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Humanitarian Aid Expert – Netherlands


“We fight for lasting change for those living in poverty, excluded or caught in crisis!” Together with hundreds of colleagues from the Netherlands and abroad and tens of thousands of volunteers, we are committed to this mission every day.

Are you a humanitarian aid professional and are you enthusiastic about designing program concepts, guidelines and online training (tools)? Do you want to get involved in humanitarian aid and recovery projects by leading and writing project proposals? We are currently recruiting an experienced person

Humanitarian aid specialist

(Almere, 32-40 hours per week)

Your job

As a new humanitarian aid expert, you are part of our Program & Knowledge Support (P&KS) team of 20 colleagues. Together we assess contexts and opportunities, attract resources, develop partnerships, design theories of change, support monitoring and evaluation, and develop integrated programs. In the P&KS team, you work closely with our 5 other humanitarian aid experts who form the humanitarian aid team. You report to the P&KS manager.

You are responsible for:

  • Contribute to the development of humanitarian and recovery expertise, program concepts and policies, and the drafting of related policy and guidance documents.
  • Initiate, describe and/or facilitate best practices and innovative methods to support Dorcas’ humanitarian aid and recovery program concepts.
  • Provide technical support and advice to country offices in one or more areas of intervention and/or in a number of specific and generic approaches linked to program concepts for humanitarian assistance and recovery.
  • Contribute to the development of new high quality program proposals for institutional donors in the area of ​​humanitarian assistance and recovery.
  • Participate in the Humanitarian Assistance Team to support rapid responses and develop rapid response capacity and disaster preparedness of country offices and local partners.
  • Participate in the monitoring of Dorcas’ humanitarian aid contracts and to respond to developments in the sector.
  • Contribute to multidisciplinary teams as an expert in humanitarian aid.

Your profile

Succeeding as a humanitarian aid expert means you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in the field of humanitarian assistance.
  • Experience working in humanitarian assistance or international development cooperation, preferably in a rapid response context.

Preferably experience with institutional donors of humanitarian aid.

  • Experience in drafting policy documents, developing and presenting tools, and designing and delivering training.
  • Knowledge and expertise in directing, developing and writing project proposals for humanitarian aid donors, sometimes in cooperation with multiple partners.
  • Excellent command of English and preferably Dutch, both spoken and written.
  • A hands-on mentality, networking skills and experience in leading (complex) multi-partner cooperation.
  • The following skills: taking initiative, flexibility, problem solving, cultural sensitivity, planning and organization.
  • As a Christian, you fully agree with our Mission, Vision and Core Values ​​and are willing to sign our Code of Conduct*.

What’s in it for you?

This challenging job offers you the opportunity to be part of a growing international NGO. You work together in a dynamic, diverse and informal work environment, with room for your feedback and ideas. You will receive a salary of €3,020.- to €4,272.- gross per month (on a full-time, 40-hour basis) and good secondary employment conditions, including a non-contributory pension scheme, working hours flexible and an attractive work from home policy.

How to register


We look forward to your inquiry! Send your cover letter and CV before July 18, 2022 to David Karelse, recruiter, [email protected] For any questions regarding the position, you can reach David on +31682568838 or the email address mentioned above.

Due to the urgency of filling this role, applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advertisement before the confirmed closing date when we receive enough applications.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to live and work in the Netherlands at the start date of the position.

* All Dorcas employees sign the Dorcas Code of Conduct and are bound by it. Child protection is given special attention in our code of conduct. We hereby follow the guidelines of the PSEA (Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse). During the application process, we may perform a background check, including references from previous employers. You can find our code of conduct via downloads at dorcas.nl/organisatie.