
Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Sierra Leone Program is to respond, all staff are required to actively participate in the response, regardless of location and contribute to the efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organization.
Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements
Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
HIV & AIDS
Concern Sierra Leone is committed to respond to HIV & AIDS and to a supportive working environment for those infected or affected. Each staff member is required to contribute to achieving this commitment by:
- Raising awareness and being updated on HIV & AIDS issues
- Protecting him/herself and colleagues
- Sharing information with colleagues and avoiding stigma and discrimination
Concern Worldwide in Sierra Leone recognizes that the establishment of equality of opportunity between men and women is fundamental to both the achievement of fairness and to poverty elimination.
Therefore, each staff member of Concern is expected to be sensitive to equality issues in their relationships with colleagues and in their work and to participate in implementation of gender mainstreaming plans, both at the workplace and in programmes
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should apply with:
- An application letter clearly justifying how you 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.
Applications should be sent either through email or by hard copy to the following addresses.
You can send through email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR deliver in Hard copy to the below locations
HR Department, Concern Worldwide, 20 Old Railway Line – Signal Hill, Freetown
HR Department, Concern Worldwide, 2B Shamel Street, Magburaka, Tonkolili
HR Department, Concern Worldwide, 25 Upper Kamara Lane, Back of EDSA substation, Port Loko
Please mark your application as per the references stated in position above
(by email please put the reference in the SUBJECT heading).
Closing date for receipt of applications for the above vacancy is on the 27th September 2022
Please mark your application as per the references stated in each position above
(by email please put the reference in the SUBJECT heading).
“FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY”