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Country Director Open Application

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Country Director Open Application

From22-10-2015 Locationna Hoursna Educationna

Country Director Open Application


“War Child Holland is looking for experienced Country Directors on a regular basis



You are an enthusiastic, energetic and have a passion for working with war affected children. You have  strong experience in one or more international non-governmental organizations (INGO). Preferably with a Child Rights organisation. You have experience in at least one of the regions where War Child Holland implements programmes: Middle-East, Africa, Sri Lanka and Colombia. You feel comfortable in a growing small-medium sized INGO. You speak fluent English and at least one of the following languages: French, Spanish and/ or Arabic. You may not be actively looking for a new position but open for a new challenge or you expect to start looking for one in the nearby future.   


Your profile

You have at least 8 years relevant experience in an international/ humanitarian context of which 5 years in a senior management position (e.g. as Representative or Country director). You have a relevant academic background e.g. psychology, pedagogy, community development, social sciences or international relations. You have experience in working with local partners and knowledge of psychosocial, protection and education programmes for children affected by conflict. You have proven experience in financial management (including management of multiple grants). You are diplomatic with strong problem solving and social skills. You are result oriented and stress-resilient, able to cope with deadlines and complex problems. You are a team player and able to work independently. You have affinity with War Child’s mandate. You have proven experience in growing the operations and funding of an organization.


The organisation

War Child Holland offers a challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team of people and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in The Netherlands. War Child Holland offers its international staff a fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits that includes housing, good insurances (including health, travel and disability) and opportunities to develop and learn professionally. Please visit our website www.warchildholland.org for more information on the organisation and the programmes.


For more inspiration check our mission statement film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt59hqnbUWc&list=UUpiJNCcRa7FkKu4EtIFCpJg&index=66


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