Welthungerhilfe recruits 01 Head of Programmes*

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Welthungerhilfe recruits 01 Head of Programmes*

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are very good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Hargeisa, Somaliland. Somaliland, apart from the South Central region, is a safe and peaceful project area for both male and female staff.

As Head of Programmes you will support the development of the multi-annual country programme and contribute to its implementation, mainly by supporting the Heads of Project in planning, implementation and monitoring. Under the supervision of the Area Manager in Hargeisa, you will aim at maximizing the Welthungerhilfe impact based on our strategy and the relevant concept papers according to Welthungerhilfe quality standards. You will  foster cooperation with the programme in Somalia (South-Central, under the Nairobi Regional Office) and lead the process of creating strategic and operational partnerships with local NGOs, line Ministries and other institutions. Your contributions to strengthening the role of women in projects, in management, within partners and clients will be crucial.

Your responsibilities
  • Monitor the implementation of projects and programs according to Welthungerhilfe quality standards, including the institutional strengthening towards an effective and participatory M&E system
  • Identify, examine and assess (pre-select) new project ideas on the basis of the intervention strategy, the concept papers and the orientation framework of the Country Programme
  • Contribute towards definition and orientation of the planned multiannual programme strategy
  • Ensure consideration of feasibility, sustainability and exit strategies of the projects
  • Identify potential new project partners and ensure active collaboration with partner organizations
  • Ensure reporting (status and financial reports) occurs correctly and in due time to Welthungerhilfe Head Office and to donors
  • Ensure that all project management staff are fully conversant with ProMIS, the Welthungerhilfe web-based programme tool
  • Monitor the humanitarian situation in-country and the evolution of possible crises through early warning indicators
  • Represent Welthungerhilfe vis-à-vis other national and international, governmental and non-governmental bodies as well as relief and development organizations
Your profile
  • A university or polytechnic degree in humanitarian/development studies or an equivalent degree related to the position
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working and project management experience (regional working experience would be an asset)
  • Full competence in web-based project / programme management applications, preferably the WHH ProMIS application
  • Broad intercultural competence and experience in a Muslim working environment
  • Good knowledge of planning and survey methods (incl. M&E)
  • Proven reporting and organizational skills, and a diverse doner relation experience
  • Ability to work under time pressure and high workload
  • Excellent spoken and written English is mandatory; German (report-) writing skills would be an important asset; ability to communicate in Somali would be an advantage
Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees and the balance of their work and private life. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under  “Our benefits” .

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by January 16, 2021 by following this link.   Your contact person is Barbara Kuersten. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

* Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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Please send your application via our online recruiting system by January 16, 2021 by following this link.   Your contact person is Barbara Kuersten. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

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