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Project Manager Change Program

For our head office in Amsterdam, HealthNet is looking for an experienced Project Manager to manage various organisational improvement projects.

About us
HealthNet builds healthy communities with people at the bottom end of globalisation. Our mission is to implement welfare and health initiatives that lead to social inclusion and improved health and wellbeing. Coming from a health care background, HealthNet found that improving health in extremely fragile situations requires a social – and not only medical – approach. HealthNet developed a way to identify agency and resources in fragile populations, and engages the whole community in a process of identifying local problems. Local change agents than apply the sometimes hidden local resources and start a community dynamic that reunites people, strengthens social bonds, and restores healing relationships. HealthNet does this successfully on the basis of cultural knowledge and therapeutic skills. HealthNet studies the efficacy and efficiency of its work and publishes the results of its approach in peer-reviewed journals. We currently implement projects in countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan, which are being supported by the head office in Amsterdam.

In May 2016 HealthNet embarked on a journey of change to upgrade the strategy, market positioning and operating model with the aim of transforming HealthNet into an “NGO of the Future”.  To reach this future state, a multi-year program is being put in place and executed against a program plan comprising multiple projects and work streams. This program is called ‘The Way Forward’.

About the job
In this position you report to the Executive Director. Your tasks include:

  • Manage the organisational change projects as defined in "The Way Forward" program plan (project charters include the following themes: Marketing & Communications, Funding, Structure and Research); 
  • Manage business systems projects including the selection, implementation and user acceptance of business systems (project management, monitoring & evaluation, customer relationship management systems); 
  • Improve, design and monitor implementation of the necessary processes to support the business (and new systems); 
  • Design and manage the quality management project (standard operating procedures vs. quality management system); 
  • Co-responsible for communication and awareness of "The Way Forward" project within the organization (HQ and field); 
  • Maintain relevant networks and participate in relevant discussions and developments. 

About you

You have/ are:  

  • University degree, preferably in a field related to business & change management; 
  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role as change manager of organizational change projects;  
  • Coaching experience, ability to motivate and enable others to improve their work;  
  • Knowledge, expertise and skills in the field of INGO’s; 
  • Experience with the implementation of a project management system; 
  • An eye for content and process / relationships; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • Strong analytical skills, quality-oriented and ability to convince others; 
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office 365 software (including project management tools); 
  • Strong presentation skills; 
  • Fluency in English. Preferably also Dutch and French.

We offer

  • An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and well-being of people living in fragile states. A highly diverse position in a small team where you can really make a difference; 
  • A dynamic, international, cultural diverse working environment (approximately 20 passionate colleagues in Amsterdam and another 1.500 colleagues in the project countries); 
  • The working hours are 32 hours per week; 
  • Contract duration of 6 months; 
  • Due to the nature of the work telework is not possible.

More information:

For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via or 020-6200005. For more information about HealthNet, please take a further look at our website.

How to apply: To apply, please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to: by February 27, 2017. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: PMTWF.

Only candidates with a work permit for the Netherlands will be considered.

Acquisition is not appreciated  

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