KIT Royal Tropical Institute is an independent centre of expertise and education for sustainable development. We assist governments, NGOs and private corporations around the world to build inclusive and sustainable societies, informing best practices and measuring impact. Guided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, our work focuses on health, gender, economic development and intercultural cooperation.


KIT’s Health Systems Strengthening team works to improve the cohesion and performance of health systems as a means to provide all people with equitable access to quality health services. Our work focuses on the health systems of low-and middle-income countries as well as states experiencing fragility, conflict and violence.

Our team facilitates the complex, multi-stakeholder processes of health system re-design. Understanding and incorporating the voices of the people and communities that rely on health systems is central to our approach.

As our portfolio is steadily expanding, we seek to recruit a

Advisor in Health Systems Strengthening

for an average of 32-40 hours/week. The work takes place in Amsterdam but requires substantial travelling to low- and middle-income countries. Our organisation’s working language is English.

As an advisor at KIT you will:

  • Work with colleagues on the development and implementation of advisory, evaluation and (operational) research projects related to HSS in low- and middle-income countries,
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation of HSS projects coordinated by KIT,
  • Contribute to capacity building and educational activities, including teaching in our master programmes and tailormade training,
  • Lead in acquisition to further develop KIT’s portfolio in the area of HSS,
  • Contribute to KIT Health strategy and organization, e.g. through maintaining and expanding client relations, networking activities and knowledge management activities.


You have:

  • At least a master’s degree in a relevant field, such as global health, social sciences or medicine.
  • Five to ten years of relevant experience in HSS and public health. Demonstrated experience of working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and/or with international organizations.
  • Capacity building, M&E and research skills. Demonstrated experience in quantitative research.
  • Good understanding of health systems in LMIC.
  • Excellent entrepreneurial, organization, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Strong and demonstrated creative and analytical writing skills.
  • Willingness and stamina to travel abroad to settings that are related to our work.
  • Positive and result-oriented attitude, ability to work under time pressure, ability to work with different disciplinary teams, passion and commitment, open personality and eager to learn and share learning.
  • Facilitation and training skills are an advantage.
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in English (the working language at KIT). Fluency in French, Portuguese, Arabic or Russian would be a plus.


We offer

The ability to experience professional and personal growth within an exciting, dynamic and multi-disciplinary working environment with 30+ passionate colleagues. A starting salary based on qualifications and experience of between3.266 and €4.762 gross per month for a 40 hour working week, with good options for professional development. In addition, there is an 8% holiday allowance and admission to the KIT pension fund (ABP). Initial one-year contract, with the possibility of extension after demonstrated good performance.


If you are interested in this position and would like additional information please contact Barend General information about KIT and KIT Health can be found at: www.kit.nland


Written applications specifying abilities and interest in this position including a curriculum vitae with references should be submitted before the 26th of February 2021.


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