Country Representative – Democratic Republic of Congo


The starting salary package for this position is £50,104 GBP/ approx. $66,850 USD including all allowances

12 month fixed term contract with the potential for renewal

About the DRC programme

Between 1996 and 2003, the Democratic Republic of Congo was the site of the most deadly conflict since World War Two, which led to as many as 5.4 million deaths and left the country contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance. MAG has been working in DRC since 2004 removing and destroying landmines and carrying out risk education work with communities, to raise awareness of the problems and promote safe behaviour. We are also the only non-governmental organisation accredited to carry out arms management and destruction initiatives in the country, which began in 2006. The DRC programme more recently ceased its mine action project, and is currently focused on the implementation of the arms management and destruction initiatives.

About the role

This role will be responsible for the effective day-to-day management of all aspects of the Country Programme, including staff, resources, partners and networks. A key element of the role will be to ensure contractual compliance with project donors, coordinating and developing relationships with donors and other stakeholders to represent MAG, and planning and developing further opportunities for MAG in the country. The role will have ultimate responsibility for the programme’s finances, as well as budgeting and reporting; as well as having oversight of the security and safeguarding management in country. As the senior manager in country, the Country Representative will provide leadership to and oversee programme support functions, including logistics, human resources and finance, as well as management of implementing partners. This role will likely be based in Kinshasa, however due to the ongoing uncertainties in country; this may temporarily relocate to Goma.

About you

You should have previous experience in overseas project management roles, within an international aid/humanitarian organisation. You will also need experience across the range of project management functions, including experience of managing national staff and the ability to motivate a team. In addition, you should have experience working across a range of disciplines and experience of growing and developing projects. It will be key for the selected candidate to be able to demonstrate an analytical and solution oriented management approach to working within a complex context.

French and English language skills are essential for this post.

Areas of operations are often remote with basic amenities, so applicants will need to be able to deal with living and working in challenging environments.

Benefits

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The total salary package for this position is £50,104 GBP/ approx. $66,850 *Please see the general information for full terms and conditions related to this.
  • Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation in-country.
  • Leave: We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. You will have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year.
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year
  • Insurance: All international staff are automatically covered by MAG's comprehensive insurance package including: Personal accident and medical expenses insurance; Death by natural causes insurance and access to 24-hour medical assistance including evacuation and repatriation.

In some limited circumstances, accompanied status may be considered. For more information, please contact us.

Please see the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details on these benefits.

How to apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:

MAG – Country Representative, DRC Application Pack

Please return the Application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of 26 May 2019. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis however so please apply as soon as possible.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful. 

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.