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Fri, 31/01/2020 - 17:45

The role:  Right to be a Girl Project Coordinator


Qualifications and experience: University degree, 6 years field and Programme experience and at least 2 years with an international NGO



Programme Coordination

  • Ensure full familiarity with the project objectives, intended results, and planned activities that will lead to these results. This includes full familiarity with the project proposal, logical frameworks and implementation plans for the Right to be a Girl. 

  • Overall management and responsibility for the Award Action Plan (AAP) for the Right to be a Girl project, ensuring that it is regularly monitored and updated as necessary.

  • Support the project team to plan and implement all activities in line with the project design, ensuring that best practices and appropriate programme approaches with respect to gender integration and child protection are utilized at all times, liaising with the child protection technical advisor as needed for technical support.

  • Maintain and nurture positive relationship with community leaders, groups and structures as relevant to the programme design, focusing on sustainability and ownership and support the project team to do the same (all CP projects in Pujehun).

  • Assist in maintaining positive relationship with the Government agencies, key stakeholders, civil society/INGO/CBO partners as relevant to the project design.

  • Provide ongoing coaching, mentoring and monitoring support to all partners in the programme, planning and conducting review meeting and joint field visits on a regular basis.

  • Support the team to ensure that child participation components, with gender sensitive measures are integrated into all aspects of programme across the various projects.

  • Review all concept notes, activity plans and budgets before implementation, ensuring they are in line with the project design and implementation plans.

  • Ensure that all project activities are planned and implemented in line with SC’s administrative, logistical, finance and procurement procedures, requesting guidance as needed.

  • Actively explore and nurture linkages and integration opportunities with SC’s other sector programme in Pujehun and support the team to do the same.


Budget and Financial Management

  • Responsible for coordination and management of the project budget for the Right to be a Girl project, as a budget holder responsibility.

  • Conduct monthly budget monitoring and BVA reviews, highlighting any significant variances with proposed approach to address these. Ensuring familiarity with all SCI and donor regulations and compliance requirements.

  • Review all concept notes, activity plans and budgets before implementation, ensuring they are in line with the available resources and that all procurement/financial and logistical needs are planned well in advance, with Child Safeguarding risk assessments completed/approved, etc.

  • Monitor and support partners as needed in budget management and implementation, liaising with the finance team for support as needed.

MEAL:  Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning

  • Work with the MEAL team and technical specialists to prepare and agree on a MEAL package and data collection and reporting tools, including baseline, midterm and end line assessments.

  • Together with the MEAL team, ensure that all members of the project team and partners are fully familiar with the various MEAL data collection and report tools, ensuring these are completed on a regular basis and provide ongoing support as needed. Assist with analysis as relevant.

  • Ensure that all project/programm reports are completed in a timely manner, providing relevant and accurate information in line with reporting requirement and SC/donor guidelines. Assist partner with preparing reports as relevant and needed.

  • Support the teams to prepare other relevant documentation as needed on the projects, including case studies, updates and briefings etc.

  • Help coordinate all programme review meeting, lessons learned on activities and other monitoring and review/evaluation activities as relevant.


Other Duties

  • Facilitate and promote teamwork with the team and with another sector programmes.

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of and strengthen links with other child protection and development actors (including NGOs, CBOs, Civil Society, Government) working in the area.

  • Represent Save the children by participating in coordination meetings, workshops, and other meetings and report back to the field manager, team and technical advisors in writing.

  • Ensure understanding and compliance with all Save the children policies, including child safeguarding policy, Code of Conduct, Whistle Blowing Policy, Fraud and Dishonesty Policy, Anti-Bribery Policy, Gender Equality Policy, Equal Opportunities and Health and safety, and act in a manner consistent with their requirements and the specific responsibilities of the post.

  • Any other duties assigned by his/her line manager.


Essential Criteria

  • At least 6 years’ programme experience in child protection and/or gender based violence programming, preferably at least 2 years with an international NGO.

  • Experience in programme management or coordination in the above- mentioned areas.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of child protection and gender-based violence response systems including legal and policy frameworks, service providers, government agencies, traditional leaders, civil society organisation, community structures and other key stakeholders.

  • Significant experience and knowledge of gender equality, empowerment, discrimination, norms, GBV, etc, especially in the Sierra Leone context (culture practices and social norms).

  • Strong knowledge of child protection issues affecting children in Sierra Leone, and how these are linked with issues of gender equality and discrimination, social norms, etc.

  • Experience in community engagement on culturally sensitive issues, and in working with community groups and structure in a manner that promotes ownership and sustainability. 

  • Experience in using participatory methodologies in programme implementation, preferably involving children and other groups normally marginalized from decision-making processes.

  • Experience in providing training, coaching and mentoring support to the work of national and local organizations in a manner that builds long-term capacity.

  • Experience in budget monitoring and management.

  • Experience in managing staff team

  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation.

  • Computer literate with the ability to use Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a wide range of people at all level.

  • The ability to work independently and use own initiative; strong problem solving skills.

  • Ability to plan and organise work, cope with pressure and priorities competing demands on time.

  • Fluent in English and Krio.

  • Excellent writing skills including strong ability to write clear and well-structured reports. 

Contract length: 12 Months


Location: Pujehun


The Organization


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 realise 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. 


Application Information:


Please note that SCI maintains zero tolerance to dual employment and all applicants are kindly requested to follow the guide below: 


  • Candidates must possess Social Security Numbers (NASSIT) and a valid driving license for positions related to field activities.

  • Applicants should attach a copy of a valid Labour Card to their applications

  • Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document and include your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role.

  • Applicants should address their applications to the HR/Admin Coordinator, Save the Children, 71 Sir Samuel Lewis Road, Aberdeen, Freetown or 117 Mano Sewalu Road, Masanta Section, Kailahun Town and send a copy of their application addressed to the NGO Desk Officer, Ministry of Labour & Social Security, New England, Freetown.

  • Please indicate on the email or envelop position applied for and job location as stated on the advert.

  • Applications can be hand-delivered to the addresses above or send by email to                                                       but position applied for must be stat

  • Applicants should collect a copy of our Child Safeguarding & Code of Conduct policies from the nearest Save the Children office from Monday to Thursday between 0900hrs and 1700hrs and from 0900hrs – 1400hrs on Friday

  • All applications should be submitted on or by 31st January, 2020 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.  Thus, Reference and Security clearance checks will be conducted


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

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