About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. 
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions 
into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. 
Now, and for the future.

Program / Department Summary

Mercy Corps alleviates poverty, suffering, and oppression and works to build secure, productive, and just communities in over 40 countries around the world. Our Program Department supports field-led work that delivers measurable impact. 

Mercy Corps’ Technical Support Unit (TSU) is a key part of the Program Department. TSU subject-matter experts help set agency strategy and provide consultation – from assessment and design through project implementation and results measurement – to field offices worldwide, in some of the world’s toughest places. TSU team members lead research, foster organizational learning, represent Mercy Corps to external audiences, and develop partnerships. The TSU is also integral to global business development and revenue.

General Position Summary

The senior advisor position focuses on providing expert technical support and capacity building to Mercy Corps field teams in the senior advisor’s area of expertise. The support includes program design and development, network and partnership development, representation at key sector forums and events, helping to monitor and improve program quality and relevance, staying current on industry innovation and best practices, writing competitive proposals for submission to donors, delivering training, and disseminating information to internal and external partners. The senior advisor will also participate in matrixed teams, share and build the capacity of others, and help integrate their technical areas with others.

Mercy Corps has a strong portfolio of water programming covering a wide spectrum of activities from emergency WASH service provision for vulnerable population, water infrastructure development, market development for water management technologies and services, and water source protection and watershed management. In addition to the roles and responsibilities described above, this new position has been created to help achieve two key objectives 1) develop a unified vision for this broad water portfolio, in line with Mercy Corps’ mission and agency priorities, and 2) drive a business development strategy to build this portfolio in priority geographies,

The senior advisor position is part of the TSU focused on Environment, Water, Energy and Climate, and will work as part of this team to achieve established cross-sector goals and strategies.

For more information see the Mercy Corps website

Program / Department Summary

The senior advisor position is assigned to the Technology for Development (T4D) team.T4D’s vision is a world of digital inclusion and opportunity where the ethical use of technology and data empowers secure, productive and just communities. Our mission and purpose is to drive sustainable field program impact through responsible applications of existing and emerging technologies.

General Position Summary

Oversee and provide strategic direction to the Data-Driven for Decision Making initiative, under T4D. Focusing on helping field teams to explore, design, adapt and integrate innovative methods to harness ”big data” to complement traditional data sources with real-time, high-frequency, low-cost data for program decision making, research and policy purposes. Improve development and humanitarian assistance programs targeting, and performance, applying a variety of technical data science skills in data management, analytics, visualization, programming, and statistical modelling. Actively participating in partnership development activities, represent T4D and Mercy Corps at key sector forums and events, helping to monitor and improve program quality and relevance, staying current on industry innovation, trends and best practices, delivering training, and disseminating information to internal and external partners. Participate in matrixed teams, build the capacity of others, and help integrate new and innovative methods for data-driven for decision making with other T4D initiatives, field programs relevant activities, and support to other Mercy Corps teams.

For more information see the Mercy Corps website

Job Summary

In this position, you will be responsible for managing and expanding the PACE Leadership network, and are expected to turn new developments and insights as derived from your engagement with the PACE members, knowledge partners, project leads, funders, and hub team into internal and external communication products.

WRI will host the PACE hub and you will report to the PACE director. You will be employed by WRI Europe, subject to WRI oversight and included in WRI’s performance management system. The position is in The Hague, the Netherlands. 

The successful candidate will be energetic, versatile, and experienced in engaging a diverse set of stakeholders, with high-level representatives of the public and private sector. You are able to build out and oversee a membership-based network, recruiting new members from different geographies and sectors while activating existing members to play their part in the transition to a more circular economy. You will be well versed in the challenges and opportunities for global progress towards a circular economy, and are able to turn them into compelling and informative content for different internal and external audiences. In addition, you feel confident engaging with external media. Duration of the position is three years with possibility of extension. Travel will be required.

More information on the WRI website

Job Summary

In this role as the Human Resources Manager in our WRI Europe office in The Hague, you will play an integral role in the talent management agenda for our staff located throughout Europe. Our two offices in Europe are in London and The Hague, and we also have programmatic staff in Switzerland, Denmark and Germany. In this role, you will work with institute leaders to set people priorities and drive the progression of the people agenda including talent management and organization and leadership effectiveness. You will be an integral member of the WRI Europe management team and the global HR network, leading the way in optimized delivery of HR solutions and priorities, data-driven, growth oriented and strategic HR.

