23 mei 2023
Zeist, Nederland
Soort Dienstverband
Tijd per week
24-32 uur


Do you want to work together with inspired colleagues to create a world in which nature and people thrive? And help build a ‘nature positive’ impact in biodiverse priority landscapes around the world by mobilising people to act? That is what you will do when you work at WWF Netherlands (WWF-NL).

WWF-NL is a professional and dynamic organization with an informal working culture based in Zeist, the Netherlands. The working language is English. The organisation consists of four departments: Conservation, Engagement, Organization & Talent Development and Finance & Operations. In this light, WWF-NL’s Conservation department is looking for a Project Support Officer for the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) (24 hours per week).


Role and responsibilities

The project support officer will assist our team working for the Dutch Fund for Climate Development (DFCD). The project support officer will report to WWF-NL’s head of Green Finance (Aaron Vermeulen), and in the daily operation work closely with the Project Manager of DFCD (Jaap de Jong). The successful candidate will have frequent, direct and diverse working relationships with colleagues in the WWF-NL office, WWF offices worldwide and the DFCD consortium members. The support officer will make sure that all processes in the DFCD team will run smoothly.

The main tasks of the position will include the following:

  • Structure and manage the administration of the DFCD project portfolio. Archive documentation, correspondence and reports. Prepare documentation and information for reporting to partners and colleagues.
  • Manage recurring processes around DFCD projects, involve and inform colleagues and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Work closely with the Project Manager DFCD to prepare internal and external meetings (such as preparation of briefing packs), taking minutes of meetings (using our project management tool Monday).
  • Support contracting, by structuring and filing of contracts, correspondence and keeping track of reporting obligations by partners.
  • Provide administrative services to the head of Green Finance and Project Manager DFCD in the delivery of assignments and initiatives, including agenda management and planning of meetings.
  • Organize and prioritize emails about DFCD and respond where appropriate, manage the email boxes and communicate on behalf of the head of Green Finance and project manager DFCD.
  • Coordinate practical aspects for DFCD team meetings, such as planning, securing meeting venues, travel visa’s, and accommodation for international colleagues.
  • Day to day ad hoc tasks and troubleshooting.
  • Contribute to the team spirit and excellent ambiance in the DFCD Team


Who are you

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is a self-starter, proactive and hands-on
  • Is a problem solver and enjoys getting things done
  • Is organised
  • Is a good communicator
  • Is a team player who loves working in a diverse and international team
  • Has demonstrable experience in similar role


Required skills and competencies

  • Sufficient experience of providing secretarial and administrative support
  • Attention to detail and follow-up, with organizational and prioritization skills
  • A flexible working style, discretion and diplomacy
  • Proficient IT skills in Microsoft Office
  • Time management skills
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Experience with the Monday tool (or a similar project management tool) is an advantage


Core values

You recognize yourself in the core values of WWF-NL:

  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Collaboration


About the DFCD program

The DFCD team consist of 10 people managed by the DFCD project manager and falls within the Green Finance Unit of WWF-NL. WWF-NL is one of the four consortium partners of the Dutch Fund for Climate and Development, which consists of two investors (FMO and Climate Fund Managers) and two NGO’s (WWF-NL and SNV).

WWF’s role - together with SNV - is to identify bankable climate projects and support them to become investment ready. Bankable projects are financially viable projects that support the development of more resilient landscapes and catalyze private investment in nature. Since the fund’s launch in 2019, we have supported 27 projects. We are now entering the phase to hand over these projects to the DFCD’s investors FMO and CFM, while at the same time we are preparing to scale up our work to support even more projects.


What we offer

  • An office surrounded by nature;
  • Fun colleagues and the chance to build up an international network;
  • After work drinks alternating on Tuesday and Thursday and vegetarian lunches in our canteen;
  • An employment contract of 24 hours, preferably distributed over 4 or 5 days per week. Initially, a fixed-term employment contract of one year with a one-month probation period will be offered;
  • Salaries that are in line with the standard in the Dutch not for profit sector; The minimum gross monthly salary for the Project Support Officer is 2.923 EUR and the maximum monthly salary is 3.470 EUR (based on a 40-hour contract) (Please note, due to the maximum salary, we are not able to sponsor a permit for this position);
  • Staff receive a personal budget that is made up of 8% holiday allowance and 2,08% flexible budget, and receive 6 weeks of holiday per year (based on a 40-hour contract);
  • We stimulate flexible working arrangements, the use of public transport and bike for work related travel. Employees receive an NS Business Card for 2nd class travel to and from work;
  • We also have a hybrid working model, so staff can alternate working from home and from the office in Zeist.


Information and procedure  
If you are interested in this position, please apply by 5 June 2023 using the application form on our website.

Please note that in order to work for WWF-NL, you need a valid work permit.

If you have any questions about the application process, you can contact Babette Vanlancker (Recruiter) at bvanlancker@wwf.nl. Questions about this role can be directed to Jaap de Jong, Project Manager DFCD, via jjong@wwf.nl. For more information about WWF-NL, you can visit our website: www.wnf.nl

We actively strive for our employees to reflect society and the international character of our organization. We therefore especially encourage candidates with backgrounds that are normally underrepresented to apply.

We consider the safety and protection of our colleagues as important. The successful candidate is therefore required to complete an integrity statement and supply a Certificate of Good Conduct (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag). We may also ask for references.


If you are an intermediary, please do not contact us. We will contact recruitment agencies ourselves if necessary. 

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