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      September 29,2021
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    Programme/Office Manager (Netherlands based)

    Earthwatch Europe is een NGO en onafhankelijk onderzoeksinstituut die zich inzet voor een duurzame samenleving.

    Wij doen dit door mensen mee naar buiten te nemen en te betrekken bij wetenschappelijk onderzoek, inspirerende activiteiten en duurzame oplossingen. Onze focus ligt op de transitie naar duurzame landbouw, het verbeteren van waterkwaliteit en vergroening en klimaatadaptatie in bebouwd gebied. Naast het hoofdkantoor in Oxford (Verenigd Koningkrijk) zijn we sinds kort met een klein team actief in Nederland. We zijn per direct op zoek naar een programma/office manager om ons team te versterken, onze Engelse processen voor Nederland aan te passen en onze eerste Nederlandse projecten te ondersteunen.

    Earthwatch is recruiting a Programme/Office Manager to support our work in the Netherlands. This is an exciting new role that will be pivotal in establishing, delivering and growing our activities in the Netherlands. The role is offered as a part-time, one year fixed term contract, which we are hoping to expand and extend, contingent on sufficient growth of the project portfolio. Earthwatch started its presence in the Netherlands in 2020 and now has a small team of part-time staff in the country working on a small but growing portfolio of projects.

    The ideal candidate is pro-active and practical - ensuring delivery of activities to a high standard – as well as an excellent relationship manager, able to understand the needs of different stakeholders. You have experience of organising a (virtual) office and managing effective teams to deliver results, demonstrating collaborative working across different teams, regions and functions. You are able to set and communicate priorities effectively and deliver project objectives to time and budget. You can effectively translate messages and processes between regions and create the processes and templates that underpin efficient project delivery.


    Role Purpose:

    To support the set-up of the Dutch Earthwatch office and to manage and deliver Dutch partnerships and projects to time, budget and required mission standard.

    Key Deliverables

    • Manage partnerships, programmes and projects to deliver Earthwatch and funder ambitions and objectives
    • Manage all activities for assigned programmes, planning ahead and adapting to emerging situations
    • Manage a cross-departmental team, ensure that all team members have the right skills and resources to deliver
    • Manage internal and external relationships (e.g. funders/delivery partners) relating to programmes
    • Ensure that all programme delivery aligns with Earthwatch organisational mission and business plans
    • Ensure that all programme delivery complies with Earthwatch global standards and protocols including with regards to risk and safety
    • Monitoring of programme outcomes and impact, and completion of reports according to agreed timeline
    • Manage the programme budgets in line with Earthwatch financial processes
    • Coordinate project and programme media appearances and communications (in Dutch) with support from the UK-based communications team and (Dutch) science team
    • Identify and support the development of new opportunities for Earthwatch arising through strong programme delivery. This could include writing proposals, building budgets, attending meetings with new prospects and liaising with colleagues to reach new opportunities
    • Support the set-up and growth of the Dutch office, incl administrative support and development and documentation of internal processes and templates, based on existing processes in the UK and in line with legal and practical requirements
    • Contribute to and actively participate in the international Programmes and Partnerships team
    • Supporting other organisational priorities as required, including UK-related work

    The above list of job deliverables is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post

    For the full job description, and personal spec, and also to apply, please visit our jobs pages:

    Location: Netherlands, home-based, with frequent travel in the Netherlands (especially Utrecht, Nijmegen, Den Bosch) and occasional international travel

    Contract: 1 year fixed-term contract, options to extend at the end of the contract may be available

    Hours: 16h per week (0.45FTE) (over 2-4 days), potential to increase hours over time, flexible options available

    Salary: €2,690 - €2,970 gross, per month FTE (35 hours) depending on skills and experience (+ additional 8% holiday allowance paid monthly)

    Deadline for application: 11 October 2021

    Interviews: end of October 2021 TBC

    Due to Covid19, our employees are currently working remotely where they can, however all individual circumstances will be considered.

    Application deadline: 11/10/2021

    Job Type: Part-time

    Salary: €2,690.00 - €2,970.00 per month

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