Humanitarian Aid Expert

  • Contract
  • Netherlands
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Dorcas Aid International

“We strive for lasting change for those who live in poverty, are excluded, or are caught in a crisis!” Together with hundreds of colleagues from the Netherlands and abroad and with tens of thousands of volunteers, we are committed to this mission every day.

Are you a humanitarian aid professional and enthusiastic about designing programme concepts, guidelines and online training (tools)? Do you want to be involved in humanitarian aid & recovery projects by leading and writing project proposals? We are currently recruiting an experienced

Humanitarian Aid Expert

(Almere, 32-40 hours a week)

Your job

As our new Humanitarian Aid Expert you become part of our Programme & Knowledge Support (P&KS) team that consists of 20 colleagues. Together we assess contexts and opportunities, attract resources, develop partnerships, design theories of change, support monitoring & evaluation, and develop integrated programmes. In the P&KS team you work closely together with our 5 other Humanitarian Aid Experts forming the humanitarian aid team. You report to the manager P&KS.

You are responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of humanitarian aid & recovery expertise, programme concepts and policies, and for writing the relating policy and guidance documents.
  • Initiating, describing and/or facilitating best practices and innovative methods to support Dorcas’ humanitarian aid & recovery programme concepts.
  • Providing support and technical advice to country offices in one or more intervention areas and/or in a number of specific and generic approaches related to the programme concepts for humanitarian aid & recovery.
  • Contributing to the development of new, high-quality programme proposals for institutional donors in humanitarian aid & recovery.
  • Participating in the humanitarian aid team to support rapid responses and developing rapid response capacity and disaster preparedness of country offices and local partners.
  • Participating in monitoring Dorcas’ humanitarian aid contracts and for responding to developments in the sector.
  • Contributing to multidisciplinary teams as a humanitarian aid expert.

Your Profile

Becoming successful as Humanitarian Aid Expert means you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in the field of Humanitarian Aid.
  • Experience working in humanitarian aid or international development cooperation, preferably in a rapid response context.

Preferably experience with institutional humanitarian aid donors.

  • Experience writing policy documents, developing, and presenting tools and designing and delivering training.
  • Knowledge and expertise in leading, developing and writing project proposals for humanitarian aid donors, sometimes in cooperation with multiple partners.
  • Excellent command of English and preferably Dutch, both verbally and written.
  • A hands-on mentality, networking skills and experience leading a (complex) cooperation of multiple partners.
  • The following competences: taking initiative, flexibility, problem-solving, cultural sensitivity, planning and organizing.
  • As a Christian you fully agree with our mission, vision and core values ​​and you are willing to sign our code of conduct*.

What’s in it for you?

This challenging job offers you the opportunity to become part of a growing international NGO. You work together in a dynamic, diverse, and informal work environment, with room for your input and ideas. You will receive a salary of €3.020,- to €4.272,- gross per month (on a fulltime basis, 40 hours) and good secondary employment conditions, including a non-contributory pension plan, flexible working hours and an attractive work from home policy.

How to apply


We look forward to your application! Send your cover letter and resume before July 18th, 2022 to David Karelse, recruiter, [email protected]. For questions about the position, you can reach David at +31682568838 or at the above-mentioned e-mail address.

Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications.

All applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to live and work in The Netherlands by the start date of the position.

* All Dorcas employees sign the Dorcas code of conduct and are obliged to adhere to it. The protection of the child has specific attention in our code of conduct. We hereby follow the PSEA guidelines (Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse). During the application process we can perform a background check, including references from former employers. You can find our code of conduct via downloads at

Noting that Closing date is 18-Jul-22