Friday, May 30, 2014

Policy Officer - Clean Vehicles and Air Quality

Transport & Environment

Brussels, Belgium

Job Specification

Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe's principal environmental group campaigning for more sustainable transport in the EU, is currently seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual in the area of clean vehicles and air quality. 

The position requires strategic thinking, EU political savvy, networking, advocacy, research and impactful communications. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to grasp extremely technical issues and translate them into simple and persuasive policy messages. 

We offer the chance to help shape policies with huge implications for people and the environment in Europe and across the globe as well as a competitive salary with a substantial package of benefits.

The role will involve:

  • Developing and managing a multi-year campaign to reduce air pollution from vehicles and other mobile machinery. The policy officer will be expected to work with limited supervision within the vehicles team;
  • Analysing and dissecting complex policy issues from a variety of sources including scientific studies, European Commission reports and EU legal texts; and using these to develop a detailed understand of the issues from a health, environmental business, economy and societal perspective;
  • Developing position papers and advocacy and campaigning strategy based upon robust evidence and argumentation in order to reduce the health and environmental effects of emissions;
  • Building a network of NGO, academic, industry and government contacts and working with these to communicate and;
  • Advocating T&E’s position to policymakers, politicians, business leaders, journalists, civil society actors and our international network.

The successful candidate MUST meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a good knowledge of air pollution emissions from vehicles and EU legislation;
  • A minimum of three years relevant professional experience working on technical issues in the fields of environmental sector or automotive sector;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and an ability to write English fluently, accurately and concisely;
  • The confidence to think and act with initiative, to engage and influence policymakers, industry representatives and other stakeholders at the highest level;
  • Project management experience including strong interpersonal and team-working skills and an ability to deliver to tight deadlines.

The successful candidate SHOULD have:

  • Previous work experience in the field of vehicle emissions or air pollution;
  • A personal commitment to sustainable transport and the aims of Transport & Environment;
  • The ability to speak at least one other EU language fluently;
  • A willingness to travel.
This is a full-time position based in Brussels, and subject to a probation period. 

To apply, please download and fill out the application form below and send it, together with a copy of your CV

The closing date for applications is the 16th June. Interviews are scheduled to be held on the week commencing the 23rd June. If required a second round of interviews will be held. The successful candidate will be expected to start as soon as possible. 

T&E anticipates a high number of applications and only shortlisted candidates for first round of interviews will be contacted.

European Data Protection Supervisor

EDPS - European Data Protection Supervisor

Brussels, Belgium

The position of European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) was created in 2001 as an independent supervisory authority, which supports the establishment of the principles under which European Union institutions, bodies, agencies and offices process personal data. The authority’s objective is to ensure compliance with the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, and in particular the right to privacy. It is headed by the European Data Protection Supervisor, who is assisted by the Assistant Supervisor.
The Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, and in particular their right to privacy, are respected by European Union institutions, bodies, agencies and offices with respect to the processing of personal data.
The Assistant Supervisor assists the Supervisor and replaces him/her when the latter is absent or prevented from attending to these duties with regard to the Supervisor’s general tasks.
The Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor act in complete independence in the performance of their duties.

European Data Protection Supervisor (COM/2014/10354)

Your skills:

  • Proven knowledge of and experience in European data protection issues and policies;
  • Strong leadership skills to lead and steer the EDPS dynamically and successfully in an environment of rapid technical evolution with high political, economic and social sensitivity;
  • Clear understanding of the effects of further advances in technology on data protection.


Please consult the Official Journal C 163 A of 28 May 2014 for the detailed vacancy notice as well as the eligibility and selection criteria.

Registration for applicants:

The closing date for registration is 25 June 2014, 12.00 CET.

Assistant Data Protection Supervisor

EDPS - European Data Protection Supervisor

Brussels, Belgium

The position of European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) was created in 2001 as an independent supervisory authority, which supports the establishment of the principles under which European Union institutions, bodies, agencies and offices process personal data. The authority’s objective is to ensure compliance with the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, and in particular the right to privacy. It is headed by the European Data Protection Supervisor, who is assisted by the Assistant Supervisor.
The Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, and in particular their right to privacy, are respected by European Union institutions, bodies, agencies and offices with respect to the processing of personal data.
The Assistant Supervisor assists the Supervisor and replaces him/her when the latter is absent or prevented from attending to these duties with regard to the Supervisor’s general tasks.
The Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor act in complete independence in the performance of their duties.

