Are you energised by the thought of working in an organisation that supports people and communities to tackle the root causes of poverty and injustice? Do you love the idea of working in a global organisation with an inclusive and collaborative culture? Then Trocaire wants to hear from you! Read on for more details about this exciting opportunity.

The Opportunity

Trócaire has an exciting and well-established programme in the DRC. Trócaire has been working with national and local actors since the mid 1990s and opened a liaison office in Kinshasa in 2008. We moved the Country Office to Bunia, Ituri Province in 2015 to be closer to our partners and communities we support. More recently, we have come to recognise that, in order to leverage funds and to engage in national level coordination and advocacy, we require senior level representation in three key locations across DRC: Bunia, Goma and Kinshasa.

The country programme currently partners with 12 national and local organisations across 3 of the 5 zones in Ituri Province. The focus of the programme is upon building peace and resilience, through sustainable livelihoods, promoting women’s voice and influence in local decision-making processes, protection against sexual and gender-based violence and by providing humanitarian assistance to displaced communities through cash transfers, WASH, emergency food security & livelihoods activities. Core to Trócaire’s partnership approach in the DRC and globally is the support of local civil society organisations to strengthen their institutional, financial, technical, and managerial capacities. DRC is a member of Trócaire’s Portfolio on Fragile & Conflicted Affected States together with Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon/Syria and Myanmar


About Trócaire 

Trócaire is an International NGO. We work with local partners in the world’s most at-risk communities and with people in Ireland to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and injustice and respond to the crises they create. Together we bring about positive and lasting change for a just world.

Trócaire works in up to 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We work towards five goals:


•          Defend Human Rights and Promote Access to Justice;

•          Achieve Climate & Environmental Justice;

•          Ensure Women & Girls’ Protection, Voice & Influence;

•          Save Lives and Protect Human Dignity and

•          Mobilise the Public on the island of Ireland to achieve Global Justice.


Do you want to know more about Trocaire, the organisation? Find out more at



Reporting to the Head of Portfolio, Fragile & Conflict Affected States, you will lead a team of 20+ dedicated professionals and manage a diverse portfolio of 12 local and national partners. Located in Kinshasa, this role entails frequent travel to Bunia, to visit partner, project, and community sites, and to Goma, as well as periodic travel outside the DRC.




  • A minimum of 5+ years of management experience in humanitarian operations at senior or Country Director level.
  • Demonstrable experience managing large-scale humanitarian / development programmes
  • Proven leadership skills, with the ability to motivate staff and align them behind shared objectives
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with the capability to develop country-level strategies
  • Proficiency in budget and financial management
  • In-depth understanding of programming in a partnership model and working with partnership-based NGOs
  • Experience in attracting institutional donor funding and managing large and complex donor grants
  • Sound and up-to-date knowledge of humanitarian / development concepts, methodologies, and techniques, including results-based management, rights-based approaches, and participatory methodologies
  • Interpersonal and relationship management skills for internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentations, media communication, and report writin
  • Proficiency in Microsoft packages (Word, Excel) and aptitude for learning new digital tools and platforms
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and good spoken and written French

Qualifications (Essential)


  • Third-level qualifications in a relevant field (e.g., International Development, Business Administration, Social Sciences)
  • Qualification by experience may be considered in lieu of formal qualifications


Qualities (Essential)

  • Inspirational and empowering leadership
  • Strong commitment to justice work and alignment with the ethos of Trócaire
  • Commitment to working in partnership with local and national partners and a focus on localisation and the localisation agenda
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural, diverse and hardship environment
  • Strong commitment to social justice, human rights, climate and environmental justice, and gender equity and women’s empowerment
  • Ethical and accountable behaviour; empathy for the role of the Catholic Church in development / humanitarian work
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting a safe working environment



  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly within the DRC and internationally, including travel to Trócaire’s offices in Ireland.


See full job description in English or French


Closing Date for applications is 10th June 2024


What we can offer you:

Trócaire offers a competitive package of salary and benefits including pension scheme. This position is unaccompanied.

Safeguarding Programme Participants-Children & Adults

Trócaire is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation and abuse, and has clear expectations of all staff. Please ensure to click here for more information on Trócaire’s safeguarding policies.


We welcome diverse applicants to join our inclusive workforce.

Trócaire is an equal opportunities employer. We are an organisation that embraces diversity and inclusion. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to bring their experiences and perspectives to Trócaire.

Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities can be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application or by contacting See our Diversity and Inclusion statement here


See advertisement in French here