Secretary for the Board of Examiners UNU-MERIT-Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (0,7-0,9 fte)

Secretary for the Board of Examiners UNU-MERIT-Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (0,7-0,9 fte)

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7 Jan 23 Jan Maastricht

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

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).

The position’s main duties include the following:

  1. Preparing, reporting and implementing the decisions and resolutions of the BoE, and keeping the archive up-to-date.
  2. supporting the BoE with their (legal) tasks like appointing responsible examiners, administering the Rules and Regulations, auditing.
  3. Being responsible for the organizational and secretarial aspects of the BoE’s work, for example: organizing meetings, prepare case files, taking minutes.
  4. Supervising and promoting compliance with set procedures, regulations and agreements, and checking decisions and propositions for decisions against rules and regulations.
  5. Contributing to the creation of reports and proposals of the BoE, and proactively proposing updates and improvements in procedures, rules and regulations.
  6. Representing the Board of Examiners in various meetings.
  7. Supporting the Programme with matters related to reporting and accreditation.


Maastricht University (UM)


  • You're a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a multicultural and multi-disciplinary team;
  • You’re methodical, with a good eye for detail, well organized, work with great accuracy;
  • You are independent and you bring objectivity to the proceedings;
  • You deal promptly with correspondence and are able to work under time sensitive 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 (e.g, Outlook, Excel, Access, Canvas, Corsa and SAP);
  • A background or degree in Law will be considered an asset.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with a possibility of extension.

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
  • €2376—€3208 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • AT2021.512


Maastricht University (UM)

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