Head of Project - Economic Development*

Country: Iraq
Organization: Welthungerhilfe
Closing date: 15 Aug 2021

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 Tikrit, Iraq.

Welthungerhilfe’s country programme in Iraq aims to improve the food & nutrition security and resilience of vulnerable populations such as internally displaced people, returnees, refugees and host communities. As Head of Project - Economic Development, you will promote job creation and income opportunities through the establishment of producer groups for both women and men and the development of value chains and market linkages. You will manage the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure like WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) & Health facilities and promote social cohesion and peaceful coexistence in the Ninewa and Salah Al-Din areas. The projects are carried out in accordance with Welthungerhilfe standards and the directives and provisions of the cofinancer.

Your responsibilities

  • Carry out the project(s) according to the rules and standards of the co-financing donors and Welthungerhilfe
  • Ensure that all project relevant support is in place (monitoring, logistics, finance administration, etc.)
  • Manage staff according to Welthungerhilfe's leadership principles, staff policies and strategy
  • Promote employment creation and income generation for women through the creation of producer groups
  • Enhance existing livelihoods by creating kitchen gardens for women, promoting food processing of agricultural products for home consumption and sale in local markets, and creating market linkages
  • Rehabilitation of basic infrastructure such as WASH facilities, health facilities, improvement of marketplaces and support for the introduction of renewable energy
  • Coordinate nutrition training and promote hygiene awareness
  • Promote social cohesion and peaceful coexistence
  • Report to the Country Director on the progress of the project(s) and all risks associated with the project work
  • Represent Welthungerhilfe in country vis-à-vis relevant national and international stakeholders and partners in coordination with the country office

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in agronomy or development/humanitarian work or equivalent qualifications that are commensurate with this position

  • Several years of project and management experience in the Middle East or comparable crisis regions

  • BMZ donor experience is an added value

  • Coordination and organisational skills, including ability to work under pressure

  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently to project sites, field locations and stakeholder meetings, including areas with volatile local conditions

  • Excellent communication skills and intercultural sensibility in a multinational environment

  • A "can do" mentality paired with a high level of mental and physical resilience

  • Excellent spoken and written English; German language skills would be an asset

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 values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

How to apply:

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by August 15, 2021 by following this link. Your contact person is Barbara Kuersten. 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.



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