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Offer: Job: Sexual and Gender Based Violence Specialist. War Child Canada (WCC). Bukavu and Baraka, Democratic Republic of Congo.

From AWID:

War Child Canada (WCC). Bukavu and Baraka, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Closing date: July 30, 2012.


War Child Canada (WCC), a registered Canadian charity based in Toronto, Canada that provides humanitarian assistance to children and families affected by war, is currently looking for a qualified individual to fill the position of Sexual and Gender Based Violence Specialist. Founded in 1999, War Child Canada works with war-affected communities to help children reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity and justice. War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war and the shared responsibility to act. WCC is operational in seven countries: Afghanistan, DRC, Ethiopia, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Northern Uganda.


War Child Canada is currently in the Eastern region of the DRC in the Fizi District of South Kivu. WCC’s programming in the DRC focuses on the rehabilitation of the education sector as well as a community-based SGBV awareness and prevention program.

The community-based SGBV awareness and prevention program focuses on raising awareness at the community level, on educating women and children about their rights and on training local facilitators in their communities about SGBV prevention and support. The program also focuses on building the capacity of WCC’s local partners, as well as governments and actors within the legal and justice systems to protect the rights of women and children in the Fizi District of the DRC.

WCC is seeking technical expertise in sexual and gender-based violence to assist in the implementation of a project to design and test an SGBV prevention and response programming toolkit and best practice guidelines.

Position Summary:

The SGBV Specialist will be primarily responsible for researching, writing and training local partners and staff on an SGBV programming toolkit and best practices guidelines.

The specialist will be responsible for working with local WCC staff to provide an SGBV programming needs assessment, develop an SGBV prevention and response programming toolkit and best practice guidelines, train WCC and local partner staff on the programming toolkit, provide organizational support, as well as assisting with the monitoring of the program.

View the full job description at:

To Apply:


Please ensure your application email has the subject heading of ‘SGBV Project Coordinator, DRC – [insert name]’ Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. No phone calls please. For more information about War Child Canada, please visit

Deadline July 30, 2012.


consolata's picture

Hallo Mrbeckbeck

Congrats for the good work you are doing.
I have read the post with much interest Not on the position but on the funding issues. Do you fund Organisations that are working with women especially on gender violence?
Kindly visit our website and let me know if you advice on the Partnership.

mrbeckbeck's picture

Hi Consolata

Hi Consolata,

World Pulse does not provide funding to organizations. We encourage you and everyone in the community to make use of the Resource Exchange to post your request for information on funding. Include as much information about yourself, your work, and your needs as you can so that other women in our community feel compelled to connect with you and share their ideas and resources.

We have created a fundraising toolkit to share some best practices and strategies for organizations like yours:

Your organization is doing amazing work, and I'm glad to know about it. Thank you for commenting here.

Best wishes,

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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