Program Director
Job Type: Full time
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Start Date: 15th October, 2023
End Date: 14th October, 2024; Annual contract (renewable)
Reports to: Country Director
Open to Expatriates: No
Grade: M

Leonoil Company Limited popularly known as LEONCO, the leading oil marketing company in the country on Thursday 7th September, 2023 opened another ultra-modern filling station at Rotifunk, Lungi, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, Port Loko District.
This latest move by the Oil Marketing Company fulfills its strategic vision to bring liquid gold to the doorsteps of customers in communities nationwide to make its petroleum products accessible to all.
Rotifunk happens to be the most populated business centre at Lungi as stakeholders of Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom, commercial bike riders, motor drivers and general transport owners were in attendance to grace the opening of the state-of-the-art filling station.
Making a statement at the opening ceremony, Leonoil Operations Manager, Reginald Sawyer disclosed that the investment plan had long ago been established at Lungi, Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom before most of the audience there were born. “This is not the first time Leonoil is coming to invest in Lungi.

This investment had been part of the development of Lungi. There is a plan to introduce E-cash payment and chit system in our respective Filling Stations across the country,” he averred.

Health System Strengthening (HSS) Officer (Neglected Tropical Diseases)
Job Type: Full time
Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Start Date: 1st October, 2023
End Date: 30th September, 2024; Annual contract (renewable)
Reports to: Neglected Tropical Diseases Manager, dotted line to HSS Advisor
Open to Expatriates: No
Grade: I

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The Deputy Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Ing. Francis Alpha Kallon, on Friday 15th September, 2023 visited various project sites and facilities of the Guma Valley Water Company (GVWC) in the Western Area, including the Kongo and Guma Dams.

The Deputy Minister’s visit was to familiarize himself with, as well as to assess the progress, quality and effectiveness of ongoing projects, such as the construction of nine New Raw Water Storage Reservoirs at Babadorie - Regent, rehabilitation of existing Babadorie Raw Water Reservoir at Regent, and the Angola Town Water

Supply Project to ensure they are on track and meeting their objectives.
Ing. Kallon was briefed by the Project Managers of HAMOSAN Construction Company, KOFA Construction Company, and CHICO on the status of the various projects they are undertaking, including the rehabilitation of the existing Babadorie Raw Water Reservoir, construction of nine New Raw Water Storage Reservoirs at

Babadorie - and the Angola Town Water Supply Project respectively.
The rehabilitation of the existing raw water reservoir at Regent and the heightening of its containment wall has increased its storage capacity from 62 million liters to 73 million liters, and the construction of the nine new tanks when completed will double the storage capacity to over 140 million liters.

At Angola Town, Ing. Kallon was informed that the new treatment plant being constructed will provide access to safe and clean water supply to over 2000 households. The Deputy Minister expressed satisfaction over the progress made so far on all the project sites he visited and encouraged the contractors to complete their works within scope, quality and time.

The Minister was also taken to No. 2 River to see the extent of the ongoing deforestation within the Green Belt which poses a dire threat to the water catchment around the Guma Dam. Ing. Kallon assured the Guma team and the contractors of the Ministry's support and cooperation, adding that the leadership of the Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation will make informed policy decisions and adjustments to better manage and utilize water resources in the country.
Credit: Guma Communications Unit

