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We are looking for a Project Officer, fluent in English and Dutch, who will support the International Programme.

The Project Officer will be part of the International team in The Hague (The Netherlands) and will be expected to support multi-disciplinary project teams. The International Department consists of a team of professionals that combines action research, support to large-scale water and sanitation implementation programmes, knowledge management and lobby and advocacy to improve sanitation and hygiene service delivery. The Project Officer will support the Watershed programme, strengthen IRC's advocacy activities mainly in The Netherlands, support the monitoring of IRC and the development of training materials and tools.

Some of the responsibilities are:

  • Support the Watershed programme which focuses on capacity building of civil society organisations to hold governments accountable.
  • Work with partner organisations to facilitate and support advocacy initiatives and further expand IRC's network of strategic partners mainly in The Netherlands.
  • Support the monitoring team of IRC which is responsible for tracking the impact of IRC in countries and globally.
  • Support on-going and future acquisition efforts to further expand IRC's portfolio of sanitation and hygiene programmes.

Some of the requirements are:

  • Academic degree at a minimum master's level in relevant field. Background in Development Cooperation, International Relations, Public Health or Economics related field is a plus.
  • At least two years of relevant internships and professional experience in an international context. Field experience in Africa, Asia or Latin America is an asset.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Dutch (this is an absolute requirement for the position).
  • Solid research and analytical skills and able to communicate them to a non-expert audience.
  • Mature work practices, demonstrated sound judgement and the ability to respond positively to mentoring and directions.

The application deadline is 23 February 2018. The full details of the vacancy are available in our jobs section.

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