Grant Management Specialist x 3

War Child
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Full time Staff

“Result oriented, service minded and a networker with experience in relations management and fundraising with institutional donors”

We are looking for 3 Grant Management Specialists for the following portfolios: Research & Development, Global Programmes, Middle East region, Latin America region and South Asia region. The final division will depend on expertise, experience and interest of selected candidates.

As Grant Management Specialist you are responsible for networking and relationship building with potential and current donors and partners, identifying grant opportunities, providing pro-active support to relevant teams in proposal development, grant compliance and liaison at the Amsterdam office. Additionally you manage one or more donor accounts. You act as a focal point for specialist knowledge of these accounts, position War Child, increase funding from these donors and identify opportunities to influence decision-making and funding priorities.

The Grant Management Specialist is part of the Programme Partnerships and Grants Department and reports to the department's Manager.

Your challenge

* Identify the priorities and needs for fundraising and partnerships

* Establish, build up and maintain a network of contacts and partnership relations

* Develop a network with potential donors: initiate, build and maintain structural relationship with these (acting as account manager for a number of accounts)

* Visit or receive relations, evaluates partnerships, signal points for extension or improvement of the cooperation and realize these

* Ensure the relevant information flow between relations within own portfolio/accounts and War Child with regards to new projects, ambitions, donor requests, upcoming funding, advocacy and partnership opportunities as well as new trends within the humanitarian and development sector

* Represent the organisation in various internal and external meetings

* Develop specific strategies for the accounts within portfolio and translate those into acquisition plans for own portfolio aligning them with internal stakeholders

* Income growth: advise and support the organisation in meeting and exceeding its donor funding target and pro-actively identify grant (funding) opportunities, initiate and support the development of grant proposals

* Facilitate the review and approval process of donor and partner contracts, proposals and reports

* Support competency building to relevant War Child departments, country and regional offices and partners, on donor requirements, project applications and project management (including compliance)

Your profile

* Relevant academic background (e.g., Development/International Cooperation and/or Communication and Marketing)

* Minimum 3 years of work experience in the area of fundraising (account management and acquisition) with institutional donors with at least grant management experience in European Commission and one other large donor (USAID, DFID, SIDA, UNICEF)

* Minimum 3 years of working experience in the area of international development and/or humanitarian aid, preferable in one of the portfolio’s

* Experience in writing concept notes and grant proposals

* Demonstrated donor expertise and understanding of (institutional) donor networks

* Good knowledge of current development and trends in the international cooperation sector

* Excellent verbal and written communication expression skills in English and one of the following languages: Dutch, French, Arabic and/or Spanish (also depending on portfolio).

* Excellent presentation skills

* Strong relation building skills, affinity with building and maintaining networks, diplomacy skills

* Flexibility and (cultural and organisational) sensitivity

* Result-oriented attitude and determination

* Cost aware and stress resistant

* Willing and able to travel to War Child programming areas

* Available for 32-40 hours per week.

* EU national or eligible to live and work in EU.

The organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. 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 offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by no later than 31 March 2019. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and to fill in our online questionnaire by using following hyperlink:

The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.


• Only applications received via our website are processed.

• If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.

• It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain live.

Closing date: 
31st March 2019