• Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersGermany
  • Founded1962


Welthungerhilfe was formed in 1962 as part of a ground-breaking global campaign – the “Freedom from Hunger Campaign”. Established under the umbrella of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), it is now one of Germany’s largest private aid agencies. It is an independent organisation and firmly rooted in German society through its member organisations, donors and supporters. Welthungerhilfe promotes food security for all people, rural development and the preservation of natural resources. For this reason, they have increasingly been linking their partners in Germany and the project countries to a global network and are making development cooperation a reality.   What They Do Welthungerhilfe helps people in developing countries to provide for themselves now and in the future. As a large German aid agency with many years of international experience, it have been chalking up success stories in Africa, Asia and Latin America. As part of its political activities, Welthungerhilfe fights to change the conditions that lead to hunger and poverty. In Germany, it mobilises people to support and help implement its vision.   How They Work Welthungerhilfe pursues a holistic, quality- and impact-oriented concept ranging from immediate disaster aid and reconstruction through to long-term development projects. In this context, it works with the affected people on equal terms – offering competence, reliability and transparency. It supports partner organisations in the project countries thereby ensuring that structures are reinforced from the bottom up and that successful project work can be secured for the long term. By 2012, a total of EUR 2.52 billion had been made available to Welthungerhilfe. With these funds, the association implemented 4,892 self-help projects, 1,160 projects for children and youths, and 1,099 emergency aid programmes in 70 countries. Almost EUR 148.5 million was collected in 2012 alone, including EUR 36.8 million in donations. In 2011, Welthungerhilfe was active in 39 countries, and was able to support more than 19 million people in 351 projects. In addition, the organisation also implemented 21 projects in Germany.  The main focus areas of project work for 2012 centred on rural and regional development, emergency aid and basic infrastructure.   Budget 2010 By the end of 2010, Welthungerhilfe had supported the following projects with approximately € 2.25 billion: 4,452 self-help projects 1,086 projects for children and young people 1,037 emergency response programmes in 70 countries   In 2010, 328 projects were carried out in the following sectors: 139 rural and regional development projects 42 projects related to other measures 40 projects in the area of social integration and education 37 emergency response projects 35 projects to restore basic infrastructure (schools, roads etc.) 23 projects in Germany 10 projects to promote civil society structures 2 projects in the area of health, HIV&AIDS   To fund its projects, Welthungerhilfe received in 2010: € 76.2 M in donations € 131.7 M in public grants    The most important sources of public funding in 2010 were: The World food Programme (WfP) with € 38.9 M The federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with € 29.4 M The Reconstruction Loan Corporation (KfW) with € 26.1 M The European Commission Directorate General for humanitarian Aid (EChO) with € 15.2 M
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6Current jobs
506Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Project Head, Rural Infrastructure
  • Manager Digital Transformation (Culture and Change)
  • Country Director
  • Student Assistant, Coordination and Social Media Marketing

Staff at Welthungerhilfe have experience in


  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • climate change
  • financial services
  • personnel / human resources


  • ec
  • save the children international
  • test
  • goal global


  • united states
  • rwanda
  • india
  • liberia
  • myanmar


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Contract Awards

Provision of Services for Youth and Stabilization

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

International Multi-Disciplinary Programme Framework Agreement (IMDP) Contract (Lot 1)

Department for International Development (DFID) - United Kingdom

Provision of Warm Winter Clothes

Global Affairs Canada

Civil Society Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Fund Implementation Phase (Zimbabwe)

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Civil Society Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Fund Implementation Phase

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

WWH 2nd Payment, R1.3/0004/2011 in Myanmar

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Enhancing Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Liberia

EC - Directorate General International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO - EuropeAid)

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Company Offices

  • Germany (headquarters)
  • Bonn
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 1
  • Germany
  • Berlin
  • Reinhardtstr. 18