Finance & Administration Manager


Salary: Paid SLL 151,673,645
Location: Sierra Leone
Closing date: 30 September 2020

About Restless Development Sierra Leone.

In 2016, Restless Development launched 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 complementary 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 the 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 organizations 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 organizations 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. 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.

About the role.

We are seeking a dynamic and talented individual to lead our work on Finance and administration manager at Restless Development Sierra Leone. The Finance and administration Manager will work closely with the Senior Finance and administration manager to strengthen the systems, tools, and procedures for overseeing Finance team (financial policies), and organisational performance (quality assurance) at the Hub. Working primarily through other staff and performance managers across the Hub, the work of the finance an administration manager Manager will ultimately impact significantly on the quality of experience of hundreds of young leaders (volunteers) across Sierra Leone working on Restless Development’s programmes, as well as over 95 staff across the Hub’s 7 offices including; Freetown, Bo, and Makeni offices. As an important member of the Hub’s Management Team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the organisation through Restless Development Sierra Leone’s strategic Plan and by excelling against global Key Performance Indicators, as well as by contributing to the overall management and leadership of the agency in Sierra Leone.

About you.

To excel in this exciting role, the successful candidate will have proven experience in Financial management, financial accounting functions, financial control and donor compliance, Oversight of administration (procurement, logistics and office) functions and team management. They will be particularly passionate about youth-led development and seeing Restless Development’s values brought to life. They will bring energy and dynamism to whatever they do and will be excited about getting stuck into an organisation-wide role that is as flexible as it is demanding.

How do I apply?

For more information about the skills and experience required for this position as well as other details, please refer to the detailed Terms of Reference linked above.

To apply, please submit a completed application form to with the subject line ‘Application: Finance & Administration Manager by Wednesday 30th September, 2020.

Please note that we do not accept CVs, resumes or covering letters. Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 5th October. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.