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Child Protection Regional Coordinator – Handicap International – RWANDA – BURUNDI – KENYA

  • Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda
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Description du Poste

Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Handicap International is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
For further information about the association: http://www.handicap-international.us
Present in more than 55 countries, Handicap International is composed of 2 operational directions:
• The Direction of Humanitarian Action
• The Direction of Development Action
The “Ubuntu Care: confronting sexual violence against girls and boys, including girls and boys with disabilities in Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya” project is a multi- countries project aiming at addressing the root causes and mitigating the consequences of violence against children, especially those with disabilities.
Each of the 3 countries of implementation is very different historically, culturally, politically, socially and economically. Nonetheless, each of them has made commitments at the international level to uphold the basic human rights of children and of people with disabilities. They have all either signed and/or ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD). In most of the selected implementing countries for this project, Handicap International has started to work on the issue of sexual violence and disability through projects on HIV/AIDS in East Africa. It appeared that many of the beneficiaries were survivors of sexual violence. In addition, a large portion of them were minors. However, each of these countries has developed its own ways and approach in carrying out its interventions in this area. In Rwanda, over the last few years a psychosocial approach has been used that focuses on enabling communities to address this issue with the assistance of partner Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and community mediators. In Burundi, local DPOs and government bodies have been mobilized to address this problem with a particular emphasis on women and girls. In Kenya, the Handicap International team built a Gender Recovery Centre (GRC) to support survivors of sexual abuse through community mobilization activities.
HI (Handicap International) implemented stage one (2013-2015) of the Ubuntu Care project in Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya, which included activities and research designed to more effectively identify and address factors related to sexual violence against children, including children with disabilities.
Stage two of the Ubuntu Care project (2016-2018) started to be implemented and continues to address the following vulnerability issues/factors: the poverty of families with children with disabilities, isolated children and unidentified cases, sexual violence in schools, unreported cases and out-of-court settlements between abusers and families of survivors, delayed medical consultation, obstacles and beliefs, lack of justice and punishment, lack of psychological/psychosocial support.
Under the line management of the Southern & East Africa Desk Officer based at HQ in France, you supervise directly 2 people but work closely with different teams in HQ or in the field. The organisation, hierarchical and functional links of a regional project are complex and will require from the coordinator strong coordination, inter-personal and logical skills.
As Regional Coordinator of the project Ubuntu Care, you are is responsible for the overall achievement of the regional project, aiming at translate effectively the international commitments in regard of children’s rights, in particular the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) into practical actions on the ground through improved response mechanisms to Sexual and gender based violence against children at all levels
The post includes 4key objectives:
• Implement the regional component of the project (regional and international advocacy)
• Manage the regional team in charge of the compilation, coherence and reporting of the project at whole (2 people)
• Provide the technical support to each sub component of the project in 3 different countries to guarantee development, ownership and coherence of the approaches chosen for the project.
• Contribute to the extension of the project and the thematic through proposal writing, networking, donors meeting
• You hold a degree in management and/or in development studies, social action….
• You have a technical expertise in one area of child protection, disability or/and GBV
• You have a minimum of 4 years professional experience in implementing and supervising projects including managing teams and partnerships in one of these areas
• You have a perfect knowledge of written and spoken both in French and English
• You are proactive, flexible, responsive, organised and can manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
• You know working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams
The position is a regional one, based in Rwanda with regular moving in Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi. The living conditions are good and security conditions fair. However for Burundi, the socio-political situation remains unstable and the situation will have to be evaluated by HI program in Burundi before each field visit.
· Starting date : 19th March 2018
· Length of the contract:** 7 months
· Employee status:
• Salary from 2757€ gross/month regarding the experience of the candidate
• Perdiem : 496€ net/month
• Insurances : medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
• Paid holiday : 25 days per year
• R&R : Level 1 : 1 day per month
• Status : not open to families
• Housing : individual or collective (depending of your personal status) taken in charge by Handicap International

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