Program Portfolio Manager Western Africa (m/f/*)

SOS Children’s Villages is a non-governmental organisation focused on supporting children without parental care,  that is active in 137 countries worldwide. SOS Kinderdörfer weltweit Hermann-Gmeiner-Fonds Deutschland e. V. is part of the SOS Federation. Our mission is to accompany children in need into a better future. In our Munich office, as well as in our offices in Berlin and Düsseldorf, more than 150 employees are committed to our vision „A loving home for every child – for a strong generation of tomorrow.“

For our international program team, we are looking for a

Program Portfolio Manager Western Africa (m/f/*)
in Munich, Berlin or Düsseldorf
on a full-time basis (38.5 hours/week)
starting as soon as possible

Your responsibilities

  • As part of the Program Audit and Development team you drive the implementation of our program strategy with a focus on Western Africa.
  • You are the primary contact for approx. 10 SOS Children’s Villages’ national associations and maintain a close dialogue with them and our regional offices.
  • You review program concepts, provide inputs for program development and make recommendations on projects selection to achieve high impact.
  • You monitor progress and quality of projects jointly with our regional offices.
  • You build expertise on the specific context of national associations in Western Africa and on select program topics.

Your profile

  • You have at least 3-5 years of relevant working experience which involved strategic thinking, project management and building relationships. Previous experience in the non-profit sector and/or in Africa is an asset but is not strictly required.
  • A university degree in economics, business administration or international development is an asset. However, candidates with a different academic background and a strong interest in international development and in supporting children and young people are also encouraged to apply.
  • You take a strategic perspective, do not get lost in details and you are used to taking decisions independently.
  • You are not scared of numbers and you are familiar to reviewing business plans.
  • You have experience in interacting with senior managers and officials and you are aware of cultural differences in communication styles.
  • You are proficient in English and French. German and other language skills are an asset, esp. Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish.
  • You are willing to travel abroad.

What we offer

  • A versatile, inspiring and responsible job in a professionally working, international non-profit organization.
  • A meaningful environment with an excellent working atmosphere.
  • Compatibility of family and career as well as offers on work-life balance
  • Employer funded pension
  • Financial allowance for childcare.
  • Interesting opportunities for further training and development.

We support an anti-discrimination and anti-racism environment and expect all our team members to do the same. If you are interested in this exciting position, we look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible!

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