Why CARE Nederland?

We are CARE Nederland, part of CARE, an international development organisation operating in more than 100 countries worldwide. Originating from US food aid to Europe after World War II, we have been committed to helping those who need it most for almost 80 years.

CARE supports people in the world’s most difficult places to build better lives. We fight poverty by tackling inequality. We do this by providing emergency relief, working for equal rights for women and empowering communities against the effects of climate change and natural disasters by supporting them to build sustainable livelihoods. Our approach is characterised by customisation: in consultation with local partners and residents, we determine what is needed and what works. After all, only together can we achieve sustainable results.

The team for Sustainable Development is responsible for fundraising with institutional donors and ensuring good quality project cycle management. Its programming focusses on climate smart and resilient livelihoods as well as women’s rights. The Project Manager will manage a portfolio in the Great Lakes Region, with DRC as maternity cover until the end of 2024. Projects beyond these countries may be allocated based on need.

What will you be doing?

Project development and preparation.

  • Identifies and analyzes internal and external developments and translates this into project proposals
  • Contributes to the development of new projects and advises about new project opportunities
  • Contributes project information for the development of policy in a particular focus area/theme

The incumbent will step into a portfolio with an active pipeline in Burundi and Uganda. Project development and preparation is a priority.

Quality contract and project management.

  • Sets up projects in relevant management information systems
  • Responsible for the realization of projects
  • Monitors, evaluates and analysis project results, reports to and advises management and relevant stakeholders
  • Monitors and ensures donor compliance
  • Ensures good donor relation management

The maternity cover concerns a SRHR consortium project in East DRC and a Women Peace and Security project in East DRC and Burundi.

Relationship management

  • Acquires, analyzes, develops and maintains relevant networks (national and international) for the development of partnerships, which contribute to project and organizational goals.
  • Represents CARE NL in relevant platforms (national and international)
  • Contributes to evidence-based policy (national and international), based on project information

Knowledge development and sharing

  • Keeps up to date with developments and opportunities (donor procedures, guidelines, laws and regulations, financial opportunities etc.), analyzes the impact of any changes and advises about this
  • Promotes and contributes to knowledge development and sharing, internally and externally (within CNL and with country offices, peer organizations and knowledge institutes) about own projects

You will report to the Manager of Sustainable Development on the quality of project development and implementation. You will work closely with Project Controllers on financial issues related to the projects.

What do you bring to the table?

  • French at B2 level and an excellent knowledge of English.
  • You have minimal a higher professional level of working and thinking (HBO).
  • You have experience with project management in a development, transition or humanitarian context, among which drafting program descriptions, project reporting and monitoring projects at distance.
  • You have experience with institutional donors (MFA, EC, etc.).
  • You have knowledge of and experience in: Gender equality approaches, economic development in fragile contexts, sustainable agricultural, value chains, and inclusive governance.
  • You have affinity with financial project management.
  • You are willing to travel regularly.
  • You have affinity with our core values: Respect, Reliability, Commitment and Quality.
  • CARE maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse and takes all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE staff and related personnel seriously.

CARE maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse and takes all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE staff and related personnel seriously.

What does CARE Nederland offer?

  • An interesting position where taking initiative is stimulated.
  • A gross monthly salary based on BBRA scale 10 (EUR 3.263,36 – EUR 5.194,96), classification depends on relevant working experience.
  • International informal work environment in which you work with colleagues from different backgrounds to achieve the goals of CARE Nederland.
  • Open work culture characterized by weekly joint coffee moments and regular staff meetings.
  • Location in the bustling heart of The Hague.

How to apply

Are you interested in this position and do you meet the profile sought? Please send your application using the button below. The deadline to respond to this vacancy is 24 May 2024.

For more information, please contact Merlijn van Waas, Head of Sustainable Development ([email protected])>.

  • EU work permit is a requirement for this position.
  • We request two references as standard.
  • We require a Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS) and, for some positions, a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG).
  • As long as the vacancy is still visible, responding remains possible.

Acquisition in response to this advertisement is not appreciated.