Saturday, April 23, 2016


Are you passionate and ready for the next step in your career in humanitarian aid?
War Trauma Foundation is looking for a Programme Officer (28-32 hrs.)
War Trauma's mission is to strengthen mental health care and psychosocial support for people and communities affected by humanitarian crises, in low resources settings. Saving lives and improving mental health and social wellbeing of the world's most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action. War Trauma Foundation is current active in 10 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
War trauma foundation is partner in the Arq Psychotrauma Expert Group, consisting of eight Dutch organizations in the field of psychological trauma.
Tasks/ responsibilities:
Management of a Programme Portfolio
  • Is responsible for the project management of a portfolio, which is in line with War Trauma's overall policies and takes into account lessons learned and existing international standards for good practices from the field of psychosocial support and other relevant thematic areas. The portfolio can cover one or more of the geographical areas.
  • With the involvement of local actors such as partner organizations, academic institutions and others, conducts a context analysis and assessment and develops PM&E and other tools to reflect on and support the ongoing progress of programmes;
  • With the involvement of partner organizations defines areas for capacity development, and identifies human, informational and material resources to meet capacity building needs;
  • Contributes to identification and application for fund raising, and is responsible for writing proposals and reports in close cooperation with the fundraising department.
Knowledge and information development and quality control
  • Contributes to the development of training manuals and other publications relevant to psychosocial recovery and well-being, peace, recovery and stabilization of communities and individuals exposed to adversity.
  • Participates in national and international networks that contribute to the vision of War Trauma Foundation;
  • Stays informed about the relevant developments in the field of psycho social support and ensures quality in War Trauma Foundation programmes (as per IASC MHPSS guidelines);
  • An academic qualification in a relevant field for humanitarian work e.g. international public health, tropical medicine, community development, anthropology, sociology or other relevant areas;
  • Knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative PM&E tools;
  • Has experience in data analysis and the use of statistical packages such as SPSS and/or Stata
  • At least three years working experience in international cross cultural settings, preferably in low resource settings;
  • Experience in developing and writing proposals for institutional donors;
  • Sensitivity and flexibility to work in different cultural settings;
  • Willingness to travel regularly in/ to (post-) conflict areas;
  • Strong communication skills, fluency in English (written and spoken); preference of Dutch, French and/or Arabic speaking skills.
The appointment is for a period of one year. We offer good remuneration and benefits in accordance with the Dutch 'Collective Guidelines on Working Conditions for the Mental Health Sector' and the function is classified in salary scale FWG 60.
Interested candidates, eligible to live and work in the Netherlands, are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to attn. Ms. Debora Ruijter, advisor Human Resource . Please mention reference number 16 04 04. The deadline to submit an application is 6 May 2016. For more information about the position: please send your question(s) to Riet Kroeze , Sr. Programme Manager of War Trauma Foundation at
Please no agencies.

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