PhD Candidate Covid-19 and water, sanitation and hygiene in schools. Implications, challenges, solutions
The global Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the extent to which schools are struggling with the provision of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). WHO …
- Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 40 - 40 uur
- € 2395 - € 3061 per maand
The global Covid-19 pandemic has revealed the extent to which schools are struggling with the provision of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). WHO and UNICEF identified a range of hygiene measures needed to be in place for schools to reopen and operate safely. This PhD research aims to create an understanding of the implications of WASH in schools in developing countries. It will identify geographical, infrastructural and socio-economic barriers related to the necessary improvement of WASH, with a special focus on the availability of water. In addition, it will showcase best WASH practices for safe reopening of schools across the globe and relate them to geography, and identify innovative solutions and their implications to society. This interdisciplinary PhD position has a high relevance to public health, involving both quantitative and qualitative data collection, Earth observation, geospatial analysis, and analysis of primary and secondary data through time.
- You have an MSc degree in public health, environmental engineering or data science.
- You have expertise in acquisition and processing of geo-information & remote sensing.
- You have good knowledge in statistical data analysis.
- You have demonstrated scientific creativity that has preferably resulted in a scientific publication.
- You have excellent communication skills and good English language proficiency
- You are willing to spend about 6 months performing field work.
- You have an affinity with a multi-cultural education environment, excellent work ethics, and commitment to the job
We offer a position in an inspiring and challenging multidisciplinary and international environment for a period of four years. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) for Dutch Universities:
- A starting salary of € 2,395.00 in the first year and a salary of € 3,061.00 in the fourth year gross per month;
- A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
- A solid pension scheme;
- Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment;
- Professional and personal development programs;
- Costs for moving to Enschede may be reimbursed.