THE ROLE: Project Manager – Sierra Leone Education Innovation Challenge (SLEIC)
Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Project Manager that will lead 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 Manager will be responsible for leading the implementation of the programme activities in the three districts (Bo, Kailahun and Kenema). S/he will be based between Pujehun or Kailahun field offices as s/he will play a coordinating and coaching of the 7 project officers delivering project activities in schools. The Programme Director and the Education Technical Specialist will support the Project Manager to ensure that project officers have all guidance needed to deliver activities at district and school level to the required quality. The post-holder will be responsible for aligning project progress with workplans and budgets and contributing to reports on activities. This position will be key in coordinating with relevant stakeholders at district level including developing, and maintaining, relationships with local government and other NGOs working on the ground
The Project Manager will work under the purview of the Kailahun/Pujehun Field manager, and is expected to work closely with SLEIC MEAL Manager, Education Technical Specialist and all other Save the Children projects/ programmes and departments. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.
- Preferably an undergraduate degree in education.
- Those with higher diploma in education and relevant education trainings with over 5 years’ experience in education will be considered.
At least five years of relevant experience, with some of these preferably in an INGO setting
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- – Proven experience in all aspects of programme/project cycle management, including design, planning, implementation, and monitoring/evaluation.
- Demonstrable experience with financial management; and budget/grants management and monitoring.
- Substantial experience in external relations with government, community stakeholders and civil society.
- Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent documentation and report-writing skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, as well as training/facilitation skills.
- Experience in managing and building staff teams. developing staff capacity.
- Proficiency in computer e.g. MS Word, MS Power Point and Excel.
- Child participation: experience in implementing programmes or activities directly with/for children.
- Experience in integrating gender, diversity, disability and related issues into programme activities.
- Experience in implementing community-based activities including in rural areas, using inclusive, gender equitable and participatory approaches.
- Strong analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think and plan strategically
- Ability to be self-sufficient and resourceful, proactive in identifying and addressing challenges, yet consulting and asking for assistance as needed/relevant.
- Ability and willingness to travel to project communities and stay in basic conditions.
- Willing to commit to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
Additional job responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the Post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
CONTRACT LENGTH: 2 years, with possibility of extension
Closing Date: 27th May, 2022
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.
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