Do you want to make an impact for people who need it most?

Working for NLR (in the Netherlands better known as Leprastichting), means working towards a world without leprosy and its consequences. NLR is an international NGO that has been one of the major change-makers in the fight against leprosy in the past 50 years.

NLR is a strong believer in collaboration. NGOs with the same mission in Brazil, Indonesia, India, Nepal and Mozambique are part of the NLR Alliance and are supported by our international office based in Amsterdam.

A world without leprosy is a concrete and realistic goal. Our ambition is to achieve this in 2040 with an enthusiastic and committed workforce. We continue until No Leprosy Remains! Will you join us?

With your positive energy and foresight, you are the one our director can always rely on. You organize meetings, including those of our Supervisory Board, ensure proper preparation and reporting and monitor progress. You are the spider in the web for the organisation of our social and content events. You like to work independently, but enjoy being in contact with your colleagues.

As management assistant you will:

  • Support the director’s agenda management, manage the relationship file and provide correspondence and appointments upon request.
  • Coordinate the activities around meetings with the director, the Supervisory Board and international meetings.
  • Provide the planning, preparations and correct handling of travels abroad of the director, members of the Supervisory Board and any accompanying travelers.
  • Take care of sending attentions to employees and relations for special occasions.
  • Organize internal social and content events, be the point of contact for facility services, and liaise with suppliers.
  • As head of the Company Emergency Response (BHV), you will ensure safety and implement assigned improvements and provide BHV education.

Your profile

You know how to connect and enthuse people. Your environment describes you as client friendly, with a good balance between a service-oriented and assertive attitude. You can act pro-active and quickly switch between several issues within a dynamic environment. You are good in collaboration and are flexible.

  • You have a way of working and thinking at MBO+ level
  • You have several years of work experience in a similar position
  • You have a good knowledge of the Dutch and English language in word and writing

We offer

NLR is an international and human-oriented organisation with room for personal growth and development. We offer you initially an annual contract with the intention to extend. A salary, depending on knowledge and experience, between € 3.056 and € 4.276  gross per month based on a full-time contract (38 hours is full-time). You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 4% year-end bonus on an annual basis. We offer good secondary employment conditions (including pension and working from home).

Join our team!

Please respond before Thursday 29 February 2024 and send your CV and motivation to The first interview is scheduled for 4 March at our office: Wibautstraat 137K in Amsterdam. If you are not available on this day, please let us know.

For more information, please contact Sylvia Castelijn, HR Advisor, via

NLR strives for equal opportunities for everyone. We encourage people with a disability to apply. Strong preference will be given to candidates who are based in the Netherlands – or willing to relocate – and who have permission to work in the country. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About NLR

NLR wants to end the age-old disease leprosy once and for all. Still every year 200.000 new leprosy patients are diagnosed worldwide and millions of people live with the serious consequences of leprosy due to discrimination and exclusion. Unnecessary, because timely detection and treatment can prevent further infection. NLR is an international NGO that aims for a world without leprosy and its consequences. In our strategy we focus on Zero Transmission, Zero Disability and Zero Exclusion.

NLR is a strong believer in collaboration. NGOs with the same mission in Brazil, Indonesia, India, Nepal and Mozambique are part of the NLR Alliance and are supported by our international office based in Amsterdam. As an active partner in international networks such as the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy and the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), together we make a significant impact towards our mission. NLR is a global forerunner in conducting and promoting leprosy research and driving evidence-based innovation.

About 40 people work in our international office in Amsterdam and 200 total globally. NLR, in the Netherlands better known as Leprastichting, is an ANBI with CBF recognition and is supported by 45,000 donors and leading institutional donors including the Nationale Postcode Loterij.

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