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Project manager for our Africa committee

4–8 hrs/wk
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
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The Melania Foundation is looking for a project manager to strengthen the Africa project committee.

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Melania Development Cooperation Foundation is looking for:


(voluntary) project responsible project committee Africa


The Melania Foundation is looking for a project manager to strengthen the Africa project committee. Do you want to support female entrepreneurs in Africa? Do you want to become part of an informal volunteer organization, in full growth and development and do you bring a local network from Africa or do you have a special interest in this, then we would like to get in touch with you!


About Melania

The Melania Development Cooperation Foundation supports groups of women in Africa, Asia and Latin America with starting capital to set up their own business and to acquire their own position in society. The foundation consists of volunteers and is based on the strength and initiative of women. She uses the profession, experience and time of her employees to seek connections and to draw attention to the position of women worldwide. In 2021 Melania will be 100 years old. Melania's approximately 35 volunteers work together in three project committees, fund-raising and communication committees and the board. With a wide variety of backgrounds and ages, many women and also some men. Our drive is to support own initiatives of strong women in developing countries.


About project committees

Melania's project committees consist of a project coordinator and 6-8 project managers. Together with the other Africa committee members, you share the responsibility for finding, assessing, evaluating and monitoring project applications from Africa.


What are you going to do specifically?

• You are responsible for an adequate handling of the projects in your portfolio from the African continent. This means that you:

✔ From application to final evaluation, maintain contact with and be the point of contact for the counterpart in Africa

✔ Possibly ask additional questions for approval

✔ Set in motion and check whether the finances are coming in properly

✔ Request reports – interim, final and financial statements in a timely manner

• You monitor the implementation of the projects

• You ensure proper administration of the projects in SharePoint, the joint administration system.

• You regularly coordinate with the coordinator of the project committee

• You ensure a first translation of your projects into a text for fundraising and communication (website, social media, annual report, newsletters)

• You participate in committee meetings (9 times a year) and central meetings (2 times a year) and the Melania Day.

• You are involved with Melania as an organization and you actively participate in the further development of Melania


What are you bringing?

● Knowledge and experience in international/development cooperation and gender equality and project assessment.

(knowledge of an African or French language is an advantage).

● A substantiated personal motivation for 'Why Melania'?

● A flexible attitude and team spirit

● Initiative and independent task responsibility

● Intention to commit for at least 1 year, preferably longer

● Available time of approximately 4-6 hours per week, largely flexible to plan

● Willingness to volunteer your knowledge and experience for Melania

● Having your own network with local contacts in Africa is an advantage

● Enthusiasm to inspire and mobilize your own network in the Netherlands for Melania

We offer you

● A responsible role within a versatile organization

● An inspiring internationally connected environment

● Opportunity to make a difference to women in developing countries

● Room for personal development

● The chance to (further) develop your talents

● A network of passionate people with the same interests

● A travel and expense allowance


Got excited?

Send your CV and motivation to [email protected] no later than 20 December.

For more substantive information, please contact Marjo van Son, [email protected]; coordinator project committee Africa.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

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About Stichting Melania

Melania sees a crucial role for women in global development processes. Training and investing in women has a positive effect on poverty reduction and economic growth; if you invest in a woman, you invest in an entire community. Melania strives to empower women economically; in this way we initiate sustainable development and initiate an inclusive society in which women's rights are respected. From an independent economic position, women can determine the direction of their lives and participate fully in society.

Melania is committed to gender equality and to improving the economic position of (underprivileged) women in Asia, Africa and Latin America, so that they can build an independent life. We do this by financing small-scale income-generating projects, from a transparent and effective organization with committed and expert employees. Here in the Netherlands we are building a community of socially involved women who donate money to realize the projects.
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