Closing date: Sunday 17th July 2016

Salary: SLL 185,571,318 gross per annum 

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

In 2016, Restless Development is launching a new vision and strategy designed by young people. Having championed the engagement and influence of young people at every stage of the development of the United Nations’ new Global Goals, Restless Development is developing a complimentary strategy that will:

  • Convene, advocate and empower young people and youth agencies to lead change, and
  • Collaborate with partners and governments who share our vision for young people to be at the forefront of achieving a just and sustainable world for all.

Building on Restless Development’s proven model of youth engagement, over the next five years ten thousand volunteers will deliver the new strategy through a reinvigorated ‘Restless Model’ for youth-led development that will give youth-led organisations around the world a recipe for lasting, transformative change led by people and their communities. In addition, Restless Development will engage hundreds of partners and thousands of young people working for youth-led change through:

  • A platform that young people can access to lead change through their own ideas and innovation;
  • A coalition of technical youth-led development agencies that partner organisations can join;
  • A youth ‘lab’ where knowledge, insight, research and experience is shared.

Restless Development Sierra Leone has and will continue to be a flagship programme within the context of this new strategy. Within the context of the 2014-15 West African Ebola outbreak, Restless Development drew on its knowledge of communities, expertise in community engagement, and large network of alumni to be at the forefront of social mobilization and recovery efforts in the country. The agency’s role at the forefront of the social mobilization and behaviour change data collection efforts in the country has led the agency to become an international leader in community engagement.

This is an exciting role for a focused and self-motivated individual with a passion for youth-led development, with experience in strategic leadership, programme management and performance accountability. The role is ideal for a ‘mid-career’ professional seeking to step into senior leadership within a dynamic, creditable youth development agency leading community engagement and accountability approaches within the post-Ebola recovery context in Sierra Leone.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 17th July. Please return completed application forms to: