In this role you directly assist country teams and partner national societies in strengthening their financial sustainability with a holistic set of investment packages and support.
Financial sustainability is one of the three main thematic areas of Netherlands Red Cross strategy. Hence for the coming year, the unit is recruiting a new colleague.
Organisational and Financial Sustainability Advisor
40 p/w 12 months contract with extension possible depending on funding
(based in The Hague)
The Netherlands Red Cross’ international support for victims of disasters & conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards is implemented in partnership with the International Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement and with sister National Red Cross/ Red Crescent Societies in affected countries.
These sister national Red Cross/ Red Crescent societies operate in a challenging environment. Disasters, climate change and depletion of resources increase the demand for crisis response and preparedness and this demand is to a large extent financially dependent on international aid. At the same time the donor landscape changes the funding and income patterns for humanitarian assistance. The wide support for the Red Cross/ Red Crescent mission, strong brand and reputation, access to government, roots within local communities and international network creates a strong position for sister national societies to develop income generating activities within their own domestic environment, become more financially sustainable and therefore more relevant in their own domestic contexts.
Financial sustainability is one of the 3 main thematic areas of Netherlands Red Cross strategy. Financial sustainability falls within the domain of National Society Development. Its primary aim is to support through a team of experts and coaches, national Red Cross/ Red Crescent societies both within as outside bilateral partnerships of NLRC, to improve their financial sustainability. By becoming more financially sustainable, National Societies become more effective actors within their own domestic context, are able to reach more people and have greater impact in the long-term.
This is a new unit which currently consists of a head of unit, and two senior advisors. The current team developed a strategy, as well as operational concepts, analytical tools and support packages.
NLRC has defined in its strategy that next to offering its expertise, it wants to become a recognized center of excellence in the domain of Financial Sustainability and Workplace First Aid. Core to this strategy the coming two years, is the successful implementation of a Localization of Aid program, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For this program, a consortium with other Red Cross/ Red Crescent Partners is being established. You can play a crucial role in the implementation of this grant.
The NLRC and IFRC vision on Financial sustainability advocates an integrated approach of financial management and strategic analyses of financial data and planning, domestic resource mobilisation to cover core cost and services, locally sustained service development and leadership development.
Based upon this vision, an approach to assess and monitor the financial sustainability of national societies has been developed. In addition, diverse support packages are being developed and implemented with the different National Societies.
Place in the organisation
The advisor is part of the FSU team and reports to the Head of the Unit. He/she will work closely with the other team members, in particular with the senior advisor, who will be thematically leading on the topic.
The main goal is to facilitate the implementation of the financial sustainability investment packages, based upon the defined strategic approach and developed concepts and tools. . He/she coordinates the support available to senior managers of sister national Red Cross/ Red Crescent societies and their teams, through a combination of remote contact and in-country visits. He or she will be a focal point for the implementation of financial sustainability programs or projects.
- Manage the implementation of the localisation grant and possibly other financial sustainability trajectories
- Support and coach country teams in HQ and field and partner national societies in implementing the diversified packages of support for finance management, domestic resource mobilisation, branch development as well as leadership and governance
- Be the focal point for external consortium partners in the implementation of the program
- Monitor, report on, and evaluate investments made by NLRC and its consortium partners
- Work with the finance and fundraising departments and other colleagues within the organisation to broker relevant expertise where relevant
- Communicate results achieved in the domain of financial sustainability and business development in a systematic and comprehensive way internally within NLRC and externally to other national Red Cross/ Red Crescent societies and possible donors
Strategically strong, and able to conceptualize ideas fast
Analytically strong and able to present conclusions in a simple way
Devotion to quality
Client focused and capable of creating support and ownership
The Red Cross is looking for employees with talent and excellent competences for a position and is not guided by cultural background, physical limitations, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation or age.
- Academic degree or working level
- 3 to 7 years’ experience in organisational and/or business development
- Proven experience in project management and implementation
- Proven skills in written and oral communication (proposals, reports, external communication, presentations)
- Good understanding of strategic finance management and accounting, resource mobilisation, leadership development and coaching on overall organisational development
- Proven experience in supporting change programs within organizations
- Experience in working in international (African) contexts is an asset
- Fluid in English, French language skills are an advantage
- Experience in working with senior management and boards is an advantage
- Willing to travel 40 to 50% of your time (you are flexible in planning those trips)
A work and residence permit for the Netherlands is required
- A full time appointment (based on a 40-hour work week) for 1 year, with the possibility to extend
- A flexible and pleasant working environment where taking initiative and development are key
- Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development
- Salary indication based on scale 11 of the CAO, depending on education level and experience. (min. € 3.475,42 until max. € 4.571,42 gross per month on the basis of full time employment)
Our office is in the Hague, walking distance from the Laan van NOI station. Based on our re-work concept you work partly from home and partly from the office. We regularly meet colleagues on the work floor but also online via Teams to discuss cross functional issues and to stay connected to each other.
Please send your resume and motivation letter in English with reference to Shelly Jonker through the apply button, before 28 August 2022.
For more information about the position, you can contact Liebet van Gaever, unit manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An assessment and reference check will be part of the selection procedure.
For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please go to www.rodekruis.nl and NLRC on Facebook: Facebook.com/rodekruis and Twitter: Twitter.com/rodekruis
Acquisition for his vacancy will not be appreciated