Country Director DRC At Norwegian Church Aid

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) – Country Director Position in DRC


Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) has been actively engaged in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1973, focusing on promoting positive gender relations, providing access to safe water and hygiene facilities, and fighting inequalities. As Country Director, you will play a pivotal role in representing NCA to donors and regional partners, providing effective leadership to the NCA’s DRC office, and driving the organization’s program development and implementation.


  • Engage with Donors: Network with donors to secure funding and support NCA’s funding priorities and strategies.
  • Strategic Direction: Set direction, prioritize actions, and organize resources to position NCA for new opportunities in the region.
  • Operational Management: Oversee the operational management of NCA’s country office in DRC, fostering a positive team environment and developing staff.
  • Communication: Clearly communicate present and future program goals and strategies to team members and stakeholders.
  • Emergency Response: Handle emergency response situations effectively.
  • Strategic Program Management: Manage and further develop NCA’s country program, including strategic decision-making, line management of the Senior Management Team, and security management.
  • Donor Relations: Maintain strong relationships with donors and key stakeholders, including managing applications for funding and reporting.


  • Leadership Experience: At least 4 years of leadership experience in international relief and development programs.
  • Program Management: Demonstrable success in managing large, complex development programs, including long-term aid, emergency, and advocacy work.
  • Knowledge of Norwegian Policies: Good knowledge of Norwegian policies and priorities in development aid.
  • Emergency Response Experience: 5 to 7 years’ experience working with emergency response.
  • Education: Relevant higher education in a related field.
  • Language Skills: Fluent in French with excellent English language skills (oral and written).

Personal Qualities

  • Networking Skills: Exceptional networking skills and experience in maintaining donor and stakeholder relationships.
  • Team Management: Motivated by managing and developing personnel towards achieving common goals.
  • Capacity Building: Ability to inspire and build capacities among staff and partners.
  • Cultural Sensitivity: Culturally sensitive and diplomatic, with excellent communication and decision-making skills.
  • Resilience: Ability to maintain a sense of calm in challenging environments.
  • Alignment with NCA Values: Loyal to Norwegian Church Aid’s Christian values and accept the Code of Conduct.


  • Important and Exciting Tasks: Meaningful tasks within a humanitarian response.
  • Visibility: Important role in a highly visible international organization.
  • R&R Scheme: Rest and recuperation scheme with comprehensive insurance and pension benefits.
  • Opportunity for Impact: Great opportunity to improve living conditions for rights holders in the context of DRC.

How to Apply

  1. Read Policies: Familiarize yourself with the ACT Code of Conduct and NCA’s policies on safeguarding and protection.
  2. Apply Online: Submit your application through the recruitment portal using this link.
  3. Language Options: Change the language on the application page if needed (top right corner).


  • Only applications submitted through the electronic portal will be considered.
  • Selected candidates will undergo screening against UN sanctions lists and NCA’s donor requirements.
  • Deadline for applications: February 18, 2024, at 5:00 pm.

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