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Child Protection Coordinator Job in DR Congo

Emergency Child Protection Coordinator, DR Congo

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is seeking an Emergency Child Protection (ECP) Coordinator to start up the proposed program.

The ECP will be part of the wider emergency rapid protection team that includes gender-based violence and protection teams.

The ECP Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment of the CP team members of the emergency protection team who will oversee and implement components on case management, community action and safe learning spaces for children in close collaboration with all the teams.
The ECP will be based in Goma but may be requested to travel to South Kivu to support the emergency protection team depending on emergency needs.

The ECP will travel to the field with the team for one deployment of up to six weeks.

The ECP Coordinator will report to the Protection Coordinator based in Goma, North Kivu, with a dotted line for technical oversight to the Child Protection and Youth Development Unit in HQ

Scope of Work:

The Emergency Child Protection Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment and training of the child protection team members of the emergency protection teams, for relevant tool development to be prepared for deployments and to support the emergency protection team in their first deployment.

  • (Post-graduate) Degree in social work, social sciences, psychology, law, education or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in managing or implementing child protection projects in complex environments.
  • Prior Experience in implementing case management, safe spaces and community-driven programs preferred
  • Prior experience working in emergency settings or insecure environments.
  • Prior experience in capacity building including facilitation of training and coaching
  • Prior experience in developing or contextualizing CPiE tools
  • INGO experience required
  • Must be capable of applying their skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, training and the transfer of technical knowledge and management skills to others.
  • Personal qualities: Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French required

Work Environment and Travel Requirements:

Goma is located at the north-eastern side of Lake Kivu and is the capital of North Kivu Province.

Civil conflict is ongoing in the Kivu provinces, and the area is considered unstable.

Strict adherence to security guidelines is requested of all IRC staff. 

This position will be based on Goma with one deployment of up to six weeks in either North or South Kivu.

Comfortable shared housing will be provided by IRC.

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