Institutional Funding and Compliance Lead – Interim

War Child International

We are looking for a temporary Institutional Funding and Compliance Lead who can assist our Institutional Funding and Grants Delivery Team the coming months. This can be on a short term employment contract or consultancy base.


The Institutional Funding and Compliance Lead is a critical role in ensuring the work of War Child Alliance (WCA) meets or exceeds established quality standards for grant acquisition and management, contributing to effective risk management across programmes and driving continuous success of the team, department and organization. The role requires a high level of initiative, innovation, leadership and problem-solving skills, and has both internal and external impact on the WCA’s operations and programming.

The role reports to the Global Head Institutional Funding and Grants Delivery, and coordinates and collaborates closely with other colleagues within Institutional Funding and Grants Delivery department, country and regional teams, Directors of global programmes and other relevant departments in the Fundraising members’ offices.

Your Challenge

  • Advising and supporting the organization in meeting and exceeding its institutional funding target
  • Drawing an annual plan for the team within the boundaries of the department’s defined policies and annual plan and using this to define concrete goals and targets for the team and oversee the efforts to achieve those goals and targets
  • Leading the development and roll out of the quality assurance framework including support mechanisms in collaboration with other IFGD colleagues, country and regional teams, Directors of global programmes and other relevant departments in the Fundraising members’ offices
  • Delivering professional insight to optimize donor funding, partnership development and cooperation, and increase the quality of WCA programming throughout the grant management cycle
  • Ensuring quality, technical and compliance support and advice is delivered by the Quality Assurance team
  • Monitoring the grants within the organisation on compliance issues and share across the WCA for learning and further development
  • Ensuring robust risk assessments are in place for all projects by providing advice on key processes and requirements
  • Coordinating the development of a learning path for the organisation and its local partners on grant management in collaboration with other IFGD colleagues, country and regional teams, Directors of global programmes and other relevant departments in the Fundraising members’ offices
  • Enhancing awareness within the WCA on grant management, particularly in regard to donor compliance knowledge of the WCA’s main donors
  • Maintaining and contributing to the internal and external networks related to grant management
  • Exploring opportunities for collaboration internally and externally with sister organisations, INGOs and knowledge institutions
  • Ensuring the team’s workforce possesses the appropriate manpower and qualities to realise the defined goals and targets
  • Supervising staff by reviewing the quality and volume of their work performances, and provide guidance, instruction, coaching and motivation where necessary.

Your Profile

  • Relevant academic or professional background in international law, management, development/international studies or related fields
  • Demonstrated grant management expertise and expertise in developing quality support frameworks
  • Demonstrated donor expertise (donor contracts and related regulations and procedures), at least the EU and one other large donor (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USAID, UNHCR, UNICEF)
  • Substantial experience in grant compliance or project management with institutional donors including the European Commission and at least one other large donor (USAID, DFID, SIDA, UNICEF)
  • Field experience in humanitarian or development work
  • Experience in team management
  • Advances Excel user
  • Good relation building skills, diplomatic skills and strong in building and maintaining networks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably one of the following languages: Dutch, French, Arabic and/or Spanish.

Our Offer

  • A consultancy agreement (terms to be defined at a later stage) – consultants must have the legal right to work


  • An employment contract with one of the offices where War Child is based
  • The following offer is based on a Dutch employment contract, actually conditions depend on the local office
  • Salary range from € 4180 – € 5197 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of relevant working experience).
  • An employment contact with War Child for 40 hours per week starting as soon as possible for a period of approximately 3-4 months, to be discussed during the interview stage
  • 28 vacation days on full time basis (consisting of 26 vacation days plus 2 additional fixed free days, based on 40 hours work week).
  • A pension scheme fully paid by War Child.
  • Compensation for travel and work from home costs.
  • Laptop to work from any location and monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25.
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses where relevant.
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

Our Organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by forwarding their CV and a short cover letter, in English, before 23 February 2024.

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By submitting your application you certify that all of the statements made in your application are true, complete, and correct and are made in good faith. You understand that falsifying, misrepresenting or intentionally withholding information will be grounds for rejection of your application or withdrawal of any offer of appointment or, if an appointment offer has been accepted, this will be ground for employment sanctions, such as, but not limited to, instant dismissal. In addition, you understand that you need to submit a Criminal Record Certificate and that, if you fail to submit it, no employment relationship can be established.

War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work. We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, gender and gender identity, race, colour, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc.

The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk this subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


• Only applications received via our website are processed.

• If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.

• It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.

Deadline: 23 Feb 2024

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