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Job Title: Project Officer
Date: July 2019
Apply by: ASAP

Duration:        1 year      

No. of Persons:   x3                                                

Work Base:  Kambia, Pujehun, Freetown



CORDAID Sierra Leone is recruiting three Project Officers that will be based in Freetown, Kambia and Pujehun. The Project officers are expected to support the Private Sector Development (PSD) department in ensuring that all aspects of Financial Inclusion Project activities are successfully managed in Freetown whilst following prescribed CORDAID and Donor Regulations. Program Officer will be responsible for project programs and activities for our organization. S/he will be tasked with managing and implementing program activities to support the project's objectives, as well as reporting. You will also oversee managing implementation of team and partners.



CORDAID believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. We stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders. We make a difference where it is most needed.


We do that where natural disasters strike, where conflicts tear up communities and where under development keep families in extreme poverty. In the Netherlands, we are known as CORDAID Memisa, CORDAID Menes in Nood, CORDAID Kinderstem and CORDAID Microkrediet.


CORDAID has been operating in Sierra Leone for the past 20 years and recently established a Country Office.  Presently, CORDAID Sierra Leone, is focused on two key areas of support – Health System Strengthening and Private Sector Development.


Under overall guidance of the PSD Financial Inclusion Coordinator, the Project Officer will be responsible for all of the following functions, in no order of priority, for the efficient and effective day to day running of the project and working closely with and reporting to the Project Coordinator to ensure strong delivery of CORDAID PSD Financial Inclusion program(s) including:

  • Creating and managing program goals.

  • Support the evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.

  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.

  • Implementing and managing changes to interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.

  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.

  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.

  • Analyzing program risks



The required qualifications and skills for this job assignment are:


  • Diploma/ Degree in Social studies or Business-related field

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in working in program

  • Experience working in Financial Inclusion projects

  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel) and Data Collection software like CommCare etc

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling CORDAID’s values and ethical standards

  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of CORDAID.

  • Experience in working in projects that worked with Bottom of the Pyramid as target group

  • Experience working and managing field teams.

  • Proficiency in the use of computer applications and computer software programs like Microsoft office apps including Word, Excel & Outlook, survey tools such as Kobo tools

  • Excellent communication skills (verbally and in writing)

  • Experience in managing teams

  • Experience in training and field use of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods


​Other Competencies:

  • Organize and accurately complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, and available resources.

  • Plan, coordinate and organize workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines

  • Establish, build and maintain effective working relationships with staff and partners to facilitate the provision of support

  • Consistently approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

  • Remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

  • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities



Applicants are required to submit application package via email address (copy with mail subject indicating “Go Bifo Project Officer– Name of Applicant and for which duty station (Freetown or Kambia or Pujehun)”. All Candidates' Resumes must be submitted on or before Sunday 4th August 2019 4:00pm GMT.

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