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 grant making.

The IKEA Foundation is seeking a Program Manager to help implement the newly formed strategy for our Refugee Livelihood portfolio which aims to identify innovative approaches to supporting refugees to achieve sustainable, dignified livelihoods for themselves and their families. The Programme Manager is responsible for funding (grants) and monitoring initiatives within the Refugee Livelihood portfolio. The Programme Manager, in collaboration with the broader programme team, executes and manages funding opportunities in line with our organizational strategy. The aim is to spend available funding as responsibly and effectively as possible, with maximum impact and learning, and to contribute optimally to the mission and vision of the IKEA Foundation.

We are seeking an individual with proven project management experience and experience in refugee livelihoods as a donor or in the design and delivery of on-the-ground programming in Africa. In addition, experience in one or more of the following humanitarian and/or development sector areas is required; Market-based livelihoods development; Agricultural or other forms of rural development; micro and small business development; financial inclusion and/or financial service innovation. Most importantly, the successful individual will demonstrate a strong commitment to the vision, mission and values of the IKEA Foundation.

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 4993. The closing date for applications is Friday 16th April.

By joining the IKEA Foundation, you will join a global team that values diversity and creativity. You will be helping to improve opportunities for children in developing countries to create a better future for themselves and their families.

This full-time (38 hours) position will be based in Leiden, The Netherlands, and the salary will be competitive with market rate.

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