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Compliance Coordinator (32-40 uur) - Wereld Natuur Fonds

Location: Zeist/vanuit huis
Employment: Full-time

Stichting Het Wereld Natuur Fonds-Nederland, WWF-NL, is committed to create a world where nature and people thrive by activating millions of people. We strive to become the most inspiring and impactful nature conservation organization of the Netherlands by creating resilient landscapes, a society wide movement and an exponential organization.

WWF-NL consists of four departments: Engagement, Conservation, Organization & Talent Development (OTD) and Finance & Operations (F&O). The F&O team is responsible for the operational management of the WWF-NL organization and consists of Finance, ICT and Legal & Compliance. Legal & Compliance is, in collaboration with the other departments, responsible for identifying and monitoring the reliability and integrity of the activities of WWF-NL and its employees which includes privacy and compliance risks.

The position of Compliance Coordinator is part of the Legal & Compliance team. This team consist of the positions of General Counsel, a Legal Counsel, a Legal Advisor Legacies and a Procurement & Contract Manager. The Compliance Coordinator reports to the General Counsel who reports to the CFO. 


As Compliance Coordinator within WWF-NL you actively monitor and promote compliance of the external and internal (WWF network-wide) integrity rules. You translate applicable regulations and policies into internal processes and procedures and you update, coordinate and implement the relevant policy. You manage compliance issues and assess compliance risks. You do this by seeking connection with the organization and creating awareness. You are also a sparring partner and advisor for the whole organization. WWF-NL is part of the international WWF network and you will contact and liaise with the compliance functions at other WWF offices and WWF International.

The main activities consist of compliance activities, including advising on GDPR/AVG, the roll-out and implementation of local policies in areas such as integrity, due diligence, anti-fraud and corruption. In this position you have a lot of freedom but also responsibility.


  • You update the compliance policy and support the development and enforcement of internal (and external) codes of conduct.
  • You coordinate and act as an advisor, sparring partner and project leader.
  • You initiate and coordinate information provision to increase awareness of compliance within the organization.
  • You have a central role in monitoring compliance aspects and you are an internal and external point of contact for compliance and privacy-related matters.
  • You actively participate in continuous developments and improvement of the operational processes and procedures in the local organization but also within the international WWF network. .
  • You monitor and identify the internal and external environment of the organization in the field of regulations with regard to compliance and privacy, within the (international) organization itself and within the charitable sector.
  • You supervise the application and implementation of the integrity and privacy policy.
  • You monitor the register of data processing, approve data processing agreements, monitor the protocol for data leaks and periodic execution of (D)PIAs on various main processes within the organization.
  • You perform due diligence checks on collaborating parties.
  • You support the legal team in the legal activities and the finance team to get an overview of the compliance risks in the context of risk management.


  • You are a firm, enthusiastic and communicative strong personality, able to take a well-founded independent point of view.
  • You take responsibility and you set high standards for yourself and others.
  • You have a solution-oriented attitude and you can cooperate with other functions.
  • You have a legal degree at HBO or WO level.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience with compliance and privacy policies, the implementation and supervision.
  • You are familiar with a risk-based approach combined with seeing and making operational improvements.
  • You are excellent at working on a project basis.
  • You are able to anticipate internal and external developments.
  • Excellent English and Dutch communication skills, both written and verbal. French and Spanish are considered serious assets.
  • Work to the highest level of integrity and confidentiality


You recognize yourself in the core values of the World Wildlife Fund:

  •  Courage, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration


WWF is a professional and dynamic organization with an informal working culture. Our salary levels are in line with the standard in the Dutch not for profit sector. We do stimulate flexible working arrangements, the use of public transport and bike for work related travel.


If you are interested in this position, please apply before October 11 by using the form below. Questions about this role can be directed to Anne-Marie Dijkhuizen, adijkhuizen@wwf.nl.

We actively strive for our employees to reflect society and the international character of our organization. We consider the safety and protection of our colleagues as important. We therefore ask you to complete an integrity statement and we may ask for references. A Statement of Behavior (Verklaring Omtrent Gedrag) is required for all positions.

Location: Zeist/vanuit huis

Information and application:


Please send your application for Compliance Coordinator (32-40 uur) at Wereld Natuur Fonds in Zeist including your CV via our website.

Job posted

29 september 2021
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More information:

Questions about this role can be directed to Anne-Marie Dijkhuizen, adijkhuizen@wwf.nl.

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