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

TYPE OF STAFF: Full Time

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

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

  • 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

HOW TO APPLY

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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

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.

FEMALES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY


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