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Plan International is an international child-centered development organization that aims to achieve equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women and improving the living conditions of girls and boys in both development and humanitarian contexts. Plan International strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Because every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond.

Plan International has projects in 54 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to improve the living conditions and future opportunities for girls and boys and to reach the world for children, with an emphasis on girls’ rights.

For our Humanitarian Department in Amsterdam we are looking for a fulltime:

Humanitarian Programme Officer (35 hours)

For this position we are looking for a multi-tasker who is result driven and capable of keeping focus under time-pressure. Our ideal candidate operates with a team spirit and seeks collaboration but is able to make informed decisions independently. You have excellent communication and coordination skills as well as an eye for detail. Above all the ideal candidate is a true problem solver.

As our new colleague you will be based in Amsterdam, with regular field visits to the Plan International Country Offices for project design and start up workshops and on-going monitoring, donor relationship building and maintenance).

What will you be doing?
Your main objective is the coordination and management of humanitarian programmes. This includes writing proposals, leading calls with alliances, supporting the country offices with proposal development and preparing and coordinating bids. as well as donor reporting & liaison and ensuring compliance & accountability.

You coordinate and manage a consortia of which Plan International Netherlands is the lead:
• You coordinate the work of the consortia partners, consolidate reports, ensure the contract partners are delivering according to the agreed targets and budget;
• You ensure compliance with all donor requirements and related commitments;
• You manage the process of evaluation and meta audit;
• You support proposal development for a variety of donors, with input from the Country Offices, and support in the development of Grant applications;
• You manage grants of humanitarian programmes;

You contribute to policy development and capacity building:
• You build the capacity of colleagues at national and country office level on institutional donor compliance and proposal development;
• You ensure that gender is mainstreamed in all our humanitarian programs;
• You support the National Office in developing, shaping and implementing our humanitarian strategy and represent Plan International Netherlands and abroad by attending meetings and conferences.

Knowledge and experience
• Masters degree in international development or equivalent;
• Minimum of three years humanitarian programme experience. In country experience with implementing/managing humanitarian programmes is a strong asset;
• Strong program management skills and the ability to manage programs in complex humanitarian settings;
• Track record in coordinating consortia and/or experience in working with the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), SHO (Giro555) and or ECHO;
• Good understanding of rights based development and gender;
• Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
• Ability and willingness to travel to project countries on a short notice;

The following competencies are essential for this position: result orientation, networking, working together, entrepreneurship, situational awareness, communicating and gender sensitivity.

Plan International offers
A role in a highly international environment. Plan International Netherlands offers employees a solid benefits package with a salary in a rang between € 2.400 and € 3.400 gross per month for 35 hours per week, depending on background and experience. Plan International Netherlands has a good pension scheme, 25 holidays, group health insurance and training opportunities within the job and for personal growth.

Are you interested?
For questions about this position please contact Melle Brinkman, Manager Humanitarian Programs (melle.brinkman@plannederland.nl or +31 20 549 5518) or Geert Jan Braber, HR Consultant (geert.jan.braber@plannederland.nl or +31 6 18748020). Use the following link (open in Chrome) https://cvselectie.net/humanitarian-program-officer-4 to upload your cover letter and CV. The deadline to respond is November 19th 2018. Interviews are scheduled in the week of November 19th 2018, but if interesting candidates present themselves, we might start interviews before the closing date. The envisioned start date for this position is January 1st 2019.

Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated. Sharing this vacancy is very much appreciated.

Safeguarding children and young people is essential for Plan International. Plan International Netherlands does not accept any form of abuse. This issue will be discussed in our recruitment procedures. A recent Certificate of Conduct is mandatory.

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