1 year (with possibility of renewal)
€3.000,- €3.500 per month (gross)
A valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is required
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
As soon as possible
About the Foundation
The Access to Medicine Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation, based in Amsterdam, that seeks to transform the global healthcare ecosystem by motivating and mobilising companies to expand access to their essential healthcare products in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The core pillar of our work is analysing how pharmaceutical companies and other essential healthcare companies currently address the affordability and accessibility of their products in these countries, and highlighting gaps, best practices and opportunities. To translate our research into real-world change, we engage with a wide network of global health stakeholders, including pharmaceutical companies, governments, international agencies such as the United Nations and World Health Organization, media, and investors.
Communications at the Foundation
You will be joining our Communications team, reporting to the Communications Manager. Our teamwork style is highly collaborative, yet with clear ownership of different streams and projects. We work closely with colleagues at all levels of the organisation, including the CEO and members of the engagement and research teams. The Communications team plays a central role within the Foundation.
Your main tasks and responsibilities
Campaign execution: you will support the Campaign Lead in the executing of communications campaigns, e.g., to publish and leverage our reports and publications through media campaigns/outreach, social media, etc.
Making and curating effective tools with a bold visual impact: you will plan and make communications toolkits for teams, campaigns, events and initiatives where appropriate, e.g., slides, images, logos, social messages.
House style and branding: you will support the organisation in enhancing the brand image, adhering to the Foundation’s house style, including planning and producing templates, vetting finished documents and you will also support the Communications manager with events and other assistance as needed.
Comms tool database: you will maintain and curate the Foundation’s database of PDFs, images (photo database), slide decks, logos, media lists, etc. Also maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.
Website and digital analytics: you will support the communications team in updating the current website, tracking and reporting digital analytics. Write and optimise content for the event and media pages on the website and external newsletters.
These core streams provide a starting point for this role. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to take ownership and get the ball rolling on new communications activities and projects generated by our engagement teams and outreach work.
Experience and qualifications
Essential: 2-3 years’ experience working in a comparable role, preferably for an organisation that is active in a similar field and that specialises in stakeholder communications (i.e., specific objectives and communication styles to be tailored per audience)
Essential: Experience of planning and producing communications tools that meet a set house style, including speaker slides and social tools (preferably Twitter and LinkedIn)
Essential: Excellent at managing ongoing processes and recurrent tasks, alongside one-off tasks and projects, often working in multiple project teams at the same time (matrix organisation)
Experience of: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Mailchimp (or similar), Wordpress (or similar), Google Analytics, Canva
Pro-active and results-driven, with a pragmatic, hands-on mentality
Agile and stress-resistant: able to work to multiple deadlines and flag potential roadblocks and/or bottlenecks before they become urgent.
Highly proficient in English and preferably in Dutch.
The position will be based in Amsterdam and a valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is needed, EU applicants welcome.
What we offer you
A dynamic, innovative, working environment with an international team based in our Amsterdam office.
Hybrid options available: 2-3 days per week in our office in Amsterdam, with the option to work from your home in the Netherlands on the remaining days. (This position is not available for remote working in a country outside the Netherlands – there will be no compensation for relocation costs).
The opportunity to help achieve effective and impactful communications streams, with space to be creative and propose new solutions.
Benefits include 25 holidays on an annual basis based on a fulltime employment, mandatory company pension scheme, holiday allowance and reimbursement of public transport to work (if living beyond 10km from the office).
How to apply:
Interested in this exciting opportunity? Please send the following documents to Mrs. Mireille Deen at email@example.com:
Your cover letter with your motivation on why you would like to join the Access to Medicine Foundation and why you are a good fit for this role;
A brief summary of recent projects, including your contribution to them, that illustrate how you fit the profile described under the heading “What we are looking for”, supported by evidence as far as possible;
Your resume, and;
The contact details of two references (e-mail address and/or phone number).
The applications will not be considered unless they are complete with all supporting documentation provided.