• Contract
  • Remote
  • Closing date: 29 Apr 2022

War Child Holland

‘‘A dynamic coordinator with excellent programme implementation, research, and reporting skills”


War Child is providing emergency support to children affected by the war in Ukraine. War Child’s Humanitarian Response (aka as ‘Fast Aid’) is an initiative that aims to reach more children quickly in ‘real’ time humanitarian settings, when their lives are torn apart and when they need our support most. Working through partnerships, innovation and technology, Fast Aid is a catalyst to transform War Child’s collective capability to be a quick, effective and principled humanitarian agency.

Your Challenge

You are a dynamic coordinator with excellent programme implementation and reporting skills and ideally with experience in any of the following programming: Cash, Education, Child Protection and Psychosocial Support.

You will provide critical operational, reporting, and technical support for programs ensuring coherence, effectiveness, and timeliness throughout the project cycle. You will be expected to take initiative, problem solve, and make decisions on a day-to-day basis in discussion with emergency programme staff that ensure impact, quality programme implementation, and delivery.

You will report directly to the Global Humanitarian Coordinator and manage the programme staff in-country and work closely with the global quality department and the global grant management department.

Your Responsibilities

Resource mobilisation and proposal / strategy development

· Builds meaningful and effective relationships with national partners and donors and engages them in programme and/or policy development that are relevant to War Child’s mission.

· Leads and facilitates processes of developing programme and project proposals (with a focus on content components) and ensures consistency with War Child’s mission, international standards and internal guidelines.

· Adopts an entrepreneurial role by identifying new opportunities within country and potentially wider region, including monitoring and scanning the funding environment on a regular basis.

· Ensure programmes are aligned with the Emergency Response Strategy and Global WCH vision, mission and mandate as well as the local context, based on assessments, lessons learned and best practises.

Capacity Building

· Provide capacity building and technical assistance to the implementing partners, and support competency development as needed, including facilitation of linkages to relevant learning opportunities.

· Where relevant, and depending on the how the staffing structure evolves, recruitment and effective line management of direct reports, including performance management and facilitating. learning and capacity development (may include project officer(s) or project assistant(s).

· Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about progress and adjustments.

· Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement.

Integrity, Program Quality & Compliance

· Act in accordance with War Child’s core values of Creativity, Inspiration, Impact and Integrity, while ensuring these are integrated into all project activities.

· With guidance and support from relevant Technical Advisors, ensure that program quality standards are being met by implementing partners.

· Ensure proper mainstreaming of protection, gender and COVID-19 across all projects, facilitating partner access to relevant training and development opportunities in these areas.

· Ensure compliance with War Child policies & procedures and applicable donor rules & regulations, and timely report any (potential) compliance breaches.

· Oversight of all administrative, financial and budgetary aspects of relevant grant agreements in line with donor rules and regulations.

Your Profile

· Relevant academic degree (e.g. Social Sciences, Community Development, Child Rights, Social Work, Education, Management).

· Minimum 2 years of successful design and delivery of programmes in a complex and insecure environment. Field experience working in conflict and post conflict environments would be a distinct advantage.

· Demonstrated experience with developing and/or implementing projects or research in at least two of the following areas: Cash, Education, Child Protection and Psychosocial Support.

· Knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, accountability & learning methodologies, tools, and systems in the humanitarian sector will be considered an advantage.

· Strong networking skills and ability to maintain good working relationships with partners, donors and other external as well as internal stakeholders.

· Experience in financial management including sound budgeting skills.

· Fluency in English and in at least one of the following languages: Russian, Ukrainian, or Romanian

· Cultural sensitivity

· Result-oriented

· Attentive to detail with regard routine systems and procedures and cost-conscious

· Works well in small team

· Flexibility

· Proactive approach

· Affinity with War Child’s mandate, mission, and core values (Impact, Creativity, Inspiration and Integrity).

Our offer

Location: Moldova or Romania. The successful candidate needs to be eligible to work in that country. Preference will be given to local candidates.

Contract: War Child typically offers an initial contract of up to 1 year with the intention to prolong after that.

Our organisation

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

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 29 April 2022. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using the following hyperlink:

N.B. War Child will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and reserves the right to close the vacancy if a successful candidate is identified prior to the deadline.

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War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work. We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, gender and gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc.

The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk 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.


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