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Child protection director

Job opportunity

Child protection director

Location : Kinshasa

Closing date: January 22nd, 2014



      I.        Context


Chemonics seeks a child protection director for the anticipated USAID-funded Enhancing Services and Linkages for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS (ELIKIA) activity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This project will strengthen comprehensive care and support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) who are infected and affected by HIV, increasing their chances to grow up to be healthy, educated, and socially well-adjusted adults. This project will support the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) continuum of care in DRC and will serve target communities in Katanga, Kinshasa, and Orientale provinces. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    II.        Responsibilities include

-         Provide expert advice, analysis, and technical support to the provincial and country offices on policies and operational strategies with regard to the strengthening of national child protection systems ;

-         Provide technical leadership and ensure effective coordination with strategic partners on child protection, including PEPFAR implementing partners.

   III.        Qualifications

-         Bachelor's degree in social work, with a minimum of five years of experience on technical and managerial positions; master's degree in social sciences or public health preferred ;

-         Experience of the child protection sector within the DRC context, particularly issues related to neglect, abuse, children without appropriate care, and working children ;

-         Experience with child protection programming, early childhood development, or household economic strengthening; technical knowledge of community-based care programs and experience with OVC programming is highly desirable ;

-         Experience in networking, strong communication skills, and good interpersonal relations ;

-         Leadership and interpersonal skills for effective team work, as well as the ability to frequently work independently, taking initiative, managing a variety of activities concurrently, and delivering outputs on schedule ;

-         French fluency required; knowledge of Kiswahili and/or Lingala preferred.


  IV.        Application instructions

Send electronic submissions to Please include the name of the position in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only "OVC - Child Protection Director" in the subject line. If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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