Country Director DRC

War Child, United Kingdom

Job Description

As our Country Director, you will be responsible for the realisation of our country programme in the D.R. Congo. This includes developing the country strategy, planning and reporting, monitoring & evaluation, effectively supervising the country team and building the capacity of staff and local partners. You will play an important role in fundraising, represent War Child in meetings and
coordination platforms and have the final responsibility for Security Management.

In order to achieve all of this we seek an experienced and inspiring leader, with experience in an international/ humanitarian organization at senior management position, proven experience in the region, a relevant academic background, excellent
communication skills in English and French; an individual with knowledge of psychosocial, protection and education programmes for children affected by conflict.

Person Specification


  • Experienced and inspiring leader.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and French
  • Diplomatic with strong problem solving and social skills.
  • Results oriented and stress-resilient, able to cope with deadlines and complex problems.
  • Team player and able to work independently.
  • Demonstrable affinity with War Child’s mandate.


  • At least 10 years’ relevant experience in an international/humanitarian context of which a minimum of 5 years in a senior management position (e.g. as Representative or Country director).
  • Proven experience in the region.
  • Experience of working with local partners and knowledge of psychosocial, protection and education programmes for children affected by conflict.
  • Proven experience in financial management (including management of multiple grants).
  • Proven experience in growing the operations and funding of an organization.

Qualifications: Relevant academic background e.g. social sciences, international relations, Business Administration.

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