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on a positive impact

Secondment Program

Making a positive long-term impact by improving people's lives.

NGO PARTNERS Click on NGO logo to find out more about each program


To identify and provide much needed skill sets to our NGO partners


To enhance the professional and personal development of J&J employees

Johnson & Johnson

To strengthen the trust and reputation of J&J by bringing Our Credo to life
Anna Scheuermann, Lead Program Management Office for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at J&J Medical Devices supporting capacity building for the Aga Khan Madrasa Early Childhood Program in Uganda on her 2017 secondment

Scaling to make a greater impact

Since its launch in 2014, thirty six of our talented J&J employees from across our business and throughout our EMEA region have completed a long-term secondments with five NGOs in the field. Sharing their intellect, skill sets and experience, the program offers our employees a unique and life-changing opportunity to contribute to give back to society and to support those working on the front lines of delivering care.


4 Secondments


8 Secondments


12 Secondments


12 Secondments


12 Secondments


  • 47 Secondments by end of 2018
  • 29,440 In-kind donated hours*
  • 6 NGOs
  • 23 Host countries across EMEA
  • 10 J&J Retirees/externals offering coaching
  • 23 Alumni promoted to new J&J roles
  • 2 Reverse Secondments (NGO partners seconded to J&J)
*~Number of hours based on length of secondment /full time contract of 40 hours /-8% (~e.g. holidays).

Investing in long-term partnerships

Underlying the uniqueness of this Program is the commitment to put the needs of the NGOs first, and to match the right employee with the right skill sets, experience and expertise to maximize value to the NGO and achieve a measurable and long-term impact. As of 2018, the Trust will partner with the following NGOs:

The Aga Khan Development Network operates as a network of private, non-denominational development agencies which work collaboratively to bring innovative solutions to chronic and
emerging problems of development.

North Star Alliance works at the crossroads of disease and mobility to ensure that hard to reach mobile populations, such as truck drivers and their contacts, have access to basic health services.

SOS Children’s Villages International works to prevent family breakdown and care for children who have lost parental care, or who risk losing it.

Dharma Life is a social enterprise aiming to create sustainable livelihoods by creating entrepreneurs at the village level and providing them with socially impactful products at affordable costs.

Hand in Hand International helps turn skills and potential into jobs. They find a way up and out of poverty. Look at poverty differently and you’ll see grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and ideas.

Save the Children the world’s leading organisation for children. They work in over 120 countries, focusing on the poorest and most marginalised children. Through the delivery of world-class
programmes, they do whatever it takes to save children.

Click on the NGO logo to learn more about each program