Director Programmes (f/m/d) - German and English speaking - Berlin HQ

General Coordination and Management










years min


Employee contract


 What you will do:

■ You will develop and implement programme and fi-nance strategies.

■ You will work closely with the head of programme funding to acquire and manage earmarked funding from public and private sources.

■ You will lead Johanniters operational international programmes in humanitarian relief and development.

■ You will be responsible for the emergency desk, in-cluding management of disaster response with Jo-hanniter volunteers, e.g. as part of an EMT mission.

■ You will manage the programme department team in Germany and abroad.

■ You will have operational responsibility for the crisis management in the event of disasters.

■ You will represent Johanniter internally and externally.



What you bring:

■ Relevant university degree

■ At least 10 years’ experience in humanitarian relief and development cooperation, some of which in pro-ject management overseas, ideally also in working with partner organisations

■ Experience in the development and implementation of programme and funding strategies

■ Staff management experience, incl. leading over a distance in matrix management set ups

■ Experience in planning and implementation of organi-sational development and change processes

■ Fluent in German and English; good knowledge of French and Spanish will be an asset

■ Strategic and analytical thinking combined with a drive to shape the organisation.

■ Ability to deal with conflicts, manage resistance, being able to remain focused and cope with frustrations.

■ Excellent communication skills

■ Willingness to travel into crisis areas



What we offer:

■ Remuneration: Competitive, attractive remuneration, in line with internal tariff and relevant previous experience

■ Benefits: 13th month salary, 29 days annual leave, flex-ible working hours, numerous training opportunities, friendly, appreciative working environment, financial al-lowance for parents entitled to child benefit.

Terms and Conditions

Start date: asap

Contract duration: Permanent

Remuneration: In line with Johanniter AVR DWBO Annex Johanniter internal tariff and depending on relevant previous working experience.

Benefits: Competitive, attractive remuneration, 13th month salary, 29 days annual leave, flexible working hours, numerous training opportunities, friendly, appreciative working environ-ment, financial allowance for parents entitled to child benefit.

Contact and application process

Applications for this position (including a cover letter, CV, reference contacts of three former supervisors as well as job certificates or reference letters should be sent via our online portal (

Please mention your earliest date of availability as well as your salary expectations. People with disabilities will be given preferential treat-ment if they are suitable.

Please note that during the process of recruitment, selection and appointment, Johanniter requires back-ground checks (incl. criminal record and reference checks) to protect the vulnerable and prevent abuse.

Only complete applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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