The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of two years. There are very good prospects for an extension. Employment location will be Nairobi, Kenya.
As Head of Programmes you will work on the development of the multiannual country programme under the supervision of the Country Director and contribute to its implementation and monitoring in order to maximise Welthungerhilfe's impact on the basis of Welthungerhilfe's strategy and quality standards. In addition, you will represent Welthungerhilfe in the country in agreement with the Country Director.
Monitor the implementation of projects and programmes according to Welthungerhilfe quality standards, including the setup of an effective and participatory M&E system
Identify, examine and assess (pre-select) new project ideas on the basis of the intervention strategy, the concept papers and the orientation framework of the Country Programme
Maintain and help to strategize the development of a country programme and ensure coordination with various stakeholders on behalf of Welthungerhilfe
Help to develop relationships with current donors (e.g. EU, USAID/OFDA, ECHO, WFP, GIZ) and potential donors while providing guidance in the assessment and formulation of concept notes and proposals for donor funding opportunities
Networking and participation in relevant coordination meetings with UN agencies, donors, research institutions and national NGOs
Support the development of in-country expertise in each sector as well as a national staff capacity building agenda
Development of proposal budgets in collaboration with the Financial Manager, ensuring appropriate resources are built into the budget process
Monitor the humanitarian situation in-country and the evolution of possible crises through early warning indicators
Ensure reporting (status and financial reports) occurs correctly and in due time to Welthungerhilfe Head Office and to donors
Represent Welthungerhilfe vis-à-vis other national and international, governmental and non-governmental bodies as well as relief and development organizations
: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience
: 5 years
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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