‘expert on compliance, keen to work on meeting or exceeding quality standards and donor requirements’

Your Challenge

The Programme Partnership and Grants (2PG) department contributes to War Child’s mission and ambitions set in the Global Strategy, by expanding War Child’s funding and partnership portfolio, providing expert  knowledge  and strengthening the capacity of the organisation in regards  to  programme  partnerships,  fundraising  and  donor  relations,  grant  management  and meeting  or exceeding internal & external minimum standards. The 2PG team consists of a range of donor, quality assurance, compliance, partnerships, bid management and proposal development specialists. The 2PG department has 4 teams: Foundations Account Management (FAM); Institutional Account Management (IAM); Quality Assurance (QA) and Partnerships & Programme Development (PPD).

As Team Leader Quality Assurance you are responsible for leading the Quality Assurance team, composed of Data Analyst. Learning & Development Specialist and Quality Assurance Officer. The main tasks of this team are to assure quality of grant management process through maintaining expertise on donor regulations and rules, conducting donor risk and opportunity assessments, establishing grant data quality and compliance support mechanisms​; optimize work processes through review of policies, procedures, guidelines, tools, methods and ensuring rational and efficient processes;

steer and support strategic fundraising efforts through monitoring and analysis of accurate and reliable data to inform management decisions; support learning and development through lessons learned from proposal submissions and reports evaluation, sharing knowledge about donors and donor requirements, roll-out and implementation support for 2PG policies, procedures and tools, learning webinars​.

Team Leader Quality Assurance is part of the Programme Partnership and Grants team and reports to the Manager of this department. Team Leader Quality Assurance collaborates closely with  country offices/regions, 2PG+ team, Directors of global programmes and other relevant departments in the European countries/offices. This role is stationed in our Amsterdam office (successful candidate needs to be eligible to work in the Netherlands).

Your responsibilities 

  • Advise and support the organization in meeting and exceeding its institutional donor funding target
  • Deliver professional services to optimize institutional donor funding, partnership development, cooperation and increase the quality of War Child Holland income
  • Strengthen the capacity of the organisation in grant management and compliance
  • Engage with relevant networks, partners and stakeholders
  • Lead Quality Assurance team.

Your Profile

  • University degree in international law, management, development/international studies or related fields
  • Field experience in humanitarian or development work
  • Work experience in the area of grant compliance with institutional donors with at minimum grant management experience in European Commission and one other large donor (USAID, DFID, SIDA, UNICEF)
  • Experience in team management
  • Experience in capacity strengthening and learning trajectories
  • Demonstrated donor expertise (donor contracts and related regulations and procedures), at least the EU and one other large donor (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USAID, UNHCR, UNICEF)
  • Knowledge and understanding of (institutional) donor networks
  • Knowledge of humanitarian aid or development work
  • Writing skills in English and preferably Dutch, French and/or Spanish
  • Good relation building skills, diplomatic skills and strong in building and maintaining networks
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and eye for detail
  • Willing and able to travel to War Child programming areas
  • Affinity with War Child’s mandate, values and mission
  • EU citizen/resident or in possession of Dutch working permit
  • Available 32-40 hours per week.

Our offer 

  • Salary range from € 535 – 4.664 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
  • 28 vacation days on full time basis (consisting of 26 vacation days plus 2 additional fixed free days, based on 40 hours work week)
  • A pension scheme fully paid by War Child
  • Reimbursement of your train costs (if you travel to work by train)
  • Laptop to work from any location and monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25,-
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses where relevant
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

Our Organisation

War Child is a dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused, and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child Holland offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace. 

How to Apply 

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by no later than 19 October 2021. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using the following hyperlink:


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War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work.  We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, gender and gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc. 

The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk this subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. 


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