Coordinator Knowledge Platform on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

Posted 2 weeks ago


Job title Coordinator Share-Net International
Department Health & Education
Hours 28-32 hours a week
Salary indication € 2.757,- and € 4.368,- gross  per month (full time basis)
Apply before Apply before 14th of June 2019,  using the application form.


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About the role

Central to the work of Share-Net International is its vision that: All people have the freedom of choice, are able to make informed decisions, can take action on their sexual and reproductive health and have access to quality care to meet their sexual and reproductive health needs and rights. The main goal is to strengthen linkages between research, policy and practice through sharing, generating, translating and promoting the use of knowledge for the development of better policies and practices in SRHR.

Share-Net International was established in 2013 following a proposition of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to strengthen knowledge management and support evidence-based policy and interventions. Share-Net International consists of four country hubs in the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Burundi and Jordan. All of these country hubs are led by a national Steering Committee and supported by the Share-Net secretariat. Share-Net International actively combines the expertise and strengths of member organisations in the above-mentioned national contexts and key international actors working in the area of SRHR.

The coordinator is leading the Share-Net team, hosted at KIT. The project team has a dual responsibility; functioning as the secretariat for Share-Net International (SNI) and Share-Net Netherlands. The Board, as representation of the members, provides strategic direction to the Share-Net International team. The coordinator is the main contact point and interface between the board and the team and ensures that strategic decisions can be taken at the right moment. KIT is hosting the secretariat and is responsible for human resource management of the Share-Net team.

KIT is  inviting  applicants  to apply  for the position of Coordinator Knowledge Platform on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Share-Net International

Responsibilities of the coordinator

  • 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 organisation (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.
  • 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.

We ask for

  • 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  in low- and middle-income countries
  • At least a master level degree in social sciences, public health or related discipline
  • Ability to set priorities and superior organisational 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
  • Brings in a good network in international SRHR &  Gender
  • Understands knowledge management and translation strategies in an interdisciplinary environment and has experience in strategy development in the field of knowledge management and innovation
  • A team player who can facilitate, collaborate and enable (rather than lead from the front)
  • Ability to facilitate necessary proactive acquisition
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and French

We offer

The salary offered will be based on qualifications, expertise and years of experience. Therefore, the salary ranges between €2,757-  €4,368 gross per month for a 38-hour working week. In addition, there is an 8% holiday allowance, admission to the KIT pension fund (ABP) and 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 Lindy van Vliet, Head of KIT Health & Education by email: General information about KIT and its departments can be found at and at

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Specifying abilities and interest for this position including a curriculum vitae, motivation letter, and a writing sample should be submitted before June 14th, 2019, using the application form.

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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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