Share-Net Netherlands’ Communities of Practice Facilitator

Posted 6 months ago

About Share-Net Netherlands

Share-Net Netherlands is the Dutch knowledge platform for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and one of the country hubs of Share-Net International. Share-Net Netherlands is hosted by the KIT Royal Tropical Institute and has 27 individual members and 38 organisational members from sectors including NGOs, universities, knowledge institutes, governmental and private sector which work in low- and middle- income countries and in the Netherlands with a focus on SRHR. We operate on a paid membership – based on the annual turnover of the organisations – and partnership model, but also rely on external investors for financial stability.

As of March 1st Share-Net Netherlands is looking for a Community of Practice Facilitator (28 hours).

Job Description

As the Share-Net Netherlands Communities of Practice (CoP) Facilitator, you will be leading the Communities of Practice of the Dutch hub. The platform is made up of several Communities of Practice (CoPs), previously called working groups, focusing on specific themes within SRHR. These CoPs organize a large variety of knowledge sharing activities, such as lectures, debriefings and consultations. In 2019, SN-NL had18 CoPs on a variety of topics like Child Marriage, Infertility, Contraception and abortion and Maternal Health. In 2020, Share-Net Netherlands aims to expand the number of CoPs and to focus on topics such as sexual pleasure, and gender equality.

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 Share-Net Netherlands CoP Facilitator.

Your Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all CoP activities of Share-Net Netherlands
  • Assist with annual planning and budgeting of activities of CoPs
  • Plan and support CoP activities within allocated budget
  • Provide knowledge management support to CoPs, e.g. developing knowledge products, implementing those
  • Steer desk reviews/literature reviews/mappings of CoPs
  • Supervise the work of CoPs and ensure that they remain active
  • Give extra support for new CoPs and facilitate upcoming and urgent initiatives
  • Ensuring adequate follow up is taking place re meetings and other activities from the CoPs
  • Design evaluations for meetings / activities that took place
  • Ensuring the CoP page on the SN-NL website is up to date and filled with all recent information such as reports, events, contact details etc.
  • Report on activities of the CoPs for annual reports
  • Write reports, together with CoP members, on organized activities


  • A clear commitment to the Platform’s strategic vision and values
  • At least 3 years of professional experience, in the field of public health or SRHR and Gender
  • A master degree  in social sciences, public health or a related discipline
  • Ability to set priorities and superior organisational skills (planning, contracting, budgeting, reporting), preferably with experience in the management of projects
  • Networking and communication skills, with a strong ability to connect relevant organisations and individual parties and to facilitate strategic partnerships
  • An understanding of knowledge management and translation strategies in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Excellent writing and documentation skills
  • Proficient in spoken and written Dutch and English

We offer

The salary offered will be based on qualifications, expertise and years of experience. Therefore, the salary ranges between 2887€ ,- and 3985€ 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 Meike Stieglis, Share-Net Netherlands Coordinator by email: General information about KIT and its departments can be found at and at

Apply now

Specifying abilities and interest for this position including a curriculum vitae, motivation letter, and a writing sample should be submitted before 16 February 2020, using the application form. In addition, we advise candidates who have applied before not to apply again.


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 the 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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