Area Manager

The role

To provide effective management oversight of the implementation of Save the Children’s programme plans in Eastern of Democratic Republic of Congo, through direct and partner led activities. The post holder will firmly institute finance, human resources and operations systems in the area of operation and will ensure effective representation of Save the Children to local authorities, INGOs and NGOS, and in other forums. The post holder will be a high performing team builder, sensitive to the cultural, political and security environment of DRC and will lead and manage staff covering operations and programmes in Child Protection, Health & Nutrition, Education, Water/Sanitation and Food Security & Livelihoods. The Area Manager is responsible for ensuring the development of all staff, and for identifying needs and resources and elaborating program recommendations, in line with Save the Children’s national and global priorities.

Qualifications and experience


  • At least 5 years/substantial experience working with a humanitarian/ development organisation, including significant experience working at field level.

  • University degree in related academic discipline or equivalent work experience.

  • Skills and experience in project/programme implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation preferably from a child rights approach in accordance with the CRC and international humanitarian rights standards.

  • Substantial people and programme management experience with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.

  • Solid experience in grant management, including budget holding and donor reporting.

  • Substantial understanding or proven experience of security management issues.

  • Ability to produce high quality reports in French and English.

  • Representational, political awareness and advocacy skills.

  • Ability to work with limited supervision from line manager.

  • Experience of working with partners and a participatory approach.

  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English and computer literate.

  • Commitment to and understanding of SCI’s aims, values and principles.



  • Experience and/or an interest in working in great Lake

Contract length: 02 years

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

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

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Job description:

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Date advertised: 9 Aug 2019

Closing date: 26 Aug 2019 - 00:59 WAT

Location: Goma, Congo, the Democratic Republic of

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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