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  • 30 Carat Diamond… Deputy Director Accused of  Ignoring Mines & Minerals Act

    30 Carat Diamond... Deputy Director Accused of Ignoring Mines & Minerals Act

    By Elkass I. L. Sannoh The Deputy Director General of the National Minerals Agency (NMA), Mr. Mattieu Tarawally, has been accused of not only undermining the efficiency of the Mines and Minerals Act of 2009, but also allegedly conniving with a ...

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  • Accident at Regent-Grafton New Road

    Accident at Regent-Grafton New Road

    By Dominic JJ Tucker (J-TELLL CRITIC) The official commissioning of the newly constructed Regent-Grafton New Road scheduled for Sunday 27th April 2014 is in doubt after a heavy duty MODAC (Mobilization of Drivers for Attitudinal Change) truck damaged sections of ...

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  • A World Free Of Wartime Rape Is Within Our Reach

    A World Free Of Wartime Rape Is Within Our Reach

    By Zainab Hawa Bangura Conflict-related sexual violence is a war crime mired in myths and shrouded in secrecy and stigma.  Perhaps the greatest misperception is that it is an atrocity of a bygone era, and that in today’s age of high ...

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  • Army Officials Accused of Land Grabbing at Mount Sugarloaf

    Army Officials Accused of Land Grabbing at Mount Sugarloaf

    Police and land officials are investigating senior Army officials and business men for encroaching into reserve lands at Mount Sugarloaf, Regent village. Major Sowa, Major Marah, businessman S.A Beckley, Mohamed Turay and Aziz Sesay are among police suspects for allegedly encroaching ...

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  • 9 year-old Computer Genius Visits Freetown Mayor

    9 year-old Computer Genius Visits Freetown Mayor

    By Zainab F. Kanu A nine year-old computer genius yesterday paid a courtesy call on His Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Franklyn Bode Gibson, where she demonstrated her knowledge on computer hardware and software to the amazement of the Mayor and ...

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Independence Day Greetings

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The Chairman and Board of Directors, Management and Staff of

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30 Carat Diamond… Deputy Director Accused of Ignoring Mines & Minerals Act

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By Elkass I. L. Sannoh

The Deputy Director General of the National Minerals Agency (NMA), Mr. Mattieu Tarawally, has been accused of not only undermining the efficiency of the Mines and Minerals Act of 2009, but also allegedly conniving with a so-called investor to buy the 30 Carat diamond that was recently found in Katimbo village, Sella Limba Chiefdom, Bombali District, Northern Sierra Leone.

This accusation came in the wake of the delay by the NMA to promptly determine the valuation in terms of royalty, value and ascertained the actual owner of the said diamond. Continue reading 30 Carat Diamond… Deputy Director Accused of Ignoring Mines & Minerals Act

Accident at Regent-Grafton New Road

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By Dominic JJ Tucker (J-TELLL CRITIC)

The official commissioning of the newly constructed Regent-Grafton New Road scheduled for Sunday 27th April 2014 is in doubt after a heavy duty MODAC (Mobilization of Drivers for Attitudinal Change) truck damaged sections of the road in an accident yesterday afternoon.

The truck, with registration number AHH614 CU/COM, crashed into a couple of crash barriers on the edge of the road but was fortunate not to go over the hills. Continue reading Accident at Regent-Grafton New Road

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL ACTION

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The Government of Sierra Leone, through the National Commission for Social has received funds from one of its partners; towards the cost of the Social Safety Net Project. The project executing agency, the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) intends to apply part of the funds to cover eligible payments on the engagement of staff for the implementation of the Social Safety Net Project.

The National Commission for Social Action now invites applications from suitably qualified Sierra Leoneans from whom signed applications are acceptable for the under mentioned positions based at the Secretariat of the Social Safety Net Project at NaCSA headquarters in Freetown.

(Women are specifically encouraged to apply). 

 

1. Position:  Grievance Redress and Registry Assistant

Responsible to: Systems Analyst and Grievance Redress Officer

Other Relationships: Director SSN Secretariat, Secretariat Staff and Senior NaCSA Staff.

Objective: To assist the Secretariat in constructing beneficiary and programmes registry in line with the overall strategic direction of the SSN Project

SPECIFIC TASKS OF THE GRIEVANCE REDRESS AND REGISTRY ASSISTANT

  • Help the System Analyst and Grievance Redress Officer to upload and update beneficiary information related to targeting, grievance redress etc;
  • Assist in preparing and dispatching both internal and external correspondences;
  • Establish and maintain systems and procedures to ensure the smooth running of the Secretariat;
  • Assist the System Analyst in collating data from other social programmes in the country;
  • Responsible for data entry and updating the central registry;
  • Organize facilities and materials required by visitors coming to the SSN Secretariat;
  • Provide secretarial support to Secretariat and other staff as may be required;
  • Maintain a diary of  visitors and events of the secretariat;
  • Ensure records and files are kept in accordance with the Administrative Manual and such records produced whenever required;
  • Track and maintain a registry of projects;
  • Register all information relevant to the Secretariat programme beneficiary polls;
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Director  other officers in the Secretariat

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

A.     Academic Qualification and Experience:

  • Completed a Diploma in Business Management or Secretariat Studies
  • Have one-two years work experience in a donor supported organization
  • Have knowledge of Social Protection.
  • Additional training in Social Protection would be an advantage.
  1. B.  Competencies:
  • Ability to work with a computer.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Good analytic skills.
  1. C.   Values:
  • Commitment and devotion.
  • Integrity and Accountability.
  • Adherence to acceptable professional standards.

D.  Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge in Microsoft office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn.

