INCLUDE Platform

INCLUDE is looking for someone to become a new member of our Secretariat per 1 January 2019.

The person fulfilling the Knowledge Valorization Member position will be part of the INCLUDE Secretariat and engage with all INCLUDE´s activities, with a focus on the research program ‘New roles of CSOs for Inclusive Development’ on the assumptions underlying the MFA policy Dialogue and Dissent.

Applications must be received no later than 22 November 2018. Applications should be in English, and be submitted

Please find more information below and on the African Studies Centre website.

Knowledge Valorization Staff Member (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Key responsibilities:

  • To ‘broker’ existing academic knowledge on the thematic fields of INCLUDE by making this knowledge available and accessible for policymakers and other stakeholders;
  • To facilitate and ensure knowledge exchange between researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders in the Netherlands and African countries, amongst others through the organization of workshops;
  • To disseminate research findings from the NWO-WOTRO research projects on the ‘New roles of CSOs for Inclusive Development in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • To facilitate INCLUDEs knowledge brokering activities on the research programme ‘New roles of CSOs for Inclusive Development’, in order to link and learn and to engage a wider audience of stakeholders;
  • To provide a good balance of stakeholder participation with Dutch and international, academia, policymakers, private sector actors, civil-society organizations (CSOs) and other representatives.

In particular:

  • Pro-actively identifying and retrieving knowledge on inclusive development from experts, professionals and practitioners;
  • Organizing and facilitating brokering workshops for research consortia and stakeholders;
  • Analyzing and scaling up new and existing knowledge on INCLUDE’s thematic fields;
  • ‘Translating’ academic knowledge into accessible policy recommendations;
  • Identifying knowledge gaps and needs;
  • Developing and uploading content on the website and other channels of INCLUDE.

Selection criteria

  • A MA/MSc or PhD in a relevant discipline (for example economics, development studies, political science, or human geography);
  • Affinity with and knowledge of inclusive development themes;
  • Excellent organizational skills and the capacity to manage several activities at the same time;
  • The capacity to engage with academia, policymakers, civil-society and other relevant stakeholders;
  • The capacity to make substantive and accessible knowledge products, such as synthesis reports, policy briefs and policy recommendations;
  • Excellent writing skills and (inter-cultural) communication skills;
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • The ability to share academic knowledge with non-academic audiences.


Enquiries can be made to Ileen Wilke, e-mail and Dr. Karin Nijenhuis, e-mail Please not that Ms. Wilke and Dr. Nijenhuis will not be available on 20 and 21 November 2018.


Applications must be received no later than 22 November 2018. Applications should be in English, and be submitted

Please ensure that you include in ONE single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order:

  • letter of motivation;
  • resume.

The selection procedure will take place around 26 November 2018, and selected candidates will be invited for an interview no later than 27 November 2018. The interview will take place on 29 November 2018 in Leiden.

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.

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