3 juni 2022
Amsterdam, Nederland
Soort Dienstverband
Tijd per week


Job location:   ActionAid International, Netherlands

Contract type: Permanent role starting with one year contract

The Role:         EU Grants and Compliance Coordinator

Closing date:  19 June @ 23:59 BST

At ActionAid International we help people to use their own power to fight poverty and injustice. Because that’s how real change happens – for women, for communities, for whole societies.

Institutional funding is ActionAid’s International second largest income stream and with the Strategy 2028 we forecast clear opportunities and potential for ActionAid to scale up and diversify our institutional income through a fundraising model that is rooted in a partnership-based approach. EU is now our second largest institutional donor, and we are placing more investment in to growing both our EU income and our influence so it is an exciting time to join! ActionAid is looking for an:

The EU Grants and Compliance Coordinator will develop a more compliant, cohesive, and accountable environment for managing our growing levels of EU income in ActionAid.

You will be part of the EU Funding Unit in the Institutional Funding Team tasked with working with ActionAid members to support effective grants & compliance management of a growing portfolio of EU (INTPA/NDICI) grants and supporting the diversification to other EU funding stream grants as well. You will set up EU compliance monitoring systems, quality check donor reports, provide guidance to our country offices on the donor contractual rules, and implement internal controls to strengthen financial management and track donor income. The role will also produce expenditure and compliance and risk management reports, as well as contributing to improving team EU business development processes and operational guidelines.

You will also be connected to a wider institutional Grants & Compliance Unit in the Institutional Funding Team and have the ability to contribute to key organisational projects such as cost-recovery, co-financing, or partner risk management and through a Federation wide Grants & Compliance Community of Practice. While primarily focusing on EU grants, there will also be opportunities to support other donors at peak times such as UN, Norad, USAID.

For more details on the role, please refer to the job description.

Who we're looking for:

In addition to experience in meeting the requirements of the role above, you must have a relevant diploma, degree and/or professional qualification. This must be complemented by an excellent working knowledge of institutional donor rules, regulations, financial control procedures and risk management. You will be comfortable providing clear guidance on donor policies and procedures to other staff and will have been involved in setting up and managing donor compliance monitoring systems and business processes. You will be expert at financial reporting and audit preparation too

What we offer

ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done. We offer a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment. At ActionAid, you can look forward to

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • A workplace that embraces feminist leadership principles
  • A pension fund and reimbursement of work-travel expenses
  • End of year allowance

How to apply 

Please send your Resume and motivation letter before 19 June @ 23:59 BST

To be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Netherlands at the time of appointment.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted- usually within 1 week of the closing date.

About us 

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

We want to see a just, fair and sustainable world, in which everybody enjoys the right to a life of dignity, and freedom from poverty and oppression.

We work to achieve social justice and gender equality, and to eradicate poverty.

All our work is underpinned by a set of feminist leadership principles:

self-awareness, self-care and caring for others, dismantling bias, inclusion, sharing power, responsible & transparent use of power, accountable collaboration, respectful feedback, courage and zero tolerance for harassment, exploitation and abuse

Our commitment to safeguarding 

ActionAid is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are also committed to preventing and responding to any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and child abuse and abuse of adults at-risk, whether carried out by staff/representatives or resulting from our work. ActionAid expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including home based working or the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.

Candidate will require the right to work in the job location at the time of appointment.


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