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Empowering Change 
on the frontlines of health

Delivering a long-term impact to those working on the front lines of care

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Long term impact of the Secondment Program

Learn more about how Johnson & Johnson employees across EMEA are sharing their skills and knowledge with NGO partner organisations to change the trajectory of health for humanity.

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Further expansion of the Johnson & Johnson Secondment Program in 2019

This year, 14 Johnson & Johnson employees from across our business sectors will take part in the Johnson & Johnson Secondment Program. 

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Showing Up When It Counts

By Tanja Hemme, 2018 J&J Secondee at SOS Children’s Villages International in Austria

Sometimes we get stuck within our own world and we need to open new doors and see new horizons.

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OUR PROGRAM

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

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SECONDEE
J&J
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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

 

“Our partnership with Johnson & Johnson is a cornerstone in the foundation of our future ambitions. The investment of their time and energy, teamed with their areas of expertise and experience have brought about valuable developments within North Star Alliance. Johnson & Johnson has helped us get to where we are today, and the future is bright; working together we will continue to bring essential health services to hard-to-reach populations.”

Ylse van der Schoot,
Executive Director, North Star Alliance

 

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Scaling to make a greater impact

By the end of 2018, forty-six 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.

38,419

In-kind donated hours (2014-2018)

Impact figures 2014-2018.
46
Secondments
23
Countries across EMEA
6
NGO partners
24
Secondees promoted
4
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 of 12 coaches 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.

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Lion Secondment Program

Launched in 2019, the Lion Secondment is a new component of the Secondment Program. It enables Johnson & Johnson senior leaders to take on part-time (4-6 months) strategic and advisory assignments with NGO partner organizations, to help strengthen and transform health systems in the EMEA region. ​

The Lion Secondment will be piloted in 2019 with two NGO partners (White Ribbon Alliance​ and the Aga Khan Development Network​) both whom are seeking strategic direction and senior leadership advice to help build their organizational capacity.

​The roles will be remotely based and will allow​ the J&J executives to provide senior level business support to the NGO partners, whilst continuing to manage their leadership role and responsibilities with the Company.

Leveraging local knowledge to implement new business models in rural communities

By Dolapo Ojo, 2017 J&J Secondee,
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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World Children’s Day 2018: A new perspective on early childhood development
This year, I’ll be seeing World Children’s Day through new eyes. When I first learned that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) would enable me to serve a six month Secondment at the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme

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Second Reverse Secondment at Janssen Portugal

Margarida Santos from the Partnerships and Communications Team at the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) Portugal has joined Janssen Portugal on a three-month Reverse Secondment to learn more about J&J processes, strategies and ways of working within the External Affairs Team.

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

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