Vacancy: Spanish speaking Technical Secretary

24 February 2024

The NCEA is looking for a: 

Spanish speaking Technical Secretary / IA Specialist

32 – 40 hours per week/between €4088,- and €6749,- /Utrecht/Traveling for work

Do you have experience in environmental or social impact assessment, and are you fluent in Spanish and English? Do you want to have an impact on decisions that shape the world? Contact us!

Please note: the deadline for this vacancy has expired. New responses will no longer be considered.

What you will do:

  • In the position of Technical Secretary, you will select and support experts who independently advise government authorities on behalf of the NCEA, on the design and quality of their environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA) processes and reports.
  • As an Impact Assessment specialist, you analyse strengths and weaknesses of ESIA and SEA systems and where necessary work on strengthening these systems. For example, by coaching government authorities, training NGOs, advise on improving regulations or strengthening local knowledge centres. 

What we offer:
In addition to excellent employment conditions, we offer you a challenging job, with the Netherlands as your base and the world as your working area. You will regularly travel to the countries where your programmes run. You will become part of our close-knit team of currently 21 people. As a team, we like to share our experiences and enjoy exploring ways to improve. So be prepared for a steep learning curve! Due to the multidisciplinary nature of our work, this position offers you the opportunity to develop yourself broadly. 

What we are looking for:

  • An academic degree in a relevant field;
  • Experience in advising on and/or implementing environmental and social impact assessments;
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (oral and written);
  • Conversational level of Dutch or willingness to become proficient; 
  • A residence permit for EU/EEA Member States or Switzerland;
  • Experience in development cooperation and on the ground experience in low-income countries is a plus.

This position requires the following competencies:

  • Mobilise teamwork efforts through collaboration: You will have to deliver team efforts. To do this, you listen and bring people together, recognise interests and relationships and deal with them. 
  • Logical reasoning skills: You excel in strong reasoning skills and can handle complex and abstract information and situations, taking an analytical approach. 
  • Agility and adaptability: Your curiosity and flexibility are needed to navigate towards a concise advice. You are adaptable to abrupt changes. 
  • Achievement orientation: In order to meet your deliverables, you are able to create overview, work efficiently and have an eye for detail. You show grit and persistence to meet your goals. 
  • Sociability: You have to be able to connect with others and are capable of showing empathy and coaching skills. 
  • Integrity: You are working with sensitive information and realise that the greater cause is what matters.

We are looking for someone for 4-5 days a week. Depending on your knowledge and experience, your salary will be between €4088,- and €6749,- gross per calendar month based on a 40-hour working week, including a non-contributory pension scheme. After a trial period of one month, we will start with a one-year contract. If you do well, we offer you a permanent contract. We offer a professional education and development budget, a more than average number of holidays and the possibility to work from home up to 40% of your time. 

The application procedure:
Is this position to your liking and do you meet our requirements? Let us know before the 15th of March by sending an email to sollicitaties You will then receive a number of specific questions from us, which we would like you to reply to in writing. Based on your answers, we will decide on the continuation of the procedure, consisting of one or more interviews, followed by (presentation) assignments. For more information about the position, please contact Derk Spronk (HR). 

Interviews for this position will take place at our office in Utrecht.
Arthur van Schendelstraat 760, 3511 MK Utrecht, +3130 234 76 60

Questions or requests outside the scope of this vacancy will not be considered.