Junior Expert Humanitarian

WHH , Bonn, Germany

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th October, 2020

Job Description

The Humanitarian Directorate (HD) consists of office staff and the Emergency Response Team. The overall aim of the HD is to enable Welthungerhilfe to respond quickly, effectively and responsibly to humanitarian crisis and disasters and to be recognised nationally and internationally as a competent and demanded actor. As Junior Expert Humanitarian Aid you will support our HD in the fields of emergency aid coordination, crisis monitoring, humanitarian standards, preparedness, emergency logistics as well as humanitarian policy and networking. After a 12-month stay in our Headoffice Bonn, a 12-month stay abroad follows, preferably in an ongoing emergency aid project.

Your responsibilities

  • Support the operational implementation of emergency measures at headquarter and abroad
  • Support the preparation of opinions and position papers on topics relevant to emergency aid
  • Support the operational coordination and administrative management of the Emergency Response Team
  • Collection, commenting and delivery of contributions for creating and further development of technical concepts on subjects of emergency aid
  • Assist in the preparation of regular reports both on the status of implementation of HD projects and on the further development of emergency response capacities
  • Preparation of project planning documents in consultation with the Humanitarian Director
  • Preparation of proposals for co-financing and sponsorship
  • Schedule and completeness control of narrative reports
  • Participation in coordination committees of humanitarian aid and HD relevant working groups in WHH
  • Support of emergency measures on site within the scope of the mission abroad

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree, completion of a graduate programme (NOHA/SLE) relevant to the position is desirable
  • Experience in the planning and implementation of emergency measures or relevant topics of emergency aid
  • First international experience, e.g. as part of an internship
  • Competence in intercultural communication
  • Practical experience in (intercultural) teamwork
  • Ability to work under difficult and volatile local conditions
  • Very good command of spoken and written English, French language skills would be an advantage


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