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Marketing & Communication Officer Amsterdam

We are looking for an experienced & pragmatic Communications and Marketing Officer for our HQ in Amsterdam.

About us
HealthNet builds healthy communities with people at the bottom end of globalisation.  Our mission is to implement welfare and health initiatives that lead to social inclusion and improved health and wellbeing.

Coming from a health care background, HealthNet found that improving health in extremely fragile situations requires a social – and not only medical – approach. HealthNet developed a way to identify agency and resources in fragile populations, and engages the whole community in a process of identifying local problems. Local change agents than apply the sometimes hidden local resources and start a community dynamic that reunites people, strengthens social bonds, and restores healing relationships. HealthNet does this successfully on the basis of cultural knowledge and therapeutic skills. HealthNet studies the efficacy and efficiency of its work and publishes the results of its approach in peer-reviewed journals.  We currently implement projects in countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan, which are being supported by the head office in Amsterdam.

About the job
You report to the Marketing, Communication and Fundraising Director and work closely together with the Networker and Fund Raising Manager. The department also occasionally works with volunteers and interns. You are the voice through which HealthNet communicates with the outside world, sharing what HealthNet does. You maintain close relations with the colleagues at the head office and in the field in order to stay on top of the latest developments and news within the organization. Your tasks include: 

  • Develop, manage and improve (online) communication tools, such as the annual report, brochures, corporate website, digital newsletter, branding tools,visuals, online marketing tools, listings, advertisements and social media; 
  • Collaborate with external bureaus involved with the various communication and marketing tools;  
  • Manage social media coverage;
  • Maintain and update the HealthNet website;
  • Prepare and execute events;
  • Communicate with field offices in terms of news gathering;
  • Prepare presentations (for fund development purposes);
  • Development and production of branding materials and house-style (both internal and external);
  • Write text for the annual report, brochures, website, intranet, newsletter and advertisements;
  • Support and promote the continual improvement of internal communication processes;
  • Develop new and manage existing press relations and organize events aiming for free publicity;
  • Represent the organization in external working groups when required.

About you

  • A minimum of a Bachelor degree in the field of marketing & communications;
  • Excellent communicating skills, in both English and Dutch;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a mid-level marketing and communication position;
  • Experience in working with external agents;
  • Experience with social media coverage, text writing & copy, brochure development, web development & knowledge;
  • Good organizing skills and ability to manage details;
  • Knowledge of managing communication tools;
  • Affinity with the sector of NGOs / development aid;
  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people in a diplomatic manner;
  • Ability to work independently and able to prioritize/organize the various tasks;
  • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills;
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS) and Customer Relation Management (CRM) systems;
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

We offer

  • An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and well-being of people living in fragile states. A highly diverse 
    position in a small team where you can really make a difference;
  • A highly diverse position in which you are fully involved in all areas of marketing and communication
  • A gross monthly salary to a maximum of € 3.600, - based on a 40-hour working week, Other benefits include 30 vacation days per year based on full-time 
    employment and a premium-free pension plan. 
  • A dynamic, international, culturally diverse working environment (approximately 20 passionate colleagues in Amsterdam and another 1.500 colleagues in the 
    project countries);
  • A full-time position (40 hours per week);

More information?

To apply, please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to: by May 12, 2017. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: MCO.

Nationals from non-European member (EFTA/ EEA) countries must have a valid Dutch work and residence permit to apply.

Applications may be reviewed on a regular basis and we may conduct initial interviews prior to the closing date. 

For specific questions about this position, please contact our HR department via or 020-6200005.

For more information about HealthNet, please visit 

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