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£25,000 - £34,000 per year depending on experience
Contract, 2 year fixed term contract, Full-time
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Job description
  • Job Title:  Programme Manager – Sierra Leone
  • Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone (with frequent nationwide travel within Sierra Leone)
  • Salary banding: £25,000 - £34,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Contract: Two years, with possible option of extension

Street Child is seeking an outstanding candidate with the ambition, skill and tenacity to drive programme delivery and quality in our flagship Sierra Leone country programme. You will be joining an agile and fast-growing global organisation, working for children's futures in 20 fragile, conflict and crisis affected countries. This role reports to the Sierra Leone & Liberia Country Representative, working alongside several other Street Child UK staff in country, as well as Street Child’s excellent national partners, in particular Street Child of Sierra Leone who are presently delivering several significant FCDO grants as well as projects with various other partners including the Government of Sierra Leone. Key to this role, the successful candidate will look to drive the implementation of high quality, impactful education programmes in partnership with local actors whilst also supporting our wider work across the country. Our portfolio is growing, with several innovative new programmes coming online, presenting an excellent opportunity for a successful candidate to be at the forefront of education programming in Sierra Leone.

Key Responsibilities:

Programme management (70%)

  • Provide rigorous and adaptive programme management to drive quality in our education interventions across our programme portfolio;
  • Work closely with Street Child’s national partners to ensure on-time and on-budget programme delivery, with an emphasis on impact and value for money
  • Work alongside the Sierra Leone and Liberia MEL Lead and partners to support the development and implementation of robust MEL systems and conducting frequent field monitoring visits
  • Support strong  programme reporting, completing SCUK internal reports and preparing donor narrative and financial reports in collaboration with national partners
  • Lead on budget management across all live projects, liaising with partner and SC UK finance teams
  • Directly provide partner capacity development support in priority areas, as required

Resource mobilisation (30%)

  • Support high level proposal and budget development as required alongside the Sierra Leone Country Representative and/or local partners;
  • Represent Street Child in interactions with donors, networks, government and other stakeholders in all relevant fora, in collaboration with the Country Representative;
  • Support Sierra Leone based events in coordination with SCUK fundraising teams, including the Sierra Leone marathon, bike rides & international teacher training programme.

We are looking for:

  • A dynamic, positive, personable professional with a track record of delivering education programmes in partnership with local partners;
  • A proven track record in driving programme quality and impact in education programming and a sound awareness of equity and inclusion;
  • A passion for extending Street Child’s capacity, and that of our partners (especially our unique lead local partner, ‘Street Child of Sierra Leone’, to serve children in Sierra Leone


  • Living allowance of $500 pcm
  • Comprehensive travel and life insurance
  • 1* Return R&R flight per year in addition to start and end of contract flights
  • 25 days annual leave + public holiday
  • Access to L&D funding for short, medium and long term training to support your professional development

Please note that this role is unaccompanied and not suitable for candidates looking for a family posting.

How to apply

To express your interest in this role please send your CV and covering letter to our recruitment email address as set out in the attached job description by Tuesday 24th May 2022. Your cover letter should include why you want this role and why you are a suitable candidate, outlining your relevant experience.  We will review applications as they are received so interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.  We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward should a suitable candidate be identified before the advertised end date.

Diversity is important to us at Street Child and so we especially welcome applications from candidates with backgrounds typically under-represented in the sector and/or reflect the communities we seek to serve.

Pre-employment checks will be required as part of our recruitment process in line with our Safeguarding Policy.

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Refreshed on: 14 May 2022
Closing date: 24 May 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Management, Project Management

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