A successful candidate for this position will be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and a track record in, and passion for engaging staff and managers to drive for results. Ability to collaborate across a global network and managing remote relationships is required.

For more information, and to apply, see the WRI website

(Voor Nederlands zie hieronder )

Member of the Supervisory Board from Academia / Knowledge institution

The Hague Humanity Hub is currently looking for a new member of the Supervisory Board, with the profile of professor or senior administrator from a knowledge institution with expertise in the field of peace, law and humanitarian action.

About The Hague Humanity Hub

The Hague Humanity Hub Foundation, established at the initiative of the municipality of The Hague at the end of 2017, aims to promote peace and justice worldwide by stimulating and facilitating innovation in the municipality of The Hague. To this end, the Hub promotes cooperation between (international) companies / startups, NGOs, knowledge institutions, and governments that are (or want to be) active in the ‘Peace and Justice’ domains. The Hub thus contributes to the ambition of the municipality of The Hague to be a global leader as a location for international organizations active in the fields of Peace and Justice. The foundation is funded by member contributions and an operating grant from the municipality. The foundation aims to become independent of subsidy from the municipality by 2022.

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board monitors the management and provides advice and assistance in the realization of the objectives of the Foundation.

More specifically, the Supervisory Board has the following main tasks:

  • ensuring the proper functioning of the management and the role of the employer (appointment, assessment and dismissal of the management);
  • the proper functioning of internal supervision;
  • advisor to the management;
  • maintaining integral supervision of management policies and general affairs within the foundation;
  • approving strategic decisions and policymaking of the management
  • supervising consultation with stakeholders

The Board has 5 members and meets at least 4 times a year, not including one or two topical meetings. The members of the Supervisory Board receive a modest meeting and expense allowance.

 Desired profile

  • Academic professor or senior administrator of a knowledge institution with expertise in the areas of peace, justice and/or humanitarian action
  • Administrative and / or supervisory experience in complex organizations and experience with development issues in such organizations
  • Sensitivity to political and societal context within which the Humanity Hub operates.
  • Innovative/disruptive approach, able to signal opportunities for the development of the hub and the application of new technologies
  • Able to support the hub with insights into relevant academic developments
  • Operates in a relevant network contributing to insights relevant for the Humanity Hub while maintaining independent position of supervisory board member
  • Clear connection and affinity with the mission of the Hague as International City of Peace and Justice

 Qualities and competences

  • Good balance between involvement and independence
  • Quick overview and insight
  • Political sensitivity
  • Decisive
  • Proactive attitude and behavior
  • Team collaboration
  • Self-reflective
  • Communicative
  • Independence and integrity


If you fit this profile, we would like to hear from you.

You can send your letter and curriculum vitae up to and including 1 May to jill.wilkinson@humanityhub.net quoting Vacancy RvT.

More information via www.humanityhub.net or by telephone at Jill Wilkinson, Managing Director under 070-217 10 80.


Vacature – Lid Raad van Toezicht vanuit Wetenschap/Kennisinstelling

The Hague Humanity Hub is per direct op zoek naar een nieuw lid van zijn Raad van Toezicht, met het profiel hoogleraar of bestuurder vanuit een kennisinstelling met expertise op het gebied van vrede, recht en/of [humanitaire actie.

Over The Hague Humanity Hub

Stichting The Hague Humanity Hub, opgericht op initiatief van de gemeente Den Haag eind 2017, stelt zich ten doel vrede en recht wereldwijd te bevorderen door innovatie te stimuleren en te faciliteren. Hiertoe biedt de Hub zowel een fysieke vestigings- en ontmoetingsplek in het centrum van Den Haag als programmatische activiteiten. Zodanig bevordert de Hub de samenwerking tussen (internationale) bedrijven/startups, NGO’s, kennisinstellingen en overheden die actief (willen) zijn in de domeinen ‘Vrede en Recht’. De Hub levert hiermee een bijdrage aan de ambitie van de gemeente Den Haag om als wereldwijd toonaangevende Stad van Vrede en Recht een aantrekkelijk locatie te zijn voor internationale organisaties actief binnen deze domeinen. De stichting bekostigt zichzelf door deelnemersbijdragen, verhuur en een exploitatiesubsidie van de gemeente. De doelstelling is om 2022 op eigen benen te staan.

