Photo database developer – Volunteer / Intern

For our office in Amsterdam HealthNet is looking for a pro-active, energetic and pragmatic Photo database developer (volunteer or internship).

About us

Health Works also known as HealthNet TPO is a Dutch aid agency with its main office in Amsterdam and field offices in Afghanistan, Burundi and South Sudan.

Our vision: a world in which people in fragile and (post)conflict settings can actively contribute in rebuilding their own lives, health and wellbeing.

Our mission: building trust through health initiatives that lead to social inclusion and improved health and wellbeing.

Coming from a health care background, HealthNet found that improving health in extremely fragile situations requires a social – and not only medical – approach. HealthNet developed a way to identify agency and resources in vulnerable populations. People excluded from public services and any realistic development perspective have often lost the use of their own communal resources for change. These are hidden in the damaged social fabric of the community.  

Health Works improves health and wellbeing by changing victims into agents of change, building on existing community resources to create new resources, thus help people gain health, hope and confidence. Health Works programs and interventions have contributed to significant changes over the last 27 years. This was achieved not only in the time bound implementation of specific programs but also in building local and regional capacities to establish and maintain systems of care and support within communities women, children and vulnerable members of society. 

Your place in the organisation:

The Amsterdam office is a small office supporting the field offices and projects with operational support, acquisition of new projects, finance support R&D and communication. Within a small team of 8 people we have divided different tasks with regard to communication. They include website, social media, branding, networking etc. From the start in 1992, the organization has gathered a huge amount of pictures and video’s for communication purposes. Overall we have over 1500 working for us in the field operations.
At this moment in time new initiatives are developed with regard to communication and there is a need for a proper set up of a photo database with high quality images, captions and rubricating.

Your key accountabilities and responsibilities
As Photo database developer you will play an active role towards future marketing and communication activities. Your main tasks will be:

·Develop a photo (video) database which enables easy access and storage of images and videos.

·Rubrication of existing images and videos;

·Assess available images and select quality images for future usage.

You can / have

  • Strong interest in photography.

  • Experience in using imaging for communication and marketing esp. within a NGO setting.

  • Experience in setting up a photo database.

  • Pro-active, independent, sense of responsibility

  • Accurate and hands-on attitude

  • Allowed to work in the Netherlands

  • A big amount of energy to support our small team.

We offer

  • An opportunity to use your expertise and contribute to our mission to improve the health and well-being of many people living in fragile states.

  • A dynamic, international, cultural diverse working environment  in a small office setting

Additional job specific information

This is a volunteer/intern position for 16-24 hours a week. We ask for a commitment to complete this project. We estimate this could take up to 6 months depending on your time available per week.

How to apply

To apply please send your CV and application letter (including your motivation) to: willem.reussing@health-works.org  by April 3, 2019. When applying, include the following title in the email subject line: Photo database developer

For specific questions about this position, please contact Willem Reussing via willem.reussing@health-works.org or 020-6200005.