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Employment Resources in Sierra Leone:
Programme Director ENCISS and Senior Programme Manager ENCISS
Christian Aid   Sierra Leone
Christian Aid manages the ENCISS Programme in Sierra Leone, , which seeks to strengthen the relationship between state and non-state actors to promote pro-poor policies in Sierra Leone.  ENCISS is funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development (DFID) and the EU. 
We are looking for exceptional candidates who are both proven leaders and experienced strategic managers to head up the ENCISS team and deliver the next phase of the programme.  This is a rare opportunity to influence, shape and support the development of civil society in Sierra Leone.  In-depth knowledge of Sierra Leone and / or West Africa is required for both these posts.
Programme Director    (Leones 221,522,663 334,952,611 pa, negotiable, based on experience)
As Programme Director you will be responsible for overall representation, strategic leadership and operational management of the high profile ENCISS programme.  You will develop, implement and deliver a successful, integrated multi-sectoral programme to achieve memorable outcomes in the creation of a strong and positive civil society. 
You will promote, articulate, and ensure a common program vision and strategy among the civil society organizations, while ensuring effective implementation and timely submission of all deliverables.  
The successful candidate will be a superb communicator and strategic thinker, able to think creatively outside the box, and proactively find solutions in the face of an ambitious programme. 
You know and understand culture and civil society in Sierra Leone, and have substantial experience of working with Sierra Leonean CSOs, State and National Government and the International Donor Community.  Extensive experience of managing large complex multi-partner development programmes is a pre-requisite, along with proven management and leadership experience.  You will have a post-graduate Degree in an international development-related subject, ideally with advanced qualifications in Management or Finance.  
Senior Programme Manager  (Leones 212,921,230   240,160,059 pa, negotiable, based on experience).
As Senior Programme Manager you will provide technical leadership and overall operational management of ENCISS.  You will develop technical strategies working with technical expertise from within Christian Aid and manage the implementation of programme activities, providing expert guidance on facilitating civil society in Sierra Leone, and overseeing the grant-making process. 
You will represent the programme externally and maintain close liaison with grantees, DFID, head office and other external stakeholders to ensure the timely submission of all deliverables. This is a senior leadership role with significant line management responsibility, reporting to the Programme Director.  
The successful candidate will be an excellent project, process and people manager, with proven interpersonal, teamwork and communications skills.  You will have significant experience in managing complex, multi-sectoral, international development donor programmes, preferably in Sierra Leone or West Africa, and solid knowledge and understanding of current good practices in civil society organisations and donor requirements.  
You will be proactive, collaborative and able to see the big picture, along with attention to detail.  You will have a post-graduate Degree in an international development-related subject, ideally with advanced qualifications in Management or Finance.  
For detailed job descriptions and instructions on how to apply, please visit and download an application pack for each vacancy.
If you are unsure whether you fit the selection criteria, please send an up-to-date copy of your CV to search consultant Karen Twining at and we will advise you.
Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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Over the past few years, a number of Sierra Leoneans have written books either to reflect on their political stewardship and that of the governments in which they served, or on the recent tragic history of the country. I am thinking here in particular of The Agony of a Nation (1996), a book by the former Sierra Leone Government minister, Abdul Karim Koroma, and Democracy by Force: A Study of International Military Intervention in the Civil War in Sierra Leone 1999-2001 (2001), co-authored by Dr. Abass Bundu and Dr. John Karefa-Smart, both also former ministers. The present book, by me, belongs to a different genre.  It is not political history neither is it the boring and sometimes unconvincing attempt at self-justification by a former government official.  It is, more absorbingly, a piece of genealogical history; the history, as its title indicates, of my family Conteh-Turay families of the Tonkolili East Region of Sierra Leone  (West Africa) 

In this book the patriarch of my clan, my grandfather Alhaji Alimamy Sorie, was Paramount Chief of Kunike Barina Chiefdom. He died in 1967 while I was a student in St. Francis Secondary School in Makeni and only came home during holidays to spend time with him acting as his private secretary. What grandpa told me has now been woven into a beautiful whole in this book. Not the least of the work s attractions is the multiple perspectives from which the various relatives and figures in my life is depicted: that of the child, the young adult, and the reflective diplomat. I spent some time making a thorough research for this book which has over one hundred photographs with 350 pages. I have written this book to educate my children and numerous younger relations, (cousins, nephews, and nieces), many of whom were born and live in the United States and Great Britain on our roots. By describing at length the lives and careers of some members of my family that became leading actors in the politics of Sierra Leone, I hope I am making a small and modest contribution to the history of our country, Sierra Leone. I hope this book will interest you and your family. Limited copies are on sale for only Twenty-five dollars per copy and thirty United States dollars by mail. 

Comments: HOW TO ORDER: 
Please call any of the following numbers. Please give your name and address and your order will be delivered to you at no extra cost. Payment must be made to: 
Amara Dennis Turay, 
859 Glenmore Avenue 
Brooklyn New York 11208. U.S.A. 
Home: (718) 647 9654 
Cell: (347) 210 2879 
(718)235 3964 
(215)342 8008 
(215)245 0890 
(718)933 0488 and 
(678)358 2956 
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Black  2002 Isuzu Rodeo with 25,000 original miles in Freetown.
Price $15,000 obo. 
The truck is Black, fully loaded with Power Steering, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Windows, Air Conditioning, Tilt Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Tinted Glass, and Dual Air Bags. Alloy Wheels, Front Bucket Seats, Reclining Seats, Cloth Upholstery, Center Arm Rest, Courtesy Lights, Rear Window Wiper, Fold Down Rear Seat, Luggage Rack, Keyless Entry, Anti-Lock Braking System, Keyless Entry, and Security Alarm System.  Upgraded stereo system to a brand new 100 Watts Pioneer Auto System (with removable face for security), 10 disc CD changer in the back. Brand new Goodyear GT,tires, also available with the 4 spare tires still in excellent condition, and a brand new Sears Die Hard Battery. Shipped from the USA, lightly used in Freetown for only two months. The vehicle is currently stored in our garage, and can be available for viewing to interested parties.  Price $15,000 obo. 
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