Communication officer (approx. 6 months, 0.6 FTE)

Communication officer (approx. 6 months, 0.6 FTE)

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15 Mar 28 Mar Den Haag

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We offer you an inspiring work environment – in a small team of professional and academic staff

Job description

The vacancy is temporary – due to illness of one of the employees. It is therefore temporary for six months - but could potentially be extended.

We offer you an inspiring work environment – in a small team of professional and academic staff – in which you will carry out the following key tasks:

Key responsibilities / tasks

  • The candidate should be ready to write texts for the website, newsletters, social media e.g.
  • Take part in development of communication tools and products (website, social media, brochures, briefings, organization of events) to create visibility / impact. In this context:
  • Work together with the ICFI Kenya and India hub of ICFI in terms of communication.
  • Overall administrative / secretarial support for ICFI – and to the manager and director of ICFI (note taking, archiving, planning meetings, room reservations, among others)


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


We are looking for someone who is at junior / medior level. Specifically:

  • Strong communication skills, including writing and editing
  • Strong planning / organizational skills
  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading, writing) is a key requirement
  • Working knowledge of Dutch
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of / experience in working with graphic design, e.g. programs such as Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Mailchimp/LaPosta and Wordpress is a plus
  • Experience in working in an academic setting is a plus
  • Affinity with themes such as innovation and sustainable development is a plus
  • Pro-active attitude – willing to think along for the use of communication at ICFI and LDE Global

Conditions of employment

The starting date for this position is as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be based at ISS in The Hague and will initially be offered a contract for six months with Erasmus University Rotterdam.

In accordance with the conditions applied at Erasmus University Rotterdam as indicated in the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch universities, the salary is in the range EUR 2.818,-  to EUR 3.764,- (Scale 8) for full-time employment. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfil their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.


International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) is a leading academic centre for international development studies in The Hague, which is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). It is a post-graduate institute of policy-oriented critical social science, founded in 1952. The Institute offers a PhD in Development Studies, a 15.5-month Masters (MA) in Development Studies with five majors, and an MA in Public Policy.

The ISS engages a highly diverse international community of scholars and students from the global South and the global North. It brings together people (on average from over 50 different countries), ideas and insights in a multidisciplinary setting which nurtures, fosters and promotes independent thinking. ISS staff, PhD researchers and MA students conduct innovative research on fundamental development problems that exist in different parts of the world. Our strong partnerships with organisations and individuals in developing and developed countries make up a network where we co-create knowledge so that our work remains societally relevant. The wish to contribute to achieving global social justice and equity is key to the ISS philosophy and practice. With its teaching programmes, ISS aims to support its students in becoming critical global citizens, professionals and change agents who are able to make a difference in the world. ISS also acquires and manages externally funded projects for teaching, research, and capacity building from a wide range of donors, including NWO, Nuffic and the European Commission.

International Centre for Frugal Innovation (ICFI)

The International Centre for Frugal Innovation was founded in 2013 as one of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus (LDE) centres as part of the strategic alliance between Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Through innovative teaching and research, ICFI seeks to contribute towards understanding and solving some of the complex issues of our time with a focus on innovations that aim to do more and better with fewer resources. These frugal innovations aim to offer smart, simple and affordable solutions. Frugal innovation processes start from the identification of needs and bottlenecks especially for underprivileged sections in society. Focus is on the domains of energy and water; health; agro-food, and cross-cutting themes such as urban and digital. For more information on ICFI please visit the website via

LDE GLOBAL - Research and Education with the Majority World

Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities are in the perfect position to contribute in an interdisciplinary way to the urgent global challenges we nowadays face, not only in its own region, but more importantly: worldwide. To this effect a new network called ‘LDE Global’ was recently started. To make a real difference, we closely collaborate with our partners in the Majority World - like Kenia and India See also: erasmus-global

Support team

The Secretariat / support team of ICFI is located within the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS-EUR) and provides support to the ICFI management team and to academic staff at the three universities that cooperate within ICFI. The executive manager of ICFI, the impact coordinator and the communication / admin officer also provide direct support to the more recent established LDE Global initiative.


  • Marketing and communications
  • max. 24 hours per week
  • €2818—€3764 per month
  • University graduate
  • ISS/15032023


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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