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Human Resources Manager Job in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Country Human Resources Manager

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

Contract Type :Open-Ended, Accompanied (by partner only)

Salary Package:£28,245+ net plus other competitive benefits (including individual housing)

An innovative and delivery-orientated HR professional with strong capacity building skills and a passion for Oxfam’s work is needed for this key position in our high profile programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo


Oxfam GB has been present in DRC for more than 40 years. The current programme is based in the Provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, Province Orientale, Equateur, and Kinshasa, with a budget of approx GBP £13 million and approx 330 national and international staff.


Reporting to the Business Support Manager, you are responsible for ensuring Oxfam’s programmes in DRC have sufficient HR systems and controls in place to allow our programmes to operate effectively, and to accommodate strategic changes in this very dynamic environment.

You are responsible for designing and delivering a national human resources strategy to ensure that the basics of HR are in place throughout the country, as well as ensuring the successful delivery of the regional and corporate strategies at country level.

You will need to influence high-level management within Oxfam to adopt new policies and to retain discipline to policies already in place. You will manage a team of 3 national staff in Goma and provide matrix management to the 8 field HR staff.

Your initial objectives are to strengthen HR procedures and policies with the team of HR Officers across the country to ensure that legal risks arising from our human resources are minimised; to advise Programme Management on technical and strategic HR issues; and to support several key change management initiatives including implementation of the Oxfam International Single Management Structure.

The position is based in Goma with regular field trips (app 40%) to support the programme teams.


You know that strength and quality of a Programme comes directly from the individuals we hire, and that investment in our people increase the impact of Oxfam’s work, improving the lives of women, children and men in DRC.

You must be a highly motivated and results-orientated HR specialist seeking a real challenge, with significant prior experience managing the legal risks associated with a workforce in similar environments, preferably with experience in French or Belgian-based employment law.

It is essential that you bring substantial experience of people management preferably with a large and / or complex International NGO, as well as the ability to provide effective support to a multidisciplinary and multicultural team. You must be able to communicate fluently to different audiences in French, and competently in English.

You will have a proven ability to work under pressure and to organise a high workload efficiently.

This is an opportunity for an exceptional, dedicated, and highly motivated professional, who leads by example and has a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please download the full job description and apply online at using REF INT4XXX.

The closing date for applications is: 15 February 2011.

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