Institutional Donors Account Manager Humanitarian Aid

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 15 March 2020

capable networker with solid knowledge of grant and partnership management**

Your Challenge

War Child’s dedicated global Programme Partnership and Grants department (2PG) is responsible for programme partnerships, donor relations and institutional fundraising as well as quality assurance (for internal and external compliance). The 2PG department works towards reaching the organisation’s ambitions through effective engagement and partnership building with institutional donors and other partners whilst safeguarding compliance. Additionally the 2PG Team has a strong focus on strengthening the competencies and capacity of War Child’s country teams and teams in our Home Office to acquire the financial resources necessary to meet the set objectives. The department leads and coordinates the appropriate and successful account and grant management of external funds at country, regional and global level. The 2PG department consists of 4 teams: Foundations Account Management (FAM); Institutional donors Account Management (IAM); Quality Assurance (QA) and Business Development (BD).

As Institutional Donors Account Manager Humanitarian Aid you are a member of the Institutional donors Account Management team, composed of a number of Account Managers per donor group and Institutional Funding Officer. The main tasks of this team are maintaining and strengthening the relationship of War Child with these donors and related stakeholders, including networking organisations and other international agencies. Specific targets, numeric and content based, are set annually. **

As Institutional Donors Account Manager Humanitarian Aid you lead the overall engagement of War Child with various humanitarian donors. You report to the Team Leader IAM.

Your responsibilities

· Develop and strengthen a network of contacts with relevant representatives of donor agencies, (possible) partners and stakeholders associated with the donor portfolio

· Develop and lead the implementation of an institutional funding strategy, account and engagement plans for the donor portfolio

· Position War Child as a specialist networked organization within relevant donors

· Monitor, analyse and inform on the latest developments, trends, priorities and policies within relevant donor agencies

· Foster partnerships that contribute to the roll-out of War Child’s global strategy

· Actively participate in relevant internal and external working groups

· Represent War Child in relevant networks and external meetings with partners and stakeholders

· Advise and support War Child in meeting and exceeding its fundraising targets and advise on the development and implementation of fundraising strategies for the donor portfolio

· Provide strategic advice on specific opportunities and priority setting

· Pro-actively identify funding and policy-influencing opportunities and involve relevant colleagues, provide internal strategic advice and lead/support the roll-out as applicable

· Provide expert advice and support internal capacity-building effort regarding partnerships, proposal development and submission, grant management, reporting and contracts within the donor portfolio

· Support country offices and global programmes in strengthening their relationship with relevant in-country donor and partner representatives

· Implement fundraising activities, monitor and report on their progress and results

Your profile
· Academic background in Development/International Cooperation and/or Humanitarian Aid or equivalent

· Min. 5 years of experience in a similar position in an international organization

· Strong working knowledge, experience and track record of success with humanitarian donors, such as ECHO, OFDA, BPRM, EFSP, UNICEF, OCHA etc.

· Demonstrable experience of creating relationships and networks with the above humanitarian donors

· Proven experience of leading on an organization’s funding strategy for the above humanitarian donors

· Demonstrated experience of building the capacity of others on working with institutional donors, using a range of formal and informal methods

· The ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organization, and to spot and create opportunities to influence humanitarian donors and relevant agencies effectively and facilitate increasing access to funding for War Child’s programs

· Ability to analyze the donor environment and identify trends, anticipate changes, be comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways

· Ready to be held to account, and ability to hold others to account in a consistent and respectful manner

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and at least one of the following languages: French, · · · · Arabic and/or Spanish
· Good relation building skills, diplomatic skills and strong in building and maintaining networks
· Excellent facilitation and organisational skills
· Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

· Excellent organizational skills and eye for detail

· Customer orientated, enthusiastic and creative

· (Cultural and Organisational) sensitivity

· Result-oriented and determination

· Available for 40 hours per week

· Willing and able to travel to War Child programming areas**

· EU national or eligible to live and work in EU

Our offer

· Salary range from €3263 – €4221 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)

· 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days

· A contributory pension scheme fully paid by War Child

· One year contract to start with, followed by a permanent contract

· Monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25

· Possibility to follow training and/or courses and attend War Child’s events

· Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

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.

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