ABOUT RESTLESS DEVELOPMENT SIERRA LEONE
In Sierra Leone, Restless Development has operated at the invitation of the government since 2005, working with and for young people to help the country rebuild from civil war. When Ebola broke out in 2014, it was Restless Development that worked with the next generation of young people – including 3,000 social mobilisers – to reach and build trust with communities across half the country, playing a critical role as the country put an end to the disease.
Now, after 2018 elections committed the country to a new national trajectory, Restless Development is working with hundreds of young leaders across the country to unlock the power and agency that exists within communities, strengthen the provision of key services, and build a new future for Sierra Leone. In 2019, Restless Development Sierra Leone is scaling up significantly, and is likely to more than double the scale of its operations with the delivery of two major new programmes.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Restless Development Sierra Leone is an established leader in youth-led development and community engagement in the country, and this role comes at an exciting time of opportunity for the Hub. Key opportunities and priorities for the Hub in the first year of the role will include:-
•Delivering high quality programme performance against a number of exciting existing programmes:
The successful candidate will have an opportunity to help lead innovative programmes like SABI – a cutting edge nationwide citizen-led accountability programme through which young leaders across the country are mobilising thousands of Sierra Leoneans to score and improve public service provision in health, education and social protection.
•Scaling up Restless Development Sierra Leone’s programmes, operations and finances:
it is anticipated that the Hub will receive by October 2018 significant funding for two ambitious new programmes to educate out-of-school girls and strengthen health systems. This funding would represent a significant increase in Restless Development’s operations and footprint in the country, providing an opportunity for the successful candidate to lead the Hub through a period of positive transformation.
•Bringing Restless Development’s global strategy and national strategic vision to life:
by establishing Restless Development as a trusted convenor and expert with like-minded youth organisations and government institutions, during the coming year the successful candidate will have an opportunity to create real national momentum following the 2018 elections, and establish young people as a recognised force in rebuilding the Sierra Leone of tomorrow.
The Sierra Leone Director is also a key member of ourGlobal Leadership Team, made up of Hub Directors, the Senior Leadership Team and the Executive. You will take leadership of the Sierra Leone Hub, setting strategic direction, building partnerships and driving effective national governance alongside the Sierra Leone Board. Working closely with your Head of Hub, you will provide support and oversight to your Leadership team to ensure financial, programmatic, people, quality and performance functions are implemented to a high standard.
For more information and instructions to apply, please visit our website listing:http://restlessdevelopment.org/sierra-leone-director.