Country Director

Children of the Nations - Sierra Leone, Upper Banta Chiefdom in Moyamba District, Sierra Leone

Skill Required:, HR and AdminProject/ Programme ManagementStrategic AlliancesTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th July, 2018

Job Description

Children of the Nations Sierra Leone (COTN-SL) is a national Christian non-governmental organization operating in the Upper Banta Chiefdom, Moyamba District with its headquarter office in Marjay Town, Freetown. The vision of COTN-SL is raising children who transform nations. The Management of COTN-SL is seeking to recruit a Country Director who is a committed Christian and has a continuous passion and calling to work with orphaned and destitute children in the following capacity:

JOB TITLE: Country Director

DEPARTMENT: Administration

LOCATION: Children’s Home, Ngolala, Upper Banta Chiefdom

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Chairman, National Board of Directors



Key Responsibility: The Country Director of Children of the Nations Sierra Leone, is the Chief Executive Officer of the ministry responsible to provide servant-leadership for the organization’s consistent achievement of its vision, mission, core values, philosophical and financial objectives.

Other Responsibilities:

In programme development and administration, to:

  • Ensure that the organization has a long-range strategy for achieving its mission, towards which it makes consistent and timely progress
  • Provide leadership in developing programme, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board.
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with international, national and local regulations
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field
  • Ensure that Children of the Nations International (COTNI) standard of services; and Children of the Nations Sierra Leone, and other national standard operating procedures are met.
  • Facilitate the development of the annual operational plan and the writing of all essential reports such monthly, quarterly, financial and annual reports.

In community building, to:

  • Publicize the activities of the organization and its programmes and goals
  • Establish sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations
  • Represent the programme and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, government line ministries, agencies and departments and the general public

In relationships, to:

  • See that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it
  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place
  • See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession is in place
  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist programme staff in relating their specialized work to the total programme of the organization
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people
  • Maintain and or facilitate effective communication with COTNI and other like-minded ministries
  • Establish, coordinate, collaborate and maintain good relationship government Line ministries, departments and agencies; and like-minded ministries and organizations

In resource development, to:

  • Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial and other resource practices.
  • Work with the staff, Finance Committee, and the Board in preparing a budget, see that the organization operates within budget guidelines, and provides timely financial reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available from diversified funding sources to permit the organization to carry out its work
  • Jointly with Chairperson and Secretary of the National Board of Directors, conduct official correspondences of the organization, and jointly with designated officers, execute legal documents.
  • Ensure good stewardship of the resources put at the disposal of the ministry to achieve its goals.


  • Minimum qualification of Master’s degree in Development Studies, Administration or other Social Sciences with at least 2 years working experience with the community and voluntary sector.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in the use of Microsoft office packages especially word, excel and power point.
  • Experience in providing training/facilitation is desirable.
  • High level of professionalism, innovation, energy, creativity and flexibility


Interested applicants should apply by sending in a letter of application with a most recent copy of their Curriculum Vitae (CV) plus two letters of recommendation (one of which should be from your current Pastor) to:

The Chairman

National Board of Directors

Children of the Nations - Sierra Leone

You can drop your application in any of the following addresses:

Children of The Nations Sierra Leone Children's Home, Ngolala Community, Upper Banta Chiefdom or

Bethel World Outreach Ministries International, 156 Circular Road, Freetown. or

2 Tumoe Drive, Marjay Town, Western Area Rural District

Please write on the envelope, Application for Country Director


All applications should reach any of the above addresses on or before Wednesday 24th July, 2018 5 pm prompt.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for both written and oral interviews. Successful candidate should be ready to start work on the 1st August, 2018.


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