Working with UNICEF in the DRCongo

Working with UNICEF in the DRCongo

Many of you have asked about the procedure for working with UNICEF in the DRCongo. In this article you’ll find out all the information you need to apply and join our team.

We hope you can join us soon!

What kind of jobs does UNICEF offer in the DRC?

You can apply for two types of jobs:

–     International jobs (Fixed-Term and Temporary-Appointment) – for candidates of all nationalities outside the DRC

–     National jobs (Fixed-Term and Temporary-Appointment) – reserved for DRC nationals

Where can I find the listings of job opportunities at UNICEF DRC?

We post all our open positions online on the following websites:

–          UNICEF site (

–          Radio OKAPI (

–          Reliefweb (

–          OCHA (



You can also find out about our open job offers in all UNICEF offices, UN agencies and international NGOs within the DRC.

Working with UNICEF in the DRCongo

Working with UNICEF in the DRCongo: how can I apply?

–     International jobs (Fixed-Term)

Apply online via the UNICEF website (

–     International jobs (Temporary-Appointment) and national jobs (FT and TA)

In addition to apllying online via, you may hand your application in person at your closest UNICEF office, or send it to [email protected].

What should my application include?

To be considered your application pack must include the following documents:

  • –     A cover letter
  • –     An up-to-date CV
  • –     A completed and signed P11 form (you can find this form online at
  • –     Copies of your qualifications and references

What are the eligibility requirements to work at UNICEF DRC?

Depending on the position, working with UNICEF in the DRCongo may require different skills, training and experience.  For your application to be eligible for consideration you will need:

  • –     Relevant qualifications
  • –     Sufficient relevant sector experience
  • –     Experience working within the UN system is a plus
  • –     Knowledge of English

Can I send a spontaneous application?

Yes, UNICEF does accept spontaneous applications; they are saved in our applications databases and classed according to skills.  Spontaneous applications (including a covering letter and p11 form) can be sent by email to: [email protected]

Do you take on interns at UNICEF in the DRCongo?

UNICEF offers talented students the chance to gain professional experience and an insight into our work.  Internships last for 6 to 16 weeks and are are generally not remunerated.  Interns therefore are required to finance their travel, accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the internship.

To benefit from an internship at UNICEF candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • –     Be enrolled in a university and have already completed a minimum of two years of university study
  • –     Master at least one of UNICEF’s working languages and speak fluent french
  • –     Have an excellent proven academic history

For more information on our internships and the application procedure please come to our offices.

UNICEF staff in the DRCongo

UNICEF greatly encourages applications from qualified women.

N.B: Feedback is only given to shortlisted candidates.

If you have any further questions please contact our Human Resources team at: [email protected]


Photos: UNICEF/Germany/Diana Mrazikova – UNICEF RDC/Brett Morton

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Justine Mounet

Justine Mounet est consultante en communication à l’UNICEF RDC. Justine a rejoint l'UNICEF en 2013 car elle est croit que le plaidoyer et la participation de chacun sont essentiels pour faire avancer la société, le bien-être et les droits de tous. Justine est spécialisée dans l'engagement des jeunes à travers le web, convaincue que ce sont des acteurs puissants du changement. Son leitmotiv ? "L'arbre qui tombe fait plus de bruit que la forêt qui pousse" : portons la voix de la forêt en germe !

Justine Mounet is a Communication Consultant at UNICEF in DRC. Justine joined UNICEF in 2013 because she believes that advocacy and everyone's participation are essential for advancing society, as well as the well-being and the rights of all. Justine has specialized in digital youth engagement, convinced that they are powerful actors of change. Her leitmotiv? "The tree that falls makes more noise than the forest that grows": let's make the growing forest heard!.

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