Vacancy: Information officer / InfoNTD-coordinator

Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) is an international NGO that since 1967 has been dedicated to eliminate leprosy, a disease with more than 200,000 new patients worldwide on a yearly basis. We focus on early detection, preventive treatment to break the chain of transmission, prevention of disability, and full inclusion of persons affected by leprosy in society. We collaborate with local organizations and governments. NLR enjoys the support of many donors, partners and sponsors. Where relevant, the work is done in the broader context of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).


To bring the broader context of the work of NLR under the attention, we’ve built an information platform about cross cutting issues in NTDs: “InfoNTD”. InfoNTD focuses on integral approaches of 16 NTDs and related public health problems. The focus is not on medical symptoms, but rather on aspects common to many NTDs, like treatment aspects, assessment, and social, economic and human rights issues. The cross-cutting aspects include subjects like disability, community-based and other forms of rehabilitation, advocacy and empowerment, as well as ways of prevention, like WASH-related interventions. InfoNTD is coordinated by an information officer. Because our information officer is leaving our organisation, we are looking for a


Information officer / InfoNTD-coordinator

32-38 hours per week

We encourage persons with a disability to apply


The position

The Information Officer will be responsible for the content and continuation of InfoNTD. You will:

  • be responsible for the daily management and development of the InfoNTD platform;
  • coordinate with partner organisations to determine and further develop the InfoNTD policy;
  • follow relevant developments in the international NTD field;
  • search for relevant information, select and upload content to InfoNTD;
  • actively engage with other organisations in the field of NTDs;
  • disseminate information and bring InfoNTD under the attention of (potential) users, make and distribute the monthly e-newsletter;
  • draw attention to the services of InfoNTD (document delivery, literature searches, training materials, monthly e-newsletter) to potential users;
  • communicate and collaborate with the supporting ICT bureau regarding the website and underlying database;
  • actively approach potential partner organisations, stimulate collaboration and encourage them to become involved and financially contribute to the further continuation of InfoNTD;
  • be responsible for maintaining contact with the NTD NGO Network (NNN) and facilitate exchange of information for NNN working groups, especially the DMDI Working Group;
  • draft the annual plan and budget and formulate an annual report;
  • perform similar tasks for and provide support to the twin platform for leprosy-related information, Infolep.


Your profile

  • You have an academic degree preferably in the field of communication and/or international health;
  • Experience in a library, knowledge centre or as an information specialist would be considered an advantage;
  • You are a good networker and have experience with fundraising activities;
  • You have experience in working with people from different backgrounds and cultures, preferably in an international context;
  • You can cooperate with people and organisations with different interests and opinions;
  • You understand the information needs of the target groups and know how pro-actively adjust your work to those needs;
  • You are interested in and have experience with the technical aspect of websites;
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written;
  • A good knowledge of the Dutch language will be considered an advantage.


Please note that applicants with another nationality than from a Schengen country, will need to have a valid work- and residence permit for the European Union. If you do not have a valid work- and residence permit for The Netherlands, it is not useful to apply.


What do we offer?

  • A position for one year with the intention for extension, depending of funding and achievements.
  • A good working atmosphere with highly motivated colleagues, dedicated to working in the field of leprosy and other NTDs.
  • 38 hours full time workweek (the vacancy is for 32-38 hours per week).
  • Salary depending on relevant qualifications and experience, with a range from € 2.820,= to a maximum of € 3.950,= based on a full time workweek.
  • A good employment conditions scheme.
  • The position is based in Amsterdam. The office is situated at a walking distance from the Amsterdam Amstel railway station.



Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter and full curriculum vitae before December 6th 2018 by email to the NLR Secretariat, c/o Ms. Linda van den Berg at Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. .

For further information, please contact Liesbeth Mieras (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.). The first round of interviews will be scheduled on 12 December, the second round will be scheduled the following day on 13 December.

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated.


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