Right To Play Nederland is looking for a: Institutional Partnerships and Fundraising Manager.

  • Organization: Right To Play Netherlands
  • Work Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Target Start Date: 1 October 2023
  • Working Hours: Preferably filled full time, but could also be a part-time (0.8 FTE) appointment
  • Work Arrangement: Hybrid (around 2-3 days per week in the office, with flexibility)
  • Target Hiring Range: EUR 51,166 – 61,401 per annum (depending on experience)
  • Contract Type: Initial one-year contract with the intent to renew
  • Closing Date: September 15, 2023


Right To Play is a global organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity through the power of play. We help millions of children each year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the leading global development organization that uses play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.


The Right To Play Netherlands Office is looking for an Institutional Partnerships & Fundraising Manager to grow revenue from institutional donors in order to realize Right To Play’s new ambitious global strategic plan. Your focus will be on developing relationships within the development sector and with institutional donors and working collaboratively on proposals and projects. Reporting to the National Director, you will join a team of six people in the Amsterdam office. You will also work closely with the Right To Play’s Global Partnerships Team. You will play a pivotal role in growing our cooperation with and support from institutional donors, expanding cooperation with existing partners and developing relationships with new ones. Ultimately ensuring that Right To Play programs worldwide are able to protect, educate, and empower vulnerable children and youths.


As Institutional Partnerships & Fundraising Manager of Right to Play Netherlands you are responsible for a number of institutional partnerships, fundraising and grant management. You will work in close cooperation with Right To Play colleagues around the world. The aim is to diversify and grow our institutional revenues. The size of the institutional grants portfolio of Right To Play Netherlands has fluctuated between € 500,000 and € 1,500,000.

Your main responsibilities are the following:

Partnership Development and Donor Cultivation (40% of time):

  • Develop and maintain collaborative relations within the development sector, to develop preferred partnerships and pursue funding opportunities together;
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with institutional donors, including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassies, to achieve mission and policy objectives together;
  • Represent Right To Play at meetings with (potential) partners and other relevant network.

Fundraising and Proposal Development (40% of time):

  • Lead the development of funding proposals for institutional donors and foundations in coordination with Right To Play Country Offices and cross functional teams such as Global Program Development, Global Program Finance and the Global Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning team, as well as representatives from partner organizations
  • Ensures that funding applications achieve a standard of excellence and are compatible with both internal and donor policies.
  • Cooperate with the Global Partnerships Team on funding opportunities aligned to organizational priorities

Program Management and Donor Compliance (20% of time):

  • Manage existing grants and contributions from institutional donors, liaising with Right To Play Country Offices and partner organizations;
  • Look after timely and quality narrative and financial reports to institutional donors and answer any questions they may have.

The indication of the percentages above also depends on external factors.


You are a great networker and an experienced proposal writer and grant manager. You bring along a strong network in the development sector and preferably also with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You have excellent collaborative and communication skills and solid analytical and problem-solving skills. You are creative, innovative and result-oriented and passionate about making a difference for children and youth.

In addition, you have:

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant field, e.g. International Development.
  • A minimum of four years' experience in institutional fundraising, proposal development and grant management in such fields as education, girls’ empowerment, health and child protection;
  • A track record of developing institutional partnerships and raising institutional funds;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Dutch and English. Command of French is an advantage.


The opportunity to collaborate with an innovative global team who are passionate about working with children and youth. You will gain experience working for a globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). You will be immersed in an environment where learning and development is encouraged and valued, and “play” is appreciated as a core avenue to building community. In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including:

  • 24 vacation days per year plus 2 extra 'Play Days' on a full-time basis
  • Up to 5 personal learning and development (L&D) days per year
  • Flexible work arrangements (e.g. work from home and flex hours)
  • Reimbursement for the use of your mobile phone of 25 EUR per month
  • One-time contribution for setting up your home workplace (250 EUR)
  • Annual learning week
  • Annual staff recognition awards
  • Opportunity to connect with employees across our offices (Global Buddy Chat, Facebook Workplace)
  • Opportunity to engage in global projects and initiatives
  • Wellness programs
  • Playful activities and events


If you think this position is a great match, we’d love to hear from you. Submit your CV and Cover Letter in English using the application link:


For more information about the position, please contact Jolanda Boogaard.

The values that are foundational to our work are: accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful. Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, race, religion, age, ability or sexual orientation. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements and promote a healthy work-life balance. We are a child-centered organization, which also means that our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a declaration of good behaviour (VOG) as a condition of employment.