Secretary Board of Examiners/Student Affairs Officer at UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (0,7-0,9 fte)

Secretary Board of Examiners/Student Affairs Officer at UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (0,7-0,9 fte)

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16 Aug 30 Aug Maastricht

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UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance is looking for a Secretary to the Board of Examiners/Student Affairs Officer.

Job description

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance offers a MSc in Public Policy and Human Development. This one-year programme leads to a double degree in collaboration with United Nations University (UNU).

Your tasks comprise the following:

1. Secretary Board of Examiners: handle the BoE mailbox, organize meetings, prepare case files, take minutes, archive decisions in student files in Corsa. You understand the rules and regulations of UM and UNU.

2. Coordination of special exams (e.g. for students with a disability): organize exam location and proctors, communicate with exam coordinator, course coordinators, tutors and study advisor.

3. Exam administration: make sure that grades are handed in, check for correctness, registration of grades in SAP, keep list of students who failed resits.

4. Graduation administration: check that students met their payment obligations, register graduations in SAP, prepare graduation statements, order diplomas, arrange for diplomas to be picked up or sent.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • You're a teamplayer with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team.
  • You work with great accuracy.
  • You know how to handle stress and deadlines.
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch. 
  • You have relevant previous work experience of minimum two years.
  • You know your way around computer programs such as Outlook, Excel, Access, Canvas, Corsa and SAP.
  • You have a great sense of humour.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


UNU-MERIT / Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) prepares professionals and researchers for policy analysis, risk assessment, policy design, policy monitoring, policy evaluation and methods and techniques of policy research. The School is integrated within United Nations University – MERIT (UNU-MERIT).  The School is the centre for the institute’s double degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, which aims to train public policy professionals for the global community. 

UNU-MERIT, including MGSoG, has been closely involved in research for a variety of UN agencies, including the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank.

Overall the institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 master students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • 26.6—34.2 hours per week
  • €2367—€3196 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • AT2021.332


Maastricht University (UM)

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