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Project Cordinator

Christian Aid

Banking & Finance

Freetown, Sierra Leone

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Closing date:

28 March 2022

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Christian Aid

About us Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.


About you Essential Degree or equivalent in Social Work or Development Studies or Gender Studies. Significant experience of working with groups and local partners, and of providing partner support and capacity building. Strong relationships/networks within the health community in Sierra Leone, especially within the NGO sector. Significant experience leading project proposal writing. Understanding of gender and inclusion-sensitive programming. Hands-on experience in monitoring and supporting community-based development programmes. Considerable understanding and experience of safeguarding policy and procedures excellent report writing communication (written and verbal) skills Desirable Knowledge of and experience in working with partnerships, including women’s savings groups, and with other team members. Excellent analytical skills. Knowledge of and experience savings schemes and women’s economic programming in Sierra Leone. Ability to network effectively, with the ability to develop a wide range of relevant contacts. Comfortable working within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team Further information This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct. You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance. Competency questions As part of your application, we would like to test your suitability by giving answers to the following questions; please think of real events and experience, which are as specific as possible and where you can identify your key role. Once you have thought of a specific example, we ask that you describe: The situation – the circumstances, situations or context of the example; The task – what you were required to do or needed to do; The actions – the behaviour or actions that you displayed during the example (i.e. what you actually did; The Results – or outcomes of the event, with specific reference to the impact of your actions. Build partnerships Tell us about a time when you were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal Communicate effectively Tell us about a time when you handled a difficult issue with someone else with openness, honesty, and respect. Deliver results Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information, and other evidence Documents • Project Coordinator – ITL Project.pdf (221.92 KB) • Global competency model.pdf (354.37 KB) More Information • Job City Freetown, Sierra Leone

About the Role

About the role The Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Leadership in Sierra Leone (WELL) project activities funded from the In Their Lifetime (ITL) funds in twenty (40) communities in Kailahun district (20) and Pujehun district (20) in Eastern and Southern Sierra Leone respectively. The post holder will be based in Bo with frequent travels to Pujehun and Kailahun to monitor and support partners’ work in target communities. The role will be responsible for planning and guiding implementation and completing monthly quarterly updates (and case studies) and annual reports. This role will also manage the compliance with safeguarding and accountability requirements and provide technical backstopping to project staff in Kailahun and Pujehun. The role will also require an interface with Orange Money, Njala University and Rokel Commercial Bank as collaborative partners in the implementation of the project. The role requires a self-motivated, dynamic, and innovative person with extensive knowledge in women’s economic empowerment, gender and community mobilization.

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