ChristianAid Vacancy for Regional Engagement Officer-Kenema

Regional Engagement Officer-Kenema

  • Salary (full time):
    £10,485 – £10,500 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:
    10485
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
    35
  • Contract length:
    9 months
  • Location:
    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Closing date:
    31 July 2019

About us

At Christian Aid (CA) we have a vision of a better world, where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. CA has worked in Sierra Leone for over 30 years, with governance being one of the 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.

 

About the role

Christian Aid is the lead for a consortium of four agencies implementing a DFID funded Accountable Grant on Public Financial Management, Revenue and Anti-corruption in Sierra Leone. Christian Aid is working with Restless Development, Budget Advocacy Network and the Centre for Accountability and Rule of Law.

Reporting to the senior programme officer, the role is responsible for oversight and support of partner operations within the Eastern region of Sierra Leone. This includes partner management and representation, stakeholder engagement, monitoring and oversight of project activities and organising/running regional outreach and events. The role will provide up to date reports to the senior programme officer and consortium programme manager with the aim of ensuring that the intended project activities and outcomes are achieved.

 

About you

We’re looking for someone with experience in project management/delivery, someone who is motivated, a self-starter who can build relationships with a wide range of different stakeholders.

At least three years of relevant professional experience is required. Experience in working with civil society organisations will be important for the role, as well as experience in producing and disseminating communications materials. The candidate must have excellent inter-personal skills in order to engage with district/regional government and civil society organisations. Proven experience in project management and delivery, preferably in a similar context, is key for the role. Someone who can innovative, monitor results and adapt in order to achieve impact. Analytical and computer skills required, including MS Office and Kobo collect. A bachelor’s degree in international development, international relations, business, economics, finance or related field is required.

Knowledge and experience on public financial management/anti-corruption/tax projects would be an advantage, as would previous experience working in Sierra Leone and the Eastern region. Experience working on DFID projects also desirable.

This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking to make a difference and be involved in an exciting new project with a hard-working, friendly, open team. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the direction of the project and ensuring effective delivery.

 

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Q1. Build Partnership

Tell us about a time when you had to apply a range of negotiating and influencing skills to secure agreement with a diverse group of people or organisations.  What was the situation?  What was the particular challenge?  What was your specific role? What were the results?

Q 2: Stewarding Resources

Please tell us about a time when you had to achieve outcomes with a limited level of resources. What was the situation? How did you ensure resources were used effectively? How did you achieve value for money?

Q 3: Deliver Results

Describe a time when you came up with a new approach to improve the delivery of results on a project or programme you were supporting. How did you identify the new ideas? How did you introduce and manage the change? What was the result of the new approach?