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    Full-time Position
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    Tourism, Recreation & Event Management
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    • Date Posted
      November 30,2021
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    Events Coordinator

    Are you the one who can lift the Access to Medicine Foundation’s events to the next level? In this newly created job, you will plan, coordinate and execute our high-level speaker events, workshops and panel discussions, convening leading voices from across multiple stakeholder groups. You will support the different teams in the Foundation in bringing our research insights to top influencers in global health.


    1 year (with possibility of renewal)

    Work experience

    1-3 years


    €3,000 - €3,500



    Work permit

    A valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is required

    Closing date

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

    Starting date

    As soon as possible

    The Access to Medicine Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Our mission is to stimulate and guide healthcare companies to do more for the two billion people worldwide who cannot access the medicines they need. To trigger radical change inside these companies, the Foundation uses a combination of data, research insights, rankings and report cards, while leveraging a network of influential stakeholders, including investors, policymakers in governments, and the public. For each sector and access issue, the Foundation builds networks of influence, to ensure that tailored approaches are used. Our events form a critical avenue for activating these networks.

    The events that we organise are varied, including high-level panels in India or New York City, Investor Roadshows in London and Tokyo, virtual and in-person training sessions for companies, Amsterdam Sessions for sharing best practices from our research, policy briefings for governments at ministerial levels, and technical workshops.

    What does the role look like:

    • Planning: you plan and run multiple events at once, while managing the calendar of events being run by the Foundation’s different teams;
    • Project management: you carry out end-to-end project management, including securing timely decisions on budgets, concept, speakers etc.
    • Execution and quality control: you can carry out all aspects of events coordination, and ensure excellent execution for the Foundation at all events.
    • Concept: you can assess the appropriate level of an event and ensure the concept, agenda and speakers match the Foundation’s brand.
    • Tool-making: you are able to create slide-decks and can work with our web CMS as well as create social media content to promote events, including by working with creative suppliers.
    • Audience and speakers: using desk research and our contacts database you will secure participants, panellists and speakers and/or facilitate the team in sending invitations and follow-ups.
    • International job: you will work with partners, media, event hosts, participants and speakers across all countries and time zones in which the Foundation is active.

    What we are looking for:

    • 2-3 years’ experience in event management at the stakeholder level of the Foundation.
    • A relevant background in communications, marketing and/or in putting together agenda-setting conferences (i.e., not trade fairs or music festivals).
    • Pragmatic person that knows how to turn a conceptual idea into an actual event with great outcomes.
    • A well organised and efficient person, that also enjoys improvising when needed and can make the most of opportunities presented.
    • Excellent and pleasant communicator, both with internal team members as well as with external speakers and participants: in-person, virtual and on the phone.
    • Able to create the excellent communications tools needed to run an event: in digital communications (invitations, mail outs, social media) and as well in terms of content (e.g., for a meaningful concept note).
    • Adept at using (virtual) event technology.
    • Able to run a series of projects at the same time.
    • A well-organised person who is efficient, proactive and flexible; someone who takes a hands-on approach to work and is ready to jump in as needed.
    • The position will be based in Amsterdam and a valid work permit to work in the Netherlands is needed, EU applicants welcome.

    What we offer you:

    • A dynamic, innovative, working environment with an international team based in our Amsterdam office. This position is not available for remote working in a country outside the Netherlands (there will be no compensation for relocation costs).
    • The opportunity to bring this new role to life and to make it work for the different teams, levels and stakeholders. Mentorship from an experienced Director of Communications in this new role.
    • Benefits include 25 holidays on an annual basis based on a fulltime employment, mandatory company pension scheme, holiday allowance and reimbursement of public transport to work (if living beyond 10km from the office).

    Get a sense of how our insights are picked up by the media and a look at some of the most recent events we have convened.

    How to apply:

    Interested in this new opportunity? Please send:

    • Your cover letter with your motivation on why you would like to join the Access to Medicine Foundation and why you are a good fit for this role,
    • Your resume,
    • The contact details of two references (e-mail address and/or phone number), and
    • A brief summary of recent projects, including your contribution to them, that illustrate how you fit the profile described under the heading “What we are looking for”.

    Please send this application package to Mrs Mireille Deen at

    The applications will not be considered unless they are complete with all supporting documentation provided.

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