Country Finance Manager – DRC

International Alert
Democratic Republic of Congo

Salary: Competitive plus excellent benefits
Based: Bukavu or Goma, DRC
Duration: 2 year contract

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to lead the Finance team of International Alert in DRC.

International Alert began working in DRC in 2000 integrating peacebuilding into local development programmes.  In 2018 Alert DRC has grown to approx £5.8 million – with grants from USAID, UNDP, SIDA, and EC.

In this position, you will be responsible for managing the finances of the DRC programme, under the supervision of the Country Manager.  You will support Alert DRC staff and partners and contribute to the programme’s impact and sustainability by assuming overall responsibility and line management for the finance function. You will provide capacity building support for colleagues and partner staff to ensure they have the relevant technical skills to implement our grants and contracts. You will liaise effectively with the finance team in London.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with significant experience in a similar role within an INGO. S/he will be an excellent communicator who can work effectively with partners, colleagues and donors. S/he will be proactive in identifying obstacles and proposing solutions to the Country Manager, while constantly reviewing and updating organisational policies and systems to enhance our efficiency.  

This is a great opportunity to support the peacebuilding work of the organisation by developing and working with a committed team.

Note: the above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full requirements, please read the job description.

As it is unlikely that we will be able to obtain a Visa Work Permit for this role, all job applicants must already have the right to work in DRC.

To apply, please follow the link below and then click 'Apply for this job'. Please note we do not accept CVs.


The deadline for applications is Friday 4th May at 17.00 pm UK time. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early applications are encouraged.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

International Alert has been working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions.

We believe in a world where people resolve their differences without violence and can build a more peaceful future for their families and communities.

We build a more peaceful world by collaborating with people from across divides to resolve the root causes of conflict, because everyone can play a part in building peace, every day.

We work alongside local communities, partners, businesses and policy-makers to turn our in-depth research and analysis into practical solutions and action on the ground.

And we bring together people from the grassroots to the policy level to inspire and amplify the voice of peace, because it is only together that we can achieve change.

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