Head of Unit (div/f/m/*)

Temporary, Part-time · Berlin

Your mission
​As Head of Unit (div/f/m/*) for our Middle East Unit you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the unit and its strategy. You will provide thematic/substantive support to project teams and ensure internal coordination and coherence within the unit. Currently the unit has a total of 12 staff members at headquarters in Berlin and our regional office in Beirut, working on Syria, Lebanon, and at the regional level; additional projects in other countries are planned or in preparation (e.g. Iraq). 

Overview of the position:
Hours: Part-time 80% (32 hours per week) 
Starting date: As soon as possible
Duration: Limited contract for two years with possibility of extension
Location: Berlin
Department: Reporting to Head of Regional Peace Support Department

Project support
  • Support and provide advice for project implementation
  • Ensuring coordination and coherence within Unit
  • Provide regional or topical analysis, including trends monitoring
  • Initial vetting of project ideas 
  • Approving interim reports to donors
  • Sharing networks, knowledge, expertise with colleagues in the unit 

Staff supervision and support 
  • Personnel management and development of Unit team members, including career pathing, coordination and cooperation with relevant internal entities
  • Staff appraisals
  • Facilitates conflict mechanism if needed

 Strategic Development
  • Strategic fundraising for the Unit
  • Strategic networking for the Unit, representing Unit within and outside BFO (partners, donors, peers, etc.)
  • Overall responsibility for the development of concept notes and project proposals
  • Further development of Unit strategy
  • Reporting to Head of Department and participating in department meetings
  • Chairing unit meetings and ensuring documentation of outcomes
  • Further tasks might be delegated to you by the head of department

Your knowledge, experience & skills
  • You have studied peace or conflict studies or a related field (M.A.)
  • You have a substantial track record of working in and on the Middle East
  • You have a minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience
  • You have ideally experience in leading teams
  • You have experience in managing budgets
  • You have strong conflict resolution skills and are able to apply them within your direct work context
  • You are flexible and able to master challenging situations, including travelling to difficult places  
  • Language: English is our main business language, fluent Arabic is a huge advantage, German is a plus
What you can expect from us
  • Confidence based flexible working hours
  • Transparent terms of compensation 
  • Flexibility regarding office vs. mobile working solutions
  • Modern, elegant and central office in Berlin-Kreuzberg (bordering to Mitte)
  • Highly relevant, insightful and challenging tasks
  • If needed – advisory services regarding visa matters and relocation to Berlin
  • Internal team development possibilities for your personal integration and growth
  • Family friendly culture and 27 + 1 days of annual vacation
  • Dynamic and creative organizational mindset
Application procedure:
Please submit your CV and cover letter as well as diplomas, certificates and references by 30.06.2022 ​through our online application system only.

We welcome diversity and are happy to receive applications from people regardless of their ethnic, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation and marital status.
Thank you! We look forward to receiving your application!
About us
The Berghof Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization supporting people in conflict in their efforts to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Headquartered in Berlin, the organization is run by a diverse team and works with local partners around the world.
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