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Empowering Change 
on the frontlines of health

5 Years of delivering a long-term impact to those working on the front lines of care

A Triple Win on the Front Lines of Care: Celebrating the Fifth Year of the Johnson & Johnson Secondment Program

Annet Eijkelkamp, Employee Engagement Director, EMEA, 
Johnson & Johnson Global Community Impact

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Meeting women where they are: my secondment with hand in hand in Kenya

Claudia Lanz

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Supporting the secondees through executive coaching to give back more

Marat Guriev, Janssen Russia Data Analyst Secondment with SOS Children’s Villages International

Read more in our Secondment Brochure


Transferring our skills and knowledge to create long-term change

Launched in 2014, the Secondment Program provides Johnson & Johnson employees with the unique opportunity to give back to society by sharing their business skills and knowledge with our NGO partner organizations in long-term assignments (up to six months). By working with our partners in a holistic approach we can evolve and integrate the program, and fully leverage the skills of our employees to address our partners’ greatest needs.

Creating a triple win

Placing our partner organization at the heart of the program

Underlying the uniqueness of the Secondment Program is our commitment to put the needs of our NGO partner organization first, and to match the right Johnson & Johnson employee with the right skill sets, experience, authenticity and expertise to maximize their contribution to the NGO and long-term outcome.


Professional nursing & midwifery associations are an important cornerstone in ensuring health systems quality. Each secondee has come with expert skills which combined with their extensive commitment to mentoring provides a very effective win/win model of sustainable capacity development. The Secondment Program has effectively strengthened the effectiveness and sustainability of our health capacity development”.

Professor Sharon Brownie,
Dean School of Nursing & Midwifery East Africa, Aga Khan University


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Scaling to make a greater impact

By the end of 2018, forty-seven of our talented Johnson & Johnson employees from across our business sectors in EMEA will have completed a long-term secondment with six NGO partners in the field, with nineteen succeeding roles. Sharing their intellect, skills and passion to make a long-term and sustainable impact to those working on the front lines of delivering care whilst growing personally and professionally and bringing fresh insights back into our business.


In-kind donated hours (2014-2017)

Impact figures 2014-2018.
Countries across EMEA
NGO partners
Secondees promoted
Reverse Secondments

Coaching Community

All J&J secondees are coached on their Secondment journey by a team of retired J&J senior executives who invest their time for free to help guide the J&J employees through their often challenging and complex assignments. The team brings a wealth of consolidated business expertise gained from former senior positions, where they were responsible for managing Johnson & Johnson business operations across EMEA and globally.

Reverse Secondment Program

Every year, we continue to invest in the Secondment Program to further innovate and scale the impact we can deliver. In 2017, we launched the Reverse Secondment Program, enabling employees from our NGO and Network organizations to be seconded within our Company to further develop their expertise and bring new skill sets back into their organisation. Read about Rita Batista’s Reverse Secondment here

Leveraging local knowledge to implement new business models in rural communities

Dolapo Ojo, J&J Consumer South Africa

New Business Development Secondment with Dharma Life South Africa 
Read more about Dolapo’s story in the Secondment Program brochure.

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New 2018 Secondment Brochure: Demonstrating the long-term impact to those on the front lines of care

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Creating bold initiatives through the Secondment Coaching Program

Ragnar Svensson has been a coach on the Johnson & Johnson Secondment Program since 2016.

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First Reverse Secondee completes her HR role at Janssen Portugal

Rita Batista is the first NGO employee to have completed a reverse secondment with Johnson & Johnson.

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