Mar 28th 2022

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime Social Scientist


Purpose of the position and organizational position
As a social scientist, you will lead KNCV’s research on stigma. You will also lead, supervise and/or collaborate on feasibility and acceptability studies. In addition, you will contribute to further developing and ensuring the quality of the KNCV portfolio on qualitative research along the 9 innovation pathways, including supporting and mentoring junior KNCV staff in this field. The Social Scientist reports to a Team Lead of the Division TB Elimination & Health System Innovation (TBE&HSI).

Job Profile

  • Design and conduct mixed-methods studies;
  • Lead, conduct or contribute to systematic literature reviews;
  • Contribute to the development of effective, feasible and acceptable stigma reduction tools and validated scales to measure mental health and/or health-related stigma in the framework of TB and related health problems;
  • Contribute to the further development of KNCV portfolio in qualitative research along the KNCV innovation pathways;
  • Disseminate study findings through scientific publications and presentations at international conferences;
  • Develop grant proposals and report to donors;
  • Represent KNCV in research consortia and other international fora;
  • Mentor, train, and supervise KNCV HQ and in-country staff on qualitative and mixed-methods research.


Who are we looking for?


  • PhD in Social Science, Public health, Global Health, Health sciences, epidemiology, medicine, or another relevant discipline.


  • At least 10 years’ experience working as a social scientist as evidenced by peer-reviewed articles;
  • Experience in mental health and/or stigma research;
  • Experience in organizing and conducting qualitative studies;
  • Experience in the implementation and evaluation (including impact) of mental health and/or stigma interventions;
  • Skills in using software for qualitative data collection, data cleaning, data validation, data analysis, data visualization and interpretation;
  • Familiarity with infectious diseases, ideally tuberculosis;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English; working-level Dutch and other relevant language skills are an advantage (e.g., French, Russian).

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A fixed-term contract with the intention to extend the contract;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues worldwide;
  • A salary dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme;
  • Full-time employment at KNCV consists of 38 hours per week.

Application and information
You can apply for this position via the form below before 10 April 2022.

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