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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 Coordinator, Freetown Municipal Solid Waste Management

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

Report to:                           Project Officer

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 project implementation by working directly with local partners and community members, coordinating various project activities and events in support of Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work to serve the poor and vulnerable. This position requires daily travel to the transfer stations/construction sites locations and in the surrounding community to ensure proper data collection, correct application of best practice, and continuously working towards improving the impact of the transfer station for the cleanliness and community benefit all eight blocks of Freetown.  Your service and community relations skills ensure that the local partners and communities feed into and benefit from the project that consistently applies best practices and continuously works towards improving its impact.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the coordination and monitoring of project activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
  • Coordinate communication and facilitate information sharing among the project team and project beneficiaries at the community level to assist in strengthening the community interest, involvement and support networks.
  • Liaise with various community stakeholders and mobilize them to ensure full involvement of community leaders, community representatives, and local government representatives in the overall implementation and improvement of project activities.
  • Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports.
  • Represent CRS at the community level, maintaining effective working relationships with private sector waste collectors, the Freetown City Council, partner agencies and other stakeholder operating in Freetown.


Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, basic math, data collection, and analysis skills required.
  • 4 years of work or volunteer experience in community development and mobilization with an INGO and proved supervision experience. Additional education may substitute for some experience.
  • Ability to use smart phone, laptop, tablet, printer and general office equipment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness/ability to use motorcycles and travel daily to project sites.
  • Possess valid motorbike driver license.


Personal Skills:

  • Observation, active listening and analysis skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with diverse groups.
  • Proactive, results-oriented and service-oriented.
  • Flexible and easily adaptable to change.


Required/Desired Foreign Language:

English, Krio.

Travel Required:

More than 75% of your time at project sites across Western Area Urban.


Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: Field Agents

Internal: Programme Manager, Monitoring Technical Advisor, Project Officer.

External: Freetown City Council, Community Groups, 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”.   


To apply for any of these positions please send up-to-date CV and a supporting letter, copies of relevant certificates to with subject line of the ‘JOB TITLE or JOB NAME’ applying for. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Also send a copy of your application package to the desk Officer, Ministry of Employment and Social Security, New England


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


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