Team Leader Technical Team*

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Bonn, NRW, Germany
Published 15 days ago

The position is to be filled by January 1, 2022, with a contract duration of two years. At the end of the initial two-year contractual period, there are good prospects for conversion of the contract from a fixed-term to an open-ended employment contract. Employment location will be Bonn, Germany.


The overarching goal of the Sector Strategy, Knowledge & Learning Unit is the continuous quality improvement of the programme work in Welthungerhilfe's project countries. As Team Leader of our Technical Team, you will be responsible for the strategic and conceptual development of programmatic approaches together with a team of experts, while at the same time promoting learning within the organization. This is done in close cooperation with our 27 Country Offices, which are responsible for programme implementation within the framework of humanitarian aid and development cooperation.


Your team members bring expertise in nutrition, agriculture, WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene), economic development, skills development and civil society. Together, you will work to connect the different sectors into impactful programmes of sustainable and climate resilient food security to successfully achieve our strategic goal of "One Planet- Zero Hunger". You will apply systemic approaches and ensure that Welthungerhilfe's cross-cutting themes (Do no harm, Gender, etc.) are embedded in all sectors.


Your responsibilities


  • Lead Welthungerhilfe's "Technical Team", which is part of the "Sector Strategy, Knowledge & Learning" Unit
  • Strategically develop Welthungerhilfe's technical expertise and position the organization together with your team in the field of sustainable food security, food systems and climate resilient development
  • Monitor and evaluate relevant trends and innovations to ensure that the quality of our programme work continuously increases and is adapted to the requirements of the future
  • Anchoring cross-cutting themes in our programme work
  • Expand Welthungerhilfe's knowledge management and promote organizational learning approaches
  • Actively network with external partner organizations, research institutions, think tanks and other stakeholders
  • Represent Welthungerhilfe competently through high-quality contributions in forums and networks


Your profile


  • A university or polytechnic degree with relevance to the organization's focus (sustainable food security, food systems, climate resilient development)
  • At least five years of professional experience in a development context, also in relevant thematic programmes abroad
  • Several years of proven leadership experience
  • Experience with systemic approaches (e.g. market systems analysis) and with organization-wide learning
  • Experience with agile methods as well as analytical thinking
  • Willingness to cooperate and succeed in building internal and external networks
  • Readiness to go on business trips in Germany and abroad
  • A very good command of written and spoken English; knowledge of German and French is an advantage


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. This includes flexible working hours as well as working from home. 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 by October 31, 2021 by following this linkYour contact person is Ina Stepka. 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.

The position is to be filled by January 1, 2022, with a contract duration of two years. At the end of the initial two-year contractual period, there are good prospects for conversion of the contract from a fixed-term to an open-ended employment…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Application Deadline
    October 31, 2021


Bonn, Germany

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