Area Manager (8882) – Welthungerhilfe


Job Description

Posting Title:Area Manager (8882)
Requisition ID8882 
Duty Station:Kassala 
Posting Period:18/02/2022

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 community to end hunger around the world, we look forward to receiving your application as:

Area Manager*

in Kassala 

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 Kassala, Sudan.

As Area Manager for Kassala and Gedaref states, you will be responsible for the successful management of expat and national staff implementing humanitarian and developmental programs, in compliance with Welthungerhilfe and donor requirements. The Area Manager also line manages the Finance and Operations teams. Furthermore, you directly oversee all project managers, as well as direct manage at least one project such as the BMZ-funded project for strengthening peaceful coexistence between refugees and host communities by improving social infrastructure, livelihoods and food and nutrition security.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage the local team supporting the project, maintain high quality delivery standards and ensure professionalism and ethical conduct at all times
  • Ensure the quality of the WASH, food security, and livelihood components at community level
  • Ensure full compliance with all project related activities, both the Organizational Capacity activities, and the direct community level implementation of project activities
  • Ensure that all projects in the area are implemented according to the rules and standards of donors and Welthungerhilfe
  • Identifiy co-financing opportunities in your area and develop successful project proposals in line with the relevant donor regulations and strategies (in collaboration with Head of Programmes and Head of Finance in Country Office)
  • Recruit staff in coordination with the Country Director
  • Establish good working relationships with donors and other stakeholders in-country /regionally for emergency, rehabilitation and development programs in coordination with the Country Office

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in rural development or other related disciplines with specific experience in integrated project management
  • A minimum of 5 years of senior management experience in livelihood and WASH projects in emergency and development contexts with refugee and host communities
  • Proven experience working in partnership with civil society organizations and in stakeholder management
  • Ability to lead teams in a challenging and fragile security environment
  • Coordination and organisational skills – even under a high workload
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for traveling to Welthungerhilfe’s project countries
  • Excellent spoken and written English; Arabic language skills are an advantage

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 March 6, 2022. 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.

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