Project Officer Safety (38 hours a week)

The Safety team is currently looking for a Project Officer with extensive experience in project / grant management.

You will support in planning, organisation, reporting (financial and narrative) and monitoring. You will provide logistical support in the case of an event and monitoring progress of the work and measure the impact of the safety work. All work will be done within the financial and qualitative framework .

Start date: As soon as possible.

The position is based in the Amsterdam office.

About Free Press Unlimited

Free Press Unlimited based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands strongly believes that all people are entitled to have access to unbiased, reliable and timely information. This enables them to assess their own living conditions, influence these and make better decisions. Press Freedom and freedom of information are vital for gathering and spreading reliable, unbiased information. Media play a crucial role in providing people free and unrestricted access to information.

By supporting media professionals and journalists, we want to make and keep objective news and information available to everyone, especially to people in countries without or with limited (press) freedom.

What you will be doing

  • Develop contracts and agreements with donors, service providers and partner organisations

  • Ensure that grants or contracts are well administered

  • Maintain a broad and deep understanding of relevant donor policies, regulations, and procedures

  • Lead the annual planning and financial & narrative reporting processes, share related requirements with relevant colleagues and collect and review input

  • Consolidate annual plans and reports, apply quality checks and ensure timely and accurate reporting to the donor/grant holder

  • Clearly document and communicate deadlines and other requirements to all stakeholders and follow up on partner reports

  • Support in Monitoring Evaluation, Accountability and Learning and produce stories of change;

  • Support in case work or implementation of project activities where needed

  • Support the design of project proposals and the safety strategy

What we are looking for

We are looking for a passionate Project Officer, with appropriate sensitivity for cultural differences. Our ideal candidate is independent, self-confident, decisive, has strong project management skills, has the ability to keep an overview and to set priorities.

In addition the following requirements apply

  • University of Applied Sciences level of working and thinking;

  • At least five years’ work experience in a similar position, preferably in an international environment;

  • Knowledge and experience of project management and the relevant methodologies; Experience in EU and/or US grant management is a must;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills with an eye for detail;

  • Excellent writing skills;

  • High level of integrity and accountability;

  • Eligibility to work in the EU.

What we offer

The opportunity to contribute to a special mission. You will work in an exciting and challenging international working environment of 70 colleagues who work both from home and in a nice office in the heart of Amsterdam.

An appointment for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding. The salary is dependent upon relevant professional experience (min € 3.800 and max € 5.300,- gross per month based on a full-time employment, excluding 8% holiday allowance).

Free Press Unlimited has an excellent pension scheme, 25 days of leave per year (on the basis of a full-time position), vitality allowance and reimbursement of travel expenses (public transport).


Then we would love to hear from you! Please apply by sending your English CV and short cover letter (both in PDF format) no later than March 31 to Tamara Lunacek (HR Officer) via this application form. For questions about the position you can contact Jantine van Herwijnen, Teamleader Safety at vanherwijnen[at]

If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date.

Free Press Unlimited is an organisation that upholds the importance of diversity, and where everyone feels welcome and appreciated. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better organisation - one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better results. That is why we encourage everyone to apply.

An assessment and screening can be part of the selection process.

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