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Clean Clothes Campaign International Office is looking for a Grant Manager 16 hrs/week, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands or Brussels, Belgium starting  as soon as possible.

Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) is dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers – most of them women – in the global garment industry. In the almost 30 years of our existence, an effective global network of more than 200 trade unions and NGOs has been created. Members and partners within the CCC global network are committed to a shared Global Strategic Framework, and cooperate in global working groups, as well as through national and regional coalitions. For more information on our recent campaigns and advocacy work, as well as our vision, mission and principles, you can visit our website.

The Amsterdam office
We host two teams: the International Office (IO), which supports the CCC global network, and the Dutch Schone Kleren Campagne (SKC), which coordinates CCC activities in the Netherlands. These two teams are supported by IT specialists, an HR officer & office manager, a fundraising coordinator and a small financial team. In total, the organisation employs 25 staff within one legal entity (Stichting Schone Kleren Campagne). The organization has no Executive Director; decision-making is based on consensus and non-hierarchical principles, within a clearly defined framework of self-steering teams. The coordination of organisational matters is performed by a Cross Team Body (CTB), in which both teams are represented. The CTB has three portfolio holders (Finances & Grant management, Fundraising, and HR & IT/Office management).

Organisation
The organisation receives funding from a mix of governmental, institutional and private donors. This includes CCC being a member of the Fair, Green and Global (FGG) alliance which receives funding from the Strategic Partnership program of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Buza). More information about our organisational operations can be found here.
CCC’s goals include being a diversity-based organisation in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality etc. CCC also aims to offer an accommodating environment and conditions to all employees, to the greatest possible extent (for example, adapted working times and workplace, provision of additional support etc).

Job description
The key task at hand is to manage a 3 year EU (DevCo)-funded project that will focus on increasing transparency on wages paid in brands’ supply chains. The project will deliver an online tool revealing what wages are actually paid in garment factories, what wages should be paid to sustain families (i.e. a living wage) and what promises brands have made on wages paid in their supply chains. The project includes a variety of activities and actions that will take place in different countries in both Europe and Asia. The activities that fall under the project include: research, lobby and advocacy and capacity building. In total there are 13 implementing partners, and the project will be coordinated with wider strategies on the issue of living wage and transparency within the CCC global network. The project has just started (April 1st 2019), and it runs until March 31st 2021.

The grant manager will be overseeing the programme as well as organizing communications and managing relations with the partners, allies and with the donor.

Tasks and responsibilities include

  • Communication with EUTimely submission of narrative and financial reports to the EU
  • Ensure that DCI project management is integrated within the organisation and relevant teams
  • Working together with the financial coordinator

Financial administration/Management

  • Develop and implement procedures for claiming and reimbursing costs
  • Adjusting budgets per project partner
  • Bilateral communication regarding contracts, budgets and financial reporting
  • Monitoring co-financing requirements


Financial reporting

  • Develop and implement a timeline and format for financial reporting
  • Drafting financial interim and final reports


As member of the program’s coordination team, the grant manager is co-responsible for:

  • Input in regular conference calls to discuss progress of the project implementation
  • Develop tools for monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEAL)
  • Update the logframe on a regular basi
  • Adaptations in overall strategy and planning
  • Solving issues with project partners

We ask

  • At least five years experience in grant management and/or fundraising
  • Extensive experience with grant management in EU-funded projects, including narrative and financial reporting.
  • Experience with coordinating actions within a consensus-based global network is a plus
  • Experience with PM&E methodologies, including logframes
  • Excellent (inter-cultural) communication and networking skills
  • (Near) native level of English, both in speaking and writing
  • Commitment to labour rights, and knowledge of the garment industry and labour rights issues are a plus
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible given work across time zones and to undertake overseas travel
  • A valid work and residence permit for the Netherlands or Belgium

We offer

  • a dynamic job in a non-hierarchical organisation in which all staff earn the same salary, within an inspiring international network
  • A 1-year contract which, upon satisfactory performance, will be renewed into EITHER a permanent contract (if financing is secured) OR another 1-year contract.
  • For 2019 the salary level is set at EUR 3,512 gross per month for 36 hours (full time), plus 8% holiday pay. For this position this means EUR 1,561 gross per month (not negotiable!) for 16 hours, plus 8% holiday pay. Every year salaries are adjusted for inflation.
  • A fully paid pension plan, 36 Euros net telephone allowance, general net allowance 1% of gross pay, contribution towards trade union membership, reimbursement of commuting costs (up to a certain amount) and an individual training budget.
  • 5 – 6 weeks holidays

The position will be based either in Amsterdam or Brussels, with an expectation to travel regularly between locations. The conditions of the Belgium contract are on the basis of the Dutch contract, but in line with Belgian labour Law and regulations.

The possibility to work on a freelance basis, at a daily rate of 291,00 euro, can be discussed.

More info
For more information you can contact Tessel Pauli at tessel@cleanclothes.org. Please send your cv and motivation letter to personnel@cleanclothes.org by Wednesday 17 July. The first round of interviews will be conducted in the period 5-14 August.