JOB OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM ASSISTANT - DFAP, DEADLINE 20 JUNE 2017 - AJIRA PLUS+

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JOB OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM ASSISTANT - DFAP, DEADLINE 20 JUNE 2017

NAFASI YA KAZI PROGRAM ASSISTANT - DFAP, TUMA MAOMBI KABLA YA TAREHE 20 JUNE 2017 



We are Searchers.

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict. 

It’s our purpose- our call to action.

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where:
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence

Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality.  Inclusivity. Courage.  Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.
Search DRC
SFCG launched its activities in the DRC in 2001. With offices and employees in Kinshasa, Goma Kalemie and Bukavu, SFCG works with several partners in all the provinces of the country, with sub-offices in Ango, Bunia, Dongo and Dungu. Search's activities include the use of various conflict transformation tools, including radio and television program production, participatory theater, mobile cinema, training, joint activities, art and culture, and Other communication and dialogue tools.
We are Searching for...

SFCG in the DRC is looking for one assistant for the Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP, funded by USAID) in charge of supporting the implementation of the project that aims to address the underlying causes of food insecurity in South Kivu and Tanganyika Provinces. This five-year program aims to integrate Search's various communication tools for conflict transformation into a FH’s food security program, that aims to involving beneficiary groups of this program in a process of attitudes and individual behavior change for positively face the inter-communal or inter-ethnic clashes. In the longer term, he will have to impact on attitudes and behavior among the target populations, promoting a culture of dialogue and cooperation to resolve conflicts. This will contribute to sustainable societal and cultural change. The program will be carried out in four territories in the province of Tanganyika (especially in Kabalo, Kalemie, Moba and Nyunzu) and in the district of Walungu (Kaziba and Mubumbano Health Zones) in South Kivu Province.
The assistant will be responsible for the implementation and follow-up of activities in the field, including the organization of training, meetings, mass activities (mobile cinema, participatory theater, etc.), Media activities, support to local peace initiatives and discussion sessions with grassroots groups and maintaining good relations with FH teams and other local partners.

Your contribution

The roles and responsibilities include:
Preparation of field work plans and implementation of activities in collaboration with the DFAP program officer, FH facilitators and beneficiaries (gender focus groups, local community leaders, authorities, youth representatives ,
Organization of training, meetings, grassroots discussion and public awareness sessions, including mobile cinema, participatory theater; Animation of community mediation and solidarity activities and gender promotion in conjunction with FH facilitators;
Continuous identification of barriers to change in improving social relationships within communities, especially gender, and appropriate communication channels in the work area;
Follow-up and accompaniment of local and state partners working with SFCG in the promotion of peace, gender, leadership, empowerment of women and the consolidation of social cohesion;
Development of criteria for the selection of gender champions within communities and their identification;
Involvement of local leaders and authorities in promoting peace and gender in targeted areas.

Key priorities for this role to be accomplished/addressed within the first six months of the appointment:
Preparation of field work plans and implementation of activities in collaboration with the DFAP program officer, FH facilitators and beneficiaries (gender focus groups, local community leaders, authorities, youth representatives )
Organization of training, meetings, grassroots discussion and public awareness sessions, including mobile cinema, participatory theater; Animation of community mediation and solidarity activities and gender promotion in conjunction with FH facilitators;
Follow-up and accompaniment of local partners working with SFCG in the promotion of peace, gender, leadership, empowerment of women and the consolidation of social cohesion;
Involvement of local leaders and authorities in promoting peace and gender in targeted areas

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.

You are...

You meet these qualifications:
Currently residing in Moba, or have the possibility of residing in Moba at your expense
University degree in social sciences, communication, development or similar field;
Understanding of conflict and gender sensitivity issues and proven experience with peace and food security activities;
Familiarity with local culture, sensitivities and contexts with demonstrated ability to interact with the local populace
Knowledge of the area for work (Tanganyika Province in general and especially Moba District);
Minimum of three years’ experience in supervising field activities, preferably in an international NGO;
Experience in conducting training activities, coaching community based structures, advocacy etc.;
Strong capacity in communication, advocacy and mobilization (with customary and politico-administrative authorities, local leaders and with the population)
Experience in conducting projects based on community participation;
Experience in coordinating activities with local communities and partners;
Organizational skills with a strong sense of initiative and a spirit of creativity;
Flexibility, sense of listening, innovation;
Able to work under pressure and in a hostile and multicultural environment;
Able to drive the motorcycle (driver's license necessary);
Fluent French and Swahili at a written and spoken level (knowledge of local and other languages would be highly appreciated);


Proficiency in Word, Excel, navigation and Internet research, etc.

Sound good?  To apply, interested candidates should send a  motivation letter, academic titles, 3 references, certificates, unemployed card and CV. 

You may submit your application package in one of the following ways:
Mail or submit your application package to the SFCG office at KALEMIE City, 376 Kalemie Avenue, DAV District.


Email your application package to rkalanga@sfcg.org  with a copy to rdc@sfcg.org  and rbashizi@sfcg.org  with Title of the message "Assistant to the DFAP Programme - Moba District".

This position will close on June 20, 2017. We are looking to fill this position with the right candidate. 


Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Please see our web site www.sfcg.org  for full details of our work.

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