SPARK is a growing, young, dynamic development NGO with 50 staff members in offices and Business Start-up Centres in Amsterdam, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia. SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship, so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their pos-conflict society into prosperity. SPARK is achieving this goal by organising Summer Universities and helping young entrepreneurs to start-up their own business by means of business plan competitions, skills training and advice.
Location: Netherlands (the) (Amsterdam)
Closing date: 04 May 2008
Job Description

Main tasks & responsibilities

ICT related:

Coordinate and monitor the development & automation of project applications, organizational tools and their interfaces (by programmers), including the management information system and quality management system
Ensure maintenance of the computer park and network at the Amsterdam Office

Communication related:

Enhance the internal knowledge sharing and development of the intranet
Coordinate and assist in website design, maintenance and editing and ensure regular updating of news items
Monitor correct external communication and presentation in accordance with Spark’s brand book in web pages, flyers, promotional and fundraising materials etc. published by Spark
Quality & Efficiency related:

Monitor and enhance the use of project applications, organizational tools and intranet by project managers and officers, e.g. through internal training
Monitor quality and efficiency indicators and improve existing quality measures and procedures
Coordinate, organise and help in conducting internal quality audits

Requirements & assets

Relevant university degree
Good (inter-cultural) communication and social skills
Good oral and written language skills in English and Dutch
Proven interest in ICT/Internet technologies, communication and quality systems (technical skills, e.g. programming languages is an asset – not an absolute requirement)
Interest in development cooperation
Available for work visits to field offices and partners abroad
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