Marketing Communications specialist - THE HAGUE

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is looking for a:
Marketing Communications specialist
Based in The Hague, Netherlands
National contract
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation with long-term, local presence in over 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of over 1100 experts works with local partners to equip communities and businesses with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services. SNV works across three sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. With over EU 100 million annual turnover, SNV is growing its portfolio of international institutional donors and commercial partners and is aiming for further growth.
SNV seeks a versatile marketing communications writer and designer who will deliver (visual) corporate stories, support the production of bids and proposals and profile SNV with key global stakeholders. This position is part of the corporate Marketing and Business Development Unit and reports to the Senior Marketing Strategist.
  • Corporate communication: design and coordinate the production of brochures, capability statements, annual report and magazine;
  • Business development: support business development activities including the production of well written and high quality bids and proposals for institutional donors.
  • Events: coordinate preparations, materials and publicity for global events;
  • Website: develop and write web content promoting SNV's approach and results;
  • Media: develop and maintain contacts with relevant press for publicity opportunities such as news and story coverage. Prepare communication guidelines for issues that may generate media attention;
  • Social media management: engage on social media with relevant stakeholders. Encourage staff engagement on social media platforms;
  • Global branding: support futher developing of the SNV brand and support adherence to brand guidelines. Provide internal training and develop templates.
First and foremost, you are an experienced writer who can turn complex technical information into attractive stories and prospects. You love to play with language, know your way around (visual) storytelling and are able to coach others in their writing skills. You are a self motivated team player with a flexible approach and a 'just do it' attitude. You have experience in the international development sector and like to work with people from different cultural backgrounds. In addition:
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Fluent in English and Dutch;
  • University degree in Journalism, Marketing, Communications or similar;
  • Strong writer and editor;
  • Strong communicator and networker;
  • Experience with coordinating marketing and communication projects;
  • Creative with an eye for design;
  • Experience with SharePoint 365, photoshop and InDesign;
  • Experience in the international development sector, preferably in WASH, Agriculture or Energy.
DUTY STATION: The Hague, the Netherlands
SALARY SCALE: Competitive package, national contract
CONTRACT PERIOD: 1 year contract initially, extendable
DESIRED START DATE: 1 September 2016
Please apply by uploading your application via our online recruitment systemhttps://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/333042 before 30 July 2016.