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Jobs in Germany and abroad

Work with Welthungerhilfe

Interesting jobs in a professional environment

At Welthungerhilfe you will find a wide variety of interesting positions in a professional environment in development cooperation and emergency assistance. Our employees work in Germany and 39 countries worldwide.

Find out, for example, on LinkedIn what it is like to work for Welthungerhilfe. Our employees report on what motivates them in their work with Welthungerhilfe and how varied their day-to-day work is in the different regions and fields.

All vacancies are listed on the Welthungerhilfe Jobportal:

Contact
Andrea Herz

Andrea Herz

Personell Officer

Our colleagues worldwide

Nivedita Varshneya, Country Director, India

Nivedita Varshneya, Country Director, India

“I am concerned about untenable global growth, but still believe that it is possible to live sustainably. That's why I want to contribute to the work of Welthungerhilfe, which is taking on this challenge. What do I most love about my work? Our committed and wonderful team and our partners, which are our backbone. Everyone is passionate about their work and acts out of a desire to make the world a fairer place. Working with a team like this is such a joy!”

Arturo Bello, Colleague in Bolivia

Arturo Bellot, Welthungerhilfe Representant, Bolivia

“I started early as a human rights activist and became part of the Bolivian NGO network. That's how I came into contact with Welthungerhilfe and learned about its work on food and nutrition security and rural development. I decided to become a part of the Welthungerhilfe community and since then I have experienced so many beautiful moments with the organisation. I'll give you a few examples: Visiting the projects and seeing that our work has an impact, meeting people who don't give up and look to the future with hope, and working together with committed colleagues who are positive about their work.”

Marion Esser, Receptionist, Bonn

Marion Esser, Receptionist, Bonn

“In 1980, I responded to an advertisement in the newspaper, and I have worked on the
reception at Welthungerhilfe ever since. I don't regret a single year of it. The idea that I can play my part in eradicating global hunger motivates me - even if not on the ground, but from Germany. When a disaster moves the world to action, I handle numerous telephone calls from donors. After the tsunami in 2004, we were receiving up to 400 calls every day.”

Alex Maina, Colleague in Kenya

Alex Maina, Systems Developer, Kenya

“I worked voluntarily for different organisations in a variety of roles, including in IT. This eventually led me to a position as Data Officer in the Welthungerhilfe project office in Makindu. Over time, there were more duties and a move to the Kenyan country office in Nairobi. The thing I most like about my job: Being able to make a positive change in the lives of other people. There is nothing more fulfilling than the smiling face of a beneficiary or a colleague. It is a priceless feeling!”

Anshuman Das, Programme Manager, India

Anshuman Das, Programme Manager, India

“My passion for working together with smallholders is a perfect fit with the work of Welthungerhilfe in India. And, as expected, Welthungerhilfe provided me with great learning and development opportunities. I enjoy a lot of freedom in my work and Welthungerhilfe has helped me to improve my vocational qualifications. I am learning every day - from the direct interaction with rural communities, from the challenges I set myself and from the broad spectrum of work offered by the agricultural sector.”

Cecilia Chirenga, Colleague in Zimbabwe

Cecilia Chirenga, Administrative Assistant, Zimbabwe

“My passion for development cooperation brought me to Welthungerhilfe. It is not only the professional challenge that motivates me in my job. The people in Zimbabwe inspire me. They are kind, hospitable and hardworking. To see that my work has an influence on the lives of other people, that for me is the most enriching thing.”

Which is the right role for you?

 

Welthungerhilfe offers a wide variety of interesting positions, from national voluntary service to entry opportunities as a junior expert up to the leadership of projects or country offices. The right role for you, what you need to bring to it and how to apply are set out below:

  • Working abroad

    Working abroad

    Basic requirements for a posting abroad are a fitness for the tropics, very good language skills and an interest in foreign cultures and ways of thinking: A posting abroad means leaving behind your familiar environment and diving into countries with different values and social norms. Working abroad will give you many new and interesting impressions and also requires you to have a high level of sensitivity and understanding of foreign living conditions and cultural particularities.

