Project Coordinator job Position in Congo

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Medical Emergency Relief International (Merlin) - International Health NGO

Programme: Health System Support To War Affected Health Zones in Maniema, Democratic Repulic of Congo

Responsible To: Country Operations Coordinator

Responsible For: Maniema Medical Coordinator), Finance and Admin Officer, Senior Project Officer, Logistic/Admin officer

Working With: Senior Project Officer, Project Medical Officers, Finance, Logistics and Administration Departments

Location: Based In Kindu, Maniema Province, Democratic Repulic of Congo

Start Date: A.S.A.P

Allowance: £18,000 - £23,040 dependent on relevant experience, plus an annual cost of living allowance of £5,114 (dependant on current exchange rate) insurance cover, accommodation and flights.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

Please note: this is an unaccompanied position.

Person Specification


  • Fluent spoken French & English, written English
  • Previous field experience essential in an insecure humanitarian context, preferrably in a co-ordination role
  • An strong interest in basic and preventative health care
  • Proven problem solving and organisational skills, flexibility and calm under pressure
  • Proven experience in security management, including developing and implementing SOPs and security guidelines
  • Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues
  • An understanding and interest in logistical systems and functions
  • Familiarity with relevant software for logistics and accounting and office (MS Office systems).
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions in an isolated area
  • Good communicator, including strong written skills in report and proposal writing
  • Good teamworker; able to live and work closely with a small team under isolated circumstances
  • Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style


  • First-hand knowledge of DRC
  • Experience of donor liasion

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