Assistant Race Director

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LOCATION: Makeni, Sierra Leone

DATES: April - May

The Role

The Assistant Race Director is crucial in delivering the Sierra Leone Marathon, an annual event run by and in aid of Street Child. You will be a driving force in establishing the 7th edition of the Sierra Leone Marathon on Sunday 27th May 2018 and will be the dedicated staff member based in Sierra Leone from April until the race, supporting the Race Director.

We are seeking someone with project management experience who is looking to take time out of their career whilst working on an exciting and fast paced project. Despite the challenges faced in Sierra Leone, this will prove to be a very satisfying, exciting and rewarding role, where you can really make your mark on the event and play a significant part in developing the event further, as well as make a lasting contribution to an internationally recognised NGO.

Key tasks you will be involved in are:

● Stakeholder Liaison – assist the Race Director in hosting key stakeholder meetings to encourage local agencies to support the event including the Red Cross, Police, Military and Ministry of Sport

● Corporate sponsorship – manage the Corporate Sponsorship Volunteer on researching and procuring partnership and sponsorship opportunities for the event

● Race Day planning – setting up the course and assisting with the deployment of local staff and stakeholders to key locations including water and medical stations

● Emergency Protocols – strategic planning to deal with any emergencies during race week, working with the Medical and Security teams to ensure risk assessments are completed and procedures are in place.

● Event Promotion – travel across Sierra Leone promoting the race and aiming to attract corporate sponsors and local runners through media outlets and registration events.

● Staff Management – working with partners from Street Child UK, Street Child of Sierra Leone and Street Child Commercial to arrange race week project visits, catering, accommodation, transport and wider event logistics, supported by a team of dedicated volunteers.

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Key skills required:

● Leadership

● Attention to detail

● Strategic planning

● Problem solving under pressure

● Team work

● Determination

● Good communication


Compensation details:

● Accommodation provided whilst living in Makeni, Sierra Leone

● Payment terms to be discussed