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Field Location Manager Job in Sudan

War Child Holland is an international NGO aiming at providing psychosocial relief to children in (former) war and/or conflict zones. War Child invests in the peaceful future of children affected by war. War Child’s goal is the empowerment of children in war-affected areas, through psychosocial programmes in which creative and sports activities are used to reinforce the psychological and social development and the welfare of the children and to create public awareness of the problems of children in (former) war zones.
Currently we are looking for a:
Organization: War Child Holland / Job Location: Kosti, Sudan / Starting date: As soon as possible
War Child program in Sudan
War Child Holland is working in Southern Sudan and the Sudan. The programme purpose is to ensure that children, youth, communities and government are able to promote awareness of, prevent and respond to children’s rights violations, abuse and exploitation of children and youth in Khartoum, Juba, Yei, Torit and Kosti, by supporting the development of a protective and educational environment.
The position
The Field Location Manager (FLM) will be responsible for overall management of the field office and program in Kosti under the supervision of the Country Director. The Kosti programme started mid 2010 and is by now well developed and growing. Between 15 and 20 staff members collaborate with programme on Safe Learning Spaces for Out of School children, mainly in the IDP communities in Kosti. Child Friendly Space activities are also offered for IDP children in transit. A protective programme promoting the Child Act for displaced children, children in contact with the law, street children and other vulnerable groups makes use of modern media and brings together a range of actors. Finally, the Kosti Field office is deeply involved in innovative programming and testing e-learning initiatives as an alternative to primary education. The programme collaborates with a range of government agencies and local partners.
Kosti is the state capital of White Nile State, now bordering South Sudan, as such Kosti a transit point and destination for about 150.000 displaced people. State ministries are positioned here. Basic services and supplies are available. Three other INGOs operate in Kosti, though none with international staff. Recreational possibilities are limited as well as schooling. Kosti is about four hour drive over a good roads from Khartoum. The position is suitable for a couple, but not for a family.
War Child offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team of people and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in The Netherlands. War Child offers good remuneration and excellent benefits. Please visit our website for more information on the organisation and the programme.
How to apply: Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter of motivation before November 13th, 2011 (please mention FLM Kosti in the subject line) to (your letter and CV should not exceed 5 pages).
The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.

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