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Head of Programmes

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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 this joint mission and support us in the fight against hunger worldwide, we look forward to receiving your application as:

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.

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 Projects in planning, implementation and monitoring. Under the supervision of the Regional Director in Addis Ababa and 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, withih partners and clients will be crucial.


  • 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


  • A university or polytechnic degree in humanitarian/development studies or an equivalent degree related to the position
  • A minimum of 3 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
  • 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


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. This includes flexible working hours as well as working from home. 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 19, 2020. Your contact person is Rosemarie Rampp.

*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.

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.
Hargeisa, Somalia
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