Programme Officer / Facilitator: Water / Climate Governance

The Hague Academy for Local Governance

The Hague, Netherlands 🇳🇱

We are currently looking for an energetic, communicative and well organised programme officer/facilitator to support the development and delivery of training programmes with a focus on multilevel water governance and climate resilience. 

About The Hague Academy

Are you passionate about strengthening good water governance and improving climate resilience and adaptation worldwide? Do you love facilitating knowledge exchange and organising training courses? Do you get energy from having a broad set of responsibilities, from supporting acquisition and (financial) management of projects, to organising and facilitating online and face-to-face training on various topics? Do you enjoy working in a learning organisation, that is constantly adapting to changing circumstances and feedback from clients, partners and colleagues in order to deliver cutting edge, high quality training courses?

If so, then The Hague Academy for Local Governance could be the place for you! We are a dynamic international training institute that aims to strengthen local democracy worldwide by organising training and knowledge exchange activities, both in The Netherlands and abroad. We support inclusive and participatory local governance processes in a wide variety of themes such as water management, economic development and peacebuilding. Our participants work for national and local governments and civil society organisations, as well as for development partners such as UNDP, GIZ and international NGOs.

About the job

As Programme Officer / Facilitator at The Hague Academy, you have three core tasks: 

1. Supporting the development and implementation of training courses

  • Providing logistical support to the programme managers in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the training courses.
  • Developing training materials.
  • Communicating with and providing information to course participants about logistics matters.
  • Preparing and facilitating sessions and/or field visits.

2. Supporting the acquisition of new assignments

  • Identifying opportunities for new training assignments and answering requests from potential clients;
  • Collecting and preparing relevant information such as CVs, reference documents, etc. for training proposals.
  • Supporting the drafting of project proposals.

3. Organisational development

  • Contribute to general organisational development tasks or working groups, in line with our multi-annual strategy.

About you

  • Master’s degree, preferably in the area of water (governance) and/or climate resilience.
  • 1 to 3 years of work experience, preferably in the field of water management and/or climate resilience. 
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English. A good command of Dutch and/or Arabic is an advantage.
  • Flexible and pro-active working attitude. Capable of working independently and under time pressure, with a drive to deliver high quality results.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills.
  • Strong intercultural sensitivity.
  • Able to contribute constructively and positively when working as part of a team.

About our offer

  • A dynamic work environment in a diverse team of motivated colleagues.
  • Salary between € 2.711,- and € 3.604,-, depending on experience.
  • End of year allowance of 4.6%.
  • 23 vacation days and 15 days ‘adv’-days (for reduction of working time).
  • Possibility to work from home.
  • Optional health insurance against attractive collective discount.
  • Pension with ABP.

Important information

  • The position is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. In order to be considered as a candidate for this role you need to be a resident of the European Union or have a valid permit to work in The Netherlands.
  • Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. The position will be filled as soon as a well-qualified person is identified. This vacancy will close on Sunday the 26th of February at 23.59 PM.
  • Preferred starting date is 1 May 2023.
  • The Hague Academy offers equal opportunities. All candidates will be treated equally during recruitment and selection procedures and no distinction will be made based on race, religion, belief, political affiliation, nationality, sexual orientation, sex, and marital status.






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