Portfolio Manager Skilful Parenting - Amersfoort, the Netherlands

ICS is looking for a:
Portfolio Manager Skilful Parenting
Amersfoort, the Netherlands

ICS promotes sustainable economic development and wellbeing of farming families in developing countries through a unique integrated approach of (social) business development, child protection systems and skilful parenting initiatives. By working closely with local communities, ICS invests in the development of various entrepreneurial initiatives. ICS attracts capital and funding from social investors, institutional donors, and private donors. ICS was established in the 1980s, and has set up 4 limited companies and a local East African NGO to organize its activities. The ICS group has offices in Kenya and Tanzania, and is headquartered in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

Skilful Parenting and child protection form an important part of the work of ICS. In Africa, the programme is executed by our local affiliate ICS SP, in Southeast Asia by our local partner organization. For these activities we are looking for a:


Job summary
The Portfolio Manager Skilful Parenting will contribute to / lead some or all of the following activities:
* Overseeing the skilful parenting and child protection part of the ICS portfolio.
* Supporting local management on programme development, fundraising and donor relations, and project management.
* Actively driving the fundraising process for Skilful Parenting in the Netherlands/Europe.
* Acting as a consultant for other organizations that seek ICS' advice on the integration of parenting programming in their work.
* Building and maintaining a network of relations with relevant parties.

The Portfolio Manager works closely together with the African team of ICS SP, and with the other Portfolio Managers in the Netherlands.

The Portfolio Manager we are looking for has at least five years of working experience with family strengthening or child protection focused development programmes. You have an entrepreneurial attitude, and a strong drive to realize our high ambitions with the Parenting programme. Your fundraising capabilities, such as networking and proposal writing, are excellent. You are comfortable with working in a highly dynamic international environment, and you communicate fluently in English.

The employee is initially given a one year contract for 32 - 36 (fulltime) hours per week. The position based in Amersfoort. Frequent travel is required.

How to apply
Applications can be sent to recruitment@ics.nl. Closing date for this position is May 29th 2016. For content-related inquiries please contact Pia van den Boom, Portfolio Manager SP, via pia.vandenboom@ics.nl or telephone +31 (0)33 3030250. For process-related questions, please contact Joan Bodeving, Executive Assistant, viajoan.bodeving@ics.nl or telephone +31 (0)33 3030250. For more information have a look at our website www.ics.nl.

Interviews will take place in the week starting 6 June 2016.