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About Christian Aid

Christian Aid (CA) has worked in Sierra Leone for over 25 years, with governance being one of its key thematic areas.  CA works through a distinct partnership approach which reflects a firm belief that local organisations and people are best suited to solve their own problems.

The SABI is a four-year citizen-led accountability programme funded by UK aid. It helps to inform and empower citizens to hold effective dialogue with better engaged and more accountable state service providers.


Communications and Learning Officer SABI


Location: Freetown 

Contract type: National - Fixed Term

Contract Period: End 30th June 2020

Salary: Band D - Le 152,396,857 – 168,906,027 (Band D)


The Communications and Learning Officer is a new role to the SABI programme. The post holder will support the delivery of SABI’s communications strategy and will capture and disseminate learning from the SABI programme and wider Christian Aid Sierra Leone country programme. S/he will raise the programme’s profile among key stakeholders in Sierra Leone and globally. S/he will provide hands-on communications and learning support for the programme’s engagement with key stakeholders


The post holder must possess a degree in marketing and communications or equivalent 5 years’ experience in a related field. The role includes technical expertise in building media relationships and generating media coverage. Should have excellent written English and the ability to manage design editorial processes and good editorial skills. Also experience of developing and delivering effective communications strategies and plans.    


If you are a dynamic individual with exceptional interpersonal skills and a track record of working successfully with a wide range of stakeholders, then this could be the job for you.


Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Adhere to the guidance notes in formulating your answers.

Build Partnerships:

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks

Deliver Results:

Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritised and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

Communicate Effectively:

Give us an example of when you have taken complex information and translated it into a clear and simple message for different audiences

How to apply

For more information on application procedures, visit Christian Aid website and follow the steps to apply online.  Please note: No hard copy application. CVs will not be accepted.


Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.  We positively welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of religion, race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation.  We strongly encourage people with disabilities to apply

Please forward any queries you have regarding this vacancy by email to

Closing date for application: 1st June, 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interview date(s) communicated.


should this be in £ or SLL?

It could be pounds but in most recent adverts we leave in Leones. But offer letter will state in pounds.

Only desirable

Why would we need to include all this in the advert?

Applicants have to use these questions in their application form by giving examples of their past work.


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