Meet our Permanent Team

Executive Bureau

Heri Bitamala, Executive Director

Heri Bitamala is the Founder CEO of the CERC. His background has included roles across several fields, including anti-corruption, equity and social inclusion, technology, health, and education. For over 8 years, he led programs and projects in South Kivu, North Kivu and Kinshasa. He researched corruption and governance issues, youth participation, equity, and social inclusion.

The Executive Director manages the Management Team, which includes :

  • the Finance and Resources Manager,
  • the Programme Manager,
  • the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, and
  • the Administration and Corporate Services Manager

Email: [email protected]

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Tafuteni Pendo Clovis, Programme Implementation Manager

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Ms Wivine Byamungu, Administration and Finance  Manager

Ms Wivine is an experienced Accountant with over 5 years of experience managing finances in the non-profit sector. She holds a Master of Science in Accounting from the Université Protestante Nationale. She soon got more involved with CERC and learned about building integrity within organizations and government institutions.

Email: [email protected]

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Gloire Bwenge, Administration and Finance Officer

Mr. Gloire Bwenge holds a degree in financial management from the Evangelical University in Africa in Bukavu. He joined CERC in April 2022 to support the implementation of the project “Students Acting for Educational Quality and Accountability”, funded by the Global Partnership for Education.

Email: [email protected]

Musa Nzamu Jonathan, Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager

Jonathan is a vibrant, resourceful, and goal-oriented individual. He is a graduate of Public and Private Law from Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (ULPGL GOMA). With over 4 years of experience in implementing justice and rule of law programmes, Jonathan joined CERC in October 2020 to support the implementation of transparency and accountability policies in the DRC’s education, health and justice sectors. 

He is enthusiastic about building a new generation of active, responsible, accountable citizens.

Email: [email protected]

Ms Matyabo Sifa Muriel, Youth Facilitator and Mentor

Ms Sifa is a lawyer with a passion for social justice and anti-corruption. She holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Kinshasa.  

Sifa joined the USAID-funded Youth Excel program in July 2021 to support young leaders and youth-led and youth-serving organizations in Kinshasa to conduct quality implementation research; use data and learnings to improve their own cross-sectoral, positive youth development programs.

Ms Sifa is enthusiastic about building a responsible, transparent, and corruption-free Congo.

Email: [email protected]

Mizizi Philippe, Youth Facilitator and Mentor

Mr. Philippe is a young innovator with a passion for research and data analysis. He joined CERC in April 2021 to support the implementation of the Youth Excel program in Kinshasa.

Youth Excel is a 13-month program that aims to empower and support youth and youth organizations in Kinshasa to conduct quality implementation research and to use the data and learnings to improve their own cross-sectoral positive youth development programs.

Email : [email protected]

AYAGIRWE BATUMIKE Gloire, Officer, Advocacy, Communication and Policy Engagement

Mr. Gloire holds a Master degree of Law from the University of Kinshasa. Prior to joining CERC in April 2022 as Advocacy, Communication and Policy Engagement Officer, Mr. Gloire gained extensive experience in program management and communication in several national organizations in Kinshasa and eastern DRC.

Email: [email protected]

Ms. Mafuta Mundele Christelle, Education Officer

Ms. Christelle Mafuta holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kinshasa. Before joining CERC in April 2022, she spent the last three years as a consultant for several programs in the field of education.

Ms. Christelle is passionate about approaches that aim to improve the quality of educational services.

Email: [email protected]

BOKAK’O MONGU Orman-Neville, Education Officer

Mr Orman Neville is an independent researcher passionate about good governance and human rights.

He joined the CERC team in April 2022 as Education Officer to support implementation of the “Students Acting for Accountability and Quality of Education in DRC” program in 3 municipalities of Kinshasa.

Email: [email protected]

Toyi Mirefu Théodore, Education Officer

Toyi Mirefu holds a Bachelor’s degree (BAC+5 in Economics) in Financial Management from the Official University of Bukavu. He has extensive experience in peacebuilding and media consulting in several media outlets in South Kivu. As a Human Rights Defender, he is very passionate about active nonviolence and community engagement and mobilization.

Email: [email protected]

Ndola Dunia Reagan, Education Officer

Mr Reagan holds a Bachelor’s degree (BAC+5) in private and judicial law from the Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs in Goma. He joined CERC in April 2022 to support the implementation of the integrity improvement approach in secondary schools in South Kivu. He is passionate about fiscal justice and the accountability of decentralized entities.

Email: [email protected]