Institutional Account Manager European Commission & German Government

“Experienced networker to maintain and strengthen the relationship of War Child with European Commission and the German Government, and meet funding targets”

Your Challenge

The Programme Partnership and Grants (2PG) department contributes to War Child’s mission and ambitions set in the Global Strategy, by expanding War Child’s funding and partnership portfolio, providing expert knowledge and strengthening the capacity of the organisation in regard to programme partnerships, fundraising and donor relations, grant management and meeting or exceeding internal & external minimum standards. The 2PG team consists of a range of donor, quality assurance, compliance, partnerships, bid management and proposal development specialists. The 2PG department has 4 teams: Foundations Account Management (FAM); Institutional Account Management (IAM); Quality Assurance (QA) and Partnerships & Programme Development (PPD).

As Institutional Account Manager European Commission and German Government (IAM ECGG) you are responsible for maintaining and strengthening relations with the European Commission, related networks and stakeholders, effective fundraising with and achievement of the funding target for this donor. In addition, you support War Child Germany in developing and executing their institutional fundraising strategy. You are part of the Institutional Account Management (IAM) team and report to the Team Leader IAM, coordinate and collaborate closely with country and regional offices, the 2PG team, Directors of global programmes and other relevant departments in the European countries/offices.

War Child Germany is a small office that is starting up its institutional fundraising. The expectation is that 70% of time is devoted to EC and 30% to German Government account management.

Your responsibilities

  • Contribute to the alignment of strategy and fundraising plans within country offices and consolidation into the overall War Child Institutional Funding Strategy from EC and German Government perspective.
  • Develop and continuously update account and engagement plans.
  • Represent War Child in relevant networks and fora, thereby contributing to the adoption of budgets, policies and system changes necessary to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of children and youth & positioning War Child as an expert networked organization.
  • Lead and coordinate pro-active acquisition by scoping of funding opportunities and sharing of donor intelligence (DG ECHO, INTPA and NEAR), networking/partnership building and strategic engagement and positioning towards EC.
  • Provide expert advice and support internal capacity-building efforts regarding partnerships, business development, proposal development and submission, grant management, reporting and contracts based on EU and German Government rules and regulations.
  • Support country offices and global programmes in strengthening their relationship with relevant in-country donor and partner representatives.
  • Coordinate developing and strengthening a network of contacts with (possible) partners and stakeholders contributing to the roll-out of War Child’s global scaling strategy.
  • Provide (donor compliance) quality and risk assessment advice to Manager 2PG on specific submissions and reports to donors in collaboration with the QA team.
  • Provide vision, strategic advice and operationalization on partnerships and policy-influencing opportunities.
  • Regular communication and coordination with other War Child entities (War Child Germany, War Child Sweden, War Child UK).

Your profile

  • You have an academic background bachelor/master, a background in development/International Cooperation and/or Humanitarian Aid is an advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a similar position in an international organisation.
  • Good knowledge of and experience in institutional fundraising for NGOs from institutional donors and especially knowledge on rules and regulations of the European Commission (specifically DG ECHO, DG NEAR & INTPA) and the German Government (specifically GIZ, GFFO, BMZ & KfW).
  • Strong networker: experience in building and maintaining relations with stakeholders in networks, donors, NGO’s and within the EU political climate. Capable of positioning the organisation and yourself in networks to influence policy developments and/or create funding opportunities.
  • Good knowledge regarding current development and trends in the (international) aid sector and ability to operationalize this in strategy and action.
  • Demonstrated experience in building the capacity of others on working with institutional donors, using a range of formal and informal methods.
  • Excellent facilitation and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Added value if the applicant has field experience working with EU Delegations, national ECHO offices or German Government.
  • Customer oriented, enthusiastic and creative.
  • Cultural and Organisational sensitivity.
  • Result-oriented and determination.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably German. French, Arabic and/or Spanish is an advantage.
  • Availability for 40 hours per week.
  • Willing and able to travel to War Child programming areas (based on need) and to travel between Amsterdam, Brussels and Berlin frequently.


  • This role is based in the Netherlands, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the EU.

Our offer

  • Salary range €3, 362 – €4, 349 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
  • 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days
  • A pension scheme fully paid by War Child
  • Monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25.
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses and attend War Child’s events.
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

The organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 23 September 2022. This is an Amsterdam-based position. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and a short cover letter here:

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War Child is committed to humanitarian values, standards and norms and we expect the same from job applicants. War Child is especially committed to safeguarding the children and youth we support and doesn’t tolerate any form of abuse. Because we want to prevent and deter any actions that place children and youth at risk, conduct references are an important part of our recruitment procedure. As part of the selection process, War Child will request standardized references in accordance with the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and a recent Criminal Records statement.

Equal opportunity

War Child has a dream that every child lives in peace - no matter who or where they are. That’s why we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and belonging in everything we do and select our potential new colleagues without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Application process

To ensure that we spend as much of our resources on the support of children and youth, War Child needs to operate as efficiently as possible. This means we can only process job applications received through our websites.

If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, the vacancy will be removed from our websites. In this case, any responses received after removal will not be processed. Sometimes the closing date of a vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.