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Vacancy: Programme Associate for Red Umbrella Fund

Amsterdam or remote Location
20-28 hours per week Hours a week
June 30, 2022 Deadline


Red Umbrella Fund is looking for a Programme Associate who will support the fund in its grantmaking and accompaniment, funder advocacy, and development of sex worker leadership in grantmaking.

The tasks of the PA will contribute to strengthening Red Umbrella Fund’s sex worker-led and participatory grantmaking process and accompanying grantees in complying with their grant’s requirements. Programme Associates (PA’s) are the first and main contact for sex worker-led organisations and networks, including Red Umbrella Fund grantees.
Additionally, PA’s contribute to Red Umbrella Fund’s funder advocacy to catalyse more and better funding for sex worker-led organisations and networks by contributing to the Fund’s learning and development.


  • Grants administration and accompaniment (such as due diligence, discuss work plans, budgets and progress reports together with grantee-partners, prepare contract documents, maintain the database, maintain relationship, support in funding applications);
  • Support other staff member with the logistics for meetings and events (Red Umbrella Fund holds a yearly meeting for its International Steering Committee as well as a yearly Programme Advisory Committee Meeting);
  • Communication (such as representing Red Umbrella Fund at meetings or events, network and liaise with relevant partners and producing written articles, blog posts, etc.);
    Contribute actively to Red Umbrella Fund’s reflections on continuously improving its systems in line with our values and principles detailed in our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.


  • Support for the Red Umbrella Fund’s mission, values and principles as detailed in Red Umbrella Fund’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. ESSENTIAL
  • Excellent organisational skills to independently manage multiple priorities and tasks.ESSENTIAL
  • Good communication skills in English to communicate with a variety of partners including representatives of sex worker-led and funders from different parts of the world and to develop learning tools and publications. ESSENTIAL
  • Computer literate (proficient in MS Office, e-mail software). ESSENTIAL
  • Ability to work with actors based in different parts of the world. ESSENTIAL
  • Candidates with sex work experience and/or experience with the sex workers’ rights movement are strongly encouraged to apply. DESIRABLE
  • Experience in grantmaking and/or philanthropy is desirable but not mandatory.DESIRABLE
  • Fluency in other Red Umbrella Fund languages (Chinese simplified, French, Spanish,Russian) is desirable but not mandatory.DESIRABLE



The monthly salary for this position depends upon experience and is based on CAO Welzijn scale 7 (min.) € 2564,- (max.) € 3581 pro rata based on a 36 hour contract. This means that for a position at 20 hours per week, the monthly salary depending upon experience will be from (min.) € 1424 to (max.) € 1989 and that for a position at 28 hours per week, the monthly salary depending upon experience will be from (min.) € 1989 to (max.) € 2785.



Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter addressing the knowledge, skills and abilities mentioned above at: by 30th June 2022.
This position is initially for one year. This position could be renewed depending on performance and funding.
More information about Red Umbrella Fund can be found on their website: