Institutional Donor(s) Account Manager (focus on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

‘capable networker with solid knowledge of grant management and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’

Your Challenge

As Institutional Donor(s) Account Manager you are responsible for maintaining and strengthening the relationship of War Child with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). You deliver professional services to build and strengthen a network with MFA, position War Child, increase funding from this donor and identify opportunities to influence decision-making and funding priorities. You act as a focal point for specialist knowledge and relationship management with MFA within War Child.

You are part of our dedicated Global Programme Partnership and Grants (2PG) team, you bear responsibility for institutional fundraising, grant compliance, networking and partnerships within MFA as well as the MFA strategy development and liaison with the relevant stakeholders, aiming to reach specific annual targets, (numeric and content based). Additional donors and partnerships can be added to the portfolio depending on organisational needs. You report to the Account Manager Team Leader.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop specific strategies for the MFA accounts and plan and support their implementation (incl. the associated budgets management)
  • Implement fundraising activities, monitor and report on their progress and results
  • Provide (donor compliance) quality and risk assessment advice on specific submissions, reports and contracts within portfolio
  • Pro-actively identify grant (funding) opportunities and initiate and support the development of grant proposals
  • Advise and support War Child in meeting and exceeding its donor funding target and advise on the development and implementation of funding strategies
  • Identify priorities and needs for partnerships and donor relations within War Child
  • Develop a network of contacts within MFA: initiate, build and maintain structural relationships, visit or receive relations, evaluate the cooperation, signal points for extension or improvement and realize those
  • Pro-actively gather and spread information on donor requests and requirements, advocacy and partnership opportunities, as well as new trends within the humanitarian sector
  • Stay abreast new projects, social trends, developments, ambitions and/or changes, promote the organisation and communicate with partners/clients
  • Represent the War Child in various internal and external meetings and organize events
  • Provide expert advice and assist in competency development internally and for our partners, on donor requirements, proposal submissions and grant management (including compliance).

Your Profile

  • Academic background in International Development or other relevant field
  • Minimal 3 years of working experience in the area of fundraising (account management and acquisition) and grant management, incl. specific MFA experience (e.g. “Strategic Partnerships”, Dutch Relief Alliance etc.)
  • Minimal 5 years of working experience in the area of international development and/or humanitarian aid
  • Excellent verbal and written communication expression skills in Dutch and English
  • Analytical thinking for translating from strategies and plans to activities
  • Excellent organizational skills and eye for detail
  • Customer orientated, enthusiastic and creative
  • Cultural and Organisational sensitivity
  • Result-oriented and determination
  • Willing and able to travel to War Child’s program countries
  • EU citizen/resident, in possession of Dutch working permit.

Our offer

  • Salary range from €3193 – €4130 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 contributory pension scheme
  • 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 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 18 August 2019. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and fill out the online questionnaire.

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  • Only applications received via our website are processed.
  • If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.
  • It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain live.