The Department for International Development – DFID – is the British Government department responsible for promoting development and reduction of poverty. Based in Kinshasa, DFID works with the Transitional Government of the DRC and in partnership with other international donors to ensure a successful transition process and establish basic systems of governance for conflict prevention and reduction of poverty.
In order to carry out its programme, DFID Kinshasa will double in size during the year 2005. It therefore seeks committed, able and bi-lingual staff (English/French), who are either citizens of or have the right to live and work in the DRC.
7 posts in the Programme Team
Responsible for all aspects of programme implementation and administration. At Deputy Programme Manager (DPM) level (2 x Grade B1 posts) this will involve supporting policy advisers in taking forward new initiatives, while ensuring that the administered in accordance with the British Government’s financial requirements. Deputy Programme Managers are supported by Programme Officers (PO) (2 x Grade B2 posts) and Programme Assistants (PA) (3 x Grade C1 posts) whose principal tasks are researching and preparing information related to the programme, often for the British Parliament and Ministers, coordinating and participating in the programmes of visiting consultants and Headquarters staff, arranging contracts and monitoring progress. Candidates will need good planning and organisational, teamworking, and communication skills, both spoken and written, as well as sound budget management skills. A knowledge of international development organisations is essential at the DPM level and an advantage at the lower levels.
One of the Programme Assistants will have responsibilities also in the field of Information Technology, in support of the Information and IT Manager. Duties include maintaining equipment, maintaining the website, providing software and hardware support services and carrying out workstation assessments. Experience of network administration would be an advantage.
One of the Grade C1 posts will evolve into an executive assistant role for the Head and Deputy Head of the office, acting as the first point of contact for all their business, both of a programme and administration nature, and calls for particularly strong organisational skills and ability to assess priorities.
Minimum educational qualification: DPM and PO - Gradué. PA – Diplome d’Etat. For the post with IT content a qualification in IT at certificate level or above would be an advantage but is not essential.
Finance Manager (Grade B2)
Responsible for the introduction to DFID-DRC of DFID financial and accounting systems and for their efficient operation and good maintenance. Will head the Finance Section with inter alia responsibility for ensuring funding to DFID-DRC, making cash and account payments, liaison with Banks, forecasting, budgeting and the organisation of complete and accurate returns to the several DFID financial systems. Will need good planning, organisational and communication skills in addition to those associated with finance and accounting responsibilities.
Minimum educational qualifications: Diplome d’Etat plus a professional financial qualification or a minimum of three years’ experience in financial management.
Computer literacy: Candidates for all posts should be competent in the use of Microsoft Office and internet.
Language qualifications: For all posts, fluency in both French and English is essential. Knowledge of local languages would be an asset.
Starting salary for the B1 posts will normally be $1205 per month
Starting salary for the B2 posts will normally be $753 per month
Starting salary for the C1 posts will normally be $446 per month
Further details of the vacancies are available via e-mail from
Candidates are requested to submit (a) an up to date CV, including the names, addresses and phone numbers of two references (b) a letter of motivation, which must include between 150 and 300 words in English, stating which type of post you are applying for and why you believe you are suited to the posts(s) on offer, taking into account the duties and competencies required.
Applications must arrive before 03 June 2005 either:
• Deposited in person at DELOITTE, 94 Bvd du 30 Juin, Kinshasa (opposite Gombe cemetery)
• Mailed to Deloitte at Boite Postale 16380, Kinshasa I
• e-mailed to
DFID is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are welcomed from all parts of the community and actively encouraged from women, ethnic minorities and those with disabilities. Selection is strictly on merit.