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Area Manager

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Refugee rights and well-being
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-09

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Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe!

We are one of the largest and most respected private organisations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. As a politically and confessionally independent organisation, our value-oriented actions are always based on ethical principles. Our vision is clear: "Zero Hunger by 2030" - If you want to become part of our global mission to end hunger around the world, we look forward to receiving your application as:

Area Manager*

in Mopti

The position is to be filled as of July 1, 2021, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Mopti, Mali.

As Area Manager you will manage and implement projects based on specified directives in terms of content, schedule and budget in the Mopti region of Mali. You will work in close coordination with the Head of Programmes, the Head of Finance and the Project Coordinators, with the aim of achieving greater proximity to beneficiary populations, more effective response and better representation of Welthungerhilfe with local partners and administrative authorities.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop and manage all Welthungerhilfe activities in the Mopti/Segou area of operation

  • Ensure that all projects in the area are implemented according to the country programme and the rules and standards of donors and Welthungerhilfe

  • Ensure sound financial management of the allocated WHH funds for the programme in his/her area

  • Manage staff working in the Mopti region according to Welthungerhilfe leadership principles, staff policies and strategy and manage their security

  • Responsibility for the establishment and adherence to the country wide security management system (establishment of functioning security plans etc.) in accordance to the global security policy / guidelines of Welthungerhilfe

  • Identify co-financing opportunities and develop successful project proposals in line with the relevant donor regulations and strategies (in collaboration with Head of Programmes and the Country Director)

  • Elaborate and ensure a preparedness plan for disasters and potential crises on the basis of area specific situations

  • Represent WHH vis-à-vis all relevant national and international stakeholders and partners in the area

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in a relevant field
  • Solid administrative, logistical, and financial management experience
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience working in the humanitarian/development sector (incl. WASH, Food Security, Nutrition)
  • Proven experience in access, security and conflict management
  • BMZ/KFW and/or AA donor experience would be an advantage
  • Sound knowledge of the sahelian context, in particular malian local administration
  • Ability to individually manage the psychological and health challenges of working and living in the Mopti region and provide staff support
  • Strong intercultural competence and willingness to work in a multinational team
  • Excellent spoken and written English and French; 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".


Please send your application via our online recruiting system by May 9, 2021. Your contact person is Carolin Moellenbeck.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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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