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Posting Title:Area Manager
Job Location: Bukavu, Congo
Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management,
Preferred Experience: 5 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 27th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

The role

To provide effective management oversight of the implementation of Save the Children’s programmes in South Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, through direct and partner-led activities.  The post holder will firmly institute finance, human resources and operations systems in the area of operation and will ensure effective representation of Save the Children to local authorities, INGOs and NGOs, and in other forums. The post holder will be a high performing team builder, sensitive to the cultural, political and security environment of DRC and will lead and manage staff covering operations and programmes in Child Protection, Health & Nutrition, Education, Water/Sanitation and Food Security & Livelihoods. The Area Manager is responsible for ensuring the development of all staff, and for identifying needs and resources and elaborating program recommendations, in line with Save the Children’s national and global priorities.

Qualifications and experience

  • At least 5 years/substantial experience working with a humanitarian/ development organisation, including significant experience working at field level.
  • University degree in related academic discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • Skills and experience in project/programme implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation preferably from a child rights approach in accordance with the CRC and international humanitarian rights standards.
  • Substantial people and programme management experience with good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Solid experience in grant management, including budget holding and donor reporting.
  • Substantial understanding or proven experience of security management issues.
  • Ability to produce high-quality reports in French and English.
  • Representational, political awareness and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision from line manager.
  • Experience in working with partners and a participatory approach.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English and computer literate.
  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.
  • Experience and/or an interest in working in the Great Lakes region
  • Experience in promoting children’s participation in programming, design, implementation and evaluation
  • Working experience in challenging and insecure contexts and/or similar.
  • Capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult working circumstances.


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