Vacancy: Research Assistant

Minimum 16 hours per week – based in Amsterdam

The position

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) (of which, the Amsterdam Institute for International Development forms an integral part) is seeking an inquisitive and results-driven Master’s student or recent graduate in the field of development economics to fill the role of Research Assistant. We offer a fast-paced international setting that demands a flexible, assertive and creative attitude. The Research Assistant will provide day-to-day support to AIID researchers and project managers for various elements within research projects.

Main duties/responsibilities

  • Questionnaire design
  • Data cleaning
  • Data analysis
  • Report writing

Educational qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master in Development Economics or related fields

Additional requirements

  • Fluent English, Dutch preferable
  • Organizational and communication skills, computer skills (Stata and Excel), team player, analytical and writing skills

AIGHD offers

AIGHD provides an excellent environment for a Research Assistant who wishes to gain experience, expertise and a network in global health and development research. We offer a salary in line with prevailing sector standards. AIGHD has a fulltime workweek of 40 hours, 25 days leave annually, an attractive collective pension plan, and a comprehensive collective health insurance scheme. The position is based at the AIGHD’s office in Amsterdam (close to the Academic Medical Center).

For more information regarding the job description or general questions, please contact Linde Nieuwenhuys:

To submit an application, please include your CV and a concise letter of motivation and contact our General Manager, Mr F.R. Janssen at: or post to: AIGHD, Pietersbergweg 17, 1105 BM Amsterdam.

Closing date: 17 April 2017.


AIGHD is a dynamic institute and network focused on research, education and policy advice in global health and development. It takes a problem-oriented approach and transcends the boundaries of traditional academic disciplines to provide sustainable solutions. The organisation collaborates with biomedical researchers from the Academic Medical Center (AMC) as well as social scientists and economists from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the VU University Amsterdam (VU). AIGHD works closely with a number of related organizations such as the Joep Lange Institute and the Amsterdam Health and Technology Institute (AHTI), as well as with global health NGOs such as the PharmAccess Foundation and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.

AIGHD’s economists are committed to the rigorous evaluation of policy interventions in developing countries that meets international academic standards. They conduct independent impact evaluations, operational research and policy analysis, employing a range of quantitative and qualitative techniques to assess the effects of policy interventions in developing countries.

No (recruitment) agencies please.