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Project Manager

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsPeople for People

Job description

People for People is looking for a Project Manager! Do you have a big heart for helping people? Are you action oriented and excited about complex projects? Read on!

We are a collective of entrepreneurs - backed by the founders of bunq, MessageBird, and Adyen - who strive to support people of all nationalities in a crisis or conflict by taking action to meet essential needs and support humane and dignified living conditions ( We do this by acting quickly in crisis situations and delivering aid where it is needed most. We also organize events that are designed to connect people, deliver essential items, and provide a moment of hope for people seeking asylum in the Netherlands.

As a project lead you are responsible for the scope, planning and delivery of our projects based on our strategic plan. You will work closely with the Foundation Director and other team members to help create our plan and must enjoy prioritizing and executing projects. One example is our ongoing Rolling Aid event. You are responsible for making a project plan, taking inventory of the specific needs, and working together with the onsite location manager. You will also take the lead in transporting the donated goods and set-up during the event.


  • Qualify new locations and manage the core projects/plan for People for People. This includes Rolling Aid Days, delivery of urgent needs, and more

  • Manage inventory, packing, delivery, and organization of donations

  • Responsible for guiding and directing volunteers who help with inventory and events

  • Communicate and organize with on-site location managers, donation partners, and other external stakeholders

  • Adapt quickly in crisis situations to work towards solutions and keep focus. For example, the project managers were able to arrange transportation, coordinate volunteers, and sort donations within 24 hours after the earthquake disaster in Turkey and Syria

Job requirements

  • Available 32 - 40 hours per week with immediate start date

  • 3-7 month freelance or work contract (negotiable)

  • Past experience working in dynamic work environments

  • Experience working with refugees or in crisis situations (preferred)

  • Solution focused and always thinking about how we can best meet needs and think of out-of-the box ideas

  • Proven work experience in logistics or project management

  • Fluency in Dutch and English

  • Someone who loves driving and meeting new people

  • Flexible! Ability to switch priorities quickly and adapt, especially in the event of a crisis situation

What we offer

  • Opportunity to help refugees and asylum seekers directly impacted by crisis situations

  • Work alongside a great team of enthusiastic people who want to make a difference

  • Access to a large network of partners like Action, Otrium, Lidl, etc.

  • Beautiful office space in Amsterdam with views of the Amstel

  • Monthly after work drinks and borrel with team and volunteers

  • Flexible to work from home create your own schedule