Institutional Account Manager European Commission

War Child Holland

“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. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and a short cover letter by using the following hyperlink:

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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


• 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.

Closing date: 9/23/2022