Programme Officer - Built Environment

  • Full-time

Company Description

About Laudes Foundation

We are a new, independent foundation joining the movement that is responding to the dual crises of climate change and inequality by supporting brave, innovative efforts that inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good.

Laudes Foundation provides our partners with philanthropic capital, expertise and connections. We work collectively with and through specific industries to help catalyse systems change. At the same time, we influence those working in the global financial system to redirect the flow of capital to ensure investment encourages good business practices.

We work with businesses, shareholders, investors, workers and producers to create a new definition of value beyond shareholder value alone. This means rallying thought leaders and academics to make that definition credible; supporting civil society to make it plausible; mobilising media and movement-builders to make it desirable; influencing policymakers to make it effective; engaging financiers to make it feasible; and empowering citizens to make it beneficial.

We champion transparency, equity and diversity, innovation, and collaboration, and we both learn from our peers and partners and share our insights and knowledge widely.

Our Industry Transformation Programme focuses on driving transformation across the built environment and fashion industries.

Job Description

What you'll do

The Programme Officer will support the Built Environment team with the delivery of Laudes' Built Environment programme, by supporting and scaling zero carbon, circular and inclusive built environment interventions that work with and through industry to address the dual crises of inequality and climate change. 

Key responsibilities 

  • Strategy. Support the Built Environment team with rolling out the strategy and five-year strategic plan of the Built Environment Programme.
  • Delivery. Support the delivery of the programme by assisting the team in conducting due diligence, developing grant conditions, designing and implementing grant monitoring and evaluation processes, as well as assisting monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Partner Management. Coordinate with the team to track a pipeline of partnerships and stakeholders to inspire, innovate, evidence and advocate for regenerative buildings - and in establishing a coalition of actors capable of delivering systemic change across the Built Environment Programme.
  • Convening. Assist the team with all logistical aspects of convening thought leaders, stakeholders and partners to promote dialogue on the goals of the Built Environment programme.
  • Communicating: Supporting our partners and programme in communicating successes, challenges and learnings, collecting data and signals of change and weaving these into stories with our communications team.
  • Learning. Proactively contribute to a learning dynamic within the foundation by supporting the team in researching, analysing and sharing new and relevant insights with the wider team.
  • Budget Management. Contribute to the development and tracking of the administrative and programmatic budget.
  • Culture: Alongside the Built Environment team, play a role in the development and maintenance of a culture of excellence, teamwork and trust at the foundation.


What you've done

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as law, business, humanities or international relations or equivalent level obtained by work experience;
  • At least three years of work experience in a dynamic, internationally focused business environment and / or international NGO or partner organisation;
  • An appreciation and awareness of sustainable built environment issues;
  • Good analytical and writing skills, combined with problem-solving skills;
  • Good networking and communication skills - and a talent for communications, storytelling and convening events; 
  • Fluent in English and preferably at least one other language of the countries where the foundation is active;
  • Experience in supporting the delivery of complex programmes in a fast-paced and changing environment.

Additional Information

What we offer 

At Laudes Foundation we have one thing in common: we are passionate about our work. We offer an international, high-energy, and collaborative environment that values diversity and inclusion where you can develop your passion into a meaningful career. As a new philanthropic organisation, we encourage risk-taking and transparency. So, if you are a self-starter who wants to inspire and challenge industry together with your team, the opportunities for you at Laudes Foundation are (almost) endless.

Of course, it is a two-way street, this means that we offer not only a competitive salary but we believe in a healthy work-life balance. This is what you can expect from us: 

  • Offering a salary between €49.000 - €55.000 depending on experience
  • Must be eligible to work in the Netherlands
  • Availability for a minimum of 32 hours, 36 or 40 is also possible
  • 31 vacation days
  • 4 volunteering days
  • We have our own pension fund (Provisum)
  • Hybrid working opportunity. We have a fantastic Amsterdam office for you to work in and believe you can also be effective at home. We aim for a 40/60 office/home work balance
  • Wish to extend your holidays but don’t have any more vacation days left, you can work up to 10 days from any location in the world

To apply; please upload your CV in English before 15th of March 2023.An (online) assessment can be part of the recruitment process. Reference checks are part of the final hiring procedure.

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