Head of Project (Harare) – Forecast Based Action (FbA)

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Head of Project (Harare) - Forecast Based Action (FbA)

  • Post Date:October 16, 2021
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  • Career Level Executive
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest, privately-held, non-denominational, and politically independent German non-governmental organizations in the area of development co-operation and emergency relief.Primarily in cooperation with local partner organizations, its task is to contribute to improved income and nutrition for the poorest rural populations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe almost continuously since 1980. Currently, the organization together with its partners has projects in 5 Provinces. Sector focus is on Food and Nutrition security including WASH, and when necessary Emergency response. Welthungerhilfe is working on a project entitled “Development of Forecast-based Action mechanism” addressing drought induced food insecurity in Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Kenya”, briefly called Forecast Based Action (FbA) Project. The multi-country approach applied within the FbA Project by Welthungerhilfe (WHH), requires an operational structure within each project country to address the complexity and scope of in-country interventions (including networking, partnering, contracting, MEAL, etc.) Further, for the FbA Project to meet the institutional donor obligations towards the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO), FbA Country Teams are established within each of the Welthungerhilfe country offices in Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Kenya. For a smooth implementation of the FbA country operations, it is essential to equip the FbA Country Teams with both, special FbA expertise but also with the necessary competencies and experiences regarding project, financial, and operational support from the Welthungerhilfe Country Offices.

Position summary

Welthungerhilfe seeks to engage a Head of Project for the Forecast Based Action Project.

Job description

The Head of Project will be responsible for:

  • Management of all project staff and project activities;
  • Providing sound technical guidance and support to staff and project partners and stakeholders to ensure quality programming and efficiency in implementation;
  • Influencing the development of strategy and supporting operational implementation;
  • Interpreting and applying operational and specialist information in a variety of formats from a variety of sources;
  • Developing effective networks with partners and key stakeholders;
  • Spearheading and contributing to the development of new humanitarian project proposals;
  • Ensuring the Emergency project is in accordance with best practices and Welthungerhilfe policy;
  • Ensuring that technical quality and standards are maintained during implementation;
  • Undertaking quality control, analysing technical added-value and project impact;
  • Coordination with the humanitarian architecture/cluster system and other humanitarian actors;
  • Providing technical support and guidance to Welthungerhilfe partners; assess activities undertaken to ensure efficient use of project resources;
  • Maintaining regular communication with the Head of Programmes and the Country Director on project planning and progress;
  • Contributing to the compilation of reports as per donor requirements and ensure timely submission of reports as per given deadlines;
  • Assuring appropriate and timely spending of funds to achieve project goals and objectives.

Qualifications, skills and experience required

  • A Masters Degree in a course related to the program’s goals, such as Development Studies, Disaster / Risk Management;
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a professional;
  • At least 5 years of experience working in International organisations;
  • At 3 years of experience in leading people;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in the areas related to forecast based financing, natural hazards, disasters, vulnerability assessment, climate change, resilient infrastructure, and disaster risk management in a similar position within a national or international GO / NGO;
  • Familiarity with disaster risk management institutions and governance concepts, emergency preparedness and recovery strategies, and a range of disaster risk financing alternatives;
  • Proven record of increasingly responsible experience in planning and managing technical co-operation strategies and relevant learning, knowledge management and advocacy programmes in disaster reduction, emergency response and post-disaster recovery;
  • Application of theoretical knowledge in the design, management and evaluation of complex, multi-disciplinary capacity building programmes involving national governments, civil society and international organisations;
  • Well proven analytical and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated abilities and contributions to policy and guideline formulation, resource mobilisation, team building, team leadership and management;
  • Basic command of written and spoken English;
  • Basic working knowledge of MS Office and modern telecommunication systems.

To apply

Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and their CVs to [email protected] Please state the position applied for in the subject line of the email.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

During the application process, WHH will not charge any fee nor will it require any payment for an application to be considered. WHH is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to race, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status and or physical handicap. Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 25 October 2021