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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 Kampala, Uganda, with frequent travel to the project locations in the country.

Welthungerhilfe’s (WHH) country programme in Uganda is primarily focusing on Food and Nutrition Security, WASH and Skills Development in the emergency and development context of the country. The main and coordinating office is located in Kampala, field offices are based in Moroto, Namalu, Adjumani, Arua, Yumbe and Fort Portal. As Head of Programmes, you will support the development of the multiannual country programme under the supervision of the Country Director. You will contribute to its implementation and monitoring in order to maximise WHH’s impact on the basis of WHH’s strategy and relevant concept papers according to the organizations’ clearly defined quality standards.

Your responsibilities

  • Coordinate WHH Uganda’s multiannual country programme and strategy development in close coordination with the Country Director
  • Monitor the implementation of programmes and projects according to WHH quality standards
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and important donors for the programme and represent WHH in coordination fora and relevant meetings
  • Identify co-financing opportunities and ensure donor compliance
  • Ensure a timely and correct reporting towards Head Office and donors
  • Ensure the further development of the MEAL system and implement MEAL standards in the country programme
  • Further develop the fundraising strategy of the Uganda Country Office
  • Prepare, coordinate and facilitate strategic country meetings and workshops
  • Represent WHH vis-à-vis other national and international, governmental and non-governmental bodies as well as relief and development organizations

Your profile

  • A university or college degree in humanitarian/development studies or an equivalent degree related to the position
  • At least 5 years of relevant working and leadership experience in a similar position within an INGO
  • Sound experience in project cycle management, MEAL and programme coordination
  • Regional work experience would be a great asset
  • BMZ, EU and/or GFFO donor experience would be an advantage
  • Exceptional analytical and writing skills with a proven ability to secure complex donor funding
  • Excellent coordination and facilitation skills
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe’s programme countries
  • Excellent spoken and writtten English skills and preferably advanced 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”.

 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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Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V. – or Welthungerhilfe (German for World Hunger Aid) for short – is a German non-denominational and politically independent, non-profit-making and non-governmental aid agency working in the field of development cooperation and emergency relief aid. Since it was founded in 1962, it has used about 2.84 billion euros to carry out more than 7733 aid projects in 70 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Welthungerhilfe holds the seal of approval of the Deutsches Zentralinstitut für soziale Fragen (DZI). In 2014, Welthungerhilfe and the aid organization World Vision International were announced the most transparent German organizations. In 2012, Welthungerhilfe celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Welthungerhilfe has set itself the goal of banishing famine and poverty from the world. Following the basic principle of help towards self-help, it works together with local partner organisations to support the efforts of people in developing countries to free themselves from hunger and poverty and to provide for themselves on a sustainable basis.

Welthungerhilfe was founded in 1962, as the German Committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign, 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 brought into being 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.

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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 Kampala, Uganda, with frequent travel to the project locations in the country.

Welthungerhilfe's (WHH) country programme in Uganda is primarily focusing on Food and Nutrition Security, WASH and Skills Development in the emergency and development context of the country. The main and coordinating office is located in Kampala, field offices are based in Moroto, Namalu, Adjumani, Arua, Yumbe and Fort Portal. As Head of Programmes, you will support the development of the multiannual country programme under the supervision of the Country Director. You will contribute to its implementation and monitoring in order to maximise WHH's impact on the basis of WHH's strategy and relevant concept papers according to the organizations' clearly defined quality standards.

Your responsibilities

  • Coordinate WHH Uganda's multiannual country programme and strategy development in close coordination with the Country Director
  • Monitor the implementation of programmes and projects according to WHH quality standards
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and important donors for the programme and represent WHH in coordination fora and relevant meetings
  • Identify co-financing opportunities and ensure donor compliance
  • Ensure a timely and correct reporting towards Head Office and donors
  • Ensure the further development of the MEAL system and implement MEAL standards in the country programme
  • Further develop the fundraising strategy of the Uganda Country Office
  • Prepare, coordinate and facilitate strategic country meetings and workshops
  • Represent WHH vis-à-vis other national and international, governmental and non-governmental bodies as well as relief and development organizations

Your profile

  • A university or college degree in humanitarian/development studies or an equivalent degree related to the position
  • At least 5 years of relevant working and leadership experience in a similar position within an INGO
  • Sound experience in project cycle management, MEAL and programme coordination
  • Regional work experience would be a great asset
  • BMZ, EU and/or GFFO donor experience would be an advantage
  • Exceptional analytical and writing skills with a proven ability to secure complex donor funding
  • Excellent coordination and facilitation skills
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe's programme countries
  • Excellent spoken and writtten English skills and preferably advanced 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".

 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.

2023-06-08

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