Job Title: Assistant Programme Manager
Date: 4 May 2016
The Department for International Development (DFID) has responsibility for taking forward the UK Government’s development work in Sierra Leone and Liberia. DFID’s programme is spread across three thematic areas: Governance; Basic Services (including Health and Education); and Economic Development.
The Freetown based-office of the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID SL) is expanding its programme teams to deliver existing and new programmes supporting the Government of Sierra Leone’s (GOSL) recovery plan. The UK plays a key role helping to develop related programmes in basic service delivery, economic development, and governance. The UK has committed £240m to support the GOSL’s 24-month recovery phase.
DFID Sierra Leone currently has 41 posts, with a good mix of UK-based personnel and staff appointed in country, and is now seeking to fill three programme management posts in Freetown. The posts are:
B2 Assistant Programme Manager
Assistant Programme Managers support the Programme Manager, Senior Programme Manager and Team Leaders (TLs) /Senior Responsible Officers (SROs) to design, develop and implement programmes. There are opportunities to work on existing and new programmes being developed. This role requires excellent prioritisation, a can-do attitude, the willingness to work responsively across a number of issues simultaneously, learn quickly and an ability to work with a range of different stakeholders.
The full scope of responsibilities is likely to include:
Essential skills and experience required
The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:
Candidates should be able to clearly demonstrate in their application examples of the following competencies:
Salary scale: Le 70,260,000 – Le 105,636,000 per annum
Application forms can be obtained from the DFID HR Africa Regional hub in Pretoria (AfricaHrHubrecruit@dfid.gov.uk).
Completed application forms, with a CV and covering letter, should be returned to this email address with the title of “Vacancy: Assistant Programme Manager- Sierra Leone” by midnight on Thursday, 19 May 2016. Applications shown as being received after this time will not be accepted.
The selection process will be held in Freetown and applicants are expected to cover their own travel costs.
DFID is committed to equal opportunities and staff development.