Location: Congo (Democratic Republic of the) (Goma)
Closing date: 05 Aug 2007

Save the Children UK is the leading UK charity working in 50 countries to create a better world for children. Save the Children UK began working in the DRC in 1994 when the conflict started in the east of the country. The DRC 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 operates in the east (N & S Kivu and Ituri) and west (Kinshasa and Kasai Orientale) of the DRC. 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 DRC programme makes an important contribution to the Save the Children’s Alliance’s global programme and campaign on education in conflict ‘Rewrite the Future’. There is also an emergency health programme in North Kivu.

Ref: 4157
Region Africa: West and Central
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Job Location: Goma
Position Type: Fixed Term
Budget Responsibility: Yes - To be confirmed
Line Management Responsibility: None
Salary: £27,135
Contract Duration: 12 months
Closing date for applications: 5 August 2007
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Reference Code: RW_75AJPY-64