Save The Children : PROJECT MANAGER FAMILY PLANNING & POST ABORTION CARE - DRC

[ 22-11-2016 ]

PROJECT MANAGER FAMILY PLANNING & POST ABORTION CARE - DRC

Location : Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo (Kinshasa)
Contract - Full-Time
Closing date : Friday 25 November 2016
All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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Following a major transition, our international programs are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length : 6 months

Location : Goma, DRC

The role
The Project Manager will be responsible for the management and technical support of a Family Planning (FP) and Post-Abortion Care (PAC) in Emergencies project in Nord-Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo funded by SC-US.

Save the Children first began working in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1994. Today, Save the Children works in a total of four provinces in DRC (North Kivu, Province Orientale (Ituri District), Province of Kasaï Oriental and Kinshasa). SC’s emergency health program in DRC is primarily focused on supporting a complete package of quality primary health care with a strong component of reproductive health in particular at North Kivu province. Other priorities include health system strengthening, as well as response to ongoing emergency crises as they occur. North Kivu field program is focused on responding to acute and chronic emergency humanitarian situations. The Family Planning and post-abortion care in emergencies (Uzazi bora) project is the largest Save the Children health grant in North Kivu. The grant is a component of a global grant mechanism from SC US that supports programs in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries

Qualifications and experience

  • Qualified midwife-nurse or medical doctor, with field experience related to the program’s approaches.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant field experience with an international humanitarian aid organization, preferably within the Central and/or East Africa context. Experience in Eastern DRC will be an asset
  • Fluent English and French and good written communication and report writing skills in both languages.
  • Creative and innovative approach to design and delivery of effective training interventions.
  • Demonstrated success in providing hands-on training and technical assistance to health care providers and other stakeholders.
  • Able and willing to travel and spend time to remote and insecure locations.
  • Experience in leading/implementing BCC projects desirable.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Please apply in English or French using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.

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