The Unforgotten Fund Job Vacancy: Project Manager - Freetown, Sierra Leone

The Unforgotten Fund – Sierra Leone (UNFF-SL) is a nonprofit organization that works to build the capacity of communities to address the social causes that vulnerable women face. To achieve its mission, UNFF-SL designs and facilitates community-level programming, provides tailored technical assistance services, and offers a range of support to community groups. In the longer term, we expect the project to have a positive impact on poverty reduction for marginalized girls and their households.

The Project Manager is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She/he will develop and implement projects which aim to support vulnerable children and women, which will empower them and enhance their well-being.



  • Re-strategize the Aid For Trash Dump Children Project. Write and implement a project plan that focuses on the education, life skills development, and monitoring of vulnerable children. 
  • Develop and enhance relationships with the waste picking communities, stakeholders, partners and school administrators.
  • Identify primary school aged waste-pickers (especially targeting marginalized girls) who are being raised by single mothers living in or near the trash dumpsites for sponsorship. 
  • Research education and empowerment of marginalized girls, and write publications, grant applications, and reports through collaborative writing and editing.
  • Identify partnership, corporate sponsors, business sponsors, and funding opportunities and promote relationship-building among UNFF-SL and other organizations, agencies, and/or individuals.
  • Regularly collect accurate data, and make improvements to the project to achieve maximum impact. 
  • Ensure that project finances are effectively managed.
  • Ensure project staff and teachers are efficient and effective in their project roles.

  • Enroll sponsored children into primary school; arrange tutoring and provisions, monitor retention and quality of education to enable the girls to succeed.
  • Primary Education – coordinate learning tracks of literacy and basic Mathematics, English, etc. at the Unforgotten Bridge School. 
  • Co-ordinate training of teachers in additional areas such as self-efficacy, Child Protection, quality, literacy and numeracy.

  • Develop structured programs where girls will develop life skills in health, self-confidence, leadership, community development, and address issues that affect their lives.

  • Provide regular updates and reports to the Country Director on all issues pertaining to project management.
  • Ensure good internal communication practices are in place and in collaboration with but not limited to the Field Office, sponsored children, and community on a regular basis.
  • Administer team meetings.
  • Monitor progress of children with periodic home visits, meetings with teacher/instructors; and documenting their progress.
  • Prepare progress reports for donors. Reports should detail progress made by each child. Prepare annual reports summarizing program.
  • Ensure the documentation of experiences and lessons learned for the betterment of the program.
  • Create photographic images and videos for illustration of sponsored women throughout the project duration. Facilitate development of a video documenting progress-to-date and accomplishment of program goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to public health, social work, development, business management, and/or community-based issues. 
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with an ability to recommend, negotiate, and influence within a collaborative framework.
  • Demonstrated initiative to analyze and resolve problems quickly, efficiently and effectively.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of leadership coaching, conflict resolution and group facilitation.
  • Excellent presentation skills and demonstrated experience in presenting complex information to key stakeholders and external audiences.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Yahoo mail, Dropbox, and internet research.
  • Professional level of writing and Fluency in English
  • Ability to prioritize own work.
To Apply:

Job email id: aminata.alharazim(at)
Closing Date: 17 March 2017