    Typical positions offered by Welthungerhilfe abroad include, for example: Experts inagriculture, water, nutrition, logistics or emergency assistance, project manager, experts inadvising our local partner organisations or in the financial-administrative management in a project country.

    You can find more information about working for Welthungerhilfe on the Factsheet Development Cooperation Careers.

    Here you will find an overview of all vacant positions.

  • Jobs in Germany

    Jobs in Germany

    Around 200 employees currently work in the Bonn head office. We offer a broad range ofchallenging positions, e.g. in the fields of communication, marketing, information and policy,logistics and IT. About ten employees work for Welthungerhilfe in our Berlin office.

    You can find more information about working for Welthungerhilfe on the Factsheet Development Cooperation Careers.

    Here you will find an overview of all vacant positions.

  • Entry position: Junior Expert Germany/Abroad

    Entry position: Junior Expert Germany/Abroad

    To enable young talent without years of experience to begin a career in development cooperation, we have created the job profile ‘Junior Expert’ Germany and Abroad. These positions will be advertised when available on our Online Recruiting System.

  • Internship in Germany

    Internship in Germany

    Welthungerhilfe internships at our Bonn and Berlin offices offer a first contact with the development cooperation sector.

    As an intern you have the opportunity to get to know the various fields we work in and gain an insight into likely everyday work in an international aid organisation.

    If you would like to make an speculative application for an internship, you can do this through our Online Recruiting System.

  • Internship abroad

    Internship abroad

    An internship with one of our overseas projects offers you the opportunity to gain up to six months' practical experience in development cooperation and find out what working in the field on a daily basis in another country is really like. Our internships in country offices last for a maximum of six months.

    Please read carefully the information about conditions and the application process. If you want to apply for an internship abroad, please check our current vacancies and apply if you are interested in one of the positions.

    Over the past few years, we have received a very high number of unsolicited applications. We have been very pleased about the great interest shown in our organisation – and the willingness to actively support our work. However, we do not have a database to store applications and can therefore only consider applications submitted for a particular job posting.

    We would therefore appreciate it if you could refrain from sending speculative applications and thank you for your understanding. We invite you to continue visiting the jobs section on our website and apply for any positions that meet your qualifications and interests.

  • Voluntary service with Welthungerhilfe

    Voluntary service with Welthungerhilfe

    FSJ (Voluntary Social Year) Politics and the Bundesfreiwilligendienst (FederalVoluntary Service - BFD) with Welthungerhilfe

    Within the framework of the FSJ Politics and the Federal Voluntary Service atWelthungerhilfe, you will experience day-to- day working life in our organisation.

    Are you at the start of your career and want to see whether international development cooperation is the right field for you? Do you want to take on responsibility and gain an insight into the work of a large German development organisation? Then carry out a Voluntary Social Year in political life/Federal Voluntary Service (duration 12 months) with Welthungerhilfe.

    We offer voluntary service in various departments in our organisation, for example, in the departments of Policy & External Relations, Marketing, Press & Communications, Online Editing, Regional Management, Purchasing/Internal Services,…You can find comprehensive information about conditions on the International Youth Services (IJGD) website.

    Current FSJ/BFD advertisements can be found in our listing of vacant positions. Our volunteers usually begin their role in August/September. Roles are advertised in spring. We look forward to receiving your application via our Online Recruiting System.

  • Speculative applications

    Speculative applications

    Over the past few years, we have received a very high number of unsolicited applications. We have been very pleased about the great interest shown in our organisation – and the willingness to actively support our work. However, we do not have a database to store applications and can therefore only consider applications submitted for a particular job posting.

    We would therefore appreciate it if you could refrain from sending speculative applications and thank you for your understanding. We invite you to continue visiting the jobs section on our jobs page and apply for any positions that meet your qualifications and interests.

  • Jobs board

    Jobs board

    Other advertisements for development cooperation positions can be found on these websites:

    www.epojobs.de
    www.cinfo.ch
    www.entwicklungsdienst.de
    www.reliefweb.int
    www.devnetjobs.org
    www.developmentaid.org
    www.coordinationsud.org

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