Work

flowchart-medium1

(By Anne-France White. Check out her blog and follow her on Twitter).

How to find work:

Work permit:

  • You will get your work permit at Direction Générale de Migration (DGM), Avenue des orchidées 4, Quartier des Volcans, ☎ 099 291 6957 (nkivu@dgm.cd). Check out their website for necessary documents and procedures.
  • Journalists get their media accreditation from Auguy Kande Nkinda working at the Ministry of Information in Kinshasa. It costs $500 for six months. He is available at 081 651 1000, auguykandenkinda@yahoo.fr, mincomedia.rdc@gmail.com. The government information Minister Lambert Mende is available at 0854 324 219, 0815 733 533, 0810 106 365, 0991 341 990.

Work culture:

  • Most aid workers wear casual outfits. That said you should definitely bring a suit. Congolese at ceremonies and business meetings are very well-dressed.

Suggested reading:

  • Why do expats earn more than the rest of us? (Guardian)
  • Is humanitarian work a career for escapists? (Guardian)
  • NGOs need to think more about how they are perceived by local communities – but eliminating privileges like cars and security guards is not the answer (Guardian)
  • After starting out wanting to reduce poverty, aid workers often find themselves living a lifestyle unimaginable back home. Does this cause more harm than good? (Guardian)
  • Can only the childless and unattached manage humanitarian work? (Guardian)
Advertisements

2 responses to Work

  1. Virginie LABAT TELLIER says:

    Hi, I was the Head Manager of Virunga National Park. I am looking for a job by Goma or in Rwanda, because my contract ended last Friday.
    Is there a place where I can put my CVs ?
    Thanks

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s