We’re hiring! (Junior) knowledge broker (0,8 – 1 fte)

Knowledge brokering07 Apr 2022Marit Bol

Are you convinced of the power of knowledge to improve international development and eager to make knowledge from various sources more useful? Then read on quickly, because this vacancy might be for you!

The Broker is a knowledge brokering organisation in the field of international sustainable development. We identify, assess and repackage existing knowledge, and produce new knowledge in the process, that enables governments, NGOs and researchers to make informed decisions in the field of international development. We co-create, make knowledge inclusive and see the potential in knowledge that often remains unused. Through our knowledge brokering activities, we optimize the use of knowledge in the right place, in the best form, at the right moment, with the right people. Our team of knowledge brokers consists of ideologically driven young professionals housed at TSH Collab in The Hague and Amsterdam West.

The Broker sets up and participates in multiple projects every year and takes part in the knowledge platforms INCLUDE and NFP, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

We are looking for a junior knowledge broker living in The Netherlands, to join our team for 4 to 5 days a week. 

Responsibilities and tasks

As a junior knowledge broker at The Broker you:

  • facilitate processes of knowledge (co-)creation, exchange and use
  • ensure the inclusion of all relevant (knowledge) actors in such processes
  • are a generalist and able to assess the content of our work in broader terms as well as its policy-relevance
  • are innovative and take initiative 
  • have a journalistic writing style, adaptive to the needs of various clients
  • are eager to learn and grow in your function and the organization

Your main tasks at The Broker will be:

  • (co-)developing knowledge brokering products and activities 
  • conducting (desk)study and interviews to provide knowledge input for projects 
  • writing (segments of) synthesis reports and publications 
  • writing journalistic articles for our website
  • provide support to the organization of events (i.e. workshops, expert meetings and conferences) 
  • (co-)presenting our work at such events 
  • maintaining contact with external relations

Your qualities and skills:

  • You have completed a Masters degree in a field relevant to international sustainable development
  • You are able to deal with responsibilities, stressful periods and planning/structuring your own work
  • You are eager to learn and develop yourself
  • Your are able to work in teams as well as independently
  • You have good networking skills and are sensitive to different cultures and the various interests of stakeholders
  • You have good (oral and written) communication (and editing) skills
  • You have a flexible proactive attitude, adaptive to surrounding developments
  • You are fully proficient in English. Knowledge of Dutch, French and/or Arabic is an advantage.

What we offer
The Broker offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and international working environment with the flexibility to develop within a young and enthusiastic team. Our office is located in The Hague and Amsterdam West at TSH Collab, a friendly and focused coworking space that’s home to creatives, startups and today’s revolutionaries.

You will be employed for an initial period of 1 year for the position of (junior) knowledge broker, starting as soon as possible. Your salary will be €2348-3361 (based on full time employment, 40 hrs/week – scale 6 in our salary policy) depending on experience and range of duties. Additionally, you will receive 25 paid holidays (based on full time employment). This vacancy is for 0,8 – 1fte (32 – 40 hours a week); this will depend on availability and experience – to be determined prior to commencement of the contract. 

Upon satisfactory performance an extension of the contract is possible after the initial 12 months.

Please send us your motivation (max 1 A4) and CV before Monday 2 May (to 

Please contact us at

Interviews will take place in the week of 9 May.