Senior Project Officer

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Programme: Health Assistance to War-Affected Populations In Maniema Province, Democratic Republic Of Congo

Responsible To: Project Coordinator, Maniema

Working With: Maniema Project Officers, Health, Logistics And Finance/Admin Teams

Directly Managing: Senior Medical Officer; Northern Maniema Field Teams

Location: Lubutu, Maniema Province, Democratic Republic Of Congo

Start Date: ASAP

Duration: 12 Months

Allowance: £900 - £1500 per month (depending on experience) Plus comprehensive insurance cover, accommodation, return flights, a per diem to cover daily living expenses, and holiday allowance ($145 per month).

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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

Please note: this is an unaccompanied position.

Person Specification


  • High-level of spoken English and French and written English
  • Strong project management skills and knowledge of appropriate project management tools
  • Security management experience in an unstable environment
  • Experience in finance or related issues
  • Knowledge of project management tools (Logical Framework analysis, project cycle management, indicators etc.)
  • Computer skills (Word for Windows, Excel, E-mail)
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills, flexibility and calm under pressure
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions in an isolated area
  • Good communicator
  • Good team worker
  • Leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • A strong interest in basic curative and preventative health care


  • Spoken Kiswahili
  • Working experience in the region
  • A strong interest in community participation

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