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Country Representative, Senior, Projects, DRC, Democracy Program The Carter Center #59302BR
The Field Office Director oversees the implementation of The Carter Center’s Democratic Election Standards and Human Rights House programs based in Kinshasa, and the Mining Governance program based in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Represents the Carter Center in the DRC and maintains collaborative relationships with donors, government officials, and representatives of international organizations. Supervises personnel and manages financial, administrative and logistical operations of field office. Works with headquarters and field staff, consultants and external experts to achieve project goals. Performs related responsibilities as required. This is an unaccompanied position based in Kinshasa, DRC. This position is scheduled as a two-year assignment.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program area. Seven years of related experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and English;
• Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences, international human rights law, or another development-related field;
• A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience, including five years of experience managing field office programs and personnel;
• Advanced financial and human resource management skills;
• Strong analysis, problem solving, prioritization, and risk management skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural understanding, and the ability to lead and motivate diverse, multi-disciplinary, and geographically remote teams;
• Demonstrated experience in team building, conflict resolution, promoting mutual respect, active listening, and collaborative dialogue;
• Proven fundraising success and experience working with donors, government officials and international organizations;
• Facility with computers and proficiency in MS Office;
• Organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
• Preference will be given to candidates with significant experience with programs related to human rights, elections and election observation, and/or civil society strengthening. Strong knowledge of the DRC is highly preferred; experience working in the Great Lakes is a plus.
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