KIT as an employer

KIT is a non-profit, independent centre of expertise, education, intercultural cooperation and hospitality dedicated to sustainable development and international cooperation. We focus on key areas where it can make a difference: healthcare, gender and agriculture. Taking the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as a general framework for action, we provide innovative and practical solutions  for low- and middle-income countries. Our work encompasses research, advice and training & education for international organisations, companies, NGOs, governments and students. Our landmark, historic premises in Amsterdam serve as a broader platform for the exchange of knowledge and intercultural cooperation, through the SDG House, a physical and virtual community. Around 50 innovative social entrepreneurs and organisations working on sustainability have chosen to set up office within the KIT building. We also host Amsterdam’s ‘Impact Hub’, a network of collaborators focused on making a positive impact in our world.

KIT and the SDG House offer a vibrant and unique international environment for companies, organisations and individuals working towards sustainable development to identify synergies, create solution partnerships, and stimulate knowledge development.


KIT is organised into four units:

  • KIT Sustainable Economic Development & Gender
  • KIT Health
  • KIT Intercultural Professionals
  • KIT Hospitality

International atmosphere

KIT is a multi-faceted and international organisation that brings together people with different professional and cultural backgrounds. This diversity creates an inspiring work environment, where staff look beyond their own areas of specialisation to foster collaboration, internally and externally. Our employees are passionate professionals who apply a business mindset in order to achieve idealistic goals. It’s a rare opportunity that KIT staff value highly.

KIT employs people from a wide variety of professional and cultural backgrounds. Of its 130 employees, 80 regularly conduct short or long-term missions.

KIT’s monumental building houses a number of other organisations, such as the ethnographic museum, the Tropenmuseum,  the Amsterdam Tropen hotel, Grand Cafe De Tropen, the SDG Charter, Human Cities Coalition, Worldconnectors. Transparency International, Fairfood, the Female Health Company, De Groene Grachten, B Corp Europe and De Gezonde Stad, among others.

Working conditions

KIT aims to support the personal and professional development of its staff and the achievement of work-life balance. A full-time contract is for 38 hours a week, but the number of contract hours and work schedule vary per person. KIT also supports virtual working for extra flexibility.

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