Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Organization: Rainforest Foundation Norway
Closing date: 3 Apr 2022

In order to achieve our goal of ensuring that the Congo Basin’s contiguous rainforest areas are protected, and that local communities and indigenous people rights are promoted, Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) has established an ambitious strategy for its work in Democratic Republic of Congo. We are now seeking a dynamic and experienced person to lead this work from our country office in Kinshasa. The country office consists of 12 dedicated and motivated employees. The position is based in Kinshasa and this is a two-year contract with a start as soon as possible.

Job description

Program Development & Representation – strategic leadership with focus on strategic collaboration with stakeholders, alliances and partners to develop and obtain results in our programs.

Fundraising & Advocacy – develop relations, engage, and network with relevant donors in the region. Build and maintain relationships with donors, partners, government authorities and other stakeholders.

Strategic People Management – responsible for the management of RFN’s office in DRC, including human resource, finance, security and other administration function.


Demonstrated strategic leadership experience in the context of development aid
Overall experience in managing and working with administration, financial management and HR in a demanding environment
Strong experience in project management, preferably from a NGO perspective
Relevant higher university degree
Excellent written and verbal skills in French and English, understanding Norwegian language is an asset.
Contextual knowledge of DRC/the region is an advantage

Personal qualities:

Excellent networking skills and experience in maintaining donor and key stakeholder relationships in a complex work situation in an international environment.
Inspiring and unifying among staff and partners.
Excellent communication skills and good at decision-making. Abel to communicated and involve with different cultures and environments
Acts on own initiative, makes things happen and accepts responsibility for the results.
Openminded, curious and dedicated. Abel to handle stress and high workloads.

We offer:

Exciting and meaningful tasks in a dynamic and internationally oriented environment
A pleasant and inclusive work environment with talented and dedicated colleagues characterized by diversity, generosity and humor
Good pension and insurance schemes, flexible working hours
An office in central Kinshasa
Salary in line with the Rainforest Foundation’s salary plan

The position is a part of the International Department at the Rainforest Foundation Norway and is a two year engagement with a possibility of extension.

For questions related to the position: Contact Anna Bjørndal (

Application deadline: 03.04.22.

Workplace: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

How to apply:

Apply for the job on our career site here:

Categories: NGO Jobs