Head of Project - Protection

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe - Township of May, MN

Welthungerhilfe (www.welthungerhilfe.de) is one of the large and respected private organisations in the field of development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. It carries out projects in 39 countries and campaigns for fairer cooperation with developing countries. If you are prepared to dedicate yourself to carrying out projects under sometimes difficult conditions and you match the requirements set out below, we look forward to receiving your application for the position of

Head of Project - Protection (m/f)
in Hatay (Antakya)

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration until 31 March 2020. Employment location will be Hatay, Turkey (TR).

As Head of Project (m/f) you will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of protection activities and related cash-programs of Welthungerhilfe in the project region according to the prescribed content, organizational, temporal and financial framework. The Project aims to provide immediate assistance to suffering, under-served refugee communities under temporary protection, by offering the following services:

- Life-saving health services

- One-time seasonal support

- Distribution of cash support for essential non-food items (NFIs) including shelter support

- Emergency shelter rehabilitation

- Case management through individualized assessments

- Legal counseling

- Awareness raising sessions

The project is carried out in accordance with WHH standards and the directives/provisions of the co-financer (German Foreign Office).

Your responsibilities
  • developing the project management system and also supervising the activities in the project areas of implementing partners
  • attending and advocating in
    relevant UN/NGO Cluster Meetings
  • liaising with local stakeholders and authorities, as well as with current and potential future donors present in the country
  • cooperating with Security Staff in Gaziantep regarding security developments and necessary adjustments
  • cooperating with Welthungerhilfe Country Team, and improving linkages with national organisations/NGOs
  • assisting in further programme and project development (Donor Acquisition) in consultation with the Programme Department and Country Director.
  • Identification and examination of new project ideas in line with Welthungerhilfe's strategy
Your profile
  • A university/university of applied sciences degree in social sciences or a comparable specialised qualification suitable to the position
  • at least 5 years of project and leadership experience for international (aid) organisations, preferably in the region and in the sector of protection and/or cash assistance
  • very good analytical skills for evaluating the humanitarian and security-related situation
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Coordination and organisational skills, including ability to work under pressure
  • Co-operation and team skills
  • Very good oral and written command of English, command of German is an asset
Our offer

We offer you co-operation in a highly dedicated team and a responsible scope of tasks. Furthermore, we facilitate a flexible organisation of working time as well as a healthy work-life balance. The performance oriented remuneration is based on an in-house salary scheme. Of course, a comprehensive training is also part of our offer. Disabled persons will be considered preferentially in the event of equal qualification.

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