URBAN CHILDREN PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATOR, KINSHASA, DRC
GRADE 4, £20,574, 12 MONTH CONTRACT, ACCOMPANIED STATUS

You will provide effective management, support and guidance to the urban
children project in Kinshasa to ensure progress towards the project's aims
and objectives. The overall goal is to ensure protection, access to
services, social inclusion and secure livelihoods for urban children by
reinforcing and developing a local capacity capable of assuring an improved
protection and respect of children's rights.


Interventions have been developed with partners working in the juvenile
justice sector; the protection of children has been promoted through the
training of social workers, the reinforcement of the provincial network,
(CPE) and through activities with law enforcement agencies. Pilot
interventions have been developed with working children, child soldiers and
sex workers. Through community mobilisation, co-ordinated activities are
promoted at a commune level in the health, water and sanitation, and
education sectors, projects that will continue to benefit from training
sessions for community workers, 'chefs de quartier' and law reinforcement
workers. Prevention of child separation will be reinforced with the
extension of social and economic interventions in the same, targeted areas.


Your responsibility involves also administration of the project's activities
whilst supervising project staff and managing technical training and
ensuring regular staff review and development.


To succeed in this role you will be equipped with a Social Welfare related
degree qualification and possess significant experience of working with
children in urban projects. In addition, you will have a proven track record
in team management that will include substantial exposure to the coaching
and training of staff. You will also be able to demonstrate effective
communication and rapport building skills as you work towards forging strong
relationships with local communities, government and other authorities.
Financial management skills, computer literacy and fluency in French are
essential.


Recruitment and selection procedures and checks reflect our commitment to
the protection of children from abuse.


REQUIRED BY: ASAP CLOSING DATE: 31st August 2001

To apply :
For further details and a detailed Job description or to download an
application form please visit our website at:
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your application.
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Great Britain, or fax: 00 44 20 7793 7614.

Please note:

- We do not reply individually to applications. If you have not heard from
us within 5 weeks after the closing date you should assume, that we have
not short-listed you
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