Poject Manager (m/f/d) for our office in Dohuk, Kurdish Region of Iraq

Closing date

The Friends of Waldorf Education has been promoting and advising Waldorf education initiatives worldwide since 1971. The emergency pedagogy department has been carrying out emergency pedagogy interventions in war and disaster areas since 2006. The international teams carry out psychosocial activities based on the methods of Waldorf education to support traumatised children, young people and parents. In 2013, the first emergency pedagogy mission took place in northern Iraq. Since then, the commitment on the ground under the name "FWE - Friends of Waldorf Education" has continued to develop. Various emergency and trauma pedagogy projects, supported by the fundraising network Aktion Deutschland Hilft, UNICEF and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), have been initiated camps for internally displaced persons and in host communities.

General Purpose of the position:

Your central task will be the further development and implementation of various emergency and trauma pedagogy projects. You will report to the emergency pedagogy department in Karlsruhe (Germany) and work in close collaboration with the country representative.

Main responsibilities and tasks:

· Direct and manage the office in Dohuk

· Lead and motivate the project team

· Ensure the implementation and monitoring of projects according to donor guidelines

· Acquisition of new projects (application and processing)

· Actively interact with local and international stakeholders as well as donors

· collaborate with the public relations department in Karlsruhe

· Write narrative reports for donors and other stakeholders

· Play a key role in the conceptual and strategic development of new projects

· Data analysis and maintenance

· Ensure Pedagogical and content-related support to the team

· Ensure content and organisational support for emergency and trauma education workshops.


· Waldorf/anthroposophical background.

· Completed training or studies related to the field of work

· At least three years of experience in humanitarian aid and/or development contexts or similar professional field with long-term stays abroad, ideally in the Arab/Kurdish world.

· Experience in managing donor-funded projects

· Experience with procurement processes, human resource management and other administrative tasks

· Confident in the use of standard office applications (xxxx)

· Very good written and spoken German and English, Arabic and/or Kurdish is an asset

· Strong communication skills, ability to work in a team and under pressure

· Frustration tolerance, flexibility, cultural sensitivity, ability to work in tropical regions

· Positive, communicative nature, representative appearance

· Interest in humanitarian work

We offer:

· A responsible, meaningful and interesting job in an international environment with committed colleagues.

· Full-time (40 hours/week), remuneration according to agreement

· 30 days' holiday/year.

The position is a project based, full time, with a contract for 1 year. An extension is possible however depending on donor funding and good performance

How to apply

Please send your application by e-mail (attached as PDF, max. 5 MB) to by 15.03.2021.

For more information about this position, please reach out to Lukas Mall

We look forward to receiving your application!