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About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding. CRS launched its work in Sierra Leone in 1963 supporting relief and development operations in the country. CRS Sierra Lone has proudly maintained a strong reputation and relationship with partners and the communities we serve in the country implementing a multi-sector program portfolio based on the country’s dynamic needs. Today, the Country Program has a robust portfolio built around several major programs in Health, Nutrition, Education, and Urban Resilience. CRS Sierra Leone has its main office in Freetown and a field office in Kabala, with over 140 staff in total.

Job Title:                             Field Agent, Freetown Municipal Solid Waste Management                       

Country/Location:           Freetown, Western Urban Area, Sierra Leone

Report to:                           Field Agent Coordinator

Department:                      Urban Resilience

Country:                              CRS Sierra Leone


Job Summary:

CRS is working with the Freetown City Council and private waste collection companies to design and manage seven transfer stations across Freetown which will accept local waste from household and commercial primary waste collectors and then systematically transfer this waste to the landfill for final disposal. This process is a part of the FCC’s new Municipal Solid Waste Management system.


You will assist with field activities at one of the seven construction sites/waste transfer stations in Freetown.  You will work directly with local partners and community members in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable. Your service and community interpersonal skills at these transfer stations contribute to this programme and will benefit local communities by consistently applying best practice and continuously working towards improving its impact.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support programming activities at the field level. Complete and maintain daily activities logs, incident reports, and complaint reports contributing to ensuring quality implementation.
  • Contribute to ensuring accountability to project beneficiaries and local stakeholders.
  • Support the monitoring of project activities at the field level, per the M&E plan through daily inspection of the site, collection of data.
  • Provide input to the Senior project officer on the development, implementation, and maintenance procedures for site access, waste loading and unloading, sorting, storage and transport of waste.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations and streamline work processes.
  • Assist in educating the public on proper use of the waste management system; support community mobilization efforts through communication and information sharing with project beneficiaries at the community level.


Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma required; basic math skills required; Bachelor’s Degree is a plus
  • 2 years of work or volunteer experience in community development and mobilization.
  • Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Computer skills required.
  • Ability to use smart phone, laptop, tablet, printer, and general office equipment.


Personal Skills

  • Observation and active listening skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups.
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.


Required/Desired Foreign Language

English, Krio.


Travel Required

On-site fieldwork in Western Area Urban.

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: None

Internal: Programme Manager, Field Coordinator, Monitoring Technical Advisor, Senior Project Officer

External: Freetown City Council, Waste Management Service Providers


Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship


Disclaimer:  These job descriptions are not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with these positions.


CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


“By applying to any of these jobs, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”.   




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Closing Date for the receipt of application packages:  30th April 2020.


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