Consultancy for Interim Country Director DRC

General Coordination and Management


Congo - Kinshasa








5 years min


Service / Consultancy contract







Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. ( is a German Christian non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting health, nutrition, WASH and food security projects worldwide.


Johanniter has been active in DRC since 1995, with a focus on North Kivu since 2008.


The overall objective of Johanniter International Assistance’s Program in North Kivu, DRC is to reduce mortality and morbidity by improving the health conditions and reducing vulnerability of IDPs and host population. Johanniter’s interventions aim to improve, in close cooperation with the MoH, the provision of and access to quality primary health care and to support the improved nutrition status of children under five, pregnant and lactating women and other vulnerable people (such as elderly people, people with disability, people living with HIV/AIDS, and survivors of SGBV). Furthermore, the improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene is part of Johanniter’s DRC programme.




An Interim CD is needed to take over responsibilities during a temporary absence / leave of the current CD between March and mid-May 2018. The position is based in Goma.




Objective of consultancy




  1. Overall objective:


The Interim Country Director will be responsible for the management of all Johanniter programmes in DRC and for ensuring that all activities are within the strategic framework of Johanniter. The Interim Country Director provides strategic leadership to maintain a high performing team and,. has the ultimate responsibility for all security issues.




  1. Specific tasks:


Programme Management


  • In strong cooperation with the Medical Project Coordinator implement solid programme management disciplines to ensure programme effectiveness, quality and innovation.

  • Communicate and oversee the implementation of programme objectives, activities, evaluations, and assessments. Ensure that programme teams have the necessary tools, resources, information, and assistance to deliver services that meet or exceed internationally accepted standards and protocols.

  • Manage staff responsible for financial and narrative report writing and submission to donors in a timely manner. Ensure that team is monitoring budgets vs. expenditures and meeting monthly projections.

  • Build and strengthen external relationships and represent Johanniter with donors, the host government, international and national organizations.

  • Lead the development and achievement of country strategy.

  • Maintain regular communication with HQ in Berlin

  • Support learning from success and failure, documenting best practices and facilitating collaboration.

  • Ensure proper monitoring and evaluation of program activities and timely submission of donor reports and other requirements/requests.




  • Ensure that strict policies and protocols are carried out.

  • Monitor and ensure that all administrative procedures are observed.

  • Provide support to the admin staff in meeting the Government requirements

  • Compile regular reports, updates and articles for the marketing and fundraising department.




Personnel Management


  • Ensure staff is properly trained and performance expectations are clear.

  • Ensure and support team cooperation.

  • Coordinate organizational structure and job descriptions as needed to provide clear work expectations and adequate resources for achieving programme goals.

  • support staff in their ongoing professional development.

  • Ensure operating policies, procedures, and communication protocols are clear and consistent.


Financial Management


  • Work closely with Finance and Administration manager on all aspects related to finance.

  • monitor the annual operational budget and ensure timely management of financial reporting, audit compliance, and cash flow.

  • Ensure all fiscal controls and donor required policy controls are carried out.

  • Provide oversight of country programme budgets and management of program spending.

  • Oversee cash management and recordkeeping in accordance with donor regulations.




  • Prioritise and manage security, ensuring that guidelines are followed and adapted as required at all levels, that maximum preventive measures are taken and that the team of Expats and National Staff is safe and well informed at all times

  • Prevention and flagging of corruption and cases of fraud

  • Review and update of the security and contingency plan.



Planned Timeframe


Assignment 01.03.2018 until 15.05.2018



Expected profile


  • At least 5 years of experience in a humanitarian context/international development, minimum 3 years of experience in a leading position

  • Experience in implementing public health projects for international NGOs

  • Experience in project development, coordination and management, including project accounting, managing of donor funds (EU, UN, German Foreign Office and Ministry of Cooperation etc.)

  • Experience in working with national authorities and national partners

  • Fluency in French and English required, German would be an asset

  • previous work experience in DRC preferred




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Proposals / profiles including a quotation should be sent to: Please indicate “DRC, consultancy / interim CD” in the subject line of email.


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Johanniter International Assistance
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