PlanClosing Date : 2017-01-15
Duty Station : Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Organization: Plan
Country: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for and respond to crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International Sierra Leone is looking to recruit a Deputy Team Leader to be part of the DFID funded 5 year Smart Project, which, subject to funding will commence in May 2017. Working closely with stakeholders, the project will engage 12 districts in the primary, secondary and tertiary sector to increase learning for marginalised girls and children with disabilities.

The role will aim to establish and maintain working relationships 4 consortium partners at Freetown and district level. Liaison with partners for quality delivery, lessons learned and strategy planning. The role will look externally to influence and inform key stakeholders of project achievements.

The Deputy Team Leader will hold overall responsibility for the delivery of all services and deliverables and supervise a team of mobilised staff to ensure quality delivery of the project.

They will ensure quality and timely delivery for the consortium and serve as principal liaison to DFID and to the Government of Sierra Leone's Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

The Person

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will have significant and proven experience of organising and delivering multi-million pound education system strengthening programmes.

You must have implemented technical cooperation projects at a senior level, be able to demonstrate management and leadership experience and be confident liaising with external stakeholders

Experience working with DFID and NGOs would be an advantage.

How to apply:

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