Project Officer Evaluating Societal Impact (0,8-1,0 FTE)

Project Officer Evaluating Societal Impact (0,8-1,0 FTE)

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15 Jul 9 Aug Rotterdam

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Do you attach importance to science with social impact and do you enjoy advising on the organization and realization of impact evaluation at EUR? Then apply for the vacancy for project officer within the Evaluating Societal Impact project!
In 2019, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) adopted its new strategy "Creating positive societal impact". This strategy focuses on increasing the social impact of the university. The EUR wants to understand complex social issues and contribute to their solutions. An important question here is whether the university actually manages to realise this ambition and how this can be determined. In line with the mission of the strategy, the EUR wants to develop a supported and authorative approach for evaluating and monitoring positive societal impact that responds to and does justice to the differences between scientific fields and faculties.
The Evaluating Societal Impact project takes steps towards working together on appropriate impact evaluation and associated governance structures. In doing so, we coordinate with internal stakeholders to create synergies, we focus on sustainable policy changes within the organisation, and we advise faculties and strategic initiatives on impact evaluation. It is important to maintain good contact with the various stakeholders and to supervise the various projects that we carry out as ESI, which is why we are looking for two project staff members who can fulfil this role of account holder towards the eight faculties and towards umbrella strategic initiatives (such as the Erasmus initiatives and convergence).
The current team of Evaluating Societal Impact consists of an academic lead (Prof. Arwin van Buuren), a project manager (Dr. Bianca Langhout) and a research intelligence consultant (Tung Tung Chan, MSc.). In addition, 2-3 junior researchers are involved in the project on an ongoing basis, and we are currently recruiting 2 medior/senior knowledge and account managers (project officers). We offer a stimulating, people-oriented work environment and a place where brainstorming, exchange, fierce debates, creativity, and the development of new ideas are central, always in relation to societal developments. As a project officer, you will become part of this team and play an active role in thinking and advising about the organisation and realisation of impact assessment at the EUR. In addition, you actively contribute to the transition of the EUR to become an impact driven university!

Job description

As a project officer you will play an important role in:

  • Actively liaise with the various internal stakeholders within the EUR environment with whom ESI cooperates in pilots and projects;
  • At operational and strategic level, execute the management of ESI's activities at faculties and strategic initiatives. As well as monitor results and quality of our activities.
  • Thinking and advising on impact evaluation, including around the creation of impact strategies and developing appropriate templates and approaches for identifying and valuing impact.

The work is done in close cooperation with the project manager, the research intelligence consultant and junior researchers. There is plenty of room to come up with your own initiatives and ideas within the framework of the project.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


  • Demonstrate substantive knowledge of/affinity with the theme of societal impact of science (in particular the EUR's scientific fields);
  • Demonstrable experience in working from a co-creation or action research setting with design and learning sessions. Some experience with quantitative research methods and statistical analysis is desirable.
  • Energetic and solid interlocutor with persuasiveness who can act on different management levels;
  • Team-oriented personality;
  • Skilled in operating in a complex organisational context;
  • At least four years of relevant work experience (PhD track may count towards this);
  • A keen analytical ability to quickly gather, assess and connect insights from different disciplines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication in Dutch and English.

Conditions of employment

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good terms of employment in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The employment contract is for a period of 1 year to start with. The salary depends on your knowledge and experience and with a full-time appointment amounts to between € 3974,- and €6181,- gross per month (scale 11/12). The EUR has attractive employment conditions, including 8% holiday pay, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a very generous leave scheme. Furthermore, the EUR is affiliated with the ABP pension scheme and we offer partially paid parental leave. Employees can also make use of EUR facilities, such as the Erasmus sports centre and the university library.

The EUR offers a Dual Career Program (DCP) to help partners of new scientific staff find work in the Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

We value diversity and believe that a diversity of talents contributes to our vision and strategy to excel as a university in research and education. Therefore, we are looking for a person who can complement our team from a diversity perspective.



Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities.


The Strategy Office (SO)

The Strategy Office guides the EUR in its transition to an impact-driven university and works with the entire organisation to achieve the strategic objectives.

The Strategy Office (SO) is a policy department that, on the one hand, focuses on (supporting) the integral implementation of the strategy (both in terms of content and process) and, on the other hand, provides the management and the organisation with the capacity to provide strategic advice on a wide range of issues. Obviously, this is done in close cooperation with other central policy departments, the faculties and institutes and support services (that embed and help implement the EUR strategy) and the project leaders and academic leads who lead the strategic projects. The team consists of both programme management functions and strategic advisors, and is supplemented with colleagues from support services, who contribute ideas on strategic and implementation issues. The SO functions as a spider in the web, in order to realise the strategic ambitions in cooperation with the entire community.

The General Administration (ABD)

As a central staff organisation, the General Administration (ABD) is responsible for organising policy support at the institutional level. The ABD supports the Executive Board (CvB) in exercising its responsibility for the quality, accessibility and financing of education and research. The ABD takes care of the joint design of integral policy, the timely submission of this policy for decision-making, ensures (partly) that the policy is implemented and carries out continuous monitoring and evaluation with a view to improvements. The department is formed by the Academic Affairs departments, the Chief Information Officer Office, Corporate Planning & Control, Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs and Strategy Office. The independent Erasmus Magazine is also part of the ABD. The administration department is headed by the Director of General Administration (also Secretary of the Executive Board).


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • Behaviour and society
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3974—€6181 per month
  • University graduate
  • ABD/ESI/15072022


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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