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).
- 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.
Apply here: https://www.kncvtbc.org/en/vacancy/social-scientist/