Assistant Data Protection Supervisor (COM/2014/10353)

Your skills:

  • Very good knowledge of and experience in European data protection issues and policies;
  • Experience in the assessment of the impact of European or national policies in the area of data protection on European citizens, enterprises and / or public administrations.


Please consult the Official Journal C 163 A of 28 May 2014 for the detailed vacancy notice as well as the eligibility and selection criteria.

Registration for applicants:

The closing date for registration is 25 June 2014, 12.00 CET.

Joint Diary Secretary

FCO - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Brussels, Belgium

An opportunity has arisen in the UK Joint Delegation to NATO in Brussels. This is a full time, fixed-term position working as Joint Diary Secretary for the UK Military Representative to NATO and the EU (MILREP) and the UK Permanent Representative to NATO (PERMREP). 

This is a fascinating time to be working at the forefront of UK defence and security policy in NATO Headquarters in the run-up to the UK-hosted NATO Summit in Wales in September 2014. The successful applicant will work as part of the MILREP’s Outer Office and the PERMREP’s Private Office, providing diary, secretarial and general office support to ensure the smooth running of both offices.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Managing the diaries of both MILREP and PERMREP, including organising meetings and social engagements; 
  • Assisting with preparation and management of incoming and outgoing correspondence and briefing packs; 
  • Assisting with escorting senior military and diplomatic visitors calling on MILREP and PERMREP; 
  • Booking travel for PERMREP; 
  • Providing telephone and message support to the Private and Outer Office staff; 
  • Organising meetings including booking and setting up of rooms; 
  • Provide general office and administrative support as required as part of the Private and Outer Office teams, including information management and record keeping. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a general interest in the work of NATO and UK foreign and defence policy; 
  • Have proven PA/secretarial skills, preferably at a senior level; 
  • Have excellent English oral and written communication skills; 
  • Have strong IT skills; 
  • Relish the opportunity to work as part of a joint MOD-FCO team; 
  • Have an open and flexible approach, drawing on the skills and experience of others to improve results; 
  • Be prepared to work late on an ad-hoc basis in support of meetings of Chiefs of Defence Staff and Foreign and Defence Ministers and the NATO Summit; 
  • Have an understanding of French (desirable not essential) or other European languages. 

Essential Core Competencies:

  • Future: Seeing the big picture;
  • Engaging People: Leading and communicating;
  • Delivering Results: Managing a quality service; 
  • International: Engaging internationally. 
This position will be subject to satisfactory completion of UK security checks, and be filled on a 4 year fixed term contract. Only British citizens who have lived recently in the UK are likely to fulfil the security requirements. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Belgium. 

Gross Monthly Salary: € 2286.10 

Applications with a full CV in English and cover letter outlining how you meet the essential skills should be sent to the Recruitment Officer (, Corporate Services Benelux (CSB), Avenue d’Auderghem 10, 1040 Brussels by 08th June 2014. Interviews will be held mid June with the view of the successful candidate starting after completion of security clearance and administrative processes. 

The British Missions in Brussels are an equal opportunities employer. Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or physical disability. We aim to reflect the diversity of society.


Coffey International Development

Warsaw, Poland

  • Join a global international development consultancy and truly improve the lives of world communities!
  • As a Manager, you will lead the project teams to deliver innovative solutions.
Take your career to a winning level with Coffey’s Team in Poland, providing specialist support to global donors in development aid programmes and projects; Throughout our 25 years of global experience in areas such as programme formulation and implementation, sectoral policies and reforms, evaluations, public financial management or institutional building we have helped to strengthen governments, institutions and civil society, bringing them together to support good governance, economic growth and access to basic services. Based in our Warsaw office you will have a unique opportunity to manage project teams in delivery of consultancy services supporting economics and private sector development as well as governance and social development.

About the role

The purpose of this position is to manage the various activities relating to the project cycle in a specific sector through business development, project management and relationship management. You will manage the project team in preparation of project bids, project mobilisation and ongoing project management to be delivered on time and on budget to meet project and client needs.
Reporting to a Senior Manager, a key deliverable of the positions to ensure that the above activities of Coffey International Development are implemented in a professional manner as per Company procedure with an absolute focus on quality and timeliness.

About you

The successful candidate will show a working knowledge of a range of software applications and strong computer skills including Microsoft Windows Word, Excel, Office, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ideally you should have a minimum a Masters degree in a relevant subject e.g. development studies, economics, politics, international relations, business, law or sociology.
Your experience in international development projects is less important but we would expect that you have demonstrated experience with business development, including the identification of target clients, the preparation of project proposals, and the negotiation of contract terms. You should have very good understanding of project management processes incl. budgeting and financial management and control of projects. Your previous experience is managing teams is required.

From a practical standpoint, you must be a strategic thinker, quality and results oriented, and able to take ownership. You will have ability to multi-task and allocate/review priorities to meet deadlines in a time-bound environment. Above all, though, you’ve got to be committed to developing a career in project management and to helping our clients make a very real and positive difference to the world through international development work.

The successful candidate will demonstrate qualities in line with Coffey’s vision, behaviours and promise to flourish in the role: integrity; delivery; collaboration; respect; ingenuity; intelligent risk.

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th June 2014.

About us

Every Coffey relationship is built on trust.

Trust that’s hard-earned through our proven expertise, our depth of global experience and our commitment to stay one-step ahead.

Our united group of specialists – many of whom number among the best in the world – take enormous pride in collaborating with our project partners.
By digging deeper. Thinking smarter. And seeing further.

Also we can deliver the smartest solutions, every time.

How to apply

Please visit with reference number COFF-4352 attaching your CV and a covering letter, clearly outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role.

Coffey is an equal opportunities employer.

For more information on Coffey, please visit

Grants Portfolio Manager

World Vision UK

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

c.£30,777-£32,250 pa (depending on experience) + good range of benefits 

One role will focus on East Africa & Asia and is a Fixed-term position for 6 months. 

The other role will focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo & West Africa and is a permanent position, with fluent French an essential requirement. 

As the world’s largest overseas aid charity, we strive to deliver real change for millions of children in the hardest places in the world. Our mission is to inspire the UK to take action that transforms the lives of the world’s poorest children and to bring governments, local authorities, community groups, businesses and individuals together to tackle the causes of injustice and poverty – and to transform eight million lives in almost 100 countries. 

At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also very proud to be voted one of the Top 100 'Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For 2014'. 

Reporting to the Grant Unit Manager, these roles will require frequent travel to the designated regions with a view to monitoring and increasing the number of acquisitions of institutional grant funded projects and programmes. Having developed knowledge of the regional/country level donor environment and funding mechanisms, and identified appropriate funding opportunities, you will work cross-organisationally to ensure the successful management of your portfolio. 

As a graduate with proven ability of submitting successful funding proposals to bilateral and multilateral donors, establishing excellent relationships with supporting colleagues (such as Grant Compliance Officers) and communicating effectively both verbally and in writing, your strong project, budgeting and financial management skills will be exemplary. 

Positive, optimistic and resourceful in dealing with obstacles and problem solving, you will also be expected to promote a culture of excellence to ensure WVUK’s core values and principles are widely communicated to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of resources are maximised. 

As an active Christian within both the home and work environment, these roles offer you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith within WVUK and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations. 

For the temporary position covering East Africa & Asia, travel to the South Sudan and other countries in East Africa and Asia may be required. 

For the permanent position, travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo will be necessary, therefore only candidates with fluency in French will be considered. 

In addition to the salary offered, you’ll enjoy benefits including subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement and free parking. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your skills where they really matter. If you have the qualities required to succeed in this key position, please visit our website where you can see more information including the job descriptions and where you can apply by using our short online application form. 

Closing date: 15th June 2014 (11pm) 
Interview date: 25th June 2014 

We are an equal opportunities employer • No agencies please.

Policy Coordinator – Corporate Accountability & Labour Law

Clean Clothes Campaign International Secretariat is looking for a
Policy Coordinator – Corporate Accountability & Labour Law
(32 hours a week)
freelance or short term contract, 6 – 12 months, with possibility to extend
The Clean Clothes Campaign is dedicated to improving working conditions in the global garment industry. In the twenty years of our existence an extensive and effective global network of some 250 trade unions and NGO's has been created with campaign secretariats in 15 European countries. Our office in Amsterdam is shared by two highly motivated teams: the Clean Clothes Campaign International Secretariat (CCC) and the Dutch Secretariat, the Schone Kleren Campagne (SKC). For more  and
In the last 18 months CCC has been at the heart of major developments around corporate accountability after the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh. The growth in focus on the garment industry and the development of corporate accountability mechanisms such as the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the Indonesian Protocol on Freedom of Association and the ongoing implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights has meant a lot of exciting developments as well as new challenges.
Due to both these external developments as well as the departure of a key policy specialist earlier this year the CCC International Secretariat is currently looking for an experienced policy specialist to provide support in the area of corporate accountability and labour law (CALL) with a specific focus on living wages.
As the International Secretariat is currently reviewing its priorities and operating structures to ensure it is able to respond to future developments in the most effective way, this post is initially for 6 – 12 months. When this reviewing process has concluded there is a possibility that the contract will be extended.
Tasks and responsibilities include:
• Monitoring developments in the CALL field relating to garment workers and providing monthly updates for the CCC network on developments relating to living wage, supply chain responsibility and social security;
• Providing regular updates for the CCC network on developments in key companies and multi stakeholder programmes on the implementation of a living wage;
• In consultation with the network write CCC position statements on key living wage developments;
• Providing an overview of the implementation process of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
• Represent CCC in lobbying and advocacy settings including but not restricted to multi-stakeholder initiatives, corporate meetings and government panels;
• Representing CCC in responding to policy enquiries from media or members of the public;
• Participating in CCC International Secretariat staff meetings (once every 4 – 6 weeks)
We ask:

Essential (please do not apply if you do not have these):
• at least five years experience in a relevant position
• extensive knowlegde of corporate accountability and/or labour law issues in international supply chains
• demonstrable experience of lobbying governments; MSIs and / or companies;
• experience in working in an (international)  network setting;
• strong writing and communication skills;
• near-native speaker level English skills;
• ability to take initiative and work independently
• willingness and ability to undertake overseas travel
• have a valid work and residence permit for the Netherlands
• knowledge of garment industry and labour rights issues
• knowledge of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
• an activist or unionist background

We offer:
• a dynamic job in a non-hierarchical organisation and within an inspiring international network;
• we are willing to consider offering this role as either a short term contract (9 months to one year) or on a  freelance basis; however as a freelancer we would still be looking  for a commitment to 4 days a week and for no shorter period than 6 months.
Please send your application with curriculum vitae before 1 June to Odile Nijssen, bureau coordinator at
For more information you can contact Caroline Janssens, organisation coordinator
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement

