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Expert for WASH and Livelihood (m/w)


Welthungerhilfe ( is one of the large and respected private organisations in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. It carries out projects in 39 countries and campaigns for fairer cooperation with developing countries. If you are prepared to dedicate yourself to carrying out projects under sometimes difficult conditions and you match the requirements set out below, we look forward to receiving your application for the position of


Expert for WASH and Livelihood (m/w)

in Yumbe, Northern Uganda


The postition is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of 12 months. Employment location will be Yumbe, Uganda (UG).

As Expert for WASH and Livelihood you will support and advise the project leadership in developing and implementing an emergency project for South Sudanese refugees in Yumbe.


Your responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance on WASH and Livelihood interventions in an emergency context
  • Support the Head of Project with the project implementation
  • Assume budget responsibility
  • Ensure the timely submission of fund requests and work plans
  • Supervise the project staff in Yumbe
  • Contribute to comprehensive project reporting
  • Support the financial management in the project
  • Control inventories at the project site
  • Ensure an effective coordination with UNHCR, OPM, Local District and other relevant stakeholders in Yumbe
Your profile
  • A university degree in civil engineering, water management or a comparable specialised qualification suitable to the position
  • At least 3 years of project management experience in the field of WASH and livelihood, preferably in the region
  • Experience with working in emergency situations
  • Mental and physical resilience
  • Excellent coordination and organisational skills, including ability to work under pressure
  • Co-operation and team skills
  • Very good command of English, German skills are an asset
We offer

We offer you co-operation in a highly dedicated team and a responsible scope of tasks. Furthermore, we facilitate a flexible organisation of working time as well as a healthy work-life balance. The performance oriented remuneration is based on an in-house salary scheme. Of course, a comprehensive training is also part of our offer. Disabled persons will be considered preferentially in the event of equal qualification.

In case of any queries regarding your application, please contact Ina Stepka (

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
  • Location: Yumbe
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)
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