Background & Description

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are very good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Islamabad, Pakistan.

As Head of Programmes, you will support the Country Director in developing and managing the impact oriented Welthungerhilfe country programme. In doing so you take into consideration the overall WHH strategy and care for the adherence to WHH quality standards. In agreement with the Country Director, you will represent Welthungerhilfe in the country. In Pakistan, Welthungerhilfe implements projects through local partners in south Punjab, south Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (including the newly merged tribal districts), primarily in the sectors of humanitarian response, resilience-building, and food nutrition security through sixteen projects. The programme works with a diverse set of donors which include BMZ, German Foreign Office, EU and DFID and an Alliance 2015 consortium project. The current financial volume of the country programme equals 12.5 million Euros.

Your responsibilities

  • Monitor the implementation of projects and programmes according to Welthungerhilfe quality standards, including the setup of 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
  • 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
Requirements and Skills
  • A university or polytechnic degree in humanitarian/development studies or an equivalent degree related to the position
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working and leadership experience (regional working experience would be an asset)
  • Experience in humanitarian and development contexts
  • Experience in cooperation with implementation partners
  • Good knowledge of planning and survey methods (incl. M&E)
  • Proven reporting and organizational skills, with proficiency in writing for different audiences
  • Ability to work under time pressure and high workload
  • Excellent language skills (both verbal and written) in German and English
How to Apply

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About Organization

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. – or Welthungerhilfe (German for World Hunger Aid) for short – is a German non-denominational and politically independent non-profit and non-governmental aid agency working in the fields of development cooperation and emergency aid. Since its founding in 1962.
It was founded on the initiative of the then Federal President of Germany, Heinrich Lübke. It formed the German section of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, which was launched in 1961 by Binay Ranjan Sen, the Director-General of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO). In 1967 the organisation's name was changed to Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V.