Advisor Anaesthesia and Pain Management

The Public Health Department of Medecins sans Frontieres is looking for an:
Advisor Anaesthesia and Pain Management half time (50%= 20 hours)
for a period of 1 year
based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
expected start date 15 September 2014
The overall purpose of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is to preserve life and alleviate suffering while protecting human dignity and seeking to restore the ability of people to make their own decisions. MSF accomplishes this through the provision of medical aid and a personal commitment to act as witness to events surrounding populations in danger. This work is essentially performed in periods of crisis, when a situation is no longer held in balance and the very survival of a population may be threatened. The underlying basis for realising its objectives is respect for medical ethics, humanistic ideals, human rights, and international humanitarian law.
The Public Health Department (PHD) of the MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam (OCA) supports the overall purpose of MSF, providing medical and public health leadership for the organisation. The department is responsible for providing strategic direction and integrated advice on medical and public health issues to the field and headquarters. The PHD plays a key role in developing and maintaining the medical humanitarian identity and image of MSF-OCA, and in continuing to develop and improve intervention strategies so as to be relevant and effective.
The department is made up of a group of generalist Health Advisors (based in Amsterdam and Berlin) and medical and public health specialists (e.g., surgery, epidemiology, mental health, nutrition, paediatrics, pharmacy, reproductive health, and water/sanitation) so as to provide expert support in a range of fields. The Manson Unit, a medical unit based in MSF-UK, focuses on support to tuberculosis and epidemiology, including longer-term direct field support to overcome implementation challenges.
The strategic vision for MSF-OCA prioritises field operations that respond to the medical needs of people in areas of active and chronic conflict. We are working to improve and professionalise our surgical activities and Operating Theatres within our secondary hospital facilities. In order to support implementation of these objectives in the field, MSF-OCA created the post of Advisor in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in 2012. This vacancy represents a continuation of the post.
Position within the organisation
The Anaesthesia Advisor will be line managed by the Coordinator of Medical Specialists, Public Health Department in Amsterdam. The post holder will work in close collaboration with Health Advisors and relevant Specialists on strategic and technical support issues and be responsible for support to key missions.
Main objectives of the post
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction in MSF-OCA in the areas of anaesthesia and pain management
  • Improve the quality of anaesthetic care and pain management in MSF-OCA
  • Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of the MSF-OCA surgical strategy, which includes anaesthesia and OT nursing
Key outputs expected
The Anaesthesia Advisor will provide secialist support to MSF-OCA in order to successfully implement the strategy on Anaesthesia and Pain Management. This will include:
  • Review progress against the current MSF-OCA surgery and anaesthesia action plan, and development of new plans for 2015 onwards
  • Facilitate implementation of anaesthesia and pain management components into MSF-OCA surgical projects through development and updating of appropriate tools (e.g. guidelines, protocols/proceduress, training materials, minimum equipment/drugs lists, etc.)
  • Provide quality and timely support to health advisors and missions (medical coordinators) concerning "specialist" and non-routine questions on anaesthesia and pain management
  • Work closely with PHD colleagues and the Surgery Advisor to promote patient safety and quality practices during pre-, intra-, and post-operative care including recovery and intensive therapy
  • Conduct field support visits to identify quality improvement measures and provide training for OT anesthetic teams
  • Support PHD and field teams in the use and analysis of routine program monitoring information on anaesthetic services
  • Support the Human Resources Department in the recruitment, matching and development of the anaesthesiologists & aneasthetists pool; brief/de-brief expat specialists
  • Facilitate at MSF-OCA surgery/anaesthesia workshops
  • Monitor developments in the field of anaesthesiology and assess relevance for MSF-OCA field projects
  • Establish collaborative expert networks as required to enhance MSF-OCA expertise and support on anaesthesia and pain management for field implementation
Candidate profile and qualifications
  • Physician specialized in anaesthesiology; advanced practice nurses specialized in provision of anesthesia care and able to provide anaesthetists independently in their home environment are welcome to apply
  • Full and current registration/license with relevant national and professional body
  • Field experience in resource poor settings or humanitarian emergencies is essential, by preference with MSF
  • Willing and able to visit and support projects in emergency contexts
  • A high degree of work autonomy as well as management capacity is required
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken); working knowledge of French desirable
  • Excellent communication and training skills
We offer
A part-time (50%) appointment for 20-hour per week for a period of one year.
  • A gross monthly salary for 20 hours with a minimum of EU1,518 and a maximum of EU2,169
(scale 7) depending on relevant professional work experience
  • A stimulating, professional working environment in a major international organisation.
  • Attractive secondary benefits (premium free pension, 15 holidays).
More information?
If you are interested in this post and would like additional information, please contact Debbie Price, Coordinator of Medical Specialists, at: +31 (0)20 520 8724.
Please send your letter of application and CV in English before 5th of June 2014 to the attention of Ms Jaline Wijkhuizen (Personnel Officer HQ) by email mentioning "Anaesthesia Advisor" in the subject line; please also mention where you read this vacancy.


Mainline is looking for a Trainer for our international department
Who are we? Mainline foundation is a Dutch non-profit organisation that works to improve the health and rights of people who use drugs. We believe a drug-free world is a utopia. In our vision we should accept the fact that people use drugs in every society. Mainline seeks to improve the health of active drug users and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like hiv and hepatitis. All our work is based on harm reductionprinciples. We have a pragmatic and realistic approach with a focus on health-service delivery to drug users.
Mainline has a national and an international department. The two are closely interrelated and the international department feeds on the 25 years of field experience in the Netherlands. During the past 15 years the international department at Mainline has actively exchanged best practices, knowledge and hands-on experience with partners all over the world. For our international department we are looking for a trainer.
Job description
Required qualifications
  • Degree in Social Sciences and/or
  • Certified trainer in the area of public health
Skills and experience
  • (Practical) experience in working with drug users is a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to translate complicated information to a concise training curriculum, while using accessible language
  • Ability to flexibly adjust your message to a wide variety of people: from a person who uses drugs to local staff and high-level management of an organisation
  • Flexible, street-wise, adventurous, culturally sensitive and pragmatic attitude
  • Proven experience with organisational capacity building
  • Proficiency in English; additional language skills are welcomed
  • Experience with or proven interest in (international) drug policy and drug related (health) issues
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to complex socio-political environments abroad
Mainline offers
  • A 32 hour contract, salary scale EU2.830 - EU3.765 (on a fulltime basis)
  • An informal and vibrant work environment in a passionate international team
How to apply
Send your application, consisting of your cv and a motivational letter to Desiree van Dok (Office Manager) through d.vandok@mainline.nlbefore 31 May 2014.
For more information about this vacancy you can contact Machteld Busz (International Programme Manager) through

