Sierra Leone - Field Officer (x10)

CLOSING DATE: Midnight Monday 21st January 2019

LOCATION: All sixteen districts, Sierra Leone

SALARY: Le 39,940,950 (Freetown), 35,182,062 (regional) gross per annum

ABOUT RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT

We know young people have the power to solve the challenges we face in our world, but they are being overlooked and ignored. We are the agency that works with young people so they can lead in solving those challenges. Whether that means supporting communities to end child marriage or prevent HIV, we work with young people to change their lives and the lives of people in their communities. Our programmes are genuinely life-changing, but can’t do any of this without talented, creative individuals at every level of our organisation.

In Sierra Leone, Restless Development has operated at the invitation of the government since 2005, working with and for young people to help the country rebuild from civil war. When Ebola broke out in 2014, it was Restless Development that worked with the next generation of young people – including 3,000 social mobilisers – to reach and build trust with communities across half the country, playing a critical role as the country put an end to the disease.

Now, after 2018 elections committed the country to a new national trajectory, Restless Development is working with hundreds of young leaders across the country to unlock the power and agency that exists within communities, strengthen the provision of key services, and build a new future for Sierra Leone.

ABOUT the role

Saving Lives II is a programme delivered through a consortium of eight partners, led by International Rescue Committee and funded by the UK Department for International Development. The programme aims to reduce maternal, neonatal and under-5 mortality and morbidity by increasing utilisation of quality Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) services. This ambitious project takes a 360 degree approach to these challenges strengthening quality, expanding access, and building the demand for RMNCAH services in Sierra Leone. The project will support the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) to achieve its aims under the Sierra Leone Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child & Adolescent Health Strategy 2017 – 2021. The programme is designed to be flexible and adaptive to the needs and priorities of MoHS and is based upon global evidence, best practices and lessons learned across NGOs and the MoHS. This project is also in line with the GoSL’s draft National Strategy for the Reduction of Adolescent Pregnancy and Child Marriage 2018 – 2022, and the UK Government’s Manifesto Family Planning Target.

As the lead agency for community mobilisation, Restless Development will deploy complementary strategies around communication, awareness raising, and capacity building in communities nationwide. 10 Field Officers will be responsible for ensuring unified and impactful delivery of the Saving Lives II project within district of operation. S/he will be expected to coordinate the activities of community Mobilisers in the operational areas to ensure activities are delivered in a timely manner and on purpose.

HOW TO APPLY  

For more information, please download the Job Description below and send a completed application form to francis@restlessdevelopment.org, copying ejata@restlessdevelopment.org by Midnight Monday 21st January 2019. Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters.

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RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

We seek to recruit, retain and develop staff from all sectors of the community and will ensure that no applicant or staff member receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, social status, caste, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, age, HIV status, disability, or any other factor that cannot be shown to be relevant to performance.

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