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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Programme Associate, Maternity Cover, Mama Cash, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Programme Associate - Maternity Cover

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Organization: Mama Cash
Mama Cash is looking for an interim Programme Associate for Asia and the Pacific, replacing our PA during her maternity and parental leave for an estimated period of 7months, starting 15 August.This position is 24 hours/week and based in Amsterdam.
Mama Cash aims to strengthen its grantmaking by hiring an interim Programme Associate for Asia and the pacific, to manage our relationships with our grantee-partners from countries in that region, by providing administrative, regional knowledge and language support to our Programmes staff as they make and manage grants.
The Programme Associate (PA) acts as the first and main point of contact for all of Mama Cash’s grantee-partners in Asia and the pacific. To do this, the PA carries out direct administrative and substantive grantmaking and programmatic support to several Programme Officers (PO). Specifically, the PA supports our POs as they build our networks, shape our portfolio of grantee-partners, and identify and develop our priorities in Asia and the pacific. The PA operates in a team with other PAs, under the direct supervision of a designated Programme Officer. The ideal candidate will have expertise in and experience with the region and with women’s rights and feminist groups, and strong administration and project management skills. Fluency in English is required, and an Asian language and working knowledge of a third language that Mama Cash works in is preferred.
  1. Grantmaking and Programmes
  • Serve as the main contact for current and potential grantee-partners including: responding to inquiries on the status of proposals, gathering additional information, and sending decline letters;
  • Support the due diligence process for making grants by ensuring grantee-partners submit on a timely basis the paperwork needed to make and manage their grants and updating and maintaining the accuracy of grantmaking information in the database;
  • Communicate with Mama Cash advisors to gather additional information on potential grant recipients;
  • Monitor and share information about grant and grantee-partner developments with Mama Cash, maintaining contacts with grantee-partners and signaling challenges and opportunities for Mama Cash’s programme work;
  • Contribute to the analysis of progress and final reports from grantee-partners as required;
  • Help identify grantee-partner support needs and provide support as needed to the PO in the grantee-partner support process including: field visits, translations, meetings, presentations;
  • Translate and/or coordinate the translation of proposals and programme related materials;
  • Provide support, as needed, to the Finance Team in processing contracts and payments;
  • Contribute to technical improvements for grantmaking processes and team infrastructure;
  • May provide some guidance and work closely on a daily basis with volunteers.Outreach/Communications
  • Proactively and reactively compile regional, thematic and grantee-partner-specific information, news and analysis for use by other teams within Mama Cash;
  • Support the Philanthropic Partnerships and Communications team to coordinate with grantee-partners for Mama Cash publications and events;
  • Support the PO in outreach events and in events sponsored by Mama Cash;
  • Participate in cross-functional work-teams and other teams as appropriate;
  • Support the PO in meeting with visitors and stakeholders seeking information about Mama Cash’s grantmaking;
  • Periodically represent Mama Cash alone or with a PO at events or meetings.
  • Familiarity with women’s rights in the region;
  • Familiarity with the economic, political, social and cultural trends in the region;
  • Knowledge of the region via previous work, study, or living experience;
  • Bilingual fluency in oral and written in English is required, and an Asian language and working knowledge of a third language that Mama Cash works in is preferred.;
  • Good working knowledge of geography;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Very organised and with strong administration skills including an attention to detail and ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation for diverse viewpoints and different communication styles in a politically and culturally diverse environment;
  • Able to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment, exhibiting flexibility;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop solid working relationships;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong skills in PC environment, and in using MS Office and database programmes.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or related field is strongly preferred (such as gender studies, anthropology, sociology or international development);
  • Minimum one or two years relevant work experience;
  • General non-profit exposure;
  • Experience in working in a diverse, team-oriented, and fast-paced environment.
How to apply:
Please send both a letter of motivation and CV (resume) in English, stating number 1607 to:
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