Sierra Leone Country Manager / Consultant

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Apply by 22 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 22 June 2018

Job Description

Title Sierra Leone Country Manager / Consultant

Salary $30 – 45k

Location Freetown, with travel as required

Street Child, a fast growing development and humanitarian INGO with education, child protection and livelihood operations in ten countries, are seeking an outstanding professional to lead Street Child UK’s support to our flagship national partner, Street Child of Sierra Leone (SCoSL).

This role reports to Street Child’s Africa Director and will work intimately with SCoSL’s excellent national leadership team. The first goal is to support strong delivery of Street Child’s programme portfolio in Sierra Leone (typically c.£750k - £1.5m p/a). The second goal is to help Street Child secure new opportunities through thoughtful programme development work and strong external representation.

Technically, we are looking for a candidate with:

  • Experience of delivering, or closely supporting, relevant development programmes (most ideally in Sierra Leone / West Africa), including budget management, with a clear track record of success.
  • Specific expertise in one, or more, of, education (in particular), livelihoods and/or child protection, would be a real asset.

Representing Street Child at the highest level in Sierra Leone, you will require:

  • Excellent relationship building skills,
  • Ability to skillfully navigate the different approaches required for national and international stakeholders, with a strong ‘nose’ for partnerships and funding. A belief in partnership is essential.
  • A pragmatic, can-do, agile and pro-active approach.
  • Ability to maintain excellent links with the UK team, providing support and information required to engage our donors and supporters.

It is possible that a strong candidate may additionally be asked to play a role in supporting Street Child’s operations in Liberia too – and/or, on a ‘surge’ basis, any of Street Child’s wider Africa programming.

To learn more about Street Child, please visit www.street-child.co.uk

To apply, please e-mail info@street-child.co.uk ASAP. The posts will remain open until filled however applications will be assessed and progressed as appropriate, upon receipt.

About the Organization

Street Child’s vision is a world where the rights of every child are realised, specifically the right to education.

121 million school-aged children are currently out of education worldwide, mainly in the world’s poorest, most fragile and disaster-hit countries. Millions more children are in school but failing to learn. These children are denied their right to education and life opportunities. Street Child believes that achieving universal basic education is the single greatest step that can be taken towards the elimination of global poverty.

Street Child prides itself on being willing to go where others won’t and quick to respond, including in remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states. Founded a decade ago in 2008, Street Child has improved access to education for 200,000 children across Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Nepal, where a generation of children’s opportunities have been affected by disaster, conflict and extreme poverty.

We recognize that the barriers to education are complex and interlinked, and our projects focus on a combination of education, child protection and livelihoods support to address the social, economic and structural issues that underpin today’s learning crisis.

Wherever we work, we partner with local organisations and communities, with the aim of building relationships built on trust and mutual respect - supporting the growth of civil society over time to take a leading role in their national development.

Street Child takes an outcome-led approach, and we use evidence to drive learning and the constant refinement and scale-up of programmes that create maximum impact for the most children at the lowest cost.

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