Expert Program Development and Quality

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe

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 organizations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. As a politically and confessionally independent organization, 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 community to end hunger around the world, we look forward to receiving your application as:

Expert Program Development and Quality*

in Addis Abeba 

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, with frequent travel to project locations in the country.

Welthungerhilfe’s Country Office in Ethiopia works on a range of projects aimed at improving food security, nutrition, livelihoods as well as humanitarian response, predominantly in partnership with national civil society organizations. As Regional Program Development and Quality Manager, you will support our program teams to ensure that the country strategy and program design are of high quality, evidence-based and implemented according to the organization’s standards. In doing so, you will support the management of grants program development, reporting and information management, helping to diversify the donor base and maintain strong donor relationships.

Your responsibilities

  • Coordinate with relevant units to submit high quality proposals, revisions and reports, providing technical oversight on strategic considerations and program activities to ensure accurate, coherent and timely reporting

  • Review and follow up on the Country Office’s donor strategy, ensuring effective donor relationship management, including the organization of donor visits to projects with a focus on german donors

  • Translate donor communications, reports and proposals into german

  • Ensure projects are managed according to Welthungerhilfe and donor standards, and that implementation is on budget and on time.

  • Develop and maintain systems and tools for efficient grant management

  • Ensure a coordinated approach to risk management in collaboration with relevant Units, incl. timely implementation of dynamics, grant tracking and coordination with Head Office

  • Support and enhance linkages between the MEAL team and other program Units, and assist in gathering evidence for advocacy brief

  • Mainstream topics of strategic relevance such as gender, inclusion, climate change, conflict sensitivity and nexus

  • Ensure all obligatory program and project-related documents are updated in the internal project management system

  • Coordinate and collaborate closely with other relevant stakeholders from civil society, the private sector and academia within the area of responsibility, in coordination with the Country Management Team

  • Lead resource mobilization strategies

Your profile

  • A university/college degree or comparable training in a field commensurate with this position

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in the development/humanitarian aid sector

  • Demonstrated experience in program/project management and in donor relations management

  • BMZ, GIZ, EU donor experience is required, other institutional donor experience is preferred

  • Strong understanding of all stages of program cycle management and quality standards in development programming

  • Excellent report writing skills

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe’s program countries

  • Excellent spoken and written English and German language skills

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 June 9, 2024. Your contact person is Ina Stepka.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.


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