One Health Advisor

Updated: 2 months ago

Your job

Are you a passionate professional about advancing  One health principles and fostering transformative change in food systems worldwide? Are you ready to work with a dedicated team of professionals to support the transformation of food systems in low- and middle-income countries? Then this exciting job opportunity awaits you!

At Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI)  we are at the forefront of applied scientific research, committed to shaping  food systems that contributes to social equity and planetary health.  As a One Health Advisor you will play a vital role in mainstreaming  One Health principles into food system transformation initiatives.  

Your role
As a One health Advisor you will join the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation team to co-creating contextualized One Health solutions for food systems development projects globally. Our work portfolio contains short-term and longer-term development assignments that focuses on food system- and agri-food sector transformations. Turning knowledge into action working closely with regional and national partners worldwide.

As One Health advisor:

  • You are able to operate in diverse international contexts on One Health initiatives;
  • You understand the interconnectedness of health related challenges, adopting a systemic perspective and co-create with relevant stakeholders contextualized solutions;
  • You are able to approach the one health concept from a broad perspective beyond the human-livestock interface;
  • You can broker collaboration between stakeholders, putting the aspirations of local stakeholders first;
  • You can contribute to policy agendas in local, regional and international arenas, and contribute to a wider system transformation for agriculture, food and nature;
  • You can facilitate workshops and learning trajectories, and develop offline/online learning methodologies and materials on One Health in food system (in its broad meaning);
  • You operate at the interface of science and practice, well embedded in strategic national and international networks, and can increase our visibility in international debates on sustainability and justice.

Versatility is key!

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing projects;
  • Contributing with your expertise as collaborator in international projects;
  • Develop and run courses or capacity building trajectories in international settings;
  • Profile WCDI in the relevant networks in the Netherlands, Europe and beyond and maintain partnerships;
  • Develop new projects and secure funding streams;
  • Develop knowledge products for academic and non-academic audience.

Your qualities

We are looking for an enthusiastic team member we the following qualities :

  • MSc degree in a relevant discipline; for example veterinary science, one health studies, development studies with a focus on public health or equivalent;
  • 5 years of relevant international work experience preferably in research and or project management;  
  • Proven track record in action research and publishing, both technical reports and (scientific) papers with an extensive network in the relevant fields;
  • Experience in (co-)developing and (co-)delivering professional training, preferably in hybrid settings and with online learning environments;
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills with a strong ability to work and communicate across boundaries/cultures with strong drive to build bridges between science and society
  • Proficiency in French is highly desirable;
  • Willingness to travel outside Europe; you are able to adapt to changing work environments and have a flexible attitude towards the needs and views of partners and clients. 

Your English proficiency is excellent (a minimum of CEFR C1 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special 

language page


We offer you

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment . A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more, per week;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8,3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive monthly gross salary max €5.737,-  for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 11). Additionally, a contract for 0,8 FTE can be discussed.  You will initially receive a one-year contract, which will be extended to an open-ended contract upon in mutual enthusiasm.          

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.

Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling. 

Do you want more information?

For more information about this position, please contact Annabelle Daburon - Livestock value chain advisor (email: [email protected] or tel:+31634030336).

For more information about the procedure, please contact Jeanine van ‘t Veer, Recruiter
([email protected] )

You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed until filled.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment .

We are

Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
At Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (WCDI) our mission is bringing ‘Knowledge into Action’ by promoting transformation of food systems that contribute to social equity and planetary health. We do this by tailoring and implementing knowledge in projects and multi-annual programmes. We also work on co-creating knowledge with partners, and offer comprehensive lifelong learning trajectories for professionals and institutions. Between these 3 delivery areas we look for interconnectivity at all levels of our organisation. Our interdisciplinary team of over 60 scientific staff collaborates with various stakeholders, advancing food systems transformations in partnership with others; public or private, NGOs or knowledge institutes or other institutes within WUR.

Wageningen University & Research
The mission of Wageningen University & Research is “To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”. Under the banner Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen University and the specialised research institutes of the Wageningen Research Foundation have joined forces in contributing to finding solutions to important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment. With its roughly 30 branches, 7,600 employees (6,700 fte) and 13,100 students and over 150,000 participants to WUR’s Life Long Learning, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain. The unique Wageningen approach lies in its integrated approach to issues and the collaboration between different disciplines.

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We will recruit for the vacancy ourselves, so no employment agencies please. However, sharing in your network is appreciated.

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