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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.
Plan International Sierra Leone is looking to recruit a Deputy Team Leader to drive technical delivery of the SMART project through technical support to the consortium and lead activities with a focus on quality. The Deputy Team Leader will be responsible for the delivery of all services and deliverables and supervise a team of mobilised staff to ensure quality delivery of the project.
The role will aim to establish and maintain working relationships with 4 consortium partners to ensure quality delivery, lessons learned and strategy planning. The role will look externally to influence and inform key stakeholders of project achievements.
The DFID-funded 4 year Smart Project will commence in May 2017 and work closely with stakeholders at national and district level. The project will engage 5 districts working with Junior Secondary Schools to increase learning for marginalised girls and children with disabilities.
In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will have at least 5 years experience of leading technical delivery of 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.
Type of Role: Fixed term contract
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Salary: Competitive Salary
Reports to: Team Leader
Closing Date: Sunday 12th Feb 2017
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.