Organization: War Child International
Country: Colombia
Closing date: 09 Jan 2017


War Child Holland’s programme in Colombia

War Child Holland (WCH) has been working in Colombia since 2006 to improve children’s psychosocial well-being and strengthen their capacity to cope with the violence they experience. Together with parents and caregivers, teachers, and children themselves, we work to boost protection mechanisms and prevent the recruitment and use of children by armed groups. We also work with schools in the country to ensure that vulnerable children have a protective and safe learning environment. Psychosocial support, education and measures to boost children’s participation in local decision-making processes are frequently combined to ensure our interventions are as effective as possible.

Your challenge

· Ensure that the WCH Colombia programme is in line with WCH´s global mandate and the WCH Country Strategy;

· Liaise and coordinate with the WCH country office team and all local implementing partners to oversee the general quality of programme implementation in-country, guaranteeing WCH standards and processes;

· Built the capacity of local staff and local partners to safeguard sustainability of the programme;

· Technical/content advisor to the Country Director (CD) and a member of the Country Management Team (CMT);

· Delegated responsibility for the development of the programme and project proposals;

· You are mostly located at the country office in Bogotá with frequent travel to the different field locations, including high risk areas.



· University Degree in relevant social and/or management discipline.

· Excellent Spanish and English (oral and written).

· Good knowledge of at least one of the three WCH key technical areas: psychosocial support for children, child protection and/or education;

· Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative monitoring & evaluation tools;


· Knowledge of the Colombian context and Latin American context.



· Proven experience in NGO programme management;

· Proven experience in training and capacity building of staff.


· Experience with (post)conflict contexts.


· Ability to deliver advice in a clear, synthetic and well-structured way;

· Social and communicative skills for coaching and managing of staff;

· Excellent written skills for proposals and reporting;

· Ability to assess social/ political situations and to act in a diplomatic way in delicate situations;

· Coaching, capacity building and training skills;

· Analytical and problem solving skills.


· Affinity with War Child’s mandate;

· Creative thinking;

· Stress-resilient to be able to cope with deadlines and complex problems;

· Cultural and gender sensitive.

We offer

· A challenging job, within an inspiring and motivated team of people and the backup of a strong and professional organisation in Colombia.

· Colombia based local contract, with possibility of renewal. This contract includes all the legal benefits established by Colombian law and opportunities to develop and learn professionally.

· War Child beliefs in long-term relationship with staff with regard to career planning and multi-country/programme experience

This is a national position with national labour conditions. War Child Holland strives to build local capacity as much as possible.

Job Location: Colombia, Bogotá

Contract: Starting with a 1 year contract with the intention to prolong

Starting date: As soon as possible

Your team: The PDM manages the Colombia staff of the programme unit: “Programme Development”, advisors and consultants. Others as defined by the CD.

Essential functional relations: Country Director (CD), thematic coordinators, project Managers, Field Location Managers, “Programme Development” advisors, trainer(s) and field staff.

How to apply:

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and a letter of motivation before the 9th of
January 2017. Make sure to use the following hyperlink to apply:

Kindly mention where you found this vacancy. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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