Marketing Communications Specialist

  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Full-time
  • Contract type: National employment contract

Company Description

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 advisors 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, Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Several international donors fund our programmes. SNV has a +100 million euro annual turnover and is aiming for further growth.

Job Description

SNV seeks a versatile marketing communications specialist who will deliver marketing communication services, support the production of bids and proposals and profile SNV with key global stakeholders for the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. This position is part of the corporate Marketing and Business Development Unit and reports to the Senior Marketing Strategist.


Content marketing: Develop content marketing to position our key products urban and rural sanitation;

Events: coordinate preparations, materials and publicity for global events;

Media and press: develop and maintain contacts with relevant press for publicity opportunities such as news and story coverage;

Business development: support business development activities including the production of well written and high quality bids and proposals for institutional donors. Coordinate the production of marketing material such as brochures;

Social media management: develop and write content for and engage on social media with relevant stakeholders. Encourage staff engagement on social media platforms;

Global branding: support the further developing the SNV brand and support adherence to brand guidelines. Provide internal training and develop templates.


First and foremost, you 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 starter who likes to work with a multitude of people from different cultural backgrounds. You combine an inquiring attitude with a flexible hands on approach. You have experience in the international development sector, preferably WASH. In addition:

At least 5 years of relevant work experience;

  • Fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch is a bonus;
  • University degree in 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.

Additional Information

The intended start is as soon as possible. 

SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a highly professional and diverse working environment. For more information, please visit our website:

Please send in your CV and application letter before 07-06-2017

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