Senior Resource Mobilisation Coordinator

Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis
Organisatie Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis
Datum 12 jan 2021
Vervaldatum 29 jan 2021
Aantal uren 36-40
Plaats Den Haag


We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and money. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.

The International Assistance department has opened a vacancy for a: Senior Resource Mobilisation Coordinator (The Hague, 36-40hours p/w). 

Purpose of the position
As the Senior Resource Mobilisation Coordinator your first objective is to secure, intensify and increase the collaboration with The Netherlands Red Cross’ (Institutional) Donors. You work closely with other teams at The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC), including technical advisors, country teams, fundraising teams, and the Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning team. You will support ‘field-based’ colleagues in strengthening their capacities to engage with donors and provide in-country support to proposal development when needed. This position is based in The Hague and operates from the Partnership and Resource Development & Programme Management (PRD&PM) Unit, with a direct report to the Unit Lead.

The Partnership and Resource Development & Programme Management Unit is a newly created unit and follows from a strategy review process of the International Assistance department that identified a number of opportunities and challenges to deliver on the strategy. This unit is a combination of the former programme management unit and the institutional donor engagement positions. As part of our strategy we require more emphasis on the development of institutional donor relations, development of new propositions, in partnership with Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners (‘Movement’) and external partners and ensuring institutional donor compliance performance. The PRD&PM unit will lead the relationship management with and brokering of external partners. The unit will work closely with the Market development & Fundraising department, the Finance department, the Public Affairs team as well as with the Princess Margaret Fund and other partners. To ensure the connection and links with our partners are as agile as possible, the management of programmes has a prominent role in this unit.
Together with other units (Disaster Response, Strategic and Programmatic Partnerships, Data, Strategy and Water, Advice & Innovation) programmes and projects are developed and implemented through bilateral and multilateral partnerships. Local needs are the starting point for everything we do and so is our way of working: as local as possible, as international as necessary.
The department operates a Standard Project Approach (SPA): the PRD&PM programme managers operate through field-based Project Managers that hierarchically report into the Partnership Units but on project progress and reporting directly liaise with the PRD&SM Programme Manager.

While NLRC has the ambition to be much more proactive in its fund raising, still much of the resource mobilisation is done in response to open or closed calls for proposals. Since the new NLRC international strategy brings more thematic and country focus, the shift towards an increased volume of proactive, self-formulated partnerships and opportunities will need to be made. Further to that, you will:

  • Coordinate Resource Mobilization for the NLRC international department;
  • Coordinate and prepare bids and co-write proposals;
  • Build the capacity of colleagues (HQ and in the field) on institutional donor liaison and proposal development;
  • Recruit and coordinate consultants for proposal writing activities;
  • Identify, keep track and organise the response to funding opportunities;
  • Connect with other members of the Red Cross movement (including for example other Red Cross national societies, IFRC and ICRC) to strategically access funding;
  • Contribute to institutional donor liaison strategy and planning;
  • Support the process of the country planning with funding annexes per country (for NLRC 10-12 countries where we have a relation with Red Cross or Red Crescent sister societies;
  • Ensure donor compliance in the implementation phase of the projects/programmes;
  • Coaching/Supervision of Institutional donor liaison officer.

Functie-eisen en profiel
Profile candidate/Qualifications
You have a work permit for The Netherlands and have a bachelor or university degree in relevant field (e.g. Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Business Administration, etc.) Skills and experience:

  • 5 years professional experience in institutional donor liaison (in particular Netherlands Government, but good experience with DG ECHO/DEVCO and other Bilateral Governments, UN (such as Country Based Pooled Funds), Development Banks, Climate funds or similar donors are considered an asset);
  • 5 years professional experience with multi-partner and multi-country programme proposal development;
  • Good knowledge of main trends and developments in humanitarian funding
  • Excellent coordination skills, with a focus on results and ability to meet deadlines;
  • Proven power to mobilize resources;
  • Excellent project leader to coordinate complex processes and partnerships;
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building in resource mobilization is an advantage;
  • Field based experience in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle-East and/or Asia context is an advantage (private sector or non-profit);
  • Fluent in Dutch, excellent command of the English language;
  • Command of French is an asset.

Ons aanbod

  • A full-time appointment (based on 36-40-hour work week) for 1 year, with the possibility of extension depending on availability of funds.
  • A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations.
  • Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development.
  • Remuneration: the salary scale level is set at 12 as mentioned in the CAO, depending on education level and experience. (min. € 3.789,97 until max. € 5.057,13 gross per month on the basis of full-time employment

Informeren en solliciteren
Please send your resume in English and letter of motivation with reference to Rob Vugs before 29 January 2021 using our online application tool via this link. For more information about the position, you can contact or An assessment can be part of the selection procedure. For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please go to NLRC on Facebook and Twitter

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