Organization: Welthungerhilfe
Closing date: 1 May 2022

The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are very good prospects for a long-term role. Employment location will be Bonn/Berlin, but there is flexibility to consider other working locations.

The Civil Society Academy (CSA) inspires and supports individuals and civil society organizations to become strong, impactful and value-based actors that contribute to better, more inclusive and democratic societies. Started as a Welthungerhilfe pioneering initiative in 2014, it has ever since supported 7.000 civil society members from 400 organizations in 53 countries through impact trainings, customized service offerings and co-creation formats. The thematic focus of the CSA is on leadership & organizational change, advocacy and social accountability as well as social innovation. The CSA consists of a strong, independently operating team and has representations in India, Ethiopia and Germany. To scale its impact further and to reach economic sustainability, the CSA shall be transformed into a social business of Welthungerhilfe in Germany, which will be a part of a global network. We are looking for a purpose-driven person with a strong business-mindset and a clear value base who can transform the CSA into a social business.

Your responsibilities

Transformation into a social business

Prepare and manage the spin-off process from Welthungerhilfe as an independent entity taking into account the regulations under German non-profit and tax law, as well as the special features of Welthungerhilfe as owner of the social business.

Develop a financially viable business plan building on existing achievements with growth potential from launch to scale taking the CSA network entities into consideration.

Transfer the current portfolio into the social business and make operations fit for purpose.

Define key business goals and key performance indicators and ensure that they are reached.

Ensure that business planning, proper P&L and business´s financial control systems are in place.

Define new revenue streams

Develop a marketing and fundraising strategy to position the CSA as a relevant and impactful actor to strengthen civil society organizations in the global south.

Develop new business-related revenue streams and product categories focusing on the European market.

Identify and acquire institutional grant opportunities for the social business.

Organizational development

Work alongside a dynamic international team on cutting edge concepts and processes.

Apply agile methods and cooperate with a self-managed team.

Develop a high-quality pool of facilitators that can address the needs of civil society organizations and carries forward an agenda of social justice and human rights.

Network relations

Ensure peer relationships within the CSA network in alignment with Welthungerhilfe.

Co-develop and formalize the future cooperation model within the CSA global Network.

Your profile

At least 5 years of proven leadership and business management experience, ideally within a start-up or gGmbH

Excellent proven leadership experience in agile contexts with high performing experts (new way of working)

Experience in organizational development and talent management

Profit & Loss responsibility at CEO or another senior level and experience reporting to the board and shareholders

Work experience in the global south, ideally with civil society organizations/social businesses

Experience in change management would be an asset

Sound understanding of business management and its operations

Excellent network and communication skills in international settings

Excellent spoken and written English; French language skills would be an asset

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. This includes flexible working hours as well as working from home. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale. In addition, Welthungerhilfe offers numerous other benefits, which are listed under “Our benefits”.

How to apply:

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by May 1, 2022 by following this link. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

***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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