Our team at Akvo is our biggest source of pride and joy. Spread across six continents, and with regional hubs on five, we always seek to embody and be guided by the impact that we want to contribute to.

We're often on the lookout for new talent to strengthen and enrich our team. Check out our vacancies below or get in touch with us at work[at]akvo.org.

Open positions

Akvo is looking for a full time Senior PMEL Expert to drive the planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) services for our partners in Mali. The senior expert will focus on PMEL processes and understands how data is used to improve decision making. He/she is able to facilitate the development of Monitoring Frameworks, Survey Designs and other tailored PMEL data services for our partners. 

 

About you

As a senior PMEL expert, you are responsible for overseeing and managing the content of PMEL deliverables in Akvo partnerships. Your role is to help partners identify their PMEL needs, and to provide and oversee tailor-made PMEL advice. You are highly self-reliant and can independently perform your tasks and responsibilities. You understand Akvo’s data journey and actively act in accordance to it when engaging with partners. You are responsible for initiating new PMEL- focused opportunities and improving the use of PMEL services among our partners. You advise and support a team of PMEL experts in the global team in Amsterdam and in the other hubs, and are responsible for knowledge sharing and mentoring. You work closely together with other senior experts, project officers and project- and programme managers in Akvo. 

 

Key responsibilities

  • Drive Akvo’s PMEL strategy in Mali and surrounding countries
  • Translate partner needs into high quality, relevant, tailor-made, context- specific, co-created advice on PMEL 
  • Support the Mali team in delivering high quality PMEL services to partnerships
  • Design PMEL training & workshops, and support colleagues to do the same
  • Maintain external knowledge network and position Akvo in PMEL 
  • Actively monitor sector developments and discover new opportunities in PMEL 
  • Support proposal writers with PMEL components for programme proposals where relevant
  • Provide programme support about PMEL services and facilitate internal PMEL learning sessions 

 

Key competencies and skills

  • Over 8 years of work experience in PMEL expertise areas, preferably in the international development sector 
  • Proven track record in training and workshop facilitation 
  • Experience in capacity development of partners, or doing the PMEL of capacity development programmes
  • Successfully initiated new assignments and partnerships 
  • Strong experience in Context analysis, Theory of change, Monitoring frameworks, Learning, and Using data for decision-making 
  • Experience in Outcome Harvesting and other qualitative monitoring methods
  • Have a good knowledge of data analysis software.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and data methods is an advantage
  • Field experience of working in a developing country is an advantage
  • The ability to operate via online tools, as part of a global team 
  • Great communication and team collaboration skills 
  • An open and approachable attitude, collaborative and a team player 
  • An entrepreneurial and innovative mindset
  • Excellent command of the French language in both writing and speaking and professional level in English is required.
  • Please note that for this position, you must be based in Mali.

 

What we offer

  • Full time (40 hours/week) employment contract for 12 months, with the intention of building a long-lasting working relationship
  • A unique chance to work in an open, ambitious, collaborative environment with very dedicated teams that aim to have a positive impact on the world

  • You will be part of our international Akvo community, with motivated and talented people whose diverse backgrounds converge to accomplish shared objectives
  • A competitive package in line with the market.

 

How to apply

Think you’ve got what it takes? Click the link below to send your motivation letter and resume (including references) in PDF to Abdoulaye Semde. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Akvo is looking for a dynamic and visionary Chief Technical Officer (CTO) to drive our technical solutions and platform development. This is a unique opportunity to take our technical solutions to the next level so that Akvo can better support partner organisations in achieving sustainable and inclusive impact. 

You will be responsible for all aspects of our technical solutions, including technical consultancy and product development. As our CTO, you will be a member of Akvo’s management team (MT) and inform the MT members on all strategic matters relating to technical solutions. You will frequently align with our hub managers and project managers. 

This position is based in Amsterdam, and you will be reporting to the CEO.

 

About you

In this role, you will lead and supervise Akvo’s Technical Solutions team of 17 people, and make sure they are able to develop and operate our standard products and custom technical solutions. You are a visionary leader that drives Akvo’s strategy regarding technical data solutions for our partners. You also play a key role in developing, implementing and executing Akvo’s global strategy. The team members of the Tech Solutions team are located all over the world, therefore your remote leadership skills are crucial.

