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Vacancy on Share Net International - Amsterdam-Netherlands "Share Net International Coordinator"
Vacancy on Share Net International - Amsterdam-Netherlands "Share Net International Coordinator"
Monday, 27 April 2020

About Share-Net International

Established in 2001, Share-Net International (SNI) is the knowledge platform on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). SNI is a membership network of non-governmental organizations, researchers, policy makers, implementers, advocates, students, media outlets and companies operating in the SRHR and gender equality field, working closely with a wide range of partners across the globe. We foster a continuous dialogue between our members, where we analyze and synthesize state of the art knowledge, aiming at evidence informed policies and practices. SNI addresses both sensitive and neglected topics and our members do not shy away from discussing these in the safe spaces that we offer. Our core values include: transparency, diversity, collaboration, participatory, integrity, safety, and using rights-based approaches.

Share-Net International currently has 4 operational knowledge hubs in Bangladesh, Burundi, Jordan and the Netherlands. Share-Net International’s aim for the next five years is to expand and set up new country hubs.  Each country hub is hosted by a local organization, SNI is hosted by KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

As of June 1st , Share-Net International is looking for a new Coordinator to steer the knowledge platform. This position is based in Amsterdam.

What the job entails

As Share-Net International coordinator, you will be leading and managing the Share-Net International team, hosted by KIT Royal Tropical Institute. You will be responsible for the overseeing and coordination of the secretariat and all Share-Net hubs which includes Bangladesh, Burundi, Jordan and the Netherlands. As Share-Net International coordinator, you will not only coordinate our daily activities, but you will also give strategic direction to the network’s plans and ambitions, by using your international network and broad knowledge of developments in the field. Furthermore, you will be the main point of contact and interface between the Share-Net International Board and the Share-Net International team. The Board is a body of representatives from our members who is tasked with providing strategic direction to the Share-Net International team.

Your responsibilities

  • Represent Share-Net in international fora and lead on the development of strategic partnerships with international partners, identifying new ways of collaboration to increase the international outreach of the platform.
  • Identify new possibilities at country and regional level for expansion of the platform, in close collaboration with the board.
  • Development and implementation of the strategic plan and annual operation plans of Share-Net International, in close collaboration with all the Share-Net International country hubs.
  • Functional management of the Share-Net International and Share-Net Netherlands staff forming together the Share-Net team.
  • Managing the planning, budgeting & reporting cycle of the Platform according to project management standards of the host organization (KIT) to ensure maximum accountability towards the members, partners and funders of the platform.
  • First point of contact and interface between the Share-Net team and the board of Share-Net International.
  • Direct fundraising (including, networking and brokering partnerships to ensure more diversification of funding streams and growth is achieved as per strategic plan).
  • Follow key international developments in the field of SRHR & Gender and identify how Share-Net International could respond to these.

    The ideal candidate should have

  • A clear commitment to the Platform’s strategic vision and values
  • At least 10 years of professional experience, in the field of public health and SRHR & Gender Equality in low- and middle-income countries
  • At least a master level degree in social sciences, public health or a related discipline
  • The ability to set priorities and superior organizational skills (planning, contracting, budgeting, reporting), preferably with experience in the management of complex projects
  • Networking and communication skills and competencies to connect relevant organizations and persons, and facilitate strategic partnerships
  • Experience in managing a team
  • An established network in international SRHR & Gender
  • An understanding of knowledge management and translation strategies in an interdisciplinary environment and has experience in strategy development in the field of knowledge management and innovation
  • To be a team player who can facilitate, collaborate and enable (rather than lead from the front)
  • The ability to facilitate necessary proactive acquisition
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and French
  • Be willing to travel

    What can we offer you

  • A  gross monthly salary of  a minimum of €3.409 and a maximum of  €3.707  for a 28-hour working week, depending on background and experience
  • An 8% holiday allowance
  • Admission to the KIT pension fund (ABP)
  • Opportunities for training and personal development

    Additional information

    The initial assignment is for 1 year, with the possibility of an extension. For further information about this position, please contact Meike Stieglis, Share-Net Netherlands Coordinator by email: General information about KIT and its departments can be found at and at

    Specifying abilities and interest for this position including a curriculum vitae, motivation letter, and a writing sample should be submitted before 4th of May 2020, using the application form. In addition, we advise candidates who have applied before not to apply again.

    About KIT Royal Tropical Institute

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute is an independent centre of expertise and education for sustainable development. We assist governments, NGOs and private corporations around the world to build inclusive and sustainable societies, informing best practices and measuring their impact. Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, our knowledge work focuses on health care, gender, economic development and intercultural cooperation.
    Our campus in Amsterdam houses a training centre for students and professionals, and is the home of SDG House: a community of sustainability experts and social entrepreneurs with a membership of 50+ organisations. KIT owns and operates Amsterdam Tropen Hotel, De Tropen café and restaurant, and offers hospitality and conference facilities in our heritage building, the revenues of which contribute to KIT’s mission


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