Raad van Toezicht

De Raad van Toezicht van The Hague Humanity Hub controleert het bestuur van de stichting en staat deze met raad en daad terzijde in de realisatie van het doel van de stichting.

Meer specifiek heeft de Raad van Toezicht de volgende hoofdtaken:

  • zorgdragen voor goed functioneren van de directie en uitvoeren van de werkgeversrol (door benoeming, beoordeling en ontslag van de directie);
  • intern toezicht;
  • adviseren van de directie;
  • integraal toezien op het beleid van de directie en de algemene gang van zaken binnen de stichting; toe
  • goedkeuren van voorgenomen beleid en strategische beslissingen van de directie
  • toezicht houden [op de wijze waarop vorm wordt gegeven aan het overleg met de belanghebbenden

De Raad heeft 5 leden en vergadert 4 keer per jaar, exclusief een of twee themavergaderingen. De leden van Raad van Toezicht ontvangen een niet bovenmatige vergadervergoeding en onkostenvergoeding.


  • Positie als hoogleraar of bestuurder van een kennisinstelling met expertise op het gebied van vrede, recht en humanitaire actie
  • Bestuurlijke en/of toezichthoudende ervaring in complexe organisaties en ervaring met ontwikkelingsvraagstukken in dergelijke organisaties
  • Gevoel voor de werkzaamheden van de stichting in de politieke en maatschappelijke context
  • Innovatief/disruptief, ziet kansen voor nieuwe ontwikkelingen en de mogelijkheden voor het toepassen van technologische vernieuwingen
  • In staat om de Hub te ondersteunen vanuit inzicht in relevante wetenschappelijke ontwikkelingen
  • Beweegt zich in voor de organisatie relevante netwerken met zicht op voor de organisatie relevante beleidsterreinen en onderhoudt relevante contacten waarbij een onafhankelijke opstelling als toezichthouder gewaarborgd blijft
  • Binding met de missie van de stad Den Haag als internationale stad van vrede en recht

Kwaliteiten en competenties

  • Evenwicht in betrokkenheid en bestuurlijke afstand
  • Snel overzicht en inzicht verwerven
  • Politieke sensitiviteit
  • Besluitvaardig
  • Proactieve houding en gedrag
  • Samenwerken in teamverband
  • Kritische zelfreflectie
  • Communicatief vaardig
  • Onafhankelijk en integer

Hebt u belangstelling?

Als u zich in dit profiel herkent, horen wij graag van u.

Uw motivatie en curriculum vitae kunt u tot en met uiterlijk 1 mei versturen naar jill.wilkinson@humanityhub.net onder vermelding van ‘Vacature RvT’.

Meer informatie via www.humanityhub.net of telefonisch bij Jill Wilkinson, Managing Director onder 070-217 10 80.  

We’re looking for friendly service people to join our hospitality team as café and event hosts.  

Type: Part time (average 6 – 10 hours per week) 

Location: The Hague Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58 2511 CJ The Hague 

Start: As soon as possible 

What will you do: 

  • Act as a friendly and supportive host to our community of innovators 
  • Hosting meeting rooms (for example, assisting with AV set up and providing tea and coffee service) 
  • Help set up and rearrange our meeting rooms and event spaces
  • Support the smooth execution of events 
  • Ensure good lunch service and tend the cash register 
  • Stock supplies and refill coffee machines 

Who we are looking for: 

  • A curious, friendly personality with a genuine interest in our community 
  • A flexible, can-do attitude 
  • An eye for detail 
  • Not afraid to jump in and help where needed and suggest improvements 
  • English and (ideally) Dutch, on a good conversational level 
  • 1-2 years hospitality experience 
  • Available weekdays and some evenings for approximately 10 hours per week (rarely weekends) 
  • 1-2 years hospitality experience

What to expect: 

  • Very international and interesting community of member organizations 
  • Exclusive location in the centre of The Hague, near the central station 
  • Great atmosphere, beautiful work setting 
  • Informal and open culture, with young and friendly vibe 
  • Minimum shift length of 3 hours during weekdays/evenings (shifts normally between 08:30 – 19:30) 
  • Good hourly wages 

Want to work with us? 

Send your CV and a few lines on why you are interested and think that you are a great fit to Jenny Pyc (jenny.pyc@humanityhub.net) with ‘Café and Events staff Position’ in the subject line. 

