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28 Apr 2020

Emergency Head of Project

Job Description

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Ganyiel, South Sudan.

Welthungerhilfe’s Programme in South Sudan aims at improving the food and nutritional security of the vulnerable population and supporting the target groups in re-building their livelihoods and strengthening their resilience. As Emergency Head of Project you will manage and implement projects that are carried out in accordance with Welthungerhilfe standards and based on specified directives in terms of content, schedule and budget. You will be involved in the development of new emergency projects with the country team and provide strategic leadership in all areas of emergency preparedness and programme planning to strengthen the country office’s capacity to respond to all relevant types of emergencies.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensuring that all project relevant support (monitoring, logistics, finance administration, etc.) is in place
  • Carrying out the project planning, implementation, monitoring and the project’s financial control
  • Reporting to the Country Director/Area Manager/Programme coordinator on the progress of the project(s)
  • Recruiting and managing staff according to Welthungerhilfe’s policies
  • Ensuring the implementation of Welthungerhilfe’s HR policies and their adaptation to local conditions
  • Contributing to the development of country policies and strategies
  • Making project purchases according to internal procurement guidelines
  • Monitoring of logistical procedures including warehouse management, inventory control and distribution reports
  • Representing Welthungerhilfe in relevant fora/clusters at state and national level and within the humanitarian community

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in Agriculture, development/humanitarian aid or qualifications that are commensurate with this position
  • A minimum of 5 years of project and management experience in carrying out emergency/transitional measures within international aid agencies
  • Regional working experience in South Sudan would be an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Coordination and organisational skills – even under a high workload
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Excellent spoken and written English, German language skills would be an asset

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”.

*We welcome applications from all people, regardless of gender, confession, or origin. In case of equal qualification, people with disabilities will be given preferential consideration.

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