Ghent University

Project assistant ANSER network (27087)

2024-04-29 (Europe/Brussels)
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Ghent University is one of the top 100 universities in the Dutch language area, with more than 44,000 students and 15,000 staff members.

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   →  Apply before 29/04/2024 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels Time)
   →  Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences  
   →  Department: GE39 - Volksgezondheid en Eerstelijnszorg
   →  Occupancy rate: 70%
   →  Number of positions: 1    
   →  Type of employment: Contract of limited duration 
   →  Term of assignment: 3 months 
   →  Wage scale:  WM1 to WM4 (master degree) 
   →  Required diploma: Master 



Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 15,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.



The Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy (ANSER) is an international thematic network that fosters interaction and knowledge sharing between academics and policymakers. The network was initiated by Ghent University in 2016. Today it counts 47 members (academic institutions and non-profit organizations) from all over the world. Members engage in joint research projects, weigh in on current policy debates and host innovative training programs. As a global resource for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) policy research, education and service delivery, ANSER helps to build an evidence base for SRHR policies for everyone, everywhere.


The ANSER secretariat is hosted at the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), a multidisciplinary research institute within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Ghent University. ICRH conducts research and intervention projects in all areas of reproductive health, implements capacity building, provides community education, prevention and HIV testing services, and advocates for sexual and reproductive health and rights.


We are recruiting a part-time (70%) project assistant for a period of 3 months (July-September 2024) for a temporary replacement to support the coordination of the ANSER network.

Job description:

  • Carry out a qualitative study on contraception use in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • Analize qualitative data and report writing.

  • Create content for ANSER communication (newsletter, social media,..)

  • Co-organise training courses (Summer School, PhD School, webinars,…)

  • Support the ANSER working group meetings (agenda setting, invitations, report writing, follow up,..)



  • You hold a Master’s degree in social sciences, health science or similar

  • You have experience conducting qualitative studies

  • You have experience analyzing qualitative data and report writing

  • You have demonstrated knowledge on sexual and reproductive health and rights

  • You write, speak and read academic English fluently

  • You are able to work independently in a scientific global team



  • We offer you a contract of definite duration for the period of 3 months from July to September.

  • Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale WM1 to WM4 (if you hold a Master’s degree). Click here for more information about our salary scales.

  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).



Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the 29th of April. We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system.


Your application must include the following documents:


  • In the field ‘CV’: your CV and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)

  • In the field ‘Cover letter’: your application letter in pdf format

  • In the field ‘Diploma’: a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.


Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.


As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position before the 29th of April, 2024.



For more information about this vacancy, please contact Emilie Peeters (, +32(0)9/332 35 64). Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.


Do you have a question regarding the online application process? Please read our FAQ or contact helpdesk ( - tel. 09/264 98 98).

Job details

Project assistant ANSER network (27087)
Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33 Ghent, Belgium
Application deadline
2024-04-29 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-04-29 23:59 (CET)
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