Country Director – DR Congo, Norwegian Refugee Council 95 views0 applications


Are you ready to take on one of today’s most pressing and complex humanitarian crises with over 25 million people in need of assistance and protection? We’re looking for an experienced leader, We’re looking for an experienced leader in DR Congo, is it you?*

We are looking for a dedicated Country Directors, to further develop and strengthen our country’s operation in DR Congo.

With 25 million people in need, DR Congo is one of the largest humanitarian and protection crises in the world. Conflict continues to cause millions to flee their homes. Food insecurity is on the rise and the COVID-19 is producing increased challenges for the people of DR Congo with the secondary impact putting an even greater strain on the most vulnerable.

DR Congo is NRC’s largest operation in Central and West Africa, with programs in Petit Nord Kivu, Grand Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu, Ituri, Kasai, and Tanganyika and a team of over 400 dedicated humanitarian workers. In 2019, NRC’s teams assisted over 600,000 people through a multi-sectoral response across the displacement cycle. NRC runs a large market-based emergency response, in addition to a range of rights-based programs to promote stability and pathways to durable solutions. NRC in DR Congo is piloting a Humanitarian Mediation Programme that seeks to explore new ways to prevent people from being forced to flee.

As Country Director, you will have the overall leadership and responsibility for the country operation. You will report to the Regional Director for Central and West Africa (CWA).

Duties and responsibilities

You are overall responsible for

  • National representation and coordination
  • Development and execution of country strategy
  • Safety and security of all staff
  • Resource allocation and mobilization
  • Cost efficiency and quality, including implementation of control mechanisms
  • Responsible for all NRC advocacy efforts in the country and ensure that contributions are made to NRC regional and global advocacy efforts
  • Analyze the political and humanitarian context and adapt the NRC program ensuring relevance to the evolving context in DR Congo and the Great Lakes
  • Motivate and coach staff in order to create effective teams, with particular attention to ensuring an efficient and empowered Country Management Group
  • Learning, training, and development of all staff, including a strategy for national staff development
  • Promote accountability, the highest standard of ethics, including safeguarding, and adherence to the Humanitarian Principles
  • Develop and enforce policies to promote and maintain diverse staff at all levels
  • Serve as a proactive member of the Extended Regional Management Group, promote collaboration with other COs and the Regional office and contribute to the development of the Central and West Africa Region as a whole

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Senior Manager/Country Director in humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge from the specific contexts of DRC and the Great Lakes
  • Experience from advocacy work
  • Experience with change management processes
  • Valid driver’s license

Personal qualities

  • Strategic thinking
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Good sense of humor is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We can offer

  • here is the Job description.
  • 2 years of full-time contract in a stimulating and rewarding work environment, a collaborative workforce.
  • A Competitive salary and benefits according to International staff terms and conditions, including contributions to a pension fund
  • Grade: 12 in NRC’s grade structure (see attached)
  • Duty station: Goma, 50% internal travel. The duty station is flexible. if relevant (accompanied family members) we can consider Kinshasa, with frequent travel to the field

An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start

Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location

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The Norwegian Refugee Council is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. Whatever it takes. Wherever, and whenever, we're needed.

We deliver high-quality aid where needs are greatest. When we started our relief efforts after World War Two, humanitarian needs were critical. They still are – and we’re still there, protecting people forced to flee and supporting them as they build a new future. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 30 countries, where we provide food assistance, clean water, shelter, legal aid, and education. We stand up for people forced to flee. NRC is a determined advocate for displaced people. When we witness injustices, we alert the world. We promote and defend displaced people's rights and dignity in local communities, with national governments and in the international arena. NRC’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva is a global leader in monitoring, reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country.

We respond quickly to emergencies. Our expert deployment capacity NORCAP, the world’s most used, boasts around 900 experts from all over the world. Our experts stand ready to deploy at a moment’s notice to support the UN and local authorities in humanitarian crises.

Around 5,000 men and women work for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Most of us are hired locally to work in the field, and a small number are based at our head office in Oslo. Many of our colleagues were once themselves fleeing their homes.

Today, a record 60 million people are fleeing war and persecution. Not since World War Two have more people needed our help. The Norwegian Refugee Council assisted more than five million people worldwide in 2015, and with your support, we can help even more.

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0 USD Goma CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Norwegian Refugee Council

Are you ready to take on one of today's most pressing and complex humanitarian crises with over 25 million people in need of assistance and protection? We're looking for an experienced leader, We're looking for an experienced leader in DR Congo, is it you?*

We are looking for a dedicated Country Directors, to further develop and strengthen our country's operation in DR Congo.

With 25 million people in need, DR Congo is one of the largest humanitarian and protection crises in the world. Conflict continues to cause millions to flee their homes. Food insecurity is on the rise and the COVID-19 is producing increased challenges for the people of DR Congo with the secondary impact putting an even greater strain on the most vulnerable.

DR Congo is NRC’s largest operation in Central and West Africa, with programs in Petit Nord Kivu, Grand Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu, Ituri, Kasai, and Tanganyika and a team of over 400 dedicated humanitarian workers. In 2019, NRC’s teams assisted over 600,000 people through a multi-sectoral response across the displacement cycle. NRC runs a large market-based emergency response, in addition to a range of rights-based programs to promote stability and pathways to durable solutions. NRC in DR Congo is piloting a Humanitarian Mediation Programme that seeks to explore new ways to prevent people from being forced to flee.

As Country Director, you will have the overall leadership and responsibility for the country operation. You will report to the Regional Director for Central and West Africa (CWA).

Duties and responsibilities

You are overall responsible for

  • National representation and coordination
  • Development and execution of country strategy
  • Safety and security of all staff
  • Resource allocation and mobilization
  • Cost efficiency and quality, including implementation of control mechanisms
  • Responsible for all NRC advocacy efforts in the country and ensure that contributions are made to NRC regional and global advocacy efforts
  • Analyze the political and humanitarian context and adapt the NRC program ensuring relevance to the evolving context in DR Congo and the Great Lakes
  • Motivate and coach staff in order to create effective teams, with particular attention to ensuring an efficient and empowered Country Management Group
  • Learning, training, and development of all staff, including a strategy for national staff development
  • Promote accountability, the highest standard of ethics, including safeguarding, and adherence to the Humanitarian Principles
  • Develop and enforce policies to promote and maintain diverse staff at all levels
  • Serve as a proactive member of the Extended Regional Management Group, promote collaboration with other COs and the Regional office and contribute to the development of the Central and West Africa Region as a whole

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a Senior Manager/Country Director in humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge from the specific contexts of DRC and the Great Lakes
  • Experience from advocacy work
  • Experience with change management processes
  • Valid driver’s license

Personal qualities

  • Strategic thinking
  • Handling insecure environments
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Influencing
  • Good sense of humor is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable

We can offer

  • here is the Job description.
  • 2 years of full-time contract in a stimulating and rewarding work environment, a collaborative workforce.
  • A Competitive salary and benefits according to International staff terms and conditions, including contributions to a pension fund
  • Grade: 12 in NRC's grade structure (see attached)
  • Duty station: Goma, 50% internal travel. The duty station is flexible. if relevant (accompanied family members) we can consider Kinshasa, with frequent travel to the field

An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start

Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location

2020-08-03

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