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 are looking to recruit a Team Leader to be part of the DFID funded 5 year Smart Project which subject to funding will commence in May 2017.

As Team Leader you will be the focal point of the Smart Project in Sierra Leone. Internal relationships include working closely with the Plan International Sierra Leone country office, project partners and staff in each of the 12 districts. The role will also be external facing and include meetings with Fund Manager representatives, liaison with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and any other relevant external stakeholders

Working closely with key stakeholders, the project will engage participants in districts in the primary, secondary and tertiary sector to increase learning for marginalised girls and children with disabilities.

Key responsibilities of the role will include leading the development of annual work plans, developing budgets and budget forecasts, analysing project expenses and managing all aspects of procurement.

The Team Leader will also supervise and mentor project staff and ensure that accounting operations and financial management functions in district offices are performed in accordance with internal policy and procedures.

The Person

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will require extensive experience managing financial, accounting, and operations functions for large, multi-faceted DFID projects.

Practical experience and proven track record for organising and delivering multi-million pound education system strengthening programmes is required.

You should be a competent supervisor with experience of direct supervision and mentoring a team of operations and financial staff.

You will also be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, influencing and collaboration skills. You should be confident leading a diverse team of technical and management experts in the strategic planning of programmes.

Previous experience of working in Sierra Leone is desired.

How to apply:

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