International NGO Safety Organisation
International vacancy

Office Manager- Headquarters

Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Deadline: 26 July 2022
This postion is closed
Required: Fluency in English & Dutch

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 Office Manager to join our team at the Headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands.

Reporting to, INSO’s Director of Operations, the Office Manager (OM) will be responsible for the successful delivery of all Operations functions within our Netherlands headquarters in the centre of The Hague.

The OM 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 (offices, utilities, security and cleaning/maintenance contracts etc.)
  • 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 and follow up with Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (“IND”) as required;
  • Monitor supplier performance and advise INSO’s Director of Operations 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 (eg photocopier), courier services, kitchen supplies, cleaning, etc. for INSO HQ.
  • Ensure compliance with all procurement and logistics regulations applicable for INSO and its donors in the HQ;
  • 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 Dutch (written and spoken)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken).
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognised academic institution or equivalent experience
  • At least 3 years of Office Management experience in the Netherlands or Benelux country
  • 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:

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 (vakentiegeld), 2.5 days annual leave per month.  INSO will provide Basic Premium ONVZ health insurance.

How to apply:

Interested applicants are requested to send the following to and reference “Office Manager” in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please include the following in your application:

  • Cover Letter in English specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements of the role (1-page maximum).
  • An up-to-date CV in English (4-page maximum).

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

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