Junior advisor in Health Systems Strengthening
Title: Junior Advisor Department: Health Location: Amsterdam Hours: 32-38 hours a week Salary Indication: between € 2.873, – and € 3.160, – gross per month for a 38-hour working week More info: email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply before: 4th of April 2023
KIT Royal Tropical Institute has a vacancy for an advisor in the health systems strengthening (HSS) team for 32-38 hours a week. The team consists of 13 multidisciplinary advisors that highly value team work, are commited to strengthen health systems for Universal Health Coverage, and have fun along the way! The job is based at KIT’s office in Amsterdam, with the option of working (partly) from home or remotely when necessary. The role also involves travelling for short assignments to different low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our organisation’s working language is English. As our HSS portfolio is steadily expanding and we would like to continue to build our multidisciplinary team, we seek to recruit a junior advisor.
As a health systems strengthening advisor, you will:
Work with colleagues on the development and implementation of advisory, evaluation and applied research projects related to HSS in low- and middle-income countries.
Assist in acquisition to further develop KIT’s portfolio in the area of HSS.
Contribute to KIT Health Unit’s strategy and organization, e.g. through maintaining and expanding client relations, networking activities and knowledge management activities.
Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as (international public) health or social sciences. Preferably also a degree in Medicine, with practical experience of working as a clinician in a resource-poor setting.
Maximum of three years of relevant working experience in HSS and public health, and demonstrated experience in working in LMICs and/or with international organizations.
Good understanding of health systems in LMIC.
Willingness and stamina to travel abroad regularly.
Positive and results-oriented attitude, ability to work with different disciplinary teams, passion and commitment, open personality and eager to learn and share learning.
Proficiency (spoken and written) in French will be an advantage.
A current valid residence and work permit to live and work in The Netherlands (it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they already have a work permit in Netherlands by the start of the contract).
Excellent entrepreneurial, organization, communication, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated creative and analytical writing skills.
Demonstrated experience in quantitative research.
Facilitation and training skills will be an advantage.
What do we offer?
An interesting and diverse working environment, within a unique organization;
A salary based on qualifications and experience between € 2.873, – and € 3.160, – gross per month for a 38-hour working week, 8% holiday pay and admission to the ABP pension fund foundation;
A year contract, with a view to permanent employment;
Approximately 25 annual vacation days plus 13 ADV days (when working full-time);
A workplace in a historic building in the heart of Amsterdam, with the option of working from home 50% of the time;
Travel allowance; NS-Business card or kilometer allowance, and bicycle plan;
KIT Royal Tropical Institute aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We consider inclusivity of talent and diversity of people and perspectives as valuable resources that contribute to our mission. KIT provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
To apply, please use the online application form, via the link that you will find under this vacancy. You can apply until the 4
th of April. Information about this position can be obtained by sending an email to email@example.com.
The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam is a multifaceted centre of expertise for international and intercultural cooperation. KIT aims to improve health and ensure equitable socio-economic development.
Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, our knowledge work focuses on global health, gender, economic development and intercultural communication. Our education offer comprises a graduate programme in global health, advanced courses for health professionals, a gender training programme and training and coaching services in intercultural communication. Our campus houses state-of-the-art office and conference facilities, the certified ecofriendly Amsterdam Tropen Hotel, and De Tropen cafe & restaurant. We are also the home of SDG House: a resident community of sustainability experts, social entrepreneurs and NGOs with a membership of 60+ organisations.
KIT Health aims to improve the health of people in low- and middle-income countries by cooperation on research, evaluation, advice and education. Our mission is to improve equity in health by empowering people and strengthening health systems. We work with partners to generate context-specific knowledge and to build capacity at the interface of policy and practice. Key thematic areas of work are education, sexual and reproductive health & rights, health systems strengthening and disease control.
The HSS team within the Health Unit supports governments, civil society organisations, the private sector and NGOs in their efforts to improve health sector performance. We help to design and evaluate countries’ health-care models and strategies, taking into account a wide spectrum of aspects relating to quality of care, human resources for health, health financing and governance, monitoring and evaluation and epidemiology systems and approaches. True to our commitment to help underserved areas and populations, we have developed specific expertise in Health Systems in Fragile contexts.
General information about KIT and KIT Health can be found on: www.kit.nl and www.kit.nl/health.