Director of Strategy Implementation (m/f/d)

Country: Germany
Organization: Malteser
Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Malteser International is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and humanitarian principles form the foundations of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East, we support people in need – regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions.
The list of challenges for the future of humanitarian aid is long: flight, climate change, pandemics, access to people in need are just a few points. In order to meet these challenges in an even better and more united way and to be able to continue to help as many people as possible, Malteser International started a comprehensive strategy process in May this year under the title "MInding Future 2025". In this context, business plans are currently being developed for various strategic topics that are to be implemented over the next four years.

For the support of the management in the successful implementation of the strategic topics and goals of "MInding Future 2025", we are looking for a Director of Strategy Implementation (m/f/d) for the headquarters of Malteser International in Cologne as of 1 October 2021.

As the Director of Strategy Implementation, you will work in close cooperation with Malteser International's management. You are responsible for a stringent implementation of the identified strategic themes and initiatives while at the same time adapting them flexibly to the specific circumstances if necessary.

Your tasks:

  • Understand Malteser International’s baseline and strategic process
  • Set up a team and a structured process for a two-year implementation, to be handed over to the operating teams
  • Monitor and report progress in a comprehensive way to executive management
  • Kick off and follow up changes of processes and structures throughout the MI organization
  • Consolidate all achievements based on milestones derived from business plans
  • Follow up and schedule priority and starting time for implementation of each milestone
  • Present progress of implementation to MI leadership

Your profile:

  • Masters university degree in a relevant field
  • At least 15 years of professional experience (including at least 10 years of management experience) in the fields of humanitarian aid/development cooperation
  • Very good knowledge of the German/European NGO landscape, donor experience is an asset
  • Extensive experience in all areas of strategy implementing
  • Experience in management of support functions and budget planning/controlling
  • Very good linguistic expression and stylistic confidence in writing texts (both in English and German)
  • Strong strategic planning and leadership skills
  • Independent, reliable and results-oriented approach to work as well as a high level of personal commitment, resilience and flexibility
  • Intercultural sensitivity, empathy and willingness to work in a team
  • Active involvement in a Christian church and willingness to actively represent the teachings of the Catholic Church

What we offer:

  • A responsible and exciting job in a committed, international working environment
  • A modern, well-equipped workplace and a subsidy for public transport
  • Flexible working hours and mobile working by arrangement as well as a good reconciliation of work and family life
  • An employment contract limited to two years with the option of extension
  • In principle the position is suitable for job sharing and part-time work
  • Adequate compensation according to AVR-Caritas including Christmas and holiday pay, child allowance as well as a company pension scheme and other social benefits

How to apply:

We look forward to receiving your complete application with a meaningful letter of motivation, stating your earliest possible start date, by 26 September 2021 via our online application form: https://bit.ly/3zYKoTl

Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability in accordance with the legal basis.



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