Communications and Press Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $33,789.00
Maximum: $47,310.00
Details: Depending on experience



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



70 Laan van Meerdervoort
Den Haag
2517 AN


The Communications and Press Officer plays a significant role in designing and implementing ICM’s strategic communications in alignment with the overall strategy.


Key Accountabilities


1.   Planning and Organising


  • Oversees ICM press and media outreach
  • Manages the ICM website
  • Oversees all digital and social media properties for ICM newsletter, Twitter, Facebook and other social media
  • Develops op-eds and key editorial pieces
  • Conducts and oversees writing, editing, production, dissemination, and tracking, including coordination of content within all promotional materials (across multiple platforms – including, but not limited to, presentations, digital content, video, photography, website content, blogs, social media posts, e-blasts, collateral materials and external reports), aligned with ICM’s broader communication efforts

2.   Management


  • Supports the implementation and monitoring of the work-plan to ensure timely completion of deliverables, particularly as it related to communications efforts for the ICM
  • Reviews/updates ICM’s organization-wide communications plan
  • Supports the management of relationships and projects plans, timelines, and budgets with work that may require external consultants or vendors (e.g., designers, printers, videographers, photographers, digital and communications consultants.)



Knowledge and Experience

  • Solid knowledge of and experience with developing and executing advocacy and communications campaigns using research, public events, and media
  • Fluency in graphic design and associated technologies: specific experience with InDesign and WordPress
  • Experience working with partners on the development and execution of communications strategies
  • Experience with advocacy and communications campaigns preferred
  • Expertise in midwifery, international maternal, sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, with an emphasis on girls and women preferred



  • BA/BS required in related field such as communications, journalism, international affairs, public health, human rights, or gender studies; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of media/communications experience in an NGO, UN agency, a communications agency, a media outlet, or corporation


Skills and Attributes

  • Superior English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines (everyone says this, ICM means it).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and resourcefulness in solving problems, with sense of humor a plus
  • Intermediate proficiency in Spanish and French, a much-needed plus
  • Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc.)
  • Proficiency in the use of Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office


Level of Language Proficiency

Intermediate proficiency in Spanish and French, a much-needed plus

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

Please note that ICM will not apply for work permits and will only review applications for candidates that:

  1. Are EU Citizens
  2. Or possess a Dutch work permit


Please submit two writing samples along with a CV and letter of intent to