About Stichting IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation vision is a better everyday life for the many people. We believe the two greatest threats to the future of children are climate change and poverty. We believe it is possible to help families to afford a better life while also protecting the planet. It’s our mission to improve the lives of vulnerable children by enabling their families to create sustainable livelihoods, and fight and cope with climate change.

The IKEA Foundation is funded by INGKA Foundation, owner of the Ingka Group of companies. The IKEA Foundation is independent from the retail business with a sole focus on creating brighter lives on a liveable planet through philanthropy and grantmaking. Learn more at www.ikeafoundation.org.

We are looking for an Interim Business Analyst to strengthen our team.


The Business Analyst analyses and reports data to identify emerging trends, issues and areas that need improvement in relation to the Foundation’s activities, as well as to provide insights to managers and co-workers to improve decision making and adjustments. As a result, stakeholders can better address business needs and optimise the overall business operations.

As Interim Business Analyst, you will be part of a small but enthusiastic team of people that is committed to make a difference. You will report to the Chief Operating Officer, and work closely in collaboration with key staff in the Programme Team and Operations Team. The position is 38 hours, based at the Foundation’s office in Leiden, the Netherlands. The initial offer of the interim position is for one year.


  • Responsible for the internal reporting process for the foundation. Design, develop and maintain routine reports and visualizations including but not limited to: monthly grant report for the Management, financial summaries for the Grant Approval Committee and the Board. Produce smart reports and visualizations of operational data, turning it into clear and meaningful information that informs and guides internal planning and operations. Recommend meaningful operational KPIs or other metrics
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for data, visualization, and/or reports from internal and external stakeholders
  • Support the publication and/or sharing of Foundation’s grant-making data in line with the Foundation’s Transparency Policy
  • Improve the Foundation’s existing internal reporting practice, including the development of an automated reporting practice
  • Identify data integrity issues and recommend possible solutions to ensure that data is accurate, reliable, and consistent
  • Support the operations team in embedding best practices for managing knowledge, information, records, and archives
  • Represent the IKEA Foundation in the network of European Foundations, to identify and share best practices with peers


You have:

  • A Master degree in business analytics or a related field
  • 5 – 8 years of experience in business analysis
  • Passion for data and a mathematical / statistical mindset
  • Shrewd awareness and feeling for data: the ability to understand, anticipate, and tailor respond to the stakeholders’ information needs in the best possible form
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Advanced skills in data analytic and visualization tools, specifically Power Bi and Microsoft Excel
  • Fluent with Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher
  • Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Fluent in English, oral and written

You are:

  • Motivated by living and sharing the values of IKEA Foundation
  • A collaborative, team player that is committed to supporting others’ successes
  • A self-starter who takes initiatives and oriented on solving problems
  • Detail oriented and capable of delivering a high-level of accuracy
  • Flexible and pragmatic and willing to adapt to achieve results
  • Analytical and able to understand the business and transform data into insights for decision making and learning
  • Able to translate complex data into easy-to-understand information for different stakeholders
  • Able to communicate in a simple, straightforward and inclusive manner

A pre-employment screening as well as an online assessment will be part of the application process.

What we offer

We offer a dynamic working environment amongst co-workers from different nationalities. Amongst these nationalities, we share a single culture and set of values. You will be able to contribute to constantly improving the grant-making experience at the IKEA Foundation. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to work with innovative solutions and you will be challenged to come up with ideas for improvements in all areas. The better we can support our co-workers and partners, the more time and energy they can spend on the causes that we support!

How to apply

The recruitment for this vacancy is performed by Charity Works. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV, in English, to theo@charityworks.nl. Please submit your application as soon as possible but no later than 10th of April 2021.

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