Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

Grants and Communications Manager (Ref: TUR1029 - Grants and Communications Manager (11971))

  • Gaziantep
  • Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
  • Posted date: 1 week before
  • End date: 2024-02-18

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Job Title: Grants and Communications Manager (Ref: TUR1029 - Grants and Communications Manager (11971))

Job In Gaziantep

Company: Welthungerhilfe (WHH)

Start Date: 2024-02-08

End Date: 2024-02-18

Job Description

Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe! We are one of the largest and most respected private organizations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. We are a politically independent and non-denominational organization, our value-oriented actions are always based on humanitarian principles. Our vision is a world in which everyone has the chance and the right to lead a self-determined life in dignity and justice, free from hunger and poverty.

Welthungerhilfe's Head Office is in Bonn, Germany whilst the Syria Response is managed from our Country Office in Gaziantep. Welthungerhilfe was established in Turkey in 2013 specifically to help people who are affected by the Syria Crisis. Since then, the organisation has expanded its program scope and scale to make the greatest possible contribution to meeting humanitarian needs in Turkey and North West Syria. Welthungerhilfe has field offices in Azaz and Afrin, as well as Ankara, Istanbul, Hatay and Mardin. The Syria Response program includes food security, WASH services, Shelter and NFI services, protection, early recovery and livelihood. 

If you want to become part of this joint mission in Turkey, Syria and Lebanon, we look forward to receiving your application as: Grants and Communications Manager in Gaziantep/

The position is to be filled by March 2024, with a contract duration until end of the project. Employment location will be Gaziantep, Turkey. The position is paid according to [[paygrade]].


Welthungerhilfe (WHH) has been engaged in the Syria Response since 2013 working in the fields of development cooperation and humanitarian aid. We seek to improve the access of persons affected by the Syria crisis and domestic crises in Turkey and Lebanon through life-saving and life sustaining humanitarian assistance and strengthened basic services including protection services, whilst building on their inherent capacities and facilitating access to livelihoods opportunities, in order to reach our objective to improve their well-being and resilience. In addition to the provision of timely humanitarian assistance, including the ongoing response to the recent earthquakes in southern Turkiye, that address short and medium-term protection gaps and humanitarian needs, our programatic focus is increasingly on improving the resilience of vulnerable communities ensuring systems-based analysis and sustainable approaches based on a robust understanding of the conflict sensitivities of the specific context and with accountability to the effected populations.


As Head of Grants & Communications Unit you will be a key member of the Program Development and Quality Unit for the Syria Response, but with the focus initially on Turkey and North West Syria. In addition to the Grants and Communications unit which is responsible for grant management including coordinating proposal development and donor reporting unit as well as external communication, the program team consists of technical program coordinators including: protection and food security/ livelihoods advisors and the humanitarian response coordinator, as well as the partnership coordination unit, and the MEAL unit.


Your responsibilities

  • Line manage the Grants and Reporting unit to ensure continued strong relationships with current donors (German Federal Foreign Office, BMZ, GIZ, ECHO, PRM and OCHA/other pool funding) through a structured approach to grants management, enabling quality & timely reporting, and donor compliance.​​​​
  • Under the leadership of the Head of Program Development and Quality and working closely with with the Technical Advisors, Head of Meal and relevant project implementation staff, including Area Managers and Heads of Project, to coordinate the development of new projects and contribute to extending the donor portfolio through ensuring high quality proposals, based on evidence and learning, with clear TOC and conflict, gender and environment sensitive approaches.
  • Support the Head of Program Development and Quality to liase with current and potential future donors present in Turkey/ the region in consultation with HQ Donor Unit, the Country Director, Area Managers and Heads of Project.
  • Line manage the Communication Unit to ensure visibility and produce content to increase awareness about WHH’s work and impact in the region. In conjunction with the CD, Head of Program Development and Quality and HQ Media and Communication departments to offer content to donors and interviews to the German press.
  • Work with the NGO Advocacy platforms to develop programmatic and advocacy positions to major external trends and disruptors.
  • In addition to the above, the Grants and Communications Manager may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the supervisor or line manager.


Your profile



Required Qualifications;

  • Education: At least B.A Degree. A university or polytechnic (Master's) degree in Journalism, Communications, International Development, Rural Development, Political Science or equivalent
  • Experience: A minimum of 3 years relevant working experience in grant management / programme development and implementation, 
  • Language: Excellent spoken and written in English.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Education: A university or polytechnic (Master's) degree in Journalism, Communications, International Development, Rural Development, Political Science or equivalent are an advantage
  • Language: German, Turkish and/or Arabic language skills are an advantage
  • Technical Background: Exposure to triple nexus programming including livelihoods, sustainable/ regenerative agriculture using systems based approaches
  • Experience in displacement contexts, ideally the Syria response and ability to deal with programmatic and technical complexity
  • Robust experience in programme design, proposal development, Theory of Change, donor reporting, work-plan and budget development
  • Proven success in grant acquisition and institutional donor relations
  • Experience with major donors (EU, ECHO, BMZ, German Federal Foreign Office, KFW, BPRM, BHA, UN pool funding, UN Organizations)
  • Involvement in country programme strategy processes
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, coordinating and leading processes that include multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of working with both partner and direct implementation is an advantage
  • Experience with designing visibility and producing content for donors and communications
  • Knowledge of the German press and experinence with giving interviews is an advantage
  • A high level of mental and physical resilience and readiness to travel to project areas
  • Strong inter-personal communication skills and ability to work well in a team and in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Readiness to receive necessary vaccinations for traveling to Welthungerhilfe's programme countries


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.

WHH receives funds from its donors for projects. If necessary funds are secured the duration of the announced post may be extended. If project funding is not secured the activities will stop completely and the employment contract shall be terminated.


Please send your application via our online recruiting system by February 18, 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Welthungerhilfe reserves the right to fill in the position before the deadline due to urgency. Your contact person is Veysel Akkor.

Please read the privacy notice.
This Privacy Notice was drafted by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. Turkey Representation Office (“WHH Turkey”) as data controller in accordance with Article 10 of the Turkish Law No 6698 on the Protection of Personal Data (“Law”) and the Communiqué on the Principles and Procedures in Conforming with the Obligation to Inform.
On the legal bases referred to in Article 5, “the processing activity is necessary for establishment, use or protection of a right” and “the processing is necessary for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract”, WHH Turkey shall process your name-surname, e-mail address, mobile phone no, references and CV/résumé personal data for carrying out selection and placement processes for job candidates, and transfer them to third party suppliers  through your applications to published WHH Turkey job ads via employment agencies or sending your CV/résumé to WHH Turkey directly by wholly or partly automatic means. Additionally, WHH Turkey is going to get in touch with your references assuming that all obligatory information is given, and consents are obtained by your side about sharing their personal data with WHH Turkey.
You may submit your requests to WHH Turkey under Article 11 of the Law concerning the rights of the data subject in accordance with the Communiqué on the Procedures and Principles of Application to a Data Controller.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.

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