Terre des Hommes
20 februari 2023
Den Haag, Nederland
Soort Dienstverband
Tijd per week
32-36 uur


Location: The role will be based out of one of Terre des Hommes Netherlands support hubs (Nairobi, Phnom Penh or the Hague).

Contract Type: Full time (36 hours per week). 1 year fixed term, with possibility of extension.

Job Level: 8

Salary range: Euro 3.289 - 4.140 per month gross (based on the Netherlands, subject to adjustment based on location)

About Terre des Hommes Netherlands

Terre des Hommes Netherlands is part of the International Federation of Terre des Hommes organisations, a strategic partnership of member organisations sharing the same brand name and core values for joint lobby and advocacy around children’s rights. Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH NL) protects children by preventing and stopping child exploitation, and by empowering children to make their voices count. Our work is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and seeks to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Under our new Global Strategy (2023 - 2030), TdH NL is redefining and refining our role as a child rights organisation, with the strategic ambition that “by 2030, Terre des Hommes Netherlands is a catalyst for systemic change to stop child exploitation. We do this by empowering children and their communities, connecting them with those who have power to enact change, and utilising our knowledge and expertise to co-create sustainable, evidence-based solutions.”

TdH Netherlands is led by a three-headed Executive Team: the Managing Director, the Director of Operations and the Director of Programmes.

The values of TdH Netherlands are: Responsible, Bold, Human-Centred and Playful.

The organisation's core principles are: (1) Children at the Centre, (2) Intersectionality and Power Awareness, (3) Safety and Wellbeing, (4) Sustainability, and (5) Meaningful and Strategic Partnerships.

In line with our new strategy, TdH NL is in the process of establishing four Global Programmes under which our portfolio of humanitarian and development projects and programmes will be managed. These are: 1. Worst Forms of Child Labour, 2. Sexual Exploitation of Children, 3. Humanitarian Action, and 4. Child Trafficking and Migration. Our programmatic work is supported by two cross-programmatic units: Programme Development and Quality (PDQ), and Research, Expertise and Influencing (REI). Aligned to our new strategy, and based on many years of experience as a child rights organisation, we aim to consolidate our expertise and programme management, informed by research, to bring about sustainable and systemic change in the lives of children, and to hold duty bearers accountable.

Position Summary

TdH Netherlands is seeking a Project Support Officer (PSO) in the Programme Development & Quality Team. The PSO role has a primary focus on process coordination and compliance assurance. This includes information management, project processing, data analysis, finances, and administrative duties. Under the guidance of the Team Lead, the PSO’s main duties include:

  • Ensuring project cycles are completed in line with TdH NL policies, procedures and systems. This includes coordinating reviews of project records and ensuring compliance with TdH NL policies.
  • Managing quarterly and annual reporting processes;
  • Reviewing project/programme proposals ensuring completion and alignment with TdH NL policies;
  • Providing project management support to country, regional and head office teams as necessary;
  • Information Management: Ensuring all project documentation is completed per policy requirements and stored electronically.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong and effective contacts with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serve as the TdH NL internal project information system and IATI (International Aid Transparency Initiative) focal person.
Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or other qualification in a relevant discipline such as business administration, project management etc.);
  • At least 2 years experience working with organisations focused on international development issues;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing/administrating data or information management systems;
  • Excellent organisational skills;
  • Good understanding of project cycle management;
  • Facilitation, coordination and communication skills, with an ability to communicate to a variety of audiences both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to synthesise large amounts of data into different formats clearly and succinctly (e.g. management briefs, reports, presentations);
  • Commitment to TdH NL’s Vision, Mission and Values and an understanding of a partnership approach to development;
  • Excellent English both verbal and written;
  • Knowledge of IATI reporting is highly desirable;
  • Experience overseas with an NGO/international organisation;
  • Previous experience working with local partner organisations.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Integrity and Child Safeguarding

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are encouraged to apply.

TdH NL aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also our high standard of values and principles to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct.

TdH NL in particular is committed to keeping children and vulnerable individuals safe and does not accept any form of (child) abuse. Every TdH NL employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy, part of our Code of Conduct. Child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment. By submitting your application you accept that TdH NL will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates. TdH NL participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

How to apply

Apply here.

Please upload your motivation letter and curriculum vitae clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position no later than 17:00 CET on 5th March 2023. For more information about this position, you can contact us at vacature@tdh.nl. The application process is expected to involve two formal interviews and an assignment, and check of recent professional references.

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