Head of Project "Early Recovery" (m/f)

Addis Ababa

Welthungerhilfe (www.welthungerhilfe.de) 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


Head of Project "Early Recovery" (m/f)

in Somaliland


The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration until December 31, 2017. There are good prospects for an extension. The place of work will be in Boroma, Somaliland. Taking the security situation into account, travel for work will be required.

Welthungerhilfe is currently addressing the impact of the current drought in Somaliland. This project aims to adress the needs of the affected population in the field of early recovery/livelyhood and resilience in a rural context.

The aims of the position are to manage and implement programmes and projects on the basis of specified directives in terms of content, schedule and budget. The project is carried out in accordance with Welthungerhilfe standards and the directives/provisions of the co-financer. As Head of Project you are responsible for the operative implementation of the projects and the appropriate use of funds. Furthermore you are responsible for coordination, planning and implementation, correctly and duly reporting to Welthungerhilfe's regional office.


Your responsibilities

  • Carry out the project according to the co-financing agreement and Welthungerhilfe's standards for the implementation of projects
  • Continue and modify project planning and project budget
  • Complete correctly and duly end-of-month accounts
  • Examine and sign end-of-month accounts
  • Prepare and examine inventory accounting
  • Project purchases according to the approved procurement budget
  • Observe internal or external procurement directives when purchases are made locally
  • Controll inventories
  • Carry out regular petty cash controls.
  • Prepare and/or examine distribution reports
  • Prepare status reports and financial report (final report) according to Welthungerhilfe standards or the rules of donors
  • Bring the project to an orderly conclusion
  • Assure security of expatriate staff and national staff involved in the project and for the implementation of the security plan
  • Prepare and supervise visits (journalists, staff from Head Office, representatives of co-financers, etc.)
  • disciplinary leadership of staff in project


Your profile

  •  A university or technical degree or other relevant qualification
  •  Several years of professional project and management experience in the field of early recovery/livelyhoods, preferably in the region
  •  Coordination and organisation skills, including ability to work under considerable pressure
  •  A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  •  Intercultural competence
  •  A very good level of written and spoken English, good language skills in German; Arabic would be an advantage


Our offer

We offer you co-operation in a highly dedicated team and a responsible scope of tasks. The performance oriented remuneration is based on an in-house salary scheme. Of course, a comprehensive training is also part of our offer.


Please send your application via our online recruiting system by June 19, 2017. In case of any queries regarding your application, please contact Rosemarie Rampp (rosemarie.rampp@welthungerhilfe.de).

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.
  • Organization: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-19

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