About The Hague Humanity Hub 

The Hague Humanity Hub is a diverse community of innovators in peace, justice and humanitarian action. With over 60 member organisations in our community, The Humanity Hub accelerates collaboration, innovation and knowledge-sharing amongst our members to help them form connections, build relationships, and increase their impact. Through our contemporary work spaces, events, discussions and receptions, we aim to provide the perfect environment for collaboration and innovation to thrive. 

UCF invites applications for a motivated colleague at the level of Assistant Professor in Global Health. You are expected to contribute to the development of the educational and research domain of global and public health, specifically including sociocultural and political dimensions that shape the well-being and quality of life worldwide. Furthermore, you will teach and develop courses in the Major Responsible Humanity within the BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership. You will have the unique opportunity to combine education with research and shape the emerging research programme in Health & Food. Finally, we are highly committed to building a diverse and dynamic academic community in Leeuwarden, and we expect a similar commitment from all our academic staff.

You will:

  • support the development of the Major “Responsible Humanity”, including teaching and developing the curriculum
  • conduct research independently as well as together with student-researchers in his/her own domain of research as part of the UCF curriculum in so-called “living lab” projects
  • contribute to the existing research lines, from advice to actual research and supervision of bachelor, master and PhD students
  • participate in outreach activities and acquire funding for new research activities and actively look for (international) partners to build consortia.

For the full job description, and to apply, see the University of Groningen’s website

About ELVA:

Elva Community Engagement (www.elva.org) helps peace-building and stabilisation organisations to collect, visualise and analyse reliable field data from hard-to-reach communities in conflict-affected areas in a responsible and sustainable manner.

From Eastern Ukraine to Syria and the Sahel, our ability to provide high-resolution, real-time data and trend analysis has unlocked better targeted and effective interventions for a range of different partners, from humanitarian organisations to local governments and peace-builders.

Your activities will be:

  • Assisting in the analysis of survey data and eyewitness reports from communities affected by violent extremism and conflict (mostly Africa and the Middle East).
  • Designing and implementing digital survey forms for collecting eyewitness reports on conflict incidents, community safety needs and violent extremism
  • Providing support in further improving the design of our online conflict and risk mapping tools.
  • Help drafting project proposals and reports to clients.
  • Carrying out basic statistical analysis on survey data for different projects.
  • Providing ad-hoc assistance on other running projects.
  • Carrying out administrative tasks.

For more information, and to apply, see the ELVA website

The Youth Peace Initiative (YPI) is a young and dynamic organisation that facilitates youth in conflict areas to participate in peace processes. It does so by organising international programmes and conferences in conflict regions as well as in The Netherlands. At the moment YPI’s focus is on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, YPI sets up activities for Dutch and international youth in the Netherlands to engage with peace issues, and co-organises the (international). Youth Carnegie Peace Prize in collaboration with ‘UNOY’ and the ‘Carnegie Foundation.’

At the moment YPI is looking for an External Activities Officer in the Netherlands whose main tasks consist of organising workshops and conferences in the Netherlands, including the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize 2020. The External Activities Officer is expected to actively search for new opportunities and activities for YPI and its participants. We are looking for a confident and proactive team member with a strong work ethic and strong organisation skills.

As our work relies on trust and impartiality, YPI encourages people to apply with an open disposition and an affinity for diplomatic representation. In return, YPI offers you the opportunity to contribute to a new generation of peacemakers, to apply your creativity and to expand your network in international relations. Please note that this concerns a voluntary part-time position (10 hours per week on average). If you want to know more about YPI, don’t hesitate to visit their website

You can find the full job description here

By 2030, 150 million people are able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems. Do you want to join us on our mission?

The position:

  • Develops the project plan; assesses the content with the donor/client and the directors of the different HiiL product groups and presents the project plan for approval by the donor/client
  • Realize the programme or project, within budget, conform project plan and donor contract, in a cost effective and efficient way
  • Organizes the staffing and financial resourcing of the project both in terms of quality and quantity
  • Manages the project team operationally, motivates, inspires, assigns tasks, gives instructions and involves relevant stakeholders
  • Manages the deliverables of the sub grantees and reports accordingly
  • Pro-actively mitigates risks and change requests in order to be administratively compliant
  • Provides timely and quality reporting to management and donors
  • Adjust or expand the budget and related activities when needed
  • Ensures the delivery of knowledge materials
  • Secure coherence with HiiL’s mission, the different Product Groups and between other projects

For more information see the HiiLwebsite