Duration of the contract

The contract shall be for a period of Eight (8) months commencing 1st May, 2014 with possibility of extension depending on availability of funds.

 

  1. 1.    Position: Programme Support Officer

Responsible to: DirectorSSN Secretariat

Other relationships: Staff of the SSNSecretariat and Senior NaCSA Staff.

Objective: To support programme development, planning, and coordination in the unit. Ensure that standard planning, monitoring and evaluation reporting framework and beneficiary registry are maintained.

Specific tasks and responsibilities of the programme support officer

  • Participate actively in programmes design, planning and implementation;
  • Liaise with the social protection focal points in the relevant MDAs;
  • Prepare agenda and facilities for inter-agency, steering committee meetings;
  • Ensure correspondences and minutes are all sent to the appropriate people in ample time;
  • Provide overall support to the secretariat in implementing the standard monitoring and evaluation reporting framework of the social safety net project;
  • Provide support in the design and implementation of specialized studies including beneficiary perceptions, impact and  data generating activities of the social safety net project;
  • Support the respective officers in producing regular reports;
  • Participate in any national level monitoring and evaluation exercises;
  • Assist desk officers of line ministries in collecting and maintaining social protection registry in their respective ministries;
  • Track and maintain a registry of  social projects in the country;
  • Help promote public relations of the secretariat and the commission;
  • Take active part in  secretariat, commission and line ministries meetings as assigned by supervisor and director;
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the director, commissioner, deputy commissioner and chair of the inter-agency forum.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

A.     Academic Qualification and Experience:

  • A good first degree in the Social Sciences preferably in Economics, Rural/Community Development
  • One-Two  years experience in Community/Social Development Work and social protection
  • Additional training in Social Protection would be an advantage.
  1. B.  Competencies:
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Practical field work experience.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Good analytic skills.
  • Strong organizational & leadership skills.
  • Experience in project selection and management.
  1. C.   Values:
  • Commitment and devotion.
  • Integrity and Accountability.
  • Adherence to acceptable professional standards.

D.  Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge in community development and social work.
  • Excellent knowledge in Microsoft office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn.

Duration of the contract

The contract shall be for a period of eight (8) months commencing 1st May, 2014 with possibility of extension depending on availability of funds.

  1. Expressions of interest with updated CVs, and copies of any relevant documents (e.g. certificates) should be submitted on or before 30th April 2014, 1700 hours, GMT Time.

Only shortlisted Candidates would be invited to an interview.

The address for submission of applications is shown below:

The Admin and Human Resource Manager

National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA)

2nd Floor, NaCSA House

14-16 Charlotte Street

Freetown

Tel: 232-76-608-439

Email: turaysi45@gmail.com

 

A World Free Of Wartime Rape Is Within Our Reach

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By Zainab Hawa Bangura

Conflict-related sexual violence is a war crime mired in myths and shrouded in secrecy and stigma.  Perhaps the greatest misperception is that it is an atrocity of a bygone era, and that in today’s age of high tech warfare rape is no longer used as a weapon of mass destruction.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

Shame and stigma prevent many survivors from reporting rape and other sexual violence crimes, but in the last two decades alone it is estimated that a staggering 60,000 civilians were raped during the civil war in Sierra Leone; 65,000 during the conflict in Liberia; 50,000 during the fighting in Bosnia; and over 200,000 during the genocide in Rwanda.  These figures are not just abstract numbers; behind every single attack is a face and the story of an individual, a family and a community devastated.  These communities may never recover from the brutality they have experienced if their needs are ignored. Continue reading A World Free Of Wartime Rape Is Within Our Reach

Army Officials Accused of Land Grabbing at Mount Sugarloaf

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Police and land officials are investigating senior Army officials and business men for encroaching into reserve lands at Mount Sugarloaf, Regent village.

Major Sowa, Major Marah, businessman S.A Beckley, Mohamed Turay and Aziz Sesay are among police suspects for allegedly encroaching into hectares of land identified as reserve for the preservation of Sierra Leone’s natural water sources at Mount Sugarloaf. Continue reading Army Officials Accused of Land Grabbing at Mount Sugarloaf

9 year-old Computer Genius Visits Freetown Mayor

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By Zainab F. Kanu

A nine year-old computer genius yesterday paid a courtesy call on His Worship the Mayor of Freetown, Franklyn Bode Gibson, where she demonstrated her knowledge on computer hardware and software to the amazement of the Mayor and Council’s senior staff.

Fatima Zhara, a class 3 pupil of the Moa Wharf Community Primary School and also a Computer student of the Jaafar Sadiq Computer School at Fourah Bay Road, was accompanied by her Father, Sheikh Gsmailah Jalloh, and her Marketer, Viktor Tutu Rogers, to the Mayor’s Parlour at the Freetown City Council. Continue reading 9 year-old Computer Genius Visits Freetown Mayor

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE TOWERHILL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING (ICB)

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INVITATION FOR BIDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF INFANTRY BARRACKS FOR 11TH BATTALION KAMBIA FOR 500 SERVING PERSONNEL AND THEIR DEPENDANTS.

Procurement Number: MOD/ESTATE/ICB/ICB/WKS/11/14

The Ministry of Defence is in the process of securing funding through the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone/ Ministry of Finance and Economic Development and seeks to apply part of these funds for the construction of an Infantry Barracks for 11th Battalion at Kambia and here by invites sealed bids from eligible bidders. Bidding is open to all contractors, who can demonstrate the technical ability and financial capacity to construct the barracks. Continue reading MINISTRY OF DEFENCE TOWERHILL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE BIDDING (ICB)

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