Ambtelijk Secretaris/Secretary to the Works Council

Datum 31 jul. 2020
Vervaldatum 10 aug. 2020
Aantal uren 18-24
Plaats Den Haag
Betaald Ja
Organisatie Stichting Cordaid

Cordaid works to end poverty and exclusion. We do this in the world’s most fragile and conflict-affected areas. We engage communities to rebuild trust and resilience and increase people’s self-reliance. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion divide societies, we connect people and communities. Cordaid is one of the leading Civil Society Organizations in the Netherlands, working in fragile contexts on Health, Resilience, Private Sector Development, Humanitarian Aid and Security & Justice. Cordaid has over 500 staff, working at the Global Office in the Netherlands and in offices across the most fragile countries in the world. Within Cordaid we work on the basis of trust, accountability, cooperation and solution orientation. Cordaid has an active Works Council (Ondernemingsraad) representing 7 members from various parts of the organization. Due to the departure of the current Secretary, the Works Council is looking for a: Ambtelijk Secretaris/Secretary to the Works Council (18-24 hours p/w).

What you do

  • The function content is partly advisory, partly policy making and partly organizational/secretarial, including:
  • Monitoring compliance with procedures and agreements;
  • Testing the advisory and consent requests against the Works Councils Act;
  • Advising and monitoring consent and advice processes;
  • Developing advice, consent and initiative proposals from the Works Council;
  • Planning, organising and preparing (consultation) meetings, taking notes and drafting/elaborating minutes;
  • Carrying out administrative work, including (online) archiving;
  • Taking care of the communication with the staff.

Functie-eisen en profiel
Who you are

  • You have an education at (minimal) bachelor level, supplemented by a vocational training of secretary to the Works Council;
  • You have relevant and professional knowledge of laws and regulations in the field of participation;
  • You have knowledge of organizational and policy developments;
  • You have knowledge of reorganisations and/or change processes
  • Working experience in a non-profit organization is an advantage;
  • You have good verbal and written communication skills;
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch, both orally and in writing;
  • You are able to work in a team and independently;
  • You can maintain an overview in a dynamic environment;
  • You are solution-oriented and pragmatic.
  • Affinity with development collaboration and humanitarian aid is considered as an advantage.

Ons aanbod
What we offer

  • A responsible position in a professional organization;
  • A varied position in which pro-activity is encouraged;
  • A global organization with a focus on social entrepreneurship;
  • Good working conditions;
  • A gross monthly salary of € 2,416 and € 3,680, based on a 36-hour week, depending on years of relevant experience;
  • A position for 1 year with the possibility of extension, starting as soon as possible.

Informeren en solliciteren
More information. Applications including a motivation letter and CV in English for the attention of Jan Kees den Bakker, Manager HR, including the contact details of references at the last two employers can be uploaded through our website. For information on the content of the advertised position you may contact the chair of the Works Council Greet Robbe through Your application must be received 10 August 2020 at the latest. Cordaid is fully committed to a safe working environment and the highest integrity standards. To read more on our commitment to Integrity, click here. An integrity screening will be part of this application procedure. An assessment and / or a presentation of a “case study” can be part of the selection procedure. For more information about Cordaid, please visit our website:

Acquisition regarding this vacancy is not appreciated.