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Wed, 21/11/2018 - 17:30

Area Coordinator (AC)


Location: Kenema with frequent travel to field locations

Reports to: Country Director


The role: GOAL is looking for a highly qualified, motivated and dynamic Sierra Leonean to join our team as Area Coordinator (AC), working with us and our partners to ensure good management of GOAL’s programme activities in Kenema (covering the South East).


The AC role sits on the GOAL SL Senior Management Team (SMT) and is responsible for oversight of the operational support functions (Human Resources, Logistics, Finance & Admin, and Security) and direct programme activities. The AC is the primary focal point for coordination, programme planning and overseeing the day-to-day operations of senior field staff.


GOAL has been present in Sierra Leone for 20 years and has teams in Western Area Urban (Freetown), Kambia, Kenema, Bombali, Koinadugu and Moyamba Districts. Our overall programme aim is poverty and vulnerability reduction through a focus on maternal, child and adolescent health, sustainable improvements to rural water supply, urban waste management (in Freetown) and promoting social inclusion and promoting a decent work environment.


Who we are looking for: To succeed in this role, you will have an academic qualification in development, public policy, health related, finance or other relevant subject with significant working experience in a management role or technical advisory with budget management oversight. You will have a commitment to ethical leadership, and have experience in building teams towards a shared vision. You will have empathetic communication skills and a collaborative approach to team communications, and a strong understanding of risk management, accountability, transparency and safeguarding.


Additional desirable specifications include a solid grounding in development principles, knowledge and experience of programmes implemented using systems strengthening and/or M4P approach. Candidates with an interest in health systems strengthening, WASH or emergency response are encouraged to apply.


If you have these skills and are interested in joining our committed and dynamic team, please send your covering letter describing how you fit the criteria above and up-to-date CV to on or before 4:30pm on Thursday, 21st November 2018. A full job description is available on request from or and copy in


Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for both written test and oral interview.          

GOAL Sierra Leone is an equal opportunities employer. Women and Persons with Disability are strongly encouraged to apply.


GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offers made is also subject to police clearance.


Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their Applications.


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