Region Africa - West and Central
Country Democratic Republic of Congo
Job Location Goma
Position Type Fixed Term
Budget Responsibility None
Line Management Responsibility 1 - 5
Annual Salary and Benefits £29,078 + Interesting international full benefits packages for you
Contract Duration 12 months
Closing date for applications 20 April 2011
Save the Children works in over 120 countries to create a better world for children. Save the Children UK began working in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1994 when the conflict started in the East of the country. The Democratic Republic of Congo is acknowledged to be one of the most difficult countries in which to grow up. Access to essential services is very limited and children are subject to widespread exploitation and abuse, including recruitment into armed groups, forced labour, sexual abuse and abandonment. Save the Children UK operates in the East (North Kivu and Ituri) and West (Kinshasa and Kasai Oriental) of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The eastern programme is mainly rural and conflict-related, the western work is urban and development oriented. The main unifying theme is child protection, which includes a prominent role in the national Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration programme (East) as well as pioneering work with children accused of witchcraft (West). In addition, the Democratic Republic of Congo programme makes an important contribution to the Save the Children’s global programme and campaign on education in conflict ‘Rewrite the Future’ and on Child Survival ‘Every One’.
To manage in coordination with Field Manager and Director of Operations, the safety and security of all Save the Children staff in Democratic Republic of Congo, ensuring that all global policies and procedures are systematically applied across the country programme. This will include ongoing threat assessment and advising on risk management; the maintenance of appropriate guidelines; and ensuring that field working practices are robust and that all staff are aware of, trained in, and adhere to these policies and procedures. Integral to the posting is the ability to work successfully with field teams to cultivate capacity and motivation, thereby ensuring field-based responsibility for security analysis and management. Your support in the delivery of an effective security function will play a key role in the expansion of Save the Children programmes in Democratic Republic of Congo to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
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