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Organization: Save the Children
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 23 Aug 2016

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes 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: 03 months

Locations: Mbuji Mayi, Mwene Ditu, and Bukavu

The role

SAFE-Soins Appropriés pour les Familles et les Enfants or Appropriate Care for Families and Children is a 5-year USAID-funded project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Implemented by Save the Children International (SCI) and its partners, CARE International and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI), SAFE delivers support to vulnerable children and families in three target areas in the DRC with coordination based in Kinshasa. The target locations include Mbuji Mayi and Mwene Ditu in Kasai Oriental, and Bukavu in South Kivu. The SAFE design intends to create a sustainable and systems-based approach that prevents child separation and provides support and care to vulnerable children and families. SAFE builds capacity and coordination within the current response system by identifying and improving key weaknesses, specifically amongst community child protection volunteers, local service providers, transit center caretakers, and DIVAS social assistants. 7,000 children and 6,000 adults will benefit directly from the project over its lifespan, and an additional 40,000 community members, parents, and children will benefit from community-based activities and increased awareness of child protection issues.

SAFE’s goal is to reduce family separation and risks to children outside of family care through developed and strengthened services and systems to support the protection and well-being of children and families and to prevent and respond to family separation. Three results support this goal:

Result 1: Unnecessary separation of children from their families is reduced.

Result 2: Children outside family care achieve family and community reintegration or acceptable alternatives.

Result 3: Services and systems to prevent and respond to family separation are more effective and sustainable.

The purpose of the final evaluation is to assess to which extent SAFE’s structure, management and activities have responded to separated children and their families as well as to the prevention of separation in vulnerable families. The evaluation will measure the value of key data points associated with the Soins Appropriés pour les Familles et les Enfants (SAFE) Project objectives and indicators as established in the Results Framework and Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) since the project started implementing activities in July 2012 in Mbuji Mayi and Mwene Ditu and in May 2013 in Bukavu until end of September 2016.

The resulting final evaluation report will provide quantitative and qualitative data accomplishment in comparison against the baseline, and mid-term evaluation report through the life of the project. The methodology used will generate the quality and credible evidence to provide numerical values for the indicators cited in the PMP. All the lessons learned gathered throughout the life of the project will be shared with the donor and partners in the area of Child Protection. The Final assessment report will be completed by an external Consultant by 30 September 2016

Qualifications and experience

1 Minimum of 5 years of experience in conducting studies, collecting data and producing quality baseline/midterm/end line study reports, preferably for international non-governmental organizations or multilateral agencies
2 At least a Master’s degree in Social Science, Political Sciences, Statistics or related field
3 Sectoral expertise and experience in child protection related projects
4 Good knowledge of DRC and preferably South Kivu and Kasai Oriental where the project is being implemented (preferred, not mandatory)
5 Experience of effective interaction with local non-government organizations, government entities, and community (preferred, not mandatory)
6 Excellent spoken and written communication skills in French and English
7 Evidence of similar work in the recent past years (mandatory)

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

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at www.savethechildren.net/jobs

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

How to apply:

Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: ‘Fsy.20477.3830@savethechildrenint.aplitrak.com’

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