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DRC Program and Operations Associate

Job description available in French here

For more than 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR, which shared in the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to end the scourge of landmines, is poised for even greater growth and impact. As part of that strategy, we are very excited to be recruiting committed activists with a passion for human rights.

One such role is that of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) program and operations associate in our program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones. This position will be responsible for performing administrative and logistical tasks and services for the successful implementation of the program’s activities in the DRC and, more specifically, in the province of Kasai. The program and operations associate will work under the supervision of teams based in the DRC and the United States to effectively contribute to the implementation of the project in the field.

Reports to: DRC Coordinator, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

Duty Station: Bukavu (DRC)

This position is grant-dependent. Under the terms of the grant, this position will start immediately and is estimated to last through October 2022. Any continuation beyond that point would be dependent upon securing additional grant-specific funding.


  • Manage logistical tasks, including the purchase of office supplies, equipment, and training.
  • Manage correspondence, accounting records, and other documents related to the program.
  • Ensure the smooth running of activities by providing the necessary logistical support before, during, and after trainings.
  • Write reports and minutes of meetings and field missions.
  • Carry out preparatory missions and monitor activities in the field (mainly in Kasaï).
  • Perform any other functions requested by the DRC coordinator in connection with their position, this role, and the overall program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in law, medicine, public health, social sciences, or a related field.
  • At least three years of experience in non-profit organizations or international NGOs, with significant experience in financial reporting and project management.
  • Significant experience in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law.


  • Proficiency in spoken and written French. Knowledge of oral and written English would be a major asset.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook software.
  • Capable of performing multiple tasks while meeting multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Can stay focused under pressure, meet deadlines, and effectively manage tasks and time constraints.
  • Able to demonstrate autonomy, discipline, and creativity, especially during field missions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, maturity, creativity, flexibility, passion for the program’s mission, patience, and a good sense of humor.
  • Passion and commitment to human rights, and, in particular, for PHR’s mission.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time position (not remote) located in Bukavu, DRC, with multiple trips to Kasai. The salary will be proportional to the candidate’s experience. PHR offers full benefits paid by the employer, including medical expenses. This is a grant-funded position and is subject to availability of funds.

How to Apply

Please email cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to Please include the job title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Kindly indicate where you saw this job posting in your cover letter.

Physicians for Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in its work and staff.