CFYE Communication & Marketing Analyst, Netherlands (Temporary, up to three months, Part-time)








Employment Type


Closing Date

12 April 2024

Project Overview and Role:

The Challenge Fund for Youth Employment (CFYE) is a 7-year and €134 million programme funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, that aims to create a prosperous future for 230,000 young women and men in the Middle East, North Africa, Sahel & West Africa and Horn of Africa regions. The Fund will be supporting initiatives in 12 focus countries that will offer youth, in particular young women, opportunities for work that is demand-driven and productive, offering a stable income and safe working conditions, and that is contributing to their personal development and social protection.
The portfolio of projects is selected from business cases that were proposed by private sector, civil society and knowledge institutions. Each business case has outlined scalable solutions for creating more and better jobs and income generating opportunities for youth. Solutions in particular focus on an integrated approach that addresses the shortcomings on the demand side (jobs) and supply side (skills) and bridging the mismatch between these two in the labour market.

Job Overview:

The Communication & Marketing Analyst will be part of the Communication & Marketing team of the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment. The specific purpose of the position is to support the marketing, communication and outreach efforts of the Fund. The position periodically contributes to the development of the communication, marketing and outreach strategies, and innovations in the beforementioned domains.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Content Production:

– Write, edit, and assist with the production of all program materials including marketing material, ads, direct mail pieces, website features/articles, e-newsletters, press releases, and internal and external communications.
– Proofread all marketing and communications materials prior to publication or release to ensure they are written with our core audience(s) in mind.
– Support the development of specific communications products to support the dissemination of learning and key knowledge products, including the production of videography, design and editing of case studies.

Digital Marketing Communication:

– Support in maintaining CFYE’s website including content, program, and community event updates, etc.
– Support in maintaining CFYE’s digital newsletters including content, program, and community event updates, etc.
– Other duties as assigned. These can include logistical or project management tasks surrounding key communication events.

Reporting Requirements:

The role will directly report to the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment Communication and Marketing Manager and will work closely with other members of the Challenge Fund team in Utrecht and abroad.

Minimum Requirements:

– Relevant academic qualifications in a related field, preferred a combination of the latter communications/social studies/anthropology/development studies/journalism.
– Excellent writing and editing skills for (semi) academic texts.
– Practical communication and (digital) marketing skills.
– Affinity with operations in a developing country or similar environment.
– Available for at least 20 hours per week.
– EU citizen or eligible to work in the Netherlands.

Core Competencies:

– Currently studying at HBO/University level. Preferably in Development, Anthropology, Media, Marketing and/or Communications.
– Affinity with international development and digital marketing;
– Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English and preferably in French and Dutch.
– High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
– Good organisational and planning skills.
– Sound problem solving and decision making skills.
– Experience working with WordPress, Google Analytics, Buffer, Canva and other digital tools would be considered an asset.
– A positive, flexible attitude to work including the ability to multi-task and work in a team environment.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to submit a cover letter and resume (both in English) no later than 12 April 2024. In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to work on the Challenge Fund for Youth Employment. Please be aware that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this recruitment process before the confirmed closing date.  Should you wish to apply you are kindly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates are scheduled to take place (online) in the week commencing 29 April 2024. An assessment may be part of the application process. Initial employment will be for a period of one year, with the possibility to extend. Remuneration will be based on background and experience.
All staff are required to adhere to the Palladium Code of Conduct. Recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including references and criminal records checks.

Deadline: 12 April, 2024

About Palladium

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.

We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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