Programme Advisor Institutional Funding

32-40 hrs p/week
You are a passionate proposal writer. You enjoy working with international teams. Reaching together War Child's fundraising targets under time pressure. It gives you energy. Fundraising is essential for reaching as many war affected children as possible. Funds are raised for War Child's Programmes and projects at different levels. The responsibility for fundraising with institutional donors rests with the Institutional Funding Unit (IFU) (part of the Marketing & Fundraising department) and the War Child Programme Countries. The Programme Advisor Institutional Funding (PAIF) is part of the Institutional Funding Unit (IFU) and reports from a line position directly to the Manager of the IFU. The Programme Advisor Institutional Funding works closely together with other IFU members and the country teams. The IFU consists of a Manager, 2 Programme Advisors Foundations, Programme Advisor Institutional Funding, Conn@ct.Now Coordinator and a Grant specialist. Duty station is Amsterdam.
Your challenge
You are responsible for identifying fundraising opportunities for War Child Holland and either lead, coordinate or support these efforts by working in proposal development teams, to ensure timely and quality submissions to donors. This will include extensive (technical) writing of proposals for institutional donors. You are also the Fundraising Focal Point for a number of War Child Holland's Programme Countries and you will support the development of country fundraising strategies and the subsequent implementation of fundraising action plans. The PAIF will provide support to strengthening the fundraising capacity in the Programme Countries.
Your profile
You have more than 3 years academic work experience in the area of fundraising in combination with 2 years of relevant international work experience. You have technical expertise in at least one of the War Child thematic areas (e.g. Education, Child Protection, Psychosocial Support) and a proven track record of writing winning technical Programmes responding to GRANT solicitations in limited amount of time. You understand the financial side of proposals (donor budgets). You have knowledge of developments and donor trends in the international aid sector. You are a strong relationship builder with excellent diplomatic skills. You enjoy building and maintaining networks. You have excellent writing skills in English and preferably in Dutch. Fluency in French, Arabic and/or Spanish is a big plus. You have excellent organizational skills and eye for details. Willingness to travel (40%) is a must. Experience with Dutch Foreign Affairs is a plus.
War Child aims to help as many war-affected children as possible. Therefore War Child has a low cost policy in place resulting in salaries below market standard.
The organisation
War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovation, integrity and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace near the centre of Amsterdam.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter of motivation before 2 June 2014 (please mention PAIF in the subject line and where you found this vacancy) to Ideally, we schedule the interviews in the week of 16 and 23 June.
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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.

