International NGO Safety Organisation
National vacancy

Administration Manager – HQ

Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Deadline: 17 February 2023
This postion is closed
Required: Fluency in English

Organisation Background

Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international NGO that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services, including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.

INSO provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs operating in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries.

INSO is registered in the Netherlands with its headquarters based in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice.


Job Summary:


INSO is looking for an experienced, pro-active and well-organised Administration Manager to start as soon as possible with the team at our Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.


Reporting to INSO’s Director of Operational Support, you will be responsible for the successful delivery of all Operations functions within our Netherlands headquarters in the centre of The Hague.


You will be responsible for the management of facilities, utilities and office contracts, procurement processes for the HQ location, general administration, ensuring the effective provision of support services and compliance with INSO’s and donor’s regulations and effective maintenance and management of its assets (including third-party contractors and support staff).



Major Responsibilities:


Facilities and Asset Management


  • Lead and manage the entire scope of facilities management tasks for INSO HQ;
  • Responsible for all headquarters’ leases and contracts with suppliers.
  • Front of house office presence including meeting visitors and post handling.
  • Establish and maintain a central asset register for INSO HQ and ensure full implementation of and compliance with all asset management regulations.
  • Responsible for health and safety compliance in the HQ.


Legal and Compliance


  • Ensure all necessary legal and regulatory documents are filed in a timely manner on behalf of INSO with the Dutch authorities.
  • Liaise with our immigration services provider in obtaining and renewing visas, work permits and residencies as required on behalf of INSO HQ staff.
  • Monitor supplier performance and advise the Director of Operational Support of any deviation from agreed Service Level Agreements;
  • Create and maintain a register of Dutch professional advisors;
  • Ensure compliance with Dutch legislation and INSO’s relevant policies at the HQ.


Procurement and Logistics


  • Responsible for procurement, preferred supplier list and service level agreements with office supplies, office machinery, courier services, kitchen supplies, cleaning, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with all procurement and logistics regulations.
  • Manage and maintain contractual agreements and relationships with vendors/contractors and all service providers.
  • Coordinate business travel visits (flights, visa, accommodation) for INSO HQ staff and visiting field staff;
  • Maintain purchase request tracking and numbering.
  • Prepare purchase requests and collect invoices for payment in coordination with finance.


Human Resources


  • Address employee queries about office management issues.
  • Assist the HR department with HQ employee on-boarding, induction and orientation.


Mandatory Requirements:


  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognised academic institution or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years of Office Administration Management experience.
  • Experience working with Dutch authorities in areas of immigration, registration and compliance.
  • Highly self-motivated, a problem solver, solution focused with the ability to manage multiple priorities and work to set deadlines.
  • Proficient use of MS Office and experience with database management
  • Candidates must have the right to reside and work in the Netherlands.


Desirable Characteristics:


  • Working knowledge of Dutch.
  • Previous experience with or knowledge of logistics and procurement
  • Experience working with Dutch authorities in areas of immigration, registration and compliance.
  • Previous experience working with an NGO or international organisation
  • Existing knowledge of INSO and affinity with its mission
  • Knowledge of French


INSO’s Safeguarding Policy:


INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.


Terms & Conditions:


Fixed-term (renewable) full-time contract based in The Hague, Netherlands, EUR 5000 per month, 8% vacation pay (vakantiegeld), 2.5 days annual leave per month.  INSO will provide Basic Premium ONVZ health insurance.  We are looking for an immediate hire with no later start date than 3rd April.



How to apply:


Please send the following to and reference “Administration Manager” in the subject line of the email:


  • Cover Letter in English specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements of the role.
  • An up-to-date CV in English.


Please do not send any additional information.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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