Program Support Officer Resilient Delta (0,8 - 1 fte)

Program Support Officer Resilient Delta (0,8 - 1 fte)

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1 Jun 18 Jun Rotterdam

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Do you have a strength in operational management of complex multi stakeholder projects? Do you get energized by setting up organizational and administrative processes with internal and external stakeholders. Then join our team as the Program Support Officer Resilient Delta.

Job description
Erasmus Research Services supports the university’s major research initiatives: largescale, high-impact, complex, and multi-stakeholder projects and programs. Within this context we are looking for a Program Support Officer for the Resilient Delta initiative, one of the 5 transdisciplinary programs in the Convergence cooperation between Erasmus University, Erasmus Medical Center and TU Delft.

Resilient Delta’s mission is to design resilience solutions in the Rotterdam delta for implementation around the globe. Our aim is to develop an integrated approach to address the major societal issues increasingly confronting the Rotterdam region, such as rising sea levels, poverty and inequality, air pollution, population density and major technological changes. Resilient Delta aims to be a pioneer in designing solutions to the pressing societal issues related to the major transitions of our time. The convergence between the institutions involved (Erasmus University, Erasmus Medical Center and TU Delft), with their close physical proximity and complementary expertise, will allow for long-term resilience solutions for the challenges of the delta.

As Program Support Officer, you will be responsible for executing all organizational, contractual, and financial/administrative processes around the program Resilient Delta initiative and supporting where needed its ever-growing portfolio of projects (in close cooperation with the involved faculties). You will support the program’s management team (consisting of a scientific Director and a program Director) in managing consortium relationships, organizational and financial management, delivery of the program goals and following the requirements of the Convergence planning and control cycle. You will safeguard deadlines, monitor progress, and prepare financial and admin reports required by the program. You will support the organization of program events with or without additional help, depending on the scale.

Director ERS will be your line manager. You will be seconded to the Resilient Delta initiative and subsequently to the lead(s) of the program you support. Content wise you fully report to the program director of the Resilient Delta initiative.


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


You have at least five years of experience in operational management of multistakeholder projects, preferable within a university setting. You are at ease when managing financial and administrative project and program cycles (budgeting, reporting, contracting etc). With a firm and solution oriented attitude you are capable of negotiating and operationalizing agreements with internal and external stakeholders.

Other required experience, skills, and competencies are;
  • Working and thinking level equivalent to a university degree or degree from a university of applied sciences;
  • Basic knowledge of financial administration, legal aspects and purchasing conditions is required;
  • Organizational sensitivity, accuracy and an effective set of communication- and people skills;
  • The ability to recognize the challenges and opportunities of working in a team that is developing and scaling-up;
  • Excellent verbal and written command of English and Dutch (CEFR level C1).

Knowledge of and/or interest in project management methodologies is considered as a strong asset.

Conditions of employment

An internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with good working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

The start date of this position is 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible and you will be based at the Campus Woudestein - Rotterdam, located at Erasmus Research Services (ERS). The position is for 0,8 fte - 1 fte. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 4.814 to a maximum of € 6.181 gross per month on a fulltime basis, in accordance with Scale 12 of the CAO-NU. In addition, we offer an 8% holiday allowance, an end-of-year payment of 8.3%, and a very generous paid leave scheme. Furthermore, EUR is affiliated with ABP for the pension provision, and we offer partially paid parental leave, fully paid extended birth leave for partners, a personal career budget, work-life balance coaches, discounted collective health insurance, and more. As an employee, you can also use EUR facilities such as the University library and receive a discount on subscriptions for the Erasmus sports center.

Erasmus University Rotterdam offers a Dual Career Programme (DCP) to assist the life partners of new academic staff (on payroll) in finding employment in The Netherlands. The programme is offered in close cooperation with the nearby universities of Delft and Leiden.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfill their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Erasmus University Rotterdam

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.

Erasmus Research Services

Erasmus Research Services (ERS) advances excellent research and engagement to maximize positive societal impact. ERS creates conditions for transparent, inclusive, collaborative, and impactful research through strategic and operational expertise. We provide pathways for talents to reach their full potential and we advance fruitful collaborations, enabling Erasmus University to be a front runner in embedding excellent research in society. The following areas of support are embedded within ERS: Business Development, Grant Support, Legal Counsels, Open Science, Research Data Management, Ethics Review and Research Intelligence. ERS is a relatively young service department within Erasmus University Rotterdam and is steadily building and extending its service portfolio. ERS provides support to all faculties of Erasmus university Rotterdam (occasionally to Erasmus University Medical Center).


TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus MC join forces in the Convergence. The urgent and complex societal challenges of our time ask for fundamentally new forms of cooperation, whereby the boundaries between institutes and disciplines are crossed to create new perspectives and solutions. In research and education, we are committed to combine our strengths, knowledge and methods to address societal challenges such as climate change, sustainability, pressure on the healthcare system, urbanisation and digitalisation. Within the alliance we are working on a number of themes: Resilient Delta, Health & Technology, AI, Data & Digitalisation. On these challenges we collaborate with a large number of public and private partners in South Holland and beyond. Using the region as living lab, the Convergence thus creates a leading research and innovation ecosystem in South Holland, with great (inter)national appeal and ambitions.


  • Policy and staff
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €4814—€6181 per month
  • University graduate
  • 3616


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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