Senior Programme Officer, WV Netherlands

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Do you want to use your talents where the need is greatest and where you can achieve real sustainable improvement? Do you get energy from applying for, supporting and monitoring emergency relief and development programs?

Does supporting colleagues and overseeing the entire grant portfolio sounds appealling to you? In that case we are looking for you.

Your place with us

As a senior programme officer, you and the team manage a portfolio of emergency response and development programs. You also coach and mentor coach your colleagues in the International Programmes & Grants (IPG) team in the areas of grant management and grant acquisition. It is a challenging and demanding role in which you can put your skills to full use and really make a difference.

Working at World Vision means working for a social and reliable employer. World Vision Netherlands is part of the worldwide organization with over 35,000 employees. You have a heart for development work, and you find it important that the lives of vulnerable children can flourish.

What you will do

You’re an expert in acquiring and monitoring grants together with the colleagues of the IPG team. You will also contribute to the strategic priorities of the IPG team by developing donor strategies and you will visit our programs to monitor or support the local World Vision teams.

You will contribute to the development of partnerships. This means building new relationships and partnerships with NGOs, networks and governments, among others, and maintaining existing relationships and representing World Vision in meetings. Your knowledge and skills will be seen in:

  • Coaching colleagues on Grant Management and Grant Acquisition

  • Monitoring and acquisition of emergency and/or development programs

  • Maintaining relationships with institutional donors, especially ECHO, EU INTPA and the Dutch government

  • Improving grant management and acquisition processes, with a strong focus on donor compliance.

About You

Working at World Vision means committing to sustainable improvements for vulnerable children. As a senior program officer, you believe it is important to make a commitment to this. You have experience in monitoring and acquisition of emergency and/or development programs. You can work in a project and plan manner. You have an eye for detail and affinity with financial management of projects. Also, you have/are:

  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience and an HBO+ work and thinking level Able to work very independently, pragmatic and result-oriented.

  • You have excellent communication skills in Dutch and English, which enables you to build up a strong network (cross-culturally).

  • Proactive, a relationship builder and able to make connections.

  • Affinity with Grant Finance is an advantage.

  • Experience abroad is an advantage.

  • You endorse the vision and mission of World Vision and recognize yourself in the core capabilities of World Vision.

What we offer

  • A challenging job in which you can put your skills to full use and really make a difference

  • An informal and open work atmosphere. A group of enthusiastic, committed and skilled colleagues.

  • A competitive salary depending on your education and experience

  • The opportunity to develop as a professional in our growing organization

  • New modern office location within walking distance of Amersfoort Central Station and city center.

World Vision

  • Our foundation: Christian faith

  • Our impact: children's well-being

  • Our approach: self-reliant communities

We help the most vulnerable children, anywhere in the world, by providing them with clean water, proper nutrition, medical care, education and a safe living environment.

International (almost 100 countries)

70 years of experience

World Vision Netherlands has its own programs and raises revenue in the private market and from governments & institutions.


Then please send your motivation and CV to Daisy Tiemes, HR Advisor at [email protected] as soon as possible but no later than June 28.

For more information please contact Willianne van Slooten, Sr. Programme Officer at [email protected]

Applications are processed in order of receipt. The application consists of 2 interviews, a practical test and a reference examination.

Child and Adult Safeguarding Policy

The safety of children and (young) adults is very important to World Vision. World Vision therefore does not accept any form of abuse. Safeguarding is a part of our recruitment procedures. Performing background checks is also part of our recruitment procedures. Working for World Vision means you have to provide us a recent certificate of conduct and 2 references. The references must comply with the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. This means that there will be a background check into possible Safeguarding incidents at former employers. More information about the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme can be found here:

Acquisition in response to this job opening is not appreciated.