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Senior Officer, Project Management (German-speaking)

Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung

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Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung is looking for a Senior Officer, Project Management (German-speaking)

(DSW) is an internationally active development organization. The aim of our work is to contribute to the implementation of the human right to family planning and to sustainable population development. In particular, we support young people in East Africa. At local youth clubs, we educate young people about their sexual health and offer counseling and contraceptives.

At the same time, we are involves at both national and international levels. We engage in policy- making processes in the areas of global health, sexual and reproductive health, rights, gender equality, and research and development on poverty-associated and neglected diseases.

DSW seeks to recruit a

Senior Officer, Project Management (m/w/d)

based in Berlin, Germany or Brussels, Belgium.

The Senior Officer, Project Management supports the Head of Advocacy with the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of advocacy projects. She/he will ensure that advocacy activities of different implementing teams are planned, budgeted and implemented in a coordinated fashion in Germany, Brussels and East Africa. In addition, he/she will be responsible for ensuring compliance with donor requirements and result expectation. The Senior Project Officer must have a results- oriented but also strategic mindset, and apply specialised project-management knowledge to the specific context of health-related advocacy across geographies. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to make a real difference in global health advocacy.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Ensure the high-quality delivery of expected project results and outputs according to project framework including compliance with project standard processes and guidelines.

  • Ensure timely submission of reports and updates as well as overall controlling of project budget, incl. through coordination of financial reporting

  • Act as a main interlocutor on project coordination to donors and key implementing partners

  • Support the Head of Advocacy and the Executive Director in strategic decisions regarding the execution of the advocacy project

  • Support the resource mobilization efforts for DSW’s advocacy

  • Supervise two staff in a regional function based in East Africa

  • Work closely with team leaders in different offices to coordinate activities, update work plans and organize regular planning meetings

  • Together with DSW’s M&E team, ensure solid results-tracking

Your profile

  • Masters degree in a relevant topic area (such as political science, international relations etc.)

  • At least 5 years relevant work experience, incl in an international context

  • Fluent written and spoken English as well as fluent written and spoken German

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate a team on a complex project

  • Good knowledge of development cooperation and Global health discussions, especially Sexual and reproductive health; knowledge of advocacy methods and approaches in different national contexts

  • Strong, persuasive oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in an international/intercultural working environment

  • Willingness to travel within the EU and to Africa.

  • Supportive of DSW's mission, vision, and core values.

We offer

  • Reconciliation of family, leisure and work through offers such as mobile working, job bike leasing, flexible working hours and the option of two weeks of unpaid vacation per year, in addition to the 30 days of annual leave

  • Employer-funded company pension plan

  • A pleasant working atmosphere within a dynamic department

  • An interesting thematic area and international working environment

  • A competitive salary

Application process

If you are interested, please send your application in English and include a CV and a cover letter. Please reference the email “Senior Project Officer” and send it directly to: jobs.deutschland@dsw.org.

Contract duration: Unlimited

Please note: Non-EU applicants must be in possession of a full valid work permit for Belgium or Germany.

DSW is an equal opportunity employer. We look forward to your application! For more information please visit www.dsw.org.


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