We’re hiring a Communications Officer!

Knowledge brokering,Magazine08 Jun 2023Charlotte Stam

Are you creative, innovative and resourceful and would you like to contribute to sustainable development worldwide? Then read on quickly, because this vacancy might be for you!

We help you make your mark in global sustainable development! The Broker has pioneered knowledge brokering as a method in the international development sector since 2007. Our knowledge brokers help clients and partners identify and apply new, old and overlooked insights to make informed decisions, design more effective programmes and use the power of knowledge to create more impact. Through knowledge brokering methods like co-creation, we make processes of knowledge generation more inclusive and close the gap between evidence and impact.

Our activities are about optimising the use of knowledge, especially of those types of knowledge that are often overlooked or unused. We uncover and deliver it in the right place, in the best form, at the right moment, to empower people that are looking to make an impact for a more sustainable and just world. 

Responsibilities and tasks

We are looking for an energetic and dynamic new colleague to support our communications activities of The Broker for 16 to 24 hours a week. You will be working on day-to-day tasks like managing our website and social media pages, but you will be also involved in strategic thinking about optimising our communications and redefining our communications strategy. 

  • Managing our social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn), creating compelling media and effective storytelling;
  • Publish content on our website (using WordPress);
  • Developing and sending newsletters (using Mailchimp);
  • Report on basic website and social media statistics;
  • Optimise and strengthen our branding and identity;
  • Optimise the distribution of our knowledge products.

Who you are

  • You have a relevant education (HBO), preferably in the field of communication, media and/or design and affinity with the mission of The Broker;
  • You are curious and creative, you know how to  leverage effective storytelling to  engage with stakeholders from academia, practitioners from the development sector and policymakers, both in the Netherlands and internationally;
  • You are aware of the latest communications and media trends;
  • You are able to work in a team as well as independently;
  • You have very good (oral and written) communications and editing skills; 
  • You have a flexible attitude and can adapt to changing circumstances;
  • You are fully proficient in English. Knowledge of Dutch is an advantage;
  • You have working knowledge of Adobe software (InDesign, Illustrator, XD), WordPress, Google Analytics, Mailchimp and Canva;
  • You are experienced in (short) video and audio development;
  • You are proactive and able to plan ahead. 

What we offer

The Broker offers you an exciting position in a dynamic and international working environment where you can develop your knowledge brokering skills as part of a young and enthusiastic team. Our office is located in TSH Collab Amsterdam West, a  friendly and dynamic coworking space, home to creatives and start-ups.

This vacancy is for 0,4 – 0,6  fte (16 – 24 hours). You will be employed for an initial period of 1 year starting as soon as possible. Your salary will be €2.615-4.306 (based on full-time employment, 40 hrs/week – based on our salary house (which follows the “CAO” Social Work) depending on experience and range of duties. Additionally, you will receive 25 paid holidays (based on full-time employment) and a 13th month. 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 (preferably max 2 A4) in English to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The starting date will be decided in consultation, preferably as soon as possible.

Please contact our office manager Charlotte Stam at