Selection Coordinator

IMAGINE empowering ambitious entrepreneurs around the world in building a structurally better future for their communities; socially, ecologically, and economically. Picture yourself playing a key role within our organisation by selecting the best candidates for our impactful projects in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and South America.  

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We are PUM 

All around the world, local communities are flourishing. Powered by the passion and expertise of entrepreneurs who dedicate themselves to making a real difference each day. At PUM our goal is to amplify and accelerate the positive impact they make, building a structurally better future for their community: socially, ecologically and economically. With over 1,200 volunteers, who are sharing their professional expertise in more than 30 countries, PUM drives local positive impact on a global scale. We believe in the power of collaboration. In the fusion of expertise and altruism, and in the magic that happens when diverse perspectives meet. Together we grow. 


Who are you? 

  • You are an authentic, driven, and communicative professional with a strong intercultural sensitivity and a good eye for people. 
  • You are a passionate and experienced HR or recruitment professional. 
  • You are experienced in interviewing diverse and international candidates. 
  • You are a decisive conversationalist and connector. 
  • You have excellent command of the English language; proficiency in Dutch and/or French is advantageous. 
  • You are very comfortable with digital tools, including Microsoft Office 365. 


Being a PUM Selection Coordinator 

As a staff volunteer at PUM, your role as a selection coordinator is pivotal. You’re not merely selecting the best experts and coordinators, you’re orchestrating positive change. By leveraging your expertise in selecting the best candidates, you’ll empower SMEs to thrive in their respective markets. What will being a selection coordinator look like? You’ll be actively engaged with PUM, averaging two days a week, often spread across multiple days. This includes regularly checking and responding to emails, addressing any urgent matters that may arise. The recruitment team consists of 4 volunteer recruiters and a recruitment team lead employee. Your responsibilities include: 

  • Pre-screening and selection of the incoming applications for your theme and region.  
  • Interviewing candidates, together with one of our sector coordinators.  
  • Reviewing the candidate’s test results (intercultural assessment) and using it as input during the interview. 
  • Providing guidance to the sector coordinator in the follow-up process.  
  • Being PUM’s ambassador by sharing PUM’s goals and organisational policies during interviews 
  • Sharing your experiences and ideas to foster team growth and learning during the monthly meeting. 


Ins and outs of the Selection Coordinator role 

The selection coordinator role is a volunteer position with a small expense allowance. For this role, we only consider applicants based in the Netherlands. Prescreening is part of the selection process. At PUM, we celebrate diversity and inclusion as essential pillars of our organisation. We embrace the uniqueness of each individual, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive by being their authentic selves. 


Ready to make a difference? Join us! 

By becoming a PUM selection coordinator, you’re not just stepping into a role; you’re becoming a catalyst for positive change. And you’re not just giving, you’re also getting. It’s a two-way street of knowledge exchange that makes a global impact. 

Here’s what’s in it for you: 

Continuous Learning: Embrace new perspectives and gain insights by connecting with diverse people and cultures. 

Professional Network: Be part of a network of approximately 1300 volunteer experts and let your network abroad grow as well. 

Optimal Knowledge Utilization: Put your skills to its best use, making tangible impact on businesses worldwide. 

International Exposure: Immerse yourself in a multicultural environment, broadening your horizons. 

Building a Brighter Future: Contribute to the sustainable development of communities, cultivating a profound sense of fulfillment. 

Stunning Office Moments: Enjoy regular meetups at our beautiful office in The Hague with breathtaking views. 


Ready to shape a brighter tomorrow? Join our community and let’s make a lasting impact together. Apply until 30 June and be part of something truly meaningful! Do you want more information? Please contact our recruiter Guliette via guliette.kymmell@pum.nl. 






Ready to shape a brighter tomorrow? Join our community and let’s make a lasting impact together!

Apply now

Do you want more information? Please contact our recruiter

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