Head of Relief and Development Department

Job Location: Bratislava, Slovakia

Main responsibilities:

Head of Relief and Development Department:

  • manages and supervises the small team covering PIN SK’s relief and development work, provides guidance to the staff and builds capacity within the team
  • provides strategic direction and identifies strategic opportunities, emerging issues and trends for the possible involvement of PIN SK and expansion of its programmes
  • manages finances and human resources of the department
  • oversees the implementation of PIN SK’s projects in the thematic areas of humanitarian aid, livelihoods, education in emergencies and good governance and civil society development
  • in cooperation with the Emergency Coordinator, ensures PIN SK’s emergency preparedness and response are up-to-date and in line with quality standards
  • ensures quality control and develops PIN SK’ M&E
  • ensures timely and high quality reporting to donors and management
  • networks with donors and key stakeholders to actively seek funding opportunities, coordinates and contributes to development of new project proposals
  • represents PIN SK at meetings with government partners, regional and local authorities, donors
  • participates in the decision-making of PIN SK’s Management Team
  • performs other duties as required.

Reporting relations:

Head of Relief and Development Department reports to the Director of People in Need Slovakia.


  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in the field of relief/development
  • At least one previous long-term (more than 6 months) field work experience (more than one field work experience preferred)
  • Proven experience in strategic program planning and project cycle management
  • Proven experience with donor relations, project proposal development and writing; knowledge of Slovak and EU donor environment desirable
  • University degree in relevant field
  • Excellent spoken and written English AND Slovak, Czech or Polish
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Dynamic and result-oriented profile
  • Reliable and self-reliant personality
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Responsible and systematic
  • Availability for short-term travel to the field

We offer:

  • Work experience with a small and flexible NGO, which is growing and aspires to be the leading NGO in its field in Slovakia
  • Work in a dynamic and highly motivated team
  • Salary: starting from 1400 EUR brutto depending on experience
  • 25 days of holiday per year with additional 5 days for professional development
  • Regular content support and trainings, cooperation and exchange of experience with People in Need network

How to apply:

Interested applicants for the position should send their CV and motivation letter by 5th December 2019 to vacancies@peopleinneed.sk. As a subject please use „Head of RDD“.

Please note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you.

People in Need Slovakia (Človek v ohrození – PIN SK) is a leading Slovak NGO providing relief and development assistance. Since 1999, we have provided a helping hand to people deprived of human dignity and freedom due to consequences of war, natural disasters, suppression of authoritarian regimes or conditions of deep poverty – in 29 countries around the world as well as in Slovakia. We are a proud member of the People in Need network operating from Central Europe.

People in Need Slovakia applies the principle of equal opportunities in recruitment and excludes any form of discrimination.