Journalistiek voor een eerlijke en duurzame wereld

AFEW International is looking for Communications Officer for 32 hours per week.

Send your letter of motivation and CV to before 26 April 2019.

Starting date: 1 June 2019.

For more information about AFEW please visit our website:

Detailed job description: 

I           Terms of Reference:

Place within the Organisation:

  • Directly report to the Executive Director

Job Location:

  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
II         Overall Job Objective:

To independently carry out a defined set of tasks and activities, related to AFEW International and AFEW Network external and internal communication, marketing and PR.

III        Responsibilities and Tasks:

Related to External Communication:

  • To draft articles, press releases, fact sheets and info materials (in close consultation with project managers in AFEW Network).
  • To produce articles (news, stories, reportages etc.) for AFEW International’s website and websites of AFEW Network’s partners.
  • To edit texts in English and Russian for the website and monthly newsletter; to come up with the new ideas for the content.
  • To organise and supervise work of translators and designers.
  • To produce monthly newsletter.
  • To manage AFEW International’s website (e.g. update news and projects pages, add widgets) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Telegram).
  • To ensure AFEW Network’s visibility in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
  • To foster and maintain communication, exchange of information with AFEW Network’s partners to ensure AFEW Network’s visibility.
  • To organise and supervise communication around external events like World AIDS Day activities, International AIDS Conference, Dutch HIV, STI and Sex conference etc.
  • To develop and maintain general PR tools:
  • To supervise and manage activities related to contacts database maintenance;
  • To develop and maintain an effective periodic mailing list system for external stakeholders and Network staff.
  • To develop general AFEW International communication materials:
  • Annual report and financial statement (in cooperation with financial manager and Executive director).
  • Posters, cards, business-cards, flyers, brochures etc.
  • Hand-outs for conferences.
  • External and internal newsletters.
  • PowerPoint presentations.

Related to Internal Communication:

  • To foster and maintain communication between AFEW International and AFEW Network members in the regions.
  • To improve news / info flow in / between the AFEW International employees and the AFEW Network
  • Edit and produce texts in English and in Russian.
  • To organise and supervise work of AFEW Network communications officers.
  • Make the quarterly internal newsletter.
  • To send out birthday and other occasion messages.
IV        Contacts/Key Relationships:
  • National and international NGOs.
  • Existing and potential donors.
  • Partner organisations and AFEW Network
  • Individuals interested in AFEW Network.
V         Requirements:                                  

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proficient written and spoken English and Russian.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work in WordPress, knowledge of basic HTML is an advantage.
  • University or Higher Vocational Training.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in journalism or PR/marketing/communication.
  • Work experience in similar positions, preferably related to media, advertising or public relations; knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues is an advantage.
  • Very good knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet; knowledge of Photoshop and any design software is an advantage.

Personal Skills / Additional Information:

  • Strong communication, networking, presentation and organisational skills.
  • Accurate, reliable and flexible.
  • The ability to work independently, act pro-actively and decisively.
  • Highly professional.
VI       How to apply:

To apply to this position please send your CV and motivation letter to Anke van Dam by 26 April 2019.


AFEW International