 

Key responsibilities

Strategy and advice

  • Develop and implement our technical solution strategy in alignment with Akvo’s strategy on Data for Development  and sector collaboration
  • Play an active role in the management team 
  • Support business development
  • Identify new technological opportunities and create plans to implement them for Akvo and its partner organisations
  • Balance work and resources between platform & product development and tech consultancy projects 

Operations

  • Oversee all system design and changes in system architecture
  • Lead efforts to keep Akvo’s technical infrastructure reliable, scalable, sustainable and secure
  • Oversee the work with internal IT systems and ensure that Akvo’s IT operations adhere to local laws

Team management

  • Manage Akvo’s Tech Solutions team and oversee the execution of their goals and objectives
  • Create a productive, sustainable and positive work environment
  • Motivate, coach and supervise team members (mostly remote)

 

Key competencies and skills

  • At least 10 years years of working experience in software projects, including custom technical solutions as well as product management /software engineering
  • Experience in driving a vision and strategy for technical data driven solutions
  • Preferably experience or a good understanding of data solutions for international development
  • Strategic mindset and strong track record in senior management
  • Transformative leadership skills  
  • Experience with tailored solutions as well as product and platform development and management
  • Proven track record in guiding highly collaborative, participatory, distributed teams with a strong sense of ownership of their tasks
  • Experience in balancing in-house development versus outsourcing of components
  • An MSc and BSc in software engineering or equivalent
  • A strong set of intercultural communication skills
  • Experience with and interest in agile and lean startup approaches
  • Experience with overseeing internal IT systems for highly distributed teams
  • Interest in the international development sector
  • Excellent command of English in both writing and speaking

 

What we offer

  • Full time (40 hours/week) employment contract for one year to begin with, with the intention of building a long-lasting working relationship
  • Gross salary range between €5500,- to €6700,- per month 
  • A unique chance to be part of our international Akvo community, with motivated and talented people whose diverse backgrounds converge to accomplish ambitious objectives
  • Contribute to our mission: unlocking the power of data to boost sustainable development

 

How to apply

Think you’ve got what it takes? Click the link below to send your motivation letter and resume (including references) in PDF to Jeroen van der Sommen. The closing date for this application is 9 May 2021. 

Akvo is looking for a dynamic financial project controller who is eager to learn. As our financial project controller, you will be responsible for making sure that Akvo has the financial systems and procedures in place to conduct flawless audits and support effective project implementation. Of course, you have a great eye for detail and like to figure things out. You’ll be part of the global finance team and report to the CFO. You’ll work closely together with the HR & talent team and project and programme managers based in Akvo hubs worldwide. You will be in contact with many members of our international community.

 

About you

Akvo has over 120 projects running at the same time, from grants and consultancy to software-only contracts. As the financial project controller, you’ll work closely with project and programme managers from all over the world to explore how you can support them with project-related finance and accounting procedures. You are a responsible, diligent and open-minded team player. You have great attention to detail and a desire to get things done, supported by your excellent intercultural communication skills. 

 

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee project accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems and ensuring compliance with appropriate General Accepted Accounting Principles standards and requirements 
  • Conduct admin and maintenance of time-writing system
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly financial statements 
  • Execute financial project audits 
  • Prepare and send out sales invoices 
  • Keep project and programme managers informed about the financial status of their projects and programmes
  • Support (annual) financial planning, forecasting and reporting activities 
  • Provide organisation-wide support in the use of financial systems such as Exact Online, Rydoo and Clockwise 

 

Key competencies and skills

  • A relevant degree in financial administration, accounting or related 
  • High proficiency in MS Excel & Google sheets(e.g., formulas, pivot tables, tables and graph production) 
  • Excellent accounting software and administration skills (Exact Online)
  • The ability to handle confidential information appropriately 
  • The flexibility to work in an international environment and with different currencies 
  • An accurate and systematic way of working 
  • An open and approachable attitude 
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills 
  • Great eye for detail
  • The ability to multi-task and operate via online tools, as part of a global team 
  • Interest in the international development sector 
  • Excellent command of English in both writing and speaking (French and/or Dutch is a bonus)

 

What we offer

  • 0.8-1.0 FTE employment
  • A unique chance to be part of our international Akvo community, with motivated and talented people whose diverse backgrounds converge to accomplish ambitious objectives
  • Contribute to our mission: unlocking the power of data to boost sustainable development 
  • Salary range: €2600-3600 gross monthly salary for full time employment

 

How to apply

Think you’ve got what it takes? Click the link below to send your motivation letter and resume (including references) in PDF to Kathelyne van den Berg. The closing date for this application is 23 April 2021. 

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