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Head of Project - Livelihoods and Economic Recovery


  • Organization: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe
  • Location: Poltava
  • Grade: Senior level - Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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:

Head of Project - Livelihoods and Economic Recovery*

in Poltava 

The position is to be filled as of July 1, 2023, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Poltava, Ukraine.

As Head of Project - Livelihoods and Economic Recovery you will manage the implementation of a Livelihoods and Economic Recovery project co-implemented with national and international partners. The project encompasses MSME support, business mentoring, short term livelihoods, skills development and other economic recovery related topics. You will also assist in the development of new projects and linking economic recovery activities with ongoing humanitarian response activities.

Your responsibilities

  • Continiously identify the economic recovery needs in project areas and propose and implement action to cover these needs
  • Manage and recruit project team including business counselors, trainers, and other servcice providers
  • Coordinate with implementing partner(s) and support them in the implementation of their activities ensuring timely delivery of project outputs
  • Financial management of the projects, producing financial forecasts and verifying budgets vs. actual on regular basis
  • Logistics management of the projects, ensuring that the procurement requests are done in a timely and effective manner in coordination with the operations department
  • Collaborate with partnership team in the management of partnership agreements
  • Work with MEAL team to analyse key data linked to project outputs and quality, and share output-level data with JERU MEAL department as required
  • Attend coordination meetings relavent to the project, including livelihoods workinggroup meetings and other relevant meeting in the project implementation area
  • Regularly meet with local stakeholders including economic development department, municipalities, business associations and others to ensure they are informed about JERU's economic recovery activities
  • Actively Support Programme Director and in-country Technical Advisors in the development of new proposals and the country strategy as required
  • Coordinate with the Partnership Advisor on the capacity building needs and planning of local partners and on the identification of potential new partners
  • Ensure that economic recovery activities are linked with humanitarian response activities
  • Ensure protection mainstreaming in the implementation of the project

Your profile

  • A university or college degree in business, economics or other qualifications that are commensurate with this position
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in a similar position
  • Experience in Ukraine or a similar contexts is an asset
  • Coordination and organisational skills, including ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills and intercultural sensibility
  • Proven experience in managing partnerships with national organizations
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for working in Welthungerhilfe's project countries
  • Excellent spoken and written English, knowledge of Ukranian or Russian is 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".

Please send your application via our online recruiting system. Please note that we will continously review the applications received. Your contact person is Sarah Liem-Hartmann.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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.