JOB OPPORTUNITY: Communication and Graphic Design Officer at ISOCARP Institute (Den Haag, NL)
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The ISOCARP Institute is the research spin-off of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), based in The Hague/Netherlands. With over five decades of accumulated knowledge and expertise in urban and regional planning, ISOCARP as non-profit organisation with individual and institutional members in 85 countries worldwide, initiated the Institute as a Centre for Urban Excellence – a think tank empowering individuals, organisations and institutions to achieve better human settlements. The Institute’s core function is to conduct research and promote knowledge transfer, offer advice and short-term consultancy services, as well as design and deliver capacity building and continuing education programmes. The Institute is involved in several EU research projects, technical assistance globally, engaged in capacity building projects with international partners, and more.

What we look for

We are looking for a part-time Communication and Graphic Design Officer in capturing the impact of the organization for all internal and external communications. The Communication and Graphic Design Officer will support and assist us in the management of our multiple projects, with exposure in social media, website management tasks, infographics and other multimedia graphics. To apply for this position, you need to have a very good knowledge of WordPress and graphic design programmes – Adobe Creative Suite programmes such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, etc. Your tasks will focus on communication and dissemination activities, such as the preparation of creative visual materials (ex. infographics, handbooks, manuals etc.), social media engagement, and website design and management.

The ideal candidate is a motivated, independent and creative individual who is able to balance different tasks and responsibilities effectively and collaborate with the ISOCARP Institute team.


A highly motivated candidate with a (recent) Master’s degree in Communication Sciences, Graphic Design or other relevant disciplines; 

Passion for learning about urban development, sustainability and citizen engagement;

You are creative and talented in web design, infographics, and visual materials: knowledge of Adobe software, MS Office and WordPress is a MUST;

Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript;

You are autonomous and proactive in building and setting up (new) operational processes from scratch;

You have documentation skills and data management;

You have an excellent command of the English language, both verbal and written. Other languages are an asset. 

What we offer

We offer an energetic and international working environment in a team of young professionals, with a competitive salary and flexible working conditions. The position will be based in The Hague (NL) but can be commenced in a flexible scheme due to restrictions of the pandemic. 

The deadline for application is Sunday, 14 March 2021. Applications will be reviewed upon arrival. 

International applicants:

We accept applications from non-EU citizens. However, we are looking for someone who can join us as soon as possible. Candidates located in the Netherlands will be given priority (we accept candidates from all different nationalities and backgrounds).  

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