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Operations Manager

KIT has a vacancy for Operations Manager (36-40 hrs a week) in the Knowledge Institute. The Knowledge Institute (KI) has three primary impact areas: global health, economic development and gender equality.

Title Operations manager
Department: KIT Institute
Hours: 36-40 hours a week
Location: Amsterdam
Salary indication up to 5.506 gross a month

Within these three impact areas, there are individual teams that work on specific topics. Under global health, there are three teams including sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), health sector strengthening (HSS) and epidemiology (EPI).  Under economic development, there are two teams including impact economics (IE) and food and agriculture businesses (FAB).  Under gender equality, the gender team is the main team and they work closely with SRHR which also sits under global health.  In addition to the research and advisory focused team, the KI also has an education department that runs a Master’s in global public health and health equity and a variety of short-courses in gender equality, global health, and economic development.

The Operations Manager (OM) is responsible for efficient and effective operational processes in the Knowledge Institute and will be the single most important point of interaction between the KI and supporting departments consisting of IT, finance (including the project office and project administration), human resources, and marketing & communications. The Operations Manager will report to the Managing Director of the Knowledge Institute and works in close collaboration with the seven Team Leads who supervise the teams noted above. Together, the OM, the MD and the Team Leads constitute the leadership team of the KI. The OM also joins the KIT management team representing the KI.


The operations manager is responsible for ensuring the efficient and smooth functioning of the KI’s day-to-day operations with a primary responsibility of supporting and optimizing the work of the experts/advisors and the supporting departments.

Key tasks and responsibilities for the OM include:

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About KIT

KIT is a knowledge institute, business location and hospitality venue with a mission: to contribute to an inclusive and sustainable world. From our campus in Amsterdam and through our global partner network, we enable people and communities to bring about positive change.

KIT Institute is an independent knowledge institute. The work of our experts focuses on global health, gender equality and sustainable economic development. The institute offers various education programmes, including a Master’s programme in International Health.

KIT’s landmark building is a sought-after office location. We share our building with a thriving KIT Community of more than 1,000 people working for an inclusive and sustainable world. Part of the building is available for conferences and events provided by our hospitality company KIT Events.

Our campus also houses KIT Hotel, which is currently being renovated, and KIT Live: a stage for art and culture equipped with two dance and music studios, a theatre, a podcast studio, and a café.

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