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10 Jul 2017

WHH - Agriculture Livelihoods Project - Northern Ninewa (UPDATED)

  • Monday, 10 July 2017

Call For Partners

Welthungerhilfe currently seeks to partner with a qualified, registered national organization to implement one component of its upcoming agriculture livelihoods project in Northern Ninewa Governorate.

About Welthungerhilfe

Founded in 1962, Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organizations in Germany with no political or religious affiliations. We fight for the eradication of hunger and poverty worldwide. Our aim is to render our work unnecessary in all areas that we work in. Since its establishment, Welthungerhilfe has implemented and supported more than 8,120 overseas projects. Help to self-help is our guiding principle. Together with local partner organizations, we strengthen structures at the grassroots level to ensure the long-term success of our projects. Moreover, we inform the public and advise politics – nationally and internationally. We thus fight for change of the circumstances that lead to hunger and poverty.

Since 2014, Welthungerhilfe has been present in Northern Iraq and has worked closely with national and local authorities as well as bodies of the United Nations to provide assistance to communities affected by the humanitarian crisis. Welthungerhilfe employs a comprehensive approach by providing emergency, recovery, and development assistance to IDPs, returnees, and host communities in newly accessible areas Northern Iraq.

Project Description

Project Title: Establishment of sustainable livelihoods for returnees, IDPs and vulnerable host community members in Ninewa province, Northern Iraq

Project Area: Northern Ninewa Governorate (Tal Afar, Til Kaif, Sheikhan, Akre, and/or Hamdaniya Districts).

The project is intended to take place in Northern Ninewa Governorate with priority given to newly accessible areas with stable conditions for small-scale agricultural livelihood activities for female-headed households.

The partner organization shall be responsible for the training of 500 IDP and or returnee female-headed households in agricultural livelihood activities. It is intended that the agricultural activities will increase the food security of the household while also strengthen their livelihood and income-earning prospects. A separate livelihoods assessment will be conducted beforehand to identify and select appropriate agricultural activities in the project areas. The local partner organization should have a range of experience in various agricultural livelihood activities (small-scale gardening, greenhouse management, livestock, food item production, etc.) in order to provide trainings to the activities identified in the assessment. Welthungerhilfe is also willing to consider the prior experience and assessments of the partner organization in the selection of appropriate livelihood activities.

The livelihood trainings should be tailored to fit the specific local contexts, available market value chains, and cultural norms regarding female-specific livelihood activities. Upon completion of the trainings, the partner organization will be responsible for the distribution of livelihoods equipment (pending the selected agricultural livelihood activities) to the targeted households. The partner organization will also be responsible for providing ongoing support and guidance in the usage of agricultural equipment and business skills as needed by the targeted households. In addition to the agricultural livelihood trainings, the partner organization will provide separate trainings on nutrition, food production, and healthy eating habits to the targeted households.

The partner organization will be responsible for updating Welthungerhilfe Iraq on the ongoing activity and financial progress of the project via interim and final reports. Field visits by key Welthungerhilfe staff will also be conducted to monitor the ongoing progress and quality of the partner’s ongoing and implemented activities. A small capacity building component is also envisioned for the local partner organization in order to strengthen capabilities.

An organizational assessment shall conducted by Welthungerhilfe prior to the establishment of an official partner agreement and start of project activities.


The ideal partner organization should have experience working with IDP, Returnee, or Host Community members in the following areas:

  • Agricultural livelihoods (small-scale gardening, greenhouse management, livestock management, food item production, beekeeping, etc.)
  • Economic empowerment of women and female-headed households
  • Business skills development
  • Food and nutrition security
  • Workshop and individual training sessions
  • Implementing projects in KRG and GOI administered areas of Ninewa Governorate

Requested Materials

Interested national organizations should submit to Welthungerhilfe the following materials:

  • Expression of Interest Letter (detailing your organization’s interest and qualifications for this partnership)
  • Organizational Profile (including: Mission Statement, Organizational Chart, Office Locations, Main Project Areas, List of Implemented Projects, List of Key Donors & NGO Partnerships)
  • List of References from previous UN agency and NGO partnerships, donor institutions, etc.
  • Copies of KRG and/or GOI Registration Documents

Contact Information

Interested local organizations should submit the requested materials in electronic format to Ms. Sylke Marten, Head of Programmes and Mr. Chris Stadler, Expert for Programme Coordination at the following email addresses:

Sylke Marten                         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Stadler                          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: All interested national organizations should submit the requested materials to WHH by August 31st 2017. Any materials submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

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