Roving Head of Project Agri Innovation (Part-Time 75%)*

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD


The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are very good prospects for an extension. You will work homebased, with frequent travel to the project’s implementation countries.

As Roving Head of Project Agri Innovation you will work as part of Welthungerhilfe’s Innovation Unit. The first objective is to create locally tailored digital impact products. They provide value to rural agricultural communities through access to information. The second objective is to secure economic sustainability of these solutions through the transition of the products from the NGOs into newly found Social Businesses at mid-term. To achieve this, the project works jointly with 6 local partner organisations. The empowerment of these partner organisations will be a key objective in the job. Together with these like-minded national NGO partners, you will build up an international project team and an effective working and learning environment.

Your responsibilities

  • Modify and continue project planning and project budgeting
  • With support of sector experts and the project coordinator, ensure that 6 digital agricultural innovations are developed in a user centric way and have sustainable social business models
  • Support the multi-country agile team and strengthen agile management
  • Support partners in the introduction of agricultural extension apps
  • Build capacities of implementing partners in Innovation topics
  • Identify co-financing opportunities and ensure the timely development of successful project proposals in line with relevant donor regulations and strategies
  • Contribute to the development of the Innovation Unit and strategies, actively participate in strategic discussions and stay informed about overall organizational issues

Your profile

  • A university or polytechnic degree in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Project Management or International Development
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in innovative agile project management, especially expertise in Scrum and/or User centric designing would be an advantage
  • Sound experience in building partner capacity
  • Previous experience in piloting digital solutions with vulnerable target groups is an asset
  • BMZ donor experience is a plus
  • Vast knowledge of agricultural value chains in the context of development countries is an asset
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to areas with volatile local conditions
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for traveling to Welthungerhilfe’s project countries
  • Excellent spoken and written French and English; German language skills would be an asset

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. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.

How to apply

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by October 26, 2022 by following this link. 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.

*Closing date: 26-Oct-22