Project Coach

Datum 15 jan. 2020
Vervaldatum 29 jan. 2020
Aantal uren 36 uur
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 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 is currently in transition: we are implementing a uniform project-based way of working, and at the same time transferring project leadership roles from our Global Office to our offices in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. To support this transition, Cordaid is looking for a Project Coach (based in The Hague, or in our one of our country offices).

This new position in Cordaid is aiming to continuously improve project-based working in our Global Office and Country Offices. The success of Cordaid in fighting poverty is depending on our ability to implement our projects effectively and efficiently in always very challenging circumstances. The Project Coach embodies Cordaid’s core values of trust, collaboration, mutual accountability, and solution-orientation. Moreover, he or she must be assertive about adherence to project-based working principles as well as to Cordaid’s processes. Being both a coach and an educator, the incumbent possesses great interpersonal skills, teaching abilities, and the desire and agency to inspire and motivate.


  • Coach staff working in project -, or bid teams (project leaders, team members and project owners) with the aim of improving both their way of working and adherence to Cordaid’s quality standards;
  • Provide training programs for staff (both in the Global Office and Country Offices) working in project-, or bid teams;
  • Design and continuously improve project management training programs with attention to hard and soft skills;
  • Contribute to the adoption of the project-based working methodology throughout the organization, and foster an enabling organizational culture embracing Cordaid’s core values of trust, collaboration, mutual accountability, and solution-orientation.
  • Co-create positive change throughout the organization via pro-active interventions.

Functie-eisen en profiel
Who you are

  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant topic and have successfully completed training programs and courses in project management and related areas;
  • You have at least five years of experience in project -, or bid management in various settings and in various roles (not necessarily in the field of development aid);
  • You possess strong coaching and training skills;
  • You are passionate about open and transparent communication, organizational development, and coaching. Moreover, you never shy away from raising issues at all levels of seniority in an organization;
  • You have experience supporting teams to enhance performance, and work more effectively towards a common goal;
  • You are eager to build and maintain relationships with colleagues with a wide variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, based on trust and mutual respect;
  • You are fluent in English; French is an advantage;
  • You are willing to travel regularly and work in the Cordaid Country Offices in fragile and post-conflict countries, and you are able to deal with the stress that this might cause.

Ons aanbod
What we offer

  • a challenging position as part of a new team of nine coaches in a professional and impact driven organization with ample opportunity for personal and professional growth;
  • a dynamic role in which initiative is encouraged and expected;
  • a gross monthly salary between € 3,469 and € 5,015 based on a 36-hour working week, and depending on years of relevant experience;
  • a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year allowance of 8.3%;
  • a full-time position (36 hours) initially for one year, with the possibility of extension.

Informeren en solliciteren
Applications including a motivation letter and CV in English for the attention of Petra Keeris, HR Advisor, 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 Bas Beek, Manager Operational Excellence through Your application must be received 29 January 2020 at the latest. 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.