Staff members

The CERC team is a small but dedicated group of people who are committed to exposing corruption and build integrity in our society.


Heri Bitamala | Executive Director 

Heri is the Executive Director of the Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption (CERC), working with donors, partners, and volunteers to fund, implement and evaluate programs across the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Heri founded CERC after managing programs and communications at the Fondation Chirezi to reduce corruption, gender inequalities and build integrity across the South Kivu province. He holds a BA in Business and Computer Science from the Panafrican Peace University (PPU), with a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies, from  MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MS-TCDC).

He also provides leadership and direction for the programme, ensure that the human resources needed for project implementation are identified, recruited and managed in accordance with programme requirements.

E-mail address: [email protected]


Me Albert Msabya | Head of Administration, Advocacy and Policy Engagement

He holds a BA degree in Economic & Judical Law from the Catholic University of Bukavu.  As a career lawyer, he has devoted much of his time providing legal services and counseling for indigent clients and pro-democracy groups, particularly in criminal, family, domestic relations, constitutional, human/civil rights, property and corporate matters.

He provides Human Resources Leadership and Management across CERC, lead the identification and development of improved recruitment and retention approaches, oversee staff development, develop Staff Wellbeing and oversee the administration for CERC’s Main Office and also coordination with program-based Staff. Also, Mr Albert Msambya has a pivotal role in establishing and maintaining relations with law enforcement, preventive, judicial and other anti-corruption bodies in provincial and national level, other CERC partners, representatives of international organizations, and non-governmental organizations; Identifies, develops and implements new and improved policies and ways of working to support achievements of the strategic objectives of CERC, in coordination with CERC’s Director.

Email: [email protected]


Saleh Bitendelo | Finance Manager

Saleh Bitendelo holds a licence degree in Economy and Finance from the Official University of Bukavu. He is in charge of planning and executing all financial activities in the Office in accordance with relevant laws, internal and donors’ financial policies and procedures. He oversees the execution of all projects’ related budgets, and oversees activities of project staff and coordinates quarterly narrative and financial reporting and prepare and submit reporting to donors.

The Finance manager ensures that CERC adopts a system of sound accounting and financial management policies in conformity with financial regulations of the Government of the DRC and generally accepted accounting principles to ensure, prudent & efficient management of funds. He  also keeps books and records of accounts for funds and resources received and expenditure incurred during its fiscal year.” The fiscal year is from January 1, through December 31.

Email : [email protected]


Ms Hawa Kangeta | Administrative Secretary and GESI Advisor

She support the implementation of the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Strategy and ensure that the planning, delivery and monitoring of training and support activities are gender responsive and collaborate with the Programme Manager, the M&E Officer and the Advocacy and Legal Advisor to identify and address barriers and challenges faced by young women in accessing sustainable integrity building trainings and support mechanisms.

Email: [email protected]


Mr Byalukiza Kanana Leon | Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

The M&E Officer oversee regular, quarterly monitoring of programme results and activities through the established monitoring and evaluation system. Supervise mid-term evaluation,  Pilot Most Significant Change methodology in selected projects, Prepare and monitor  programme work plan and oversight of CERC work plans to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of results and activities.

He also develops and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures, monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output, recommend further improvement of the logical frame work, develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project success, monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results, monitor the sustainability of the project’s results, provide feedback to the programme manager on project strategies and activities, suggest strategies to the Project Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project, report monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress on all project activities to the Programme Manager, conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for the project, provide inputs, information and statistics for quarterly, annual and other reports to Project Management Team and participate in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Project Manager in preparing relevant reports and Support monitoring and evaluation of the effects and impact of the project.


Mr Bitundwa Ruhindisha| Project Coordinator

He holds a BA in Law from Unviersité Libre des Pays de Grands Lacs. He main duties is to promote empowerment  and attitude change among citizens; collaborate with the programme manager to establish integrity clubs; work with local communities to develop  techniques for holding service providers to account; engage with the Educational Sector to promote integrity teaching at  Secondary School and University level, ; and undertake other duties and responsibilities as  assigned for the smooth implementation of CERC objectives.

He coordinates the CERC’s mission to work with local community to build integrity; Gives support to civil society organizations and  the media; Focuses on activities to increase citizens’ demand for greater accountability; Coordinates engagement with government and civil society organisations to emphasize the role of reform through ethics and attitude change; Ensures the public is kept aware of all activities to generally empower them for the build integrity; Supervises and coordinates all Integerity Clubs established in secondary schools as well as facilitate  the development of strategic program papers and proposals on community-based integrity building including training of the field staff for program growth and development, leads public education on the role of the CERC and collaborates with the communities and schools/universities on issues of corruption in consultation with the Program Manager.

Email: b[email protected]


Loketo Evariste| Project Coordinator

He holds a BA in Programme Development from Université Libre d’Uvira et des Grands Lacs. He’s role is to promote empowerment  and attitude change among citizens; collaborate with the programme manager to establish integrity clubs; work with local communities to develop  techniques for holding service providers to account; engage with the Educational Sector to promote integrity teaching at  Secondary School and University level, ; and undertake other duties and responsibilities as  assigned for the smooth implementation of CERC objectives.

He coordinates the CERC’s mission to work with local community to build integrity; Gives support to civil society organizations and  the media; Focuses on activities to increase citizens’ demand for greater accountability; Coordinates engagement with government and civil society organisations to emphasize the role of reform through ethics and attitude change; Ensures the public is kept aware of all activities to generally empower them for the build integrity; Supervises and coordinates all Integerity Clubs established in secondary schools as well as facilitate  the development of strategic program papers and proposals on community-based integrity building including training of the field staff for program growth and development, leads public education on the role of the CERC and collaborates with the communities and schools/universities on issues of corruption in consultation with the Program Manager.

Email: [email protected]


 Vacant position| Communication and Medias Officer

She’s  is responsible for devising various outreach strategies that emphasize CERC’s impact on curbing corruption at the national and international levels, as well as regularly updating CERC’s official web-site with relevant contents.

She collaborates with the project coordinators in sensitizing the public on the establishment of CERC, getting citizens to know what corruption is all about and encouraging  the population to get involve  in  fighting corruption; form and develop anti-corruption networks with stakeholders and partners; collaborate with medias to refine citizen’s understanding of corruption by refining public outreach programmes and publicity materials so as to reflect sophisticated message that relates to acts of corruption and the effect of corruption on their lives and on society as a whole; adopt an approach that promotes and encourages citizens to report corruption; supervise the CERC’s website; arrange for the supply and circulation of newspapers; prepare daily memo when applicable, on corruption reports in the print and electronic media; write press releases, statements; write promotional articles; organize quarterly media chats, press conferences, talk-shows; supervise publication of CERC’s Newsletter.

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  • Heri Bitamala

    When leaders are not controlled and no punishment exists, citizens should not expect anything from them. The problem in Congo is corruption, impunity, mismanagement that push back the country. And it is for me the occasion to encourage those who initiated this center whose mission is to fight against corruption, the source of bad governance. I recommend to the center to mobilize and raise about the civil society involvement to fight against corruption.