Humanitarian Aid Expert At European Management Solutions

Duty Station: Almere, Netherlands
Type of contract: One Year contract with extension

We are looking for an experienced Humanitarian Aid Expert, to work for an international, inspiring, and dynamic aid and development organization which strives for lasting change for those who live in poverty, are excluded, or are caught in a crisis. Together with hundreds of colleagues from the Netherlands and abroad and with tens of thousands of volunteers, they are committed to this mission every day.

The expert will be closely involved in humanitarian aid projects by leading, writing and developing project proposals for potential donors. The humanitarian aid professional will play an important role in the elaboration of organization’s policy documents by designing online tools and training. Depending on the pandemic situation progress, several travels per year to Middle East/ Africa are foreseen.

Key Responsibilities:

 Contribute to the development of humanitarian aid & recovery expertise, programme concepts and policies and write the relating policy and guidance documents

• Initiate, describe and/or facilitate best practices and innovative methods to support the organization’s humanitarian aid & recovery programme concepts.

• Provide support and technical advice to Country Offices in one or more intervention areas and/or in a number of specific and generic approaches related to the programme concepts for humanitarian aid & recovery.

• Contribute to the development of new, high-quality programme proposals for institutional donors in humanitarian aid & recovery.

• Participate in the humanitarian aid team to support a rapid response and in development of rapid response capacity and disaster preparedness at Country Offices and its local partners.

• Participate in the humanitarian aid team which has responsibility for monitoring the organization’s humanitarian aid contracts and for responding to developments in the sector.


• Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree or higher in the field of humanitarian aid.
• More than 5 years of experience working in humanitarian aid or international development cooperation and with the related institutional humanitarian aid donors;
• At least 2-5 years of experience in leading, developing and writing project proposals for humanitarian aid donors, sometimes in cooperation with multiple partners. Experience writing proposals to obtain funds from the Dutch Government, UN and EC is preferred;
• Experience of writing policy documents and developing and presenting tools and designing and delivering training;
• Strong written and oral skills in the English language, Dutch will be considered an asset;
• Excellent networking abilities and experience leading a (complex) cooperation of multiple partners;
• Proactive, flexible, focused on problem-solving, culturally sensitive and strong in planning and organizing and enjoy working within a diverse team;
• Good Christian who can fully agree with the organization’s mission, vision and core values.

Employment contract

28 – 32 hours per week, one year employment contract under Dutch law. Competitive remuneration and benefits package offered.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV to Due to a large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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