Vacature: Humanitarian Assistance Expert

Dorcas invests in sustainable change in the lives of people who are marginalised. In the event of poverty, exclusion, or a crisis, we create opportunities for them to flourish. This is how we follow Jesus Christ, and you can join us and make an impact in the lives of people in need!

Dorcas is active in Eastern Europe, Eastern Africa, and the Middle East. Local colleagues lead our 14 country offices. We invest in resilient communities in which everyone can participate. We help over one million people annually. When a disaster or a crisis occurs, we provide humanitarian assistance and support communities to rebuild themselves. At the same time, we invest in structural solutions for poverty and social exclusion.

Are you a humanitarian aid professional and do you want to support country teams designing, implementing, and managing emergency aid projects? We are currently recruiting an experienced

Humanitarian Assistance Expert

(Almere, 28- 36 hours a week)

Your job

As our new Humanitarian Assistance Expert, you become part of the Programme & Knowledge Support (P&KS) team that consists of 21 experts. Together we assess contexts and opportunities, attract resources, develop partnerships, design theories of change and develop and support integrated programmes, monitoring & evaluation. Within the P&KS department you work together with 6 other Humanitarian Assistance Experts. You report to the P&KS manager.

You are responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of humanitarian aid & recovery expertise, programme concepts and policies, and for writing related policy and guidance documents.
  • Providing support and technical advice to country office staff on humanitarian assistance & recovery approaches.
  • Leading the process of developing new, high-quality programme proposals for institutional donors such as ECHO, OCHA, BHA, and GAC.
  • Participating in the humanitarian aid team to support rapid responses and developing rapid response capacity and disaster preparedness of country offices and local partners.
  • Participating and contributing to multidisciplinary teams.

Your Profile

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree or higher, and experience working in humanitarian aid, preferably in a rapid response or conflict context.
  • Experience in (remote) project management and capacity strengthening.
  • Expertise in leading, developing and writing proposals for humanitarian aid donors, in cooperation with multiple partners.
  • Strong at taking initiative, flexible, and with a hands-on mentality.
  • Well-developed networking and problem-solving skills, interculturally sensitive, and able to prioritise, plan and organise.
  • Excellent command of English, both verbally and written.
  • As a Christian you fully agree with our mission, vision and core values ​​and you are willing to sign our code of conduct*.

What’s in it for you?

  • A salary ranging from €4,203,- to €4,791,- (based on a 36-hour work week).
  • 8% holiday allowance.
  • The opportunity to become part of a growing international faith-based NGO.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Good secondary employment conditions (including working partially from home, travel allowance and a non-contributory pension).
  • You will work in a dynamic, diverse, and informal work environment, with room for your input and creativity!


We look forward to receiving your application! Please send your cover letter and resume to David Karelse, recruiter, at For questions you can reach out to David by mail or at +31682568838. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The vacancy will be closed as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Early applications are encouraged!

A valid EU work permit is required.

* All Dorcas employees sign the Dorcas code of conduct and are obliged to adhere to it. The protection of the child has specific attention in our code of conduct. We hereby follow the PSEA guidelines (Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse). During the application process we can perform a background check, including references from former employers. You can find our code of conduct via downloads at

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