Working at Profundo

With profound research and advice, Profundo aims to make a practical contribution to sustainability and social justice. Our work mainly focuses on international commodity chains, the financial sector, public policies, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Our international client and donor base includes civil society organizations (CSOs), trade unions, research institutes and government institutions, as well as philanthropic foundations.

Working at Profundo will offer you the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable world and social justice, with profound research and advice. You can respond to one of our vacancies, which will be published here, or you can send us an open application. As Profundo is an equal opportunity employer, we especially encourage people from a minority background to apply.

Working at Profundo means joining a multi-disciplinary team of over 20 professionals with different cultural backgrounds from 12 different countries. All colleagues are highly motivated to work on social change. Their various backgrounds contribute to profound and comprehensive research results and recommendations for our clients. We have a horizontal organizational structure allowing everybody to bring in ideas and to be involved in the development of our organisation. Our culture is open, democratic, respectful and informal.

Profundo is striving for a diverse and inclusive workplace, among others by:

  • flexible working hours and the right to switch public holidays;
  • the opportunity to work most of your time from home, making it easier to combine your work life with your private life;
  • a friendly office close to the Amsterdam Sloterdijk train station, which is accessible for persons with a mobility or physical disability;
  • a resting room at the office which can be used for praying or meditation;
  • twice a week a healthy vegetarian lunch at the office for free, which can be adjusted to accommodate different dietary preferences (Halal, Kosher, allergies, a.o.);
  • a lot of attention for the health and safety of our staff;
  • a gender mainstreaming taskforce that is working on constant improvement of gender and inclusion policies on the work floor and in research;
  • an international team which usually communicates in English.


Chithira: “Profundo is a fun and challenging workplace that engages in impactful work. One of the things I love about working here is the opportunity to interact with colleagues from different parts of the world. I truly enjoy the international nature of our work and the people around me.

Pavel: “I enjoy working at Profundo. What I like most about my job, is that we help NGOs to inform their positions, their decision-making process, and their public campaigns through world-class research. When rooted in science and supported by evidence, the great work that the NGOs are doing is bound to receive the attention it truly deserves – both from the policymakers and our societies.


Open applications

Are you motivated to work for Profundo and do you have relevant skills and knowledge? Then we would like to receive your open application.

Please send a short resume summarizing your knowledge, experience and motivation to . Attach your CV and preferably an example of research you have done.


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