Programme Administrative and Finance Assistant – Freetown, Sierra Leone

Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Fixed term contract for services, Full Time contract
April 2018 – March 2019
Salary range £500 – £700

WFD in Sierra Leone

WFD’s engagement in Sierra Leone aims to support the development of an inclusive political culture that is accountable, transparent and respon¬sive to the needs of the citizens. Our work will be centralised around three programmes

  • Parliamentary Programme. This programme will support the Parliament of Sierra Leone to utilise evidence-based practices and processes in making decisions to exercise its oversight and legislative function.
  • Integrated Programme. This programme seeks to empower women and  the All Political Party Women’s Association (APPWA) specifically to become active  in mobilising women and constructively engaging political parties to create the space to ensure increased women’s participation in politics in Sierra Leone
  • Elections Programme through the Standing Together for Democracy Consortium. WFD is working with a cross-section of national players to provide technical support and assistance on the 2018 elections. In particular, WFD will support initiatives reaching out to marginalised groups: Women, Youth and Person’s With Disabilities (PWDs), including through working with marginalised umbrella bodies to ensure increased PWD participation in the electioneering process. WFD will also collaborate in the induction and training of new members of parliament(MPs) and elected female councillors following the March 2018 elections.

Main Purpose of the Role

The Programme Administrative and Finance Assistant (PAFA) will play a critical role in assisting the Country Representative in Sierra Leone with the implementation of these programmes.

The post holder will be responsible for the accurate and efficient preparation and coordination of financial and administrative procedures related to the programmes.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience

  • First degree or similar, in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of, and excellent abilities in, financial administration including management of cash flows, balance sheets, sizeable budgets (planning, monitoring and reporting), and experience of using accounting packages
  • At least two years’ experience in office administration, with high levels of proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience of project management and in particular gathering and consolidating information for monitoring and evaluation and impact reporting
  • Excellent levels of spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work in a changing environment

This is a locally based field role and therefore the successful candidate must have eligibility to work in the relevant location.

The appointment will be made on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Please note this statement is for information only and does not form part of a contract.

All applicants must submit a completed application form to by 23:59 (GMT) 4th March 2018 to be considered for this role. For more information, please download the job description and candidate guidance notes.

Please note: Due to the volume of application we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.