Institutional Donor(s) Account Manager

Capable networker with solid knowledge of grant and partnership management.

Your Challenge

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the UN agencies constitute important institutional donors with large potential for increased funding and policy influencing for War Child. Currently we are looking for 2 Account Managers: one with focus on MFA and one with focus on UN.

As the Account Manager MFA or Account Manager UN you lead the overall engagement of War Child with the donor(s). As such you will be responsible for maintaining and strengthening our relationship with the donor(s); engaging with relevant networks, partners and stakeholders; providing vision and strategic advice for partnership, funding and policy influencing opportunities; and strengthening internal capacities for fundraising and grant management.

You are part of our dedicated Global Programme Partnership and Grants (2PG) team, responsible for providing strategic, programmatic and grant-related guidance and support to the Head Office, Global Programmes, Regional and Country Offices, to contribute to the viability, efficiency and sustainability of the programmes, thus contributing to the organisation’s ultimate aim to reach and positively impact the lives of children affected by conflict. You report to the Account Manager Team Leader, and you coordinate and collaborate closely with country/regional offices, IPD director and other relevant departments. You could be asked to manage relevant consultants, interns and/or volunteers. Additional donors and partnerships can be added to the portfolio depending on organisational needs.

Your responsibilities

  1. Maintain and strengthen WC’s relationship with the donor (s)
  • Develop and strengthen a network of contacts with relevant donor’s departments
  • Develop and lead the implementation of an account management strategy for donor’s accounts
  • Position War Child as a specialist networked organization within relevant donor’s departments
  • Monitor, analyze and inform on the latest donor’s developments, trends, priorities and policies
  1. Engage with relevant networks, partners and stakeholders
  • Develop and strengthen a network of contacts with (possible) partners and stakeholders associated with the donor(s)
  • Foster partnerships that contribute to the roll-out of WC’s global strategy
  • Actively participate in donor’s-related working groups
  • Represent War Child in relevant networks and external meetings with partners and stakeholders
  1. Provide vision and strategic advice
  • Advise and support War Child in meeting and exceeding its donor funding target and advise on the development and implementation of fundraising strategies
  • Provide strategic advice on specific opportunities and priority setting
  • Pro-actively identify funding and policy-influencing opportunities and involve relevant colleagues, provide internal strategic advice and lead/support the roll-out as applicable
  1. Strengthen internal capacities for fundraising and grant management
  • Provide expert advice and support internal capacity-building effort regarding partnerships, proposal development and submission, grant management, reporting and contracts within portfolio.
  • Support country offices and global programmes in strengthening their relationship with relevant donor and partner representatives in-country.
  • Implement fundraising activities, monitor and report on their progress and results.

Your Profile

  • Academic background in International Development or other relevant field
  • Minimal 5 years of working experience in the area of fundraising (account management and acquisition) and grant management
  • Minimal 5 years of working experience in the area of international development and/or humanitarian aid
  • Good knowledge of UN agencies or Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication expression skills in English (proficiency in Dutch required as well for the Account Manager MFA position)
  • 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 13 September 2019. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and 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.