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Area Manager  

Advertiser: Welt hunger hilfe 
Location: Blantyre  
 
Job Type: Full time  
 
Date added: 18/06/19 
 
Deadline: 3/07/19 
 
BACKGROUND 
 
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 
 
Area Manager (m/f) 
in Blantyre 
 
The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are good prospects for an extension. The place of work will be Blantyre, Malawi. Taking the security situation into account, travel for work will be required. 
 
As Area Manager you will supervise an agriculture value chain focussed, BMZ funded, program that supports a 100Ha irrigation system currently under reconstruction. The program also includes a natural resource management and a WASH component in cooperation with local partners. Additionally, you will manage the Field Office in Blantyre. 
 
Your responsibilities 
 
Ensure that all projects in the area are implemented according to the country programme and the rules and standards of donors and Welthungerhilfe 
Ensure accurate and timely budget planning and reporting to donor (BMZ) 
Guide, train and monitor local partners to achieve results set out in their workplan 
Provide technical expertise and guidance for value chain activities and irrigation scheme management 
Build management capacity of local staff and manage the field office 
Implement security/risk analysis and document security relevant information 
Support the Country Director in Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning 
 
Your profile 
A university or ploytechnic degree in Tropical Agriculture, Irrigation Management or a similar field 
A minimum of 5 years professional experience working in rural areas in the global South 
Experience in agricultural value chains and large scale irrigation technologies 
Experience in working in cooperation with national partner organizations 
Excellent coordination and organizational skills, including ability to work under pressure 
Very Good command of spoken and written English 
 
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. Of course, a comprehensive training is also part of our offer. The job description can be sent to you in case of interest. 
 
 
Please send your application via our online recruiting system by July 3, 2019. Your contact person is Barbara Kuersten. https://career5.successfactors.eu/ 
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