Strategic Communicator (Livelihood portfolios)

Ref: 4084

IKEA Foundation


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Role Managed by:

Dr Jack Bircher

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: competitive

Closing Date: 31/10/2019

The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) is the philanthropic arm of INGKA Foundation, the owner of the IKEA Group of companies. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable children by enabling their families to create substantial livelihoods, and fight and cope with climate change. We believe it is possible to enable families to achieve a better, more prosperous life while also reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

Following a renewal of the grant-making strategy, the IKEA Foundation are seeing an enthusiastic and experienced Strategic Communicator, working as a trusted communications partner with our newly established Agriculture Livelihood and Employment & Entrepreneurship portfolios. The objective is to articulate and develop communications strategies, and simple delivery plans that support these portfolios priorities, and which align to the IKEA Foundation’s priorities.

Successful candidates will be purpose-driven and passionate about a career in the social and environmental impact sector. They will be curious, initiative-rich, decisive, result oriented and a team player. Perhaps most importantly, the successful individuals will demonstrate a strong commitment to the vision, mission and values of the IKEA Foundation.

Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions about the post on  +31 (0) 202 409 341 or To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 4084.     


By joining the IKEA Foundation, you will join a global team that values diversity and creativity. You will be helping to improve opportunities for individuals in developing countries to create a better future for themselves and their families.

The role will be based in Leiden, The Netherlands and the salary will be competitive with market rate.

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