Head of Programme - Multicountry Programme*

  • Location
    Monrovia, Liberia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 15

Position description

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Monrovia, Liberia.

As Head of Programme for a Multicountry Programme funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), you will support the development, implementation and monitoring of this programme in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan and Tajikistan. The programme aims to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities in targeted countries against the negative impacts of rising food prices, particularly in relation to food and nutrition security and livelihoods, and to help improve gender equality. You will oversee the work of the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) consisting of a MEAL Coordinator and a Financial Administrator and maximize the impact of Welthungerhilfe on the basis of Welthungerhilfe’s strategy and quality standards.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure high quality and compliant programme operations, supported by appropriate MEAL measures and timely reporting to Head Office and to the donor
  • Support the various country teams (Heads of Project and Partner Organizations) as needed with technical and project management guidance
  • Lead, participate in, and oversee the preparation of work plans, budgets, and other relevant project documents, including assisting in ensuring successful programme completion as well as compliance with Welthungerhilfe's quality standards
  • Represent Welthungerhilfe externally to coordinate programme approaches and project activities with partners and other stakeholders
  • Conduct monitoring visits of the programme on site, if necessary

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in international/rural development, nutrition, agriculture, project management, or a related field
  • At least 5 years of programme management experience in humanitarian and/or development programming
  • Experience with project implementation by partners would be an advantage
  • Experience with German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) donor regulations would be an advantage
  • Coordination and organisational skills – even under a high workload
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and a willingness to travel to difficult settings
  • Excellent communication skills and intercultural sensibility
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for traveling to Welthungerhilfe's programme countries
  • Excellent spoken and written English and French; German language skills would be an asset

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