Office Manager


Beschrijving van de vacature

Are you passionate about contributing to change that matters and do you have knowledge of and broad experience in office management? Solidaridad offers you a challenging job in an international and inspiring setting where you have the opportunity to make a key contribution to the effective functioning of the international Solidaridad Network Secretariat.


The Solidaridad Network Secretariat is looking for an internationally oriented, hands-on office manager for 32 to 36 hours a week. 


We are looking for an experienced, professional, self-directed and native level English and Dutch speaking colleague with excellent secretarial, office managerial and intercultural and interpersonal skills. If you are an Office Manager by heart and by profession, flexible, hands-on and also capable of functioning well in unexpected or stressful situations, and if you feel at home in an international work environment, we look forward to welcoming you to our dynamic Network Secretariat team. The small team of around 15 staff is composed of the Executive Director of Solidaridad Network, the Director of Policy and Programmes, the Executive Assistant and several issue managers working to support the quality systems and policy innovation areas.


The Office Manager is responsible for a range of different secretarial, office management and other supporting tasks:



  • As we are a relatively small team, you will form the central entry point of the organization and as such answer incoming phone calls and (e)mail, and receive guests.


Secretarial support:

  • Organize & coordinate international meetings hosted in the Netherlands

  • Make travel arrangements and take care of visa applications

  • Schedule appointments, meetings and conference calls

  • Plan, prepare and take minutes of internal staff meetings (in English)

  • Liaise and communicate with Office Managers in the Regional Expertise Centres for network-related issues

  • Manage the archive (physical and digital) and file relevant documents


Office Management:

  • Ensure a pleasant and orderly office atmosphere

  • Ensure a safe work environment

  • Take care of inventory management and purchase office supplies and groceries

  • See to proper organization and functioning of the work environment and provide improvements where needed

  • Assist with HR, Account management and CRM

  • Liaise and communicate with Office Managers in the RECs for network-related or other specific issues

  • Relevant educational background, minimum HBO level

  • Relevant work experience in an international environment

  • Excellent at keeping oversight, problem solving, planning and organizing

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills in Dutch and English. Active knowledge of other languages relevant for the regions where Solidaridad is based is valued

  • Flexible team player with the ability to work independently and with limited supervision

  • Multi-tasker with the ability to prioritize and work under pressure

  • Strong work ethic and a high level of professional conduct

  • IT sensibility and skills: up–to-date skills with Google mail and Suite or similar cloud-based applications and the ability to (learn to) work with other programs and software systems

  • If other than Dutch nationality: working permit for the Netherlands

  • A competitive NGO salary (BBRA scale 9/10)

  • A premium-free pension

  • A highly dynamic international work environment

  • A small self-steering, motivated and enthusiastic team

  • The opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable global economy


Preferred start date: as soon as possible.

Interested? Send your CV and English motivation letter before 17 December 2018 to  mentioning “Office Manager” in the subject line. Job interviews will take place in the second and third week of January.

Acquisition is not appreciated

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