Vacancy: Knowledge Broker

Netherland Food Partnership is looking for a professional with a passion for Sustainable Development Goal 2 who brings their experience and drive in building knowledge oriented partnerships working towards Zero Hunger.

You will become part of an ambitious and inspiring team of people with diverse experiences and backgrounds in a workplace at the heart of our international network. You will be interacting with and supporting NFP partners as well as developing young talents, all with a mission to accelerate food system transitions in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

We would like to get in touch with you if you enjoy combining strategic forward thinking with providing hands-on support to our partners in developing specific initiatives, events and knowledge products.

Do you have strong skills in project management; are you ready to apply and develop your talents for co-creation in a diverse network; and are you open to travel abroad then please contact us!

Your role:

Coordination YEP-AgroFood - 50%

NFP supports YEP-AgroFood - part of Young Expert Programmes delivered in partnership with NWP and RVO. Yep-AgroFood offers young Dutch professionals the opportunity to gain experience abroad and young professionals from LMICs the opportunity to gain experience with working in an international environment. Within the YEP Programme bureau team your tasks will be:

  • Coordinating the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the YEP-Agrofood programme
  • Accountmanagement for (potential) participating Agrofood organisations and companies
  • Organising application assessment for YEP Agrofood positions and candidate selection
  • Contributing - where relevant - to YEP activities, training and (online) meetups.

Community engagement - 50%

NFP organises joint learning through so-called ‘Community Engagement’ activities. NFP’s ‘knowledge brokers’ help to build networks and facilitate exchange. This catalyses a deeper understanding of drivers for food and nutrition security and common understanding of leverage points for action. Stakeholders include practitioners, researchers, policymakers, SMEs, investors,, students and others working in the Global South and North. Within the NFP Community Engagement team your tasks will include:

  • Co-developing knowledge, policy and capacity building initiatives on food systems
  • Mapping issues and facilitating knowledge exchange, experimentation, and use
  • Facilitating the interactive co-creation and delivery of knowledge products
  • Backstopping NFP supported initiatives, documenting learning and communication of results

What we look for:

Education / Experience

  • Minimum of MSc, BA and > 4 years relevant working experience
  • Educational background in agribusiness, (development) studies / economics or related fields
  • Experience in food and nutrition / agribusiness development with a passion for SDG2
  • Experience working with public, private, profit, CSO and knowledge partners


  • Excellent networking and analytical skills
  • Able to apply knowledge management tools and organise learning trajectories and studies
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to facilitate dialogue and debate
  • Working language proficiency in Dutch and English


  • Comfortable to represent NFP at all levels (from shop floor to management and external fora)
  • Inspiring by identifying forward looking topics that fit with NFP’s purpose
  • Open minded and sensitive to organisational needs, culture and interest of partners
  • Able to persuade partners to share knowledge and engage with others to innovate and learn
  • Strategic in making the right fit between partner’s needs and the knowledge uptake
  • Service and solution oriented and agile to keep the pace and remove potential obstacles

What we offer:

  • A full-time (36 hours) contract for one year with the possibility of extension.
  • Market-based salary - CAO Social Work - scale 10: 3,515 - 5,272 euro gross monthly
  • Secondary benefits including 13th month
  • Working in an inspiring, dynamic, internationally oriented organisation and in a driven team
  • Workplace is Utrecht (NFP-team) and The Hague (NWP-team)
  • Possibility to work from home

How to apply

Send in your application (letter and CV) by December 1st 2023 to