Assistant Country Director


Job Description: 

We are looking for a volunteer to assist the current Country Director (CD), with the possibility of taking over the position at a future time (this is dependent upon the candidate’s availability and performance on the job). You will work closely with the CD to oversee all staff members and their projects and/or assignments. You will oversee and help with recruiting new staff members and be present during (all) interviews with applicants. You will assist the CD to organize staff training and team-building exercises. You will help monitor all projects, receive project reports from project managers, and aid the CD in preparing a final report of UID’s activities and projects for the board on a monthly basis. Volunteering with us will give you an opportunity to utilize your skills to make a difference in communities. It will also aid you in sharpening your skills, learning new ones, and meeting people from different parts of the world. 



  • Generally responsible for assisting the Country Director in the management of UID's office in The Netherlands, helping oversee all staff members and their projects.

  • Recruit staff members

  • Manage the day to day running of the office organize staff training and team building exercises

  • Work with staff to fundraise and manage funds

  • Create new projects with the approval of the board, and oversee the implementation of already existing projects.

  • Represent UID in activities within and outside The Netherlands

  • Monitor projects, approve project reports of project leaders and assist the Country Director in preparing a final report of UID's activities and projects for the board on a monthly or 6-weekly period.

  • Oversee all other departments of UID besides the project management team.



  • Ability to think strategically

  • Ability to make excellent decisions 

  • Working well in a team and with a direct supervisor

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Great leadership skills

  • Ability to monitor a team and projects

  • Sufficient knowledge of G Suite (this is desirable, but not compulsory)

  • Ability to create reports neatly and completely

  • Working well under pressure and with deadlines

  • Critical thinking and problem solving

  • Excellent decision-making and leadership capabilities

  • Contract negotiation

  • Conflict resolution experience

  • Adaptability

  • Able to tolerate stress

  • We require two letters of recommendation sent directly by referee to email address

  • You will be provided with a template to request such letters.

  • If interested,  please send your CV and a short motivation letter (max. 500 words) to

All successful applicants will be required to commit  a minimum of 10 to 15 hours per week to volunteer.  Minimum period for volunteering is 6 months. Start date for this position is immediate. On occasion we can accept applicants who have lesser months to volunteer.