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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

Redefining Employee Giving

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

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“What is a J&J Secondment and how does it work?”

Alice Cortivo, Senior Legal Counsel with Janssen Italy

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Opening Doors to Life-long Learning

Ramiz Allafi, Product Manager CIS CVT Leader Immunology at Janssen Kazakhstan

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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


“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.


In-kind donated hours (2014-2018)

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 of 11 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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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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My Five Keys to Coaching Success
Denis Robson

When I was asked to be an executive coach to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) secondees working on long-term secondments with our frontline NGO partners in Africa, I accepted the invitation without hesitation.

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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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