Title: Country Director CAR – Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic
Reporting to: Director
Period: Starting a.s.a.p. We offer a one-year contract, with the possibility to extend by mutual agreement
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have in-depth knowledge of the humanitarian and human rights landscape, in particular related to SGBV and sexual violence in conflict-affected settings. Our ideal candidate would have solid experience in developing and executing programmes to improve access to quality holistic care for survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, and can help amplify the voices of survivors of sexual violence in conflict through strong advocacy messages.
The ideal candidate will have senior-level experience in proposal writing, programming and advocacy in conflict- and post-conflict settings, a vast experience in fundraising and building strategic alliances, and possess a relevant professional network. The candidate should be passionate about working side by side with survivors on national and global platforms. She/he will have excellent communication skills, strong project management skills and high ethical standards of behaviour.
The Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation is an international human rights organization, dedicated to ending rape as a weapon of war globally. The Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation supports survivors’ demands for a world where sexual violence as a weapon of war is no longer tolerated, and bears consequences for individual perpetrators and states. We work for a future where survivors receive the holistic care & compensation they need to rebuild their lives. We create opportunities for survivors to speak out and be heard, and where they can organise to create change, influence policies, and demand justice and accountability.
We are working towards a future where sexual violence in conflict is no longer seen as inevitable, but is recognised for what it is: a crime that should have consequences. We want the international community to draw a line against wartime sexual violence and to hold states and individuals accountable.
The Country Director will lead the country programme of the Mukwege Foundation (MF) in CAR.
In collaboration with the coordinator of the Nengo Holistic Care project, who is based in Bangui, and the MF senior programme manager of Holistic Care based in the Hague, the Country Director will define the MF country strategy for CAR, coordinate the overall programme execution, identifiy new opportunities and be responsible for the overall MF project portfolio in CAR. The Country Director will represent MF interests. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring programme compliance with the overall MF mission, ethical standards and policies as well as national and international laws and regulations in order to realise the organisational objectives, performance and quality targets for the organisation.
The Nengo Holistic Care project is an ongoing four year project which started in November 2019, with the support of the French Development Agency and the Pierre Fabre Foundation. The project is implemented by a consortium, including the Pierre Fabre Foundation, the Francophone Institute for Justice and Democracy, Panzi Foundation DRC and the Mukwege Foundation.
This project aim is to improve access to quality holistic assistance for survivors of sexual violence, thanks to the creation of a one-stop-centre in Bangui. The project is implemented in close collaboration with l’Hôpital de l’Amitié and l’Association des Femmes Juristes de Centrafrique (AFJC), which are the two entry points to the one-stop-centre or system. It is an example of a South-to-South learning approach, whereby a team of Panzi Foundation DRC experts are working alongside their CAR colleagues to set up a holistic care system and enhance services for survivors. This team of experts was deployed to Bangui in March 2020.
The Mukwege Foundation continues to develop its country programme in CAR, via different projects and partnerships, which align with the objectives of the Nengo Project and our organisation’s overall mission.
The Country Director (CD) will be responsible for:
External relations and partnerships
Strategic and operational planning
Programming and Programme development
Security, humanitarian and contextual analysis
Management and HR
Finance and Logistics
Working relationship with the MF team in the Hague and the Nengo team in Bangui
Compliance, prevention of fraud and abuse of power
This position is classified in the MF function house in scale 12. Depending on qualifications and experience, your base gross salary will be between 3,700 and 4,500 EUR per month. On top of this, you will receive a per diem of 20 EUR per day spent in CAR to contribute to your living expenses.
You will have 20 holiday days per year, and regular R&R. Housing and transport in CAR are covered by the Mukwege Foundation. You are required to have your own health insurance in place, but you are covered by the MF business travel insurance, which includes emergency coverage for repatriation, evacuation in case of natural or political disasters, personal liability, etc.
How to apply
Please send your motivation letter, CV, and links to your social media presence no later than 25 february 2021 to Brynn Campbell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start date: as soon as possible.