Country Director Colombia

"A seasoned manager with proven experience in Latin America - bilingual SpanishEnglish"
War Child Holland's programme in Colombia.
War Child Holland (WCH) is active in Colombia since 2005. The objective of the programme is to improve the protection, psychosocial wellbeing and education of children and youth affected by the armed conflict in Colombia.
At the moment WCH supports (financially and technically) 7 local NGO's and the organization is in the phase of self-implementation and growth. War Child has projects in the following regions of Colombia: Cundinamarca (Bogota), Choco, Putumayo and Cauca.
War Child is in the process of expanding the country programme (up scaling). The Country Director (CD) is based in the office in Bogota and bears the overall responsibility for the country programme in Colombia, which is implemented through local partners and implemented by War Child directly. The CD directly manages a team of local staff. The CD reports to the Head of Field Operations based at headquarters in Amsterdam.
Your challenge
You are responsible for the realisation of War Child's country programme in Colombia. This includes and is not limited to developing and updating the country strategy, planning and reporting (annually and quarterly), monitoring & evaluation and effectively supervising the country team. Capacity building of staff and local partners is part of your challenge. As the Country Director you play an important role in fundraising of institutional donors (in-country). You develop and maintain donor relations. Next to this you represent War Child in meetings and coordination platforms. You have the final responsibility for Security Management. You ensure to be well informed on security developments at all times. You ensure that the country security plan is updated on a regular basis and ensure implementation by all staff. You have the final responsibility for finance, office and logistics management (to a large extend delegated to the Operation Support Manager). You authorize investments and manage supplies. You maintain efficient financial control (of cash flows, local payment, etc.) accountability standards, procedures and records. You prepare budgets and budget control. You take action by imminent deficiencies or surpluses.
You have at least 8 years relevant experience in an international/ humanitarian context of which 5 years in a senior management position (e.g. as Representative or Country director). Proven experience in Latin America is a must, experience in Colombia preferred. You have a relevant academic background e.g. psychology, pedagogy, community development, social sciences, international relations. You are bilingual in English and Spanish. You have experience in working with local partners and knowledge of psychosocial, protection and education programmes for children affected by conflict. You have proven experience in financial management (including management of multiple grants). You are diplomatic with strong problem solving and social skills. You are result oriented and stress-resilient, able to cope with deadlines and complex problems. You are a team player and able to work independently. You have affinity with War Child's mandate. You have proven experience in growing the operations and funding of an organization.
The organisation
War Child Holland offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team of people and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in The Netherlands. War Child Holland offers its international staff a fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits that includes housing, good insurances (including health, travel and disability) and opportunities to develop and learn professionally. Please visit our for more information on the organisation and the programmes.
Job Location: Bogota, Colombia
Contract: War Child Holland is looking for someone committed to invest at least 3 years in this position, starting with a 1 year contract with the intention to prolong
Starting date: as soon as possible
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter of motivation before 5 June 2014 (please mention CD Colombia in the subject line and where you found this vacancy) to (your letter and CV should not exceed 5 pages). An assessment will be part of the selection process.
Ideally we schedule the interviews in the 2nd and 3rd week of June.
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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. 
This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.

Fondsenwerver Kerken

Dorcas is een christelijke organisatie voor ontwikkelingssamenwerking en noodhulp, die zich inzet om de opdracht van Jezus Christus te vervullen: zorgen voor de armen en verdrukten (Mattheus 25:31-46). Dorcas doet dit door hen in staat te stellen hun positie in de samenleving te versterken en hun zelfredzaamheid te vergroten, het bieden van sociale zorg en het verlenen van hulp in noodsituaties. Dorcas biedt ondersteuning ongeacht ras, religie, geslacht of politieke overtuiging.
De afdeling Vrijwilligers richt zich op het werven van fondsen via groepen, kerken en Dorcas-winkels. De afdeling bestaat uit een teamleider en zeven fondsenwervers. Vanwege het vertrek van een van de teamleden is er ruimte voor een:
Omvang dienstverband: 0,6 fte
Datum indiensttreding: 1 september 2014
Het betreft een aanstelling voor een jaar met uitzicht op verlenging
Jij kunt
  • een jaarplan en een meerjarenplan opstellen en uitvoeren;
  • bestaande kerken benaderen en ondersteunen met als doel het werven van fondsen;
  • nieuwe kerken werven en binden;
  • (s)preekbeurten verzorgen bij kerken en Bijbelstudiegroepen;
  • het vrijwilligersnetwerk van Dorcas uitbreiden door het aantrekken van nieuwe vrijwilligers;
  • maandelijks rapporteren over de voortgang.
Dorcas vraagt
  • een relevante hbo-opleiding en ruime ervaring in marketing en/of fondsenwerving; een theologische opleiding is een pre;
  • affiniteit met de goededoelensector en de werkzaamheden van Dorcas;
  • ervaring in het opzetten en ontwikkelen van netwerken;
  • ervaring met het organiseren van evenementen;
  • een inspirerende, doelgerichte, creatieve en initiatiefrijke instelling;
  • analytische vaardigheden;
  • zelfstandigheid - gewend aan pionieren;
  • goede sociale en communicatieve vaardigheden;
  • bereidheid om op onregelmatige tijden te werken;
  • een actief en meelevend lidmaatschap van een christelijke kerk of gemeente;
  • volledige instemming met de visie en uitgangspunten van Dorcas.
Dorcas biedt
  • een uitdagende functie als buitendienstmedewerker;
  • samenwerking in een enthousiast en dynamisch team;
  • een grote mate van zelfstandigheid en verantwoordelijkheid;
  • een passend salaris en goede secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden.
Informatie en solliciteren
Voor meer informatie kun je contact opnemen met Vincent van Vliet, teamleider Vrijwilligers, tel. (0228) 595900.
Sollicitaties kun je, bij voorkeur per e-mail, tot en met 31 mei 2014 richten aan: Dorcas, T.a.v. Esther Bergstra, Postbus 12, 1619 ZG Andijk,
We nodigen je uitdrukkelijk uit in je motivatiebrief in te gaan op jouw christelijke motivatie.

