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Two Humanitarian Programme Officers

Plan International Nederland

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Equal opportunities for girls and boys. That is what Plan International is committed to. We protect girls worldwide from circumcision, child marriages, sexual exploitation and teenage pregnancies. Girls also receive extra attention in our projects in the field of education and work, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and emergency aid. We have this focus because girls and women are systematically disadvantaged and discriminated against. Plan is working on improving the position of girls and young women so that they can decide on how they want to shape their own lives.

For our Humanitarian Department in Amsterdam, we are looking for two fulltime maternity covers:

Two Humanitarian Programme Officers (one with ECHO focus and one CPiE specialist)

(35 hours per week for 5 months)

For our Humanitarian Department in Amsterdam, we are looking for two fulltime maternity covers. We are looking for a Humanitarian Programme Officer with sound expertise in managing ECHO programmes and we are looking for a Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) specialist / Programme Officer to support our Humanitarian team, with sound expertise in CPiE. You will be based in Amsterdam and have regular contact with the National Offices of the countries where ECHO or CPiE projects are implemented, as well as with the ECHO or CPiE specialists from the National Offices, Regional hubs, the National Offices and the International hub.

For both positions, 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 technical expertise and project management skills and are able to work accurate in order to comply with the donor conditions. Above all, our ideal candidate is a true problem solver.

What will you do?

Humanitarian Programme Officer with focus on ECHO:   

We have recently enlarged our humanitarian (ECHO) portfolio. You will be part of the team and manage humanitarian programmes with a special emphasis on ECHO programming. Your first objective is the coordination and grant management of ECHO funded programmes, support to country offices, donor reporting & liaison and ensuring compliance & accountability. In addition, you are responsible for ECHO proposal development, coordinating needs assessments, leading calls with alliances, supporting the country offices with proposal development and preparing and coordinating bids.

You coordinate, manage, monitor, and evaluate ECHO programs:

  • You ensure compliance with ECHO donor requirements and related commitments.
  • You keep track of expenditure against budget and implementation plans, monitor the delivery of project results, and ensure reporting meets ECHO’s expectations on quality and deadlines.
  • You support the project managers in the Country Offices wherever and whenever necessary.
  • You conduct regular field visits to monitor the projects for program monitoring and evaluation, including process, finance, and content.
  • You keep track on and organize the response to funding opportunities.
  • You coordinate proposal development for new ECHO opportunities.

You contribute to policy development and capacity building:

  • You build the capacity of colleagues at Plan International offices on ECHO 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 when needed.

CPiE specialist / Programme Officer:

You will provide technical assistance on Child Protection in Emergencies as well as manage humanitarian programmes. Your first objective is to provide guidance and technical support for Plan International Netherland supported CPiE interventions during the different stages of the project cycle: support in  resource mobilization and proposal development, technical oversight and capacity building during implementation, as well as in monitoring, reporting and evaluation. Your other objective will be to build capacities of staff members from country offices and link with other Plan International offices, with specific focus on the roll-out of the new global Life Skills and Parenting package for Adolescents in crisis settings.

In coordination with the other Humanitarian Program officers, you provide guidance and technical support:

  • You ensure needs-based, quality child protection interventions for girls and boys are developed  and compliance with CPiE minimum standards and other relevant national and international guidance’s, including donor’s (especially ECHO).
  • You support in CPiE needs assessments and proposal development (especially for the upcoming ECHO funding opportunities).
  • You oversee the quality and timely implementation of supported CPiE interventions, through regular communication with the other Humanitarian Program Officers as well as relevant Country Office level staff.
  • When required, you provide direct technical support to relevant staff in the Country Offices and/or document good practices.
  • You support in donor compliance ensuring reporting meets quality standards.
  • When required, you develop tools and guidance notes.

You contribute to the capacity strengthening in CPiE and Adolescents in Crisis Settings of Plan International:

  • In coordination with the Adolescents in Emergencies advisor from Plan International Sweden, you will support the roll-out of the new global Life Skills and Parenting package for Adolescents in crisis settings.
  • When required, you will participate in Protection Group meetings of Plan International Netherlands, as well as the global CPiE coordination calls of the Plan International federation.
  • You support the National Office in developing, shaping and implementing our humanitarian strategy and represent Plan International Netherlands when needed.

In both roles you will work closely with your fellow humanitarian programme officers and the dedicated institutional programme officer, project administrator and controller.

What do you bring?

Humanitarian Programme Officer with focus on ECHO:   

  • Masters degree in International Development or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years humanitarian program experience, with a minimum of two years in country experience with implementing/managing humanitarian programs.
  • Track record in developing and managing gender related programs.
  • Proven experience with ECHO proposal development and program management and strong program and grant management skills.
  • You are flexible, focus on results and can work with (short) deadlines. Strengths include listening, empathy, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project countries – including to high insecurity contexts and on a short notice (in so far as this is currently possible).
  • Commitment to and understanding of the child rights approach, the Child Rights Convention, and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken; proficiency in Dutch is preferred.

CPiE specialist / Humanitarian Programme Officer:

  • Master’s degree in International Development or equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years humanitarian program experience, with a minimum of two years in- country experience with implementing/managing/supervising CPiE projects.
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming and how to develop wider programs that are gender aware.
  • Proven experience in programming in key CPiE technical areas, especially in refugee and displacement settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing CPiE technical support in proposal writing, donor reporting and project implementation.
  • You are flexible, focus on results and can work with (short) deadlines. Strengths include listening, empathy, flexibility, and creativity.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project countries – including to high insecurity contexts and on a short notice (in so far as this is currently possible).
  • Commitment to and understanding of the child rights approach, the Child Rights Convention, and experience in using established inter-agency standards and guidelines.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken; Proficiency in Dutch is preferred. Fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic are considered a major advantage for this position.

Please note that you can only apply for these vacancies if you have a valid work permit for the Netherlands. 

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

Plan offers

A position in a highly international work environment. Plan International Netherlands offers its employees a solid benefits package, which includes, among other things:

  • Gross monthly salary between € 2,900 and € 3,750 for 35 hours per week, depending on your background and experience.
  • A fulltime role of 35 hours a week for a period of 5 months.
  • Full reimbursement of your travel expenses based on second class public transport.
  • Ample opportunities for personal growth and education.
  • 5 weeks vacation per year.
  • Good pension scheme.

Are you interested?

You can respond until October 4th with your cv and motivation via CV Selection, using the ‘Sollicitatie’ buttons on this page. If the link does not work, you can copy it and paste it into your browser (Chrome). The interviews will take place in the week of October 5th. The envisioned start date is November.

For questions on these positions, please contact Sam de Greve, Manager Humanitarian Programs (sam.de.greve@planinternational.nl).

Plan International wants to be a diverse and inclusive organization. Because an employer where everyone feels welcome and appreciated, can use the power of diversity to get the best results. That’s why we strongly invite everyone who wants to use his or her talents with us, regardless of cultural background, gender, age, religious preference or sexual preference.

The safety of children and young adults is essential for Plan International Nederland. Therefore, Plan does not accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in the selection process. Submitting a recent Declaration of Behavior and taking standardized references in accordance with the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme is part of the procedure.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated. Sharing in your own network is appreciated!

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