JOA Conservation Livelihood Officers at Save the Children


THE ROLE: Conservation Livelihoods Officer -Jersey Oversea Aid (JOA) Project

Save the Children is recruiting Project Officers for Jersey Oversea Aid (JOA) Project to implement a conservation livelihoods project in Sierra Leone. The project will run for approximately three years, and will be implemented in twelve communities of the south-western, coastal region of Sierra Leone. The Project is aim to reduce degradation of natural resources and biodiversity by ensuring conservation of mangrove ecosystems and restoration of coastal forest lands; and to equip coastal communities, including the most vulnerable households, with knowledge and skills required to adopt sustainable livelihoods practices.

The Conservation Livelihoods Officers will be responsible for implementing project activities in the designated project communities, and in close collaboration with the other officers, in order to achieve the overall project objectives; and will report to the Conservation Livelihoods Project Manager. S/he will be based in Pujehun with frequent travel and overnight stays in Mattru Jong. The role holder will work in collaboration with government, local partners, and other project stakeholders; and with other SCI staff. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly**.**

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelors of Science degree. /HND Certificate, Diploma in Rural Development/ Business Studies, economics or related courses, with at least 2 years’ experience in Food Security / Livelihoods, agricultural extension services or rural development

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Essential

  • Experience implementing community development programmes, especially in rural communities, with a food security and livelihoods component (agriculture, savings and loan groups, cash/voucher assistance, etc.).
  • Experience in implementing conservation projects is an advantage.
  • Good written and spoken English; including documentation and report-writing skills.
  • Knowledge of local language(s) in Pujehun and/or Bonthe.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to engage positively with people at all levels.
  • Good training/facilitation skills.
  • Experience in working with Government, NGOs, civil society organisations, etc., is an added advantage.
  • Good skills in computer e.g. MS Word, MS Power Point and Excel.
  • Experience developing activity budgets.
  • Willingness to promote gender equality and inclusion.
  • Ability to be self-sufficient and resourceful, proactive in identifying and addressing challenges, yet consulting and asking for assistance as needed/relevant.
  • Ability and willingness to be based in project communities
  • Possesses a valid motor bike riders’ licence or is willing to learn.
  • Willing to commit to Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.

Desirable

  • Female are encourage to apply.
  • Child participation: experience in implementing programmes or activities directly with/for children.

CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year with possibility for extension.

Closing Date: 2nd August, 2022

The Organization

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applicants are advised that

Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process and we maintain zero tolerance to dual employment. Any request in this direction should be immediately

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

· Candidates should apply through the links that will be provided

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WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

 

More Information

  • Job City Sierra Leone
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