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For our operations we are regularly looking for management staff in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. If you are interested in such a position, now or in the future, we would like to get in contact with you. At this moment we are specifically looking for a:

Consortium Manager Ukraine 
(stationed in Zaporizhia, with frequent travel within Ukraine) 
Employment: 1.0 FTE 
Duration: 14 months with possible renewal of contract |
Starting date: 1 January 2018

The Consortium Manager leads a humanitarian consortium  programme led by Dorcas (lead). The programme is funded by an Institutional donor and implemented with two other INGOs and various local partners. The consortium runs a multisectoral humanitarian programme (Food Security and Livelihoods, Non-Food Items, Cash and Protection) and works towards Grand Bargain commitments.  The Consortium Manager facilitates joint programming and the creation of added value leading to more efficient and effective delivery of humanitarian aid.

The Consortium Manager will be responsible for:

  • (Programme) Management:
    -Managing and monitoring  high quality implementation of the consortium programme;
    -Timely consolidation, analysis and submission of internal reports and reports to institutional donors according to their requirements;
    -Identifying joint programming opportunities and facilitate that;
    -Facilitating learning and innovation.
  • Finance and administration:
    -Analysis and  monitoring of expenses by the consortium partners;
    -Consolidation of financial consortium reports in conjunction with Dorcas finance department.
  • Networking and partnership building:
    -Facilitating common ground  and cooperation among consortium members;
    -Linking local partners to the consortium and facilitate cooperation;
    -Identifying new opportunities for consortium collaboration;
    -Representing the consortium at relevant (UN)  sector meetings;
    -Networking with relevant donors, government institutions and other stakeholders.
  • Strategy and programme development:
    -Design new consortium programmes and proposals for institutional donors;
    -Contribution to Dorcas programmes in line with Dorcas policies, Dorcas Annual Plan and with an eye on funding possibilities;
    -Developing new projects and proposals for institutional donors.

Job Requirements:

  • BSc or MA degree in Eastern European History/languages, International Relations or Humanitarian Action;
  • Minimum of 3 years international working experience, in particular in Eastern Europe;
  • Understanding of the political context of Ukraine is a benefit;
  • Work experience in the humanitarian sector and/or knowledge of humanitarian standards and Grand Bargain is desired;
  • Enjoys networking and is an excellent partnership builder;
  • Experience with institutional fundraising;
  • Experience in coordination within the humanitarian sector is an asset;
  • Eager to learn by doing;
  • Leadership skills, proactive attitude, flexible personality, sense of humour, strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluent command of English verbally and written;
  • Command of Russian or Ukrainian is an asset;
  • Ability to travel and to work in a cross-cultural environment.

We offer:

  • A suitable salary and good secondary employment conditions;
  • Become part of an international and dynamic team.

Send your English cover letter and CV on or before 1 December  2017 to Dorcas, Attn. Dave Leeflang, P.O. Box 12, 1619 ZG Andijk, the Netherlands, preferably by e-mail to:
Please mention clearly in the email subject and your cover letter that you are applying for the abovementioned position.

For questions about this vacancy, please contact Anton van Wijk at +31(0)228 595900 or by e-mail at or contact Dave Leeflang by e-mail Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Note that due to the urgency of fulfilling the position, candidates may be selected and approached prior to the closing date of 1 December 2017. Candidates will only be hired if the funding for the programme for 2018 is granted. An assessment can be part of the recruitment procedure.


For international transactions please use Dorcas' International Bank Account Number: NL04 RABO 0106 2500 00

How we work

Dorcas operates building the capacities of local partner organisations and funding their relief and development projects.

Our Programmes

Dorcas supports sustainable livelihoods, health, WASH, child development, social care and disaster response.