Head of Programs


German Agro ActionDeutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (WHH – formerly known as German Agro Action), a German non-profit, organization, working in around 40 countries worldwide, is seeking qualified personnel.

Since 1994 Welthungerhilfe has been working in Tajikistan and has since then implemented close to 100 projects. Sectoral focus laid on projects in the field of DRM, agriculture / natural resources management & energy efficiency and food & nutrition security as well as (informal) vocational training. WHH emphasize the trustful cooperation with local partner organizations. Regional focus is on the northern province of Sughd, Rasht valley (Garm and Tavildara) and the southern province of Kathlon (districts of Baljuvan and Temurmalik) as well  GBAO.


Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (WHH) is currently looking for a qualified and motivated person for the position of

Head of Programs – Country Office, Dushanbe

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

Contribute towards definition and orientation of the planned multiannual program strategy

  • analyze problems and solutions from field-based interventions
  • identify, examine and assess (pre-select) new project ideas on the basis of the country program and intervention strategy as well as the concept papers and orientation framework and set standards
  • ensure consideration of feasibility, sustainability and exit strategies in projects
  • write proposals and reports for donor submission
  • supervise local partner organizations in all phases of the PCM
  • coordinate preparation of internal project documents and ensure the preparation of cost    and financing plans

Quality Assurance, Compliance and M&E

  • Control the implementation of project and programs according to Welthungerhilfe standards, including the follow up of an effective and participatory M&E system, and supervision of use of funds and financial requirements
  • ensure compliance with Welthungerhilfe’ s quality standards when preparing project documents,
  • ensure reporting occurs correctly and in due time (status and financial reports) to Head Office and to donors
  • ensure monitoring and evaluation findings are incorporated into existing programs and projects
  • provide support for evaluations that are organized in-country
  • approve implementation methodology of projects

Develop and manage country program

  • Support Country Director in the development of needs-based and impact oriented country program and annual planning Support Country Director in ensuring impact of country program and provide regular update about the status of the program.  Involvement in medium-term financial planning for the region
  •  Identify new partners and advise partner organizations on organizational and conceptual matters and ensure the quality of projects and programs and identify capacity building measures.

Qualifications required:

  • Higher University degree in development cooperation/ or respective working experience
  • Strong communication (strong presenter) and networking skills, sound interpersonal skills,
  • At least 7 years professional working experience in a  relevant field,
  • Ability to analyze information, prepare plans, documents and reports according to int. standards,
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Tajik,  and strong computer skills in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)

Interested individuals shall send a motivation letter and an updated CV to: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., Country Office Tajikistan, No. 124, M. Tursunzoda Str., 734002 Dushanbe, or by email to rb.tjk.dushanbe@welthungerhilfe.de with the reference: Head of Programs –Country Office , Dushanbe

Deadline for application is 19 of April 2018 (17.00h). Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. Welthungerhilfe does not enter into correspondence with regard to the reasons for non-selection of candidates. Interviews will be conducted in the first week of May 2018


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