|Salary||Competitive Local Benchmark|
|Contract type||Fixed Term|
|Full Time||40 hours per week|
|Application Closing Date|
|Interview date||June 2023|
|Start date||August 2023|
VSO is the world’s leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world’s poorest regions. We bring key stakeholders together to co-ordinate collective action, from local organisations to national governments. Our programmes in Africa and Asia focus on health, education and livelihoods, with an increasing emphasis on resilience, peace building, social accountability, gender and social inclusion. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change that will improve the lives of generations to come.
The role holder will be responsible for representing and leading on all aspects of consortium project management, compliance, quality assurance and delivery of project results. In addition, you will provide strategic, managerial, technical leadership and administrative oversight to project teams. You will oversee all aspects of project implementation including maintaining close coordination with consortium partners and programme management unit in the Ministry, ensuring that all project activities are of high quality and lead to measurable outcomes and results
Ideal Applicant Summary
We are looking to recruit an individual with knowledge and understanding in Primary Education in Sierra Leone, knowledge and understanding of education technology in the development context as well as experience in Project Management.
The ideal candidate should have substantial experience in managing large and complex grants and contracts within the international development sector including donor management and consortium partner management. In addition, the suitable candidate should have experience of creating and maintaining a high performing, diverse team working in different locations. Importantly you will have experience of leading and managing change, developing, and maintaining strong partnerships and consortia.
We also offer a range of benefits, including:
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops
VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
This position is open to Nationals of Sierra Leone only, as we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
How to apply
Complete the registration form below. When you have completed the form, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to our VSO Values self-assessment. This is a module designed to give you an insight into VSO’s ethos and provide you with an understanding of how your values align with ours, helping you to decide if you would like to join our organisation. The self-assessment module typically takes about 10 minutes to complete.
After completing the VSO Values self-assessment, you can opt out or proceed with the application process. You will need to upload your CV in Word or PDF format detailing your employment and educational history, and any volunteering experience. Please note that you will need to complete the full application form in one go as you cannot save it to fill at a later time.
When you have submitted your application, you will receive an email inviting you to complete two assessments which focus on how you process information and what your work approach is.
You will be shown instructions and example questions prior to the assessments to help you increase your familiarity with them. You will also have access to a short profile report on completion of the assessment. Your application will be reviewed by our Resourcing Team when you have completed these assessments.
Should you require any adjustments to be made to the application process due to a disability or any other circumstances, please email us at Recruitment@vsoint.org to discuss your requirements.
Step 1. Complete the registration form below
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