Project Manager | The Hague / The Netherlands | Full time

By 2030, 150 million people are able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems. Do you want to join us on our mission?

HiiL, a social enterprise that works to enhance access to justice through innovation, is looking for a Project Manager based in The Hague.

As an internationally operating Project Manager, you will develop, co-lead and implement the HiiL projects, in working with HiiL’s Programme Directors and Practices Groups (Justice Research, Justice Transformation and Justice Innovation), in order to achieve the project goals agreed with specific funders which contribute to HiiL’s Mission.

Do you have a broad and flexible toolkit of techniques, resolving complex, interdependent activities into tasks and subtasks that are documented, monitored and controlled? Can you shift readily between the "big picture" and the small-but-crucial details?  Do you enjoy work under pressure and are you comfortable with change and complexity in a very dynamic international environment? And are you familiar with the public sector and social innovation? If your answer to these questions is "yes"- then we are searching for you.

The position:

  • Develops the project plan with the Programme Director, and assesses the content with Business Development department, the donor/client and the leads of the different HiiL Practices and presents the project plan for approval by the donor/client
  • Realizes the project, within budget, conform project plan and donor contract, in a cost effective and efficient manner
  • Supports in staffing and financial resourcing of the project, both in terms of quality and quantity
  • Manages the project team operationally, motivates, inspires, assigns tasks, gives instructions and involves relevant stakeholders
  • Manages the deliverables of the various team members
  • Pro-actively mitigates risks and change requests in order to be administratively compliant
  • Provides timely and quality reporting to management and donors
  • Adjusts or expands the budget and related activities when needed
  • Ensures the delivery of knowledge materials
  • Secures coherence with HiiL’s mission, the different Practices and between other projects

What we look for in our new colleague:

  • 6+ years of proven work experience as a project manager in teams with international professionals
  • Project Management Certification would be an asset
  • Experience in drafting budgets, using spreadsheet software (Excel, Google Sheets) and strong numeric skills
  • Experience with project management software
  • Can inspire and motivate project team staff 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proactive and hands-on
  • Problem solving mindset and ability to work under pressure
  • Experience with different (European-based) donors
  • The ability to communicate with people from all levels 
  • Strong leadership and team building skills as well as a high level of ethics and integrity
  • Excellent English and Dutch is a must, and a good understanding of French is an asset
  • Preferably experience in a non-profit environment; experience working with projects based abroad
  • Flexibility, ability and willingness to travel frequently to the areas where HiiL works, including potentially insecure environments.

We offer you:

  • An organisational culture where motivation prevails; the work that we do is meaningful and contributes to changing people’s lives
  • An environment that is bound to further improve your professional skills

What else:

  • Starting date: 1 September 2021
  • We offer a full time position for an initial period of 6 months with the aim of building a long-term work relationship
  • Holding EU-citizenship or NL working permit.
  • A monthly salary for a full-time working week between € 3.200,- / € 5.000,- based on relevant experience. 
  • You will become part of a dynamic and international team of 70+ professionals.
  • Being creative, courageous and collaborative are at the heart of our organisation so that needs to appeal to you and fit you.

Are you the talented Project Manager we need? Please apply and send us your CV and a short motivation letter latest on 20 June 2021. Please note that we are recruiting on a rolling basis and will try to fill this position asap.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are encouraged to apply for this position. 

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks. By submitting your application you accept that HiiL will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates.

Will you join us?
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and send us your CV and a short motivation letter.