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DCR Knowledge Network Coordinator- Maternity Replacement

For our Head Office in Amsterdam we are looking for a pro-active and pragmatic Knowledge Network Coordinator with strong networking skills.

About us

HealthNet is a Dutch aid agency that works on health in areas disrupted by war or disasters. In these areas people are facing the immense task of rebuilding society while they suffer from poverty, diseases and the emotional consequences of conflict. We use ‘health’ as both a goal and means: the goal is to reach accessible health care for all. By working on that together with local communities we use ‘health’ as a means to bring people together and to restore mutual trust.

The DCR Knowledge Network

The Dutch Consortium for Rehabilitation (DCR) is a collaborative venture of four non-governmental organizations (ZOA, Save the Children, CARE and HealthNet TPO), currently implementing a 5-year programme financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The DCR programme is implemented in Burundi, DR Congo, Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda. The DCR is committed to knowledge networking in order to improve the program quality. The consortium’s Knowledge Network (KN) was established in September 2011 and currently consists of more than 140 persons. The KN is an action network intended to fine-tune DCR’s multi-sector intervention models, strengthen the capacity of local civil society actors, and empower local communities. The Knowledge Network is coordinated by HealthNet TPO Amsterdam, with 5-year funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For more information, please go to

In December 2015, the DCR programme will come to an end. In the final months of the programme, the Coordinator of the DCR Knowledge Network will focus on the consolidation of the DCR learning mechanisms, and will contribute to the documentation of (best) practices, and the dissemination of lessons learned to a wider community of practice and policy makers.

Your key accountabilities and responsibilities
Your main tasks will be: 

  • Provide technical advice on the analysis and reporting of (evaluation) research studies performed in the six DCR countries, in collaboration with the DCR M&E Coordinator and KN resource persons; 
  • Coordinate the development of a KN booklet to document KN (best) practices;
  • Support the implementation of Country Action Plans for collaboration with national knowledge institutes in the six DCR countries;
  • Organise and facilitate (part of) an international DCR closing event in November 2015, in collaboration with the other thematic working groups within the consortium and the overall consortium coordination unit;
  • Financial monitoring of the KN budget and final reporting to the donor in relation to the Learning Agenda of the Knowledge Network;
  • Chair the KN Working Group to discuss- and make decisions about KN closing strategies;
  • Coordinate the final reporting of the DCR knowledge network in close collaboration with the involved stakeholders;
  • Attend relevant DCR meetings in the Netherlands;
  • Organise and facilitate KN learning events (at MoFa, ASC Leiden);
  • Maintain an online platform to ensure the dissemination of research findings and newsletters.

 You can / have

  • Master’s degree in international development or other relevant field;
  • Working and research experience in developing countries or fragile states preferably in Africa;
  • Experience with long distance collaboration;
  • Familiar with education-, livelihoods-, and health related interventions in fragile states, as well as current trends in international development;
  • Experienced in the design, implementation and evaluation of research initiatives in relation to program implementation and able to coach researchers and project staff on this;
  • Excellent networking skills and ability to maintain  relationships with multiple stakeholders;
  • Excellent planning- and organisational skills; 
  • Presentation skills;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (reports, publications); 
  • Language proficiency: fluency in Dutch and English, good command of French.

We offer

  • An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to the consolidation of knowledge networking efforts in fragile states;
  • A dynamic, international, cultural diverse working environment;
  • A part-time position for 24-32 hours a week, starting on 15 August 2015 and ending on 31 March 2016;
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 2.600 based on a 40 hour work week (fulltime employment) and benefits (30 vacation days based on full time employment, premium free pension benefit).

How to apply

To apply please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to: by 20 July, 2015. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: DCR-KN Coordinator Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may conduct interview prior to the closing date.For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via or 020-6200005.

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