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JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Issue 221, 18 February 2005

1. Communications Coordinator - Amsterdam

The Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+) is offering qualified individuals to opportunity to apply for the available position of communications coordinator, based in the Netherlands, Amsterdam.


  • Actively build and maintain relations with press corps in and around the Netherlands as well as with media personnel of Aidsfonds, Dutch HIV Foundation and NGOs working on Access issues
  • Act as press officer for specific projects, including international conferences and events, and as back-up spokesperson on campaign issues when necessary
  • Coordinate the production of press/media materials, e.g. press releases, backgrounders, op-eds, articles, online materials and images, for the wider GNP+/regional network and international press
  • Create/edit presentations on various campaign-related topics. Help produce materials (posters, exhibitions, brochures etc.) aimed at external audiences including the general public. Represent the campaign at international events as necessary
  • Regularly update the website by posting reports and publications, press releases, press clips, latest events; design the homepage to reflect topical activities
  • Develop a yearly action plan for the website incorporating communications activities; submit a forward planning calendar to the International Coordinator on a monthly basis
  • Assist with the development of other campaign-related website activities with other regional sections


  • Work experience as public information officer or press/media officer in an NGO (non- government organisation) or international organisation
  • Capable of handling stressful situations
  • Experience in health communications or advocacy work a definite advantage
  • Good French skills a big asset, other languages (Spanish, Dutch) useful
  • Flexibility and ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Strong commitment to the concept of an international HIV/AIDS movement and knowledge and affinity for the issues the movement encompasses
  • Manage budget for communications programme. Source funding for communications programme

To apply for the position:
Please send a cover letter and CV as soon as possible to:
Rick Jones,
P.O. Box 11726
1001 GS Amsterdam.
Or send by email to:

For more information about the GNP+, see our website www.gnpplus.net





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