Job Vacancy

Job title: Gocongo Foundation Coordinator

 

Background

The Gocongo-Foundation was founded in 2009 as a CSR branch of Gocongo Enterprises. It is dedicated to increasing the social, spiritual and material capacity of individuals and institutions to advance the well-being of their own families and communities, especially women and children, in the rural areas of the DRC. The foundation is inspired by the principles of the Baha’i Faith, which emphasise the importance of education as the key to material and spiritual progress, and as the means to unfold the potential that each human being is endowed with.

 

 What we offer 

Duties and Responsibilities of the Foundation Coordinator 

  1. Management and supervision of the two main projects of the Foundation:
    • A kindergarten and primary school (Nakhjavani Community School)
    • A youth literacy and moral empowerment programme
  2. Management and monitoring of the health centre at the farm
  3. General Administration and PR

 

 

 

 

Management and supervision of the main projects of the Foundation: 

Kindergarten and Primary School (Nakhjavani Community School):

  • Supervision and management of the School Director
  • Monitoring of school operations
  • Overseeing expansion of facilities, staff and pupils
  • Recruitment of teachers
  • Curriculum development
  • Supervision of training programme in partnership with local teacher training organization
  • Management of relations with the local community and villages (parents meetings, school events, village/home visits to parents and local authorities)
  • Organization and supervision of extracurricular activities
  • Provide ongoing support with training, planning, research of educational materials and programme implementation procedures
  • Organize and oversee regular and varied classrooms, teachers and pupils evaluations
  • Supervise relationship with regional educational authorities and compliance to education ministry’s and institutions regulations (taxes, pupils registries, report cards, …)
  • Ensure the expansion and planning of the this program
  • Assess building needs based on project development plans
  • Budget and plan for construction, refurbishment and maintenance work in collaboration with the Foundation Board of Trustees Oversee building construction and maintenance work. Manage grounds landscaping, gardening and overall maintenance work.

Youth Literacy and Moral Empowerment Program-me: Management and planning of the program

  • Recruiting students
  • Development of the curriculum
  • Recruitment and supervision of teacher
  • Evaluation of programme operations
  • Training and professional development for teachers
  • Overseeing organization and supervision of student evaluations, extracurricular activities and service projects
  • Run regular teachers evaluations meetings
  • Management of relations with the local community and villages (parents meetings, school events, village/home visits to parents and local authorities)
  • Ensure the planning and expansion of the program and all activities relating to it

 

Management and supervision of the health centre at the farm

  • Monitoring of the doctor and collaboration with the hospital in town
  • Reports about the overall health of the farm workers
  • Procurement of the stock and medicines
  • Water and hygiene supervision on the GoCongo farm
  • Public Health programmes to raise awareness in farm, school and village
  • Maintain relations and collaborate with the village nurses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Administration and PR

  • Fundraising
  • Maintenance and content development of the website and facebook page
  • Produce regular newsletters to be shared with supporters
  • Create links and maintain relations with potential supporters in Congo and abroad
  • Encourage and maintain relations with local institutions (local authorities, health centers, development projectsand NGO’s, religious authorities and communities, …)
  • Formulate partnerships with relevant organizations for training, capacity building, cultural and artistic education
  • Produce monthly operational and financial reports
  • Ensure compliance with UK and Congolese charity/non-profit organizations requirements and procedures
  • Produce Foundation’s Board minutes

 

 

 

Key qualifications and skills

This position is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, multi-talented individual to acquire skills in the fields of education, project management and development in a fast growing organization focused on sustainable development, local capacity building and community empowerment.

The successful candidate should preferably:

  • Hold a university degree (masters degree in relevant subject preferred: International Development, Educational Management, Economics, …).
  • Have previous development field experience in project management and capacity building with good knowledge of program’s design and implementation mechanisms. Training skills is an added advantage.
  • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the Baha’i Faith’s principles of capacity building and development.
  • Exposure to the ‘Community School’ curriculum would be very beneficial
  • Demonstrate flexibility, including the ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Be a self starter able to work in a challenging environment, with minimum supervision and, when necessary,adapt to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrate very good verbal and written communications skills in French and English. Knowledge of Swahili and/or Kibemba is an asset.
  • Have basic knowledge of expense accounting and budgeting

 

For any other questions please don’t hesitate to email us!

 

Apply Now!

Send your CV, a Cover Letter and 2 recommendations to foundation@gocongo.cd. We will accept rolling applications until position is filled.

Thank you for your interest.