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What are you looking for?

Marketing and Communications Specialist (32 - 40 hours/week)

This position has been filled.

Are you a true all-round communications specialist with great writing skills? Do you want to play a role in contributing to global water solutions while creating business opportunities? Then definitely continue reading!

Want to join us? Apply now for the position of Project Officer International
Nicole Hellwig
Nicole Hellwig
Deputy Director

The Dutch water sector can make a profound global impact in themes such as drinking water supply, coastal protection, circular economy and climate adaptation. In our Marcom & Events department you have the opportunity to work closely with international teams and partners on these topics and more. As Marcom team, we promote this through storytelling and showing examples in online media, newsletters, in presentations, at events and content papers. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague that helps us with the international promotion of the Dutch water sector by creating content for our online platforms (www.netherlandswaterpartnership.com and www.dutchwatersector.com). You develop and execute communication strategies for the projects and programmes we execute on behalf of the Dutch water sector. Do you have the skills and drive to help us reach and engage the global market?

Our organisation

The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) is the Dutch water sector’s network organisation. The Netherlands has a rock-solid reputation when it comes to water. And we believe this expertise can make a difference worldwide. For this reason, we facilitate the Dutch water sector in international cooperation and promotion. NWP has about 180 members – profit and non-profit, from water technology to water infrastructure and governance. With these members we aim to create worldwide impact and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Your role

The Marcoms & Events and Business Relationship Management team is a close-knit group of enthusiastic professionals with a passion for the Dutch water sector. Together we create a buzz around the international contribution of the sector to themes such as climate resilience, water quality and food security. Promoting opportunities and stimulating international cooperation in the field of water is our core task.

No day is the same at NWP. One day you support our event colleagues with the promotion of an international tradeshow, the next you think about a communication strategy for one of our programmes, or you fill our content calendar with new stories and leads. This variety makes our work versatile and intensive. That is why we are looking for someone who is strong, hands-on, inventive, self-reliant and also knows when to resist.

The Marketing & Communication team focuses on setting up communication strategies, translating content into messages for our communication tools, promotion activities via online channels, corporate branding, creating content and visual products (banners, videos, powerpoint, etc.) and advising colleagues project officers on their communication activities.

At NWP we also want to keep innovating, improving our means of communication. We are therefore always looking for new ways and your foresight is essential in this. What are the new trends in communication, and which activities suit a network organisation such as NWP? Think video, social media, online platforms and tools, advertising, community building.

The position contains a number of aspects with an emphasis on target group segmentation and the development of associated messaging, marketing communication and programme communication, branding and design.

Job summary


  • Develop content for sharing and promoting member solutions/successes; 
  • Create valuable content based on NWP themes, regions, global issues and current affairs in different genres;
  • Brand Dutch water sector together with stakeholders and members;
  • Collect and promote good practices from the Dutch water sector internationally;
  • Support the NWP organisation with marcom activities for projects & programmes, platforms, themes and events. 


  • Support the organisation with marcom activities for programmes, platforms, theme’s, incoming and outgoing missions and trade shows;
  • Connect with marcom specialists from our stakeholders;
  • Build on and stay in contact with international press.


  • Work in close cooperation with members, market, embassies and governmental organisations;
  • Work closely with suppliers such as journalists, translators or web designers;
  • Write project proposals on marcom goals.

What we offer  

  • You will be working with like-minded colleagues in an international, challenging, and innovative environment.
  • This position allows you to use your marcom expertise in a meaningful way.
  • A position in which you can contribute to the SDGs.
  • NWP offers you a competitive salary, based on skills and experience, and good employment conditions.
  • Working-hours are flexible, and we support working from home.
  • We encourage you to come up with new ideas as we are constantly looking for ways to improve the way we work and tweaking our services to match changing demands.

What we ask

  • Higher education (Bachelor or Master) in communications and/or (content) marketing.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar position, preferably in a commercial environment. 
  • A hands-on mentality and you know your way around different design tools, computer programmes and content management systems.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, networker, and affinity with business development.
  • Affinity with topics water and international business.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience in content marketing and project communications.
  • You have a strategic view and at the same time have an eye for detail, are creative and innovative, independent, can easily switch from one task to another.
  • You can write appealing and flawless in both Dutch and English language. Knowledge of another language is an advantage.
  • Network-oriented, goal oriented, commercial, business minded, proactive, structured (organising and coordinating skills), accurate, customer focused. 

Please contact

  • Nicole Hellwig, Manager Marketing and Communications, n.hellwig@nwp.nl, or
  • Ana Giljanovic, HR, 070 304 3730 / a.giljanovic@nwp.nl for more information on profile and procedure.


If the above mentioned makes you feel enthusiastic about this opportunity, please send your motivation and CV to  hr@nwp.nl before 15 January. Note: Only applicants with a living and working permit in The Netherlands will be considered.

About NWP

Learn more about NWP in this video.

At NWP we believe we can work towards a sustainable future where over 9 billion people live well and in balance with the earth’s resources. A future that is water driven, for society as well as for businesses. The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) is a network of Dutch water organisations, that together co-create innovative and future-proof solutions. We are an organisation driven by networkers with an entrepreneurial mindset. We celebrate our diversity and inclusivity in who we are, how we think and how we act. We aim for personal growth matching both organisational and personal goals.