The West African Power Pool (WAPP) is a specialized institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in the energy sector, with management autonomy. It was established in 2006 to integrate the operations of national energy systems into a unified regional electricity market with the ultimate goal of providing stable, reliable and affordable electricity to ECOWAS member countries. The WAPP Secretariat, headed by the Secretary General, is the administrative body that conducts the day-to-day management of WAPP activities necessary to support the Executive Board in achieving the mission of the Organization
The WAPP Secretariat intends to use part of its funds to hire a qualified recruitment Agency to assist in the selection of a new Secretary General. The overall mandate of the Agency is to support the WAPP Human Resources and Governance Committee (HRGC) and the Executive Board in recruiting a Secretary General.
The Agency will, among other tasks: (i) prepare a recruitment document including the job description and the required qualifications; (ii) publish the call for applications after approval of the recruitment document by the HRGC and the Executive Board; (iii) evaluate the received CVs and short list the candidates; (iv) assist WAPP in the conduct of interviews of the shortlisted candidates; (v) draft the final report at the end of the selection process.
Agency profile
Interested Recruitment Agencies must:
• Be duly registered and legally established in one of the ECOWAS countries and have activities therein.
• Have at least ten (10) years of proven experience in recruiting staff (senior level) for organizations or regional projects in the ECOWAS region.
• Have Consultants preferably bilingual (French/English); at least one of whom must be perfectly bilingual (Advanced level). The composition of the team of key experts is outlined in the Terms of Reference (TOR).
The consulting firms may associate with other firms to enhance their qualifications and shall indicate clearly whether the association is in the form of a Joint-Venture and/or a sub-consultancy. In the case of a Joint-Venture, all the partners in the Joint-Venture shall be jointly and severally liable for the entire contract, if selected. In the case of a Joint Venture between a recruitment
Agency operating within ECOWAS and another from outside the region, the Lead Partner shall be from the ECOWAS region.
The total duration of the assignment is estimated at eight (8) months after commencement. The expected start date is August 2023.
The detailed ToR for the assignment can be found at the following WAPP website:
Please note that these ToR are indicative and could change before the publication of the Request for Proposals that will be sent to the short listed Agencies.
The WEST AFRICAN POWER POOL now invites eligible consulting agencies to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested consulting agencies should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The Shortlisting Criteria are:
(i) Eligibility: the Agency must be registered and legally established in one of the ECOWAS countries and have activities therein;
(ii) References of similar services and comparable recruitments;
(iii) References in the drafting of personnel recruitment documents;
(iv) Working Experience in the ECOWAS region References submitted should clearly indicate the year the assignment was performed, the client, the country, the exact title of the assignment, two contact persons and their email and phone
numbers. It is strongly recommended that only references relevant to the assignment should be submitted.
Key Experts will not be evaluated at this stage; they will be evaluated during the evaluation of technical proposals. Therefore, the Agencies are requested not to present the CVs of experts in their expressions of interest but may give indications on their pool of experts.
The Agency will be selected in accordance with the Least Cost-based Selection (LCS) method set forth in the WAPP Procurement Code, which can be found on the WAPP website
More information can be obtained at the address below.
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Expressions of interest must be submitted (in soft copy) by email in French or English language at the choice of the Agency (max 30 pages, A4 format). The signed Expression of interest shall be marked "Original”. A translation into the other language will be required for evaluation purposes and both versions will be submitted together. The document in the language of application chosen by the applicant Agency will be used as the reference document in case of discrepancy between the French and English versions.
Applications must be submitted no later May 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. local time in Cotonou to the secure address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Email applications should be clearly marked "Expression of Interest for the Selection of an Agency for the Recruitment of the WAPP Secretary General".
Hard copies shall not be accepted and any hard copy sent to the WAPP Secretariat will not be opened, and shall be rejected. Likewise, any application received by WAPP after the deadline will be rejected.
Applicants wishing to participate in the opening of applications, which will be hosted online using Microsoft Teams, should send a request to the address below to Mr. Mouhamadou S. Diedhiou via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , seven calendar days before the deadline, and the link to join the virtual meeting will be communicated to them.
The Minutes of the opening session of the expressions of interest shall be sent to all firms immediately after the opening.

BRAC is an award-winning international non-governmental development organisation, with the vision of a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. BRAC is a leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes to assist poor and disadvantaged communities in low-income countries, including in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings. It is an organisation of and for the people of the Global South, pioneering new development and social enterprise approaches to equip communities to achieve prosperity. As well as being the world’s biggest NGO by number of staff and people directly reached, BRAC has regularly been ranked the number one NGO in the world by the Geneva-based NGO Advisor, an independent organisation committed to highlighting innovation, impact and governance in the non-profit sector. BRAC retained the top spot in 2020 among the top 500 NGOs for the fifth consecutive year.

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