Head of Project - Rural Development

  • Location
    Lashio, Myanmar
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Nov 13

Position description

As Head of Project Rural Development, you will lead a large scale interdisciplinary project on rural community development funded by BMZ. You will implement agriculture, food & nutrition and resillience activities that will require a continous adjustment of operational planning, monitoring, and quality control, due to quickly changing conditions (conflict-, market and migration dynamics).

Your responsibilities

  • Carry out the project according to the rules and standards of the co-financing donor and Welthungerhilfe
  • Ensure that all project relevant support is in place (Monitoring, Logistics, Finance administration, etc.)
  • Pro-actively monitor the dynamics of the various governmental and non-governmental actors in the project area
  • Maintain and further develop the participatory, bottom-up approach in Community Development and Organisational Development
  • Maintain and improve project related safety and security protocols in alignment with the country programme safety and security strategy
  • Manage a local, multi-ethnic interdisciplinary team and encourage self-responsibility
  • Identify, discuss and provide customised capacity development opportunities (management, leadership) in coordination with the HR department of the Country Office


  • A university or polytechnic degree, preferably in the areas of agriculture, development studies or food & nutrition
  • A minimum of 3 years professional project management experience in the region
  • Security management experience in volatile regions
  • Awareness of the political and socio-economic context of the project location
  • Strong planning skills, ability to work under pressure and to deliver results in a challenging context
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Excellent spoken and written English; Burmesian and or German language skills would be an asset

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