Maternity leave replacement: Project Manager Right Here, Right Now and Strong in Diversity

Region: Global
Office: The Hague
Hours: 32
Apply before: December 13, 2019

Job context

Hivos global office seeks qualified candidates to replace a project manager in our thematic area Sexual Rights and Diversity during her maternity leave. This involves two programs: Right Here Right Now and Strong in Diversity.

Right Here Right Now

The Right Here Right Now program is led by Rutgers and carried out by an international consortium of which Hivos is a partner. This program seeks to strengthen the advocacy capacity of young people on issues related to sexual health and rights. It supports ten national and one regional platform in Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean. Sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics are part of the advocacy agenda of each of those platforms

Your job is to:

  • manage the project: responsible for internal Hivos coordination of staff working on the project, liaising with Rutgers and other partners, financial and narrative planning, monitoring and reporting
  • support RHRN staff in the development and implementation of capacity strengthening activities by:
    • developing tools
    • coordinating activities with Hivos’ capacity strengthening officers in-country
    • participating in the capacity strengthening working group
    • coordinating safety and security activities


Strong in Diversity

Strong in Diversity is a three-year project (2018 – 2020) that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) communities in two countries, one in East Africa and one in South East Asia. The project focuses on strengthening the resilience of LGBT+ communities and groups and supports them in building a critical mass of allies, particularly engaging those that oppose LGBT+ rights, and to change the dominant narrative on LGBT+ people in the media.

This is achieved through three main and interlinked intervention strategies: First, facilitating dialogue between LGBT+ persons and their (potential) allies, and especially politicians and religious leaders. Second, changing narratives by stimulating better media representation and third, improving the resilience and leadership of LGBT+ communities.

Your job consists of:

  • Management and oversight of development and implementation of the project:
    • steering the project at local level
    • coordinating the learning agenda
    • coordinating between countries
    • financial and narrative reporting
  • Donor relations and identification of opportunities to expand the project to other countries and support the development of new proposals to that end.

Occasional international travel is required for this position

Your profile

We look for a proactive team-player and a strategic thinker, who is passionate about the promotion and protection of the human rights of LGBT+ persons. You are knowledgeable on issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics. You have experience working with international and diverse teams, and are able to coordinate teamwork. You enjoy making connections between persons and projects, stimulating learning, and visualizing and sharing lessons and results. You are able to work independently, and come back to the team with proposals and ideas. When problems arise, you develop creative and practical solutions.


– 3-5 years of project management experience

– Demonstrated knowledge of LGBTI+ human rights

– Excellent knowledge of English

– Excellent writing skills

– Relevant academic level of working and thinking

– Ability to work in the Netherlands

– Work experience in an international environment

Added advantage:

– Knowledge of Spanish and/or Dutch

What we offer

Employment for a fixed-term maternity replacement, starting February 19, 2020 and ending July 1, 2020. Depending on your experience and skills your salary will be at Hivos scale 11, with a minimum of € 2.896,88 and a maximum of € 4.173,53 gross per month, based on a 32-hour work week. Travel costs are compensated in accordance with Hivos regulations. We offer participation in the pension fund.

Want to know more?

Contact Anna Kiebert via

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

How to apply

You can apply before Friday December 13, 2019. We may close the procedure before this date if we receive many applications and/or have found the matching candidate.

Please send a letter of motivation and resume or CV in English to with reference code: 300-43