Projectmedewerker VRIEND&VIJAND

Critical Mass laat jongeren ervaren hoe conflicten ontstaan. Wij laten jongeren voelen hoe het is om buitengesloten te worden. We dagen hen uit te experimenteren met verschillende stijlen van ruziemaken en conflict-oplossen. We confronteren hen met hun eigen vooroordelen. Hierdoor stappen ze even in de schoenen van de ander, voelen andere emoties en kijken opnieuw naar hun eigen aannames en gedrag.

Per 15 augustus 2014 zijn wij voor ons project VRIEND&VIJAND op zoek naar een:

Projectmedewerker (full-time)
Over het project
Critical Mass tourt sinds 1 januari met Expeditie VRIEND&VIJAND langs scholen in Nederland. Voor dit project hebben we vijf zeecontainers omgebouwd tot uitdagende ontmoetingsplekken. De volledig ingerichte 'confrontatiecontainers' staan op schoolpleinen door heel Nederland. Leerlingen ondernemen in deze containers in kleine groepjes een ontdekkingstocht langs de verschillende aspecten van sociale veiligheid (thema's als vooroordelen, pesten en uitsluiting). Door games, confrontaties en gesprekken worden jongeren zich bewust van hun denkbeelden, houding en gedrag en van de consequenties hiervan. Daarnaast voeren we een schoolscan uit waarmee we de situatie op school rondom sociale veiligheid in kaart brengen.
Over de functie
Als projectmedewerker zorg je, samen met collega's, voor een goede uitvoer van het project. Je ondersteunt de projectleider in de werving van scholen en verzorgt de logistieke en praktische organisatie van onze schoolbezoeken. Je onderhoudt hiervoor contact met scholen en onze transporteur en verzorgt de inplanning van de begeleiders van confrontatiecontainers. Daarnaast stuur je deze begeleiders aan en coacht hen in hun werk. Je begeleidt zelf ook jongeren door de containers op scholen, geeft workshops aan leerlingen en bent veel op pad in heel Nederland.
Over jou
Onze ideale projectmedewerker is een duizendpoot en een echte teamspeler. Je vindt het geen probleem om met veel verschillende dingen tegelijkertijd bezig te zijn en goed overzicht over je werk te houden. Als organisatietalent weet je wat er nodig is om de uitvoer van dit project soepel te laten verlopen. Je bent daarnaast sociaal vaardig en schakelt makkelijk tussen een gesprek met de vrachtwagenchauffeur die de containers vervoert en een inhoudelijk gesprek met een leerling of docent. Tot slot ben je niet bang om voor een groep te staan en vind je het leuk om met zowel leerlingen als docenten te spreken over de genoemde thematiek.
Wat vragen wij?
- HBO werk- en denkniveau;
- Minimaal twee jaar werkervaring;
- Goede sociale vaardigheden;
- Ervaring met de logistiek en organisatie van projecten
- Ervaring in het trainen van groepen en aansturen/coachen van vrijwilligers;
- Duidelijke affiniteit met de thematiek van het project;
- Je kunt goed omgaan met jongeren (12-20 jaar);
- Rijbewijs B
Wat bieden wij?
Je komt te werken in een klein, jong en enthousiast team. Je krijgt veel vrijheid om zelf initiatieven te ontplooien en het project succesvol uit te voeren. Wij bieden een contract van een jaar, met mogelijkheid tot verlenging bij goed functioneren. Het salaris bedraagt maximaal 2200 euro per maand, exclusief vakantiegeld en (vrij te besteden) pensioenbijdrage, afhankelijk van opleiding en werkervaring.
Meer informatie en reacties:
Voor meer informatie over de functie kun je via e-mail contact opnemen met Jacco van Mersbergen via
Je reactie, waarin je duidelijk aangeeft waarom juist jij een geschikte kandidaat voor deze functie bent, kun je inclusief je CV tot uiterlijk 4 juni 2014 mailen t.a.v. Jacco van Mersbergen.
De eerste gesprekken vinden plaats op woensdag 11 juni en donderdag 12 juni. De tweede gesprekken op 23 juni.

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