Data Translator and Analyst

Nederlandse Rode Kruis


We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and money. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.  

We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. 

The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.  

510 is the data initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross. Our vision is that smart use of data will help towards faster, higher quality and more (cost) effective humanitarian aid at a global level. The 510 initiative was established early 2016 and has grown since into a team of 60 core and project staff, students and volunteer data experts with diverse backgrounds. The team is developing data and digital solutions for humanitarian aid. Our main results are published on

510 has opened a vacancy for a:

Data Translator and Analyst – Ukraine response in the Netherlands

(The Hague, 32-40 hours p/w)

Time Period : 1 year

You are an expert in using data analytics to inform the decision making in order to improve the speed, quality and effectiveness of the humanitarian operations. In this role you will do this for the Netherlands Red Cross domestic department. You focus on the Ukraine response.

Position within 510

Your line manager is the Data team lead in 510. You work closely with the domestic department, most specifically the Head of IT and the information Managers, as well as colleagues and volunteers from 510.

Impact of your work

Through your work, people at risk of a disaster or crisis, will receive faster and higher quality humanitarian support.

Tasks and responsibilities

The tasks for this position are:


  • Understand information needs by decision makers at national, district and branch level
  • Explore the availability of data and the possible data gaps to fulfill these needs
  • Work with information managers from network partners to exchange data critical to NLRC decisions
  • Create a value case for these decision makers to show them what can be done and what value this could bring
  • Support bringing the international 510 work and the domestic work together by sharing and reusing best practices


  • Translate the value case into data collection, data pipelines, analysis and data products (e.g. maps, dashboards, infographics)
  • Specifically for the Ukraine response in the Netherlands, work with the shelter and other operational teams to create dashboards for better and faster decision making.
  • Iterate through the data products with the end-users, with support of the 510 design team
  • Support national society with adding new data into the data warehouse

Training & Learning tasks

  • Further develop the basic data literacy training for volunteers in the Netherlands with the training department
  • Support HQ and district teams in using the data products
  • Write technical documentation and create other explanation materials to improve the adoption of data products
  • On the job coaching and support of people in the domestic department
  • Evaluate the quality of product deliverables



  • Has a university degree in Geospatial Sciences, Data science, Artificial Intelligence or related
  • Living in the Netherlands (in possession of a work and residence permit for the Netherlands)

Skills and experience


  • At least 1 years of professional experience in Data Analytics
  • Demonstrable interest in humanitarian aid.
  • Strong people skills and experience working with volunteers.
  • In depth experience in any of the following subject matters: GIS, Data Science and data management
  • Experienced with python programming for data extraction, data processing and data visualization
  • Skilled in GIS software such as QGIS, and SQL databases
  • Knowledge of and skills to work with APIs
  • Skilled in data collection toolkits such as OpenDataKit and setting up web forms
  • Able to quickly understanding information management systems of the domestic department
  • Experience in training groups and individuals
  • Strong interpersonal and advising skills, amongst which a clear talent for supporting colleagues and others in person and from a distance
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English (written and verbally).
  • Able to work affectively in a remote working environment and proven experience with very clear written and spoken communication


  • Experience in working within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
  • Proficiency in digital tooling such as Github


  • Accurate
  • Analysing and judging
  • Structure
  • Plan
  • Listening skills
  • Present

What we offer 

An interesting job with a unique organization and an innovative team. The organization has an immense international network and a significant impact in the humanitarian sector.

We offer a flexible and social working environment with room for initiative and personal development. Frequent travelling is part of this position. A contract for a year with the possibility to extend. The salary is set in scale 10 and dependent upon relevant professional experience (min. € 3.170,57 and max. € 4.008,07 gross based on fulltime position). The position is partly funded through the Ukraine response. Extension of the position after one year is subject to availability of new projects.

Our office is in the Hague, it is easy to reach by public transport. Due to the effects of COVID on the way we work we foresee that we will work from home part of our work week as well. We keep in close touch via Teams to make sure we stay connected to each other and our network.


Please send a letter of motivation and CV in English as soon as possible, but no later than 3 July 2022, with reference to Shelly Jonker via the ‘solliciteren’ button on this page.

An assessment and reference check are part of the selection procedure.

For further information on the position please contact the Unit Lead for 510; Maarten van der Veen,

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews could be planned before the closing date. We therefore encourage those interested to apply as soon as possible.

For more information on the work of NLRC, check, facebook: or Twitter:

Acquisition for this vacancy will not be appreciated

Nederlandse Rode Kruis

Mensen in nood

Anna van Saksenlaan 50, Den Haag, Nederland

Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis - Verenigingskantoor, Anna van Saksenlaan, Den Haag, Nederland
Data Translator and Analyst

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