Researcher (junior) and Project Manager on the Horizon EU GS4S Project

Researcher (junior) and Project Manager on the Horizon EU GS4S Project

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21 Nov 3 Dec Nijmegen

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Job description

An aging workforce and the energy transition cause a shortage of relevant skills in the EU. Would you like to help develop global strategies to reduce skills shortages with international mobility schemes? Then join the Horizon EU project GS4S as a junior researcher and project manager and help work towards a socially sustainable global strategy for skills, migration, and development.

As a junior researcher and project manager on the Horizon EU project GS4S, you will facilitate the international research collaboration spanning 11 countries proposing global strategies to reduce skills shortages using international mobility schemes, considering the future of work and sustainable development. You will facilitate the daily information exchange and collaboration between the consortium partners and  implement parts of the desk research and qualitative empirical research in the Netherlands.

You will be a member of the leading team and as such your tasks will entail the overall project management and communication with international consortium partners, the EU and external partners. You will facilitate weekly meetings of the project management team at Radboud University, organise monthly management and scientific check-in sessions with the consortium partners, and co-host bi-monthly coordination meetings with sister projects. These are primarily online meetings, which are key to a successful implementation of the projects and allow you to develop an international research network. Your overall management tasks will also entail contributions to progress reports to be submitted to the founder, support of knowledge exchange, communication, and dissemination activities with different stakeholders, which will include some travelling.

Your research tasks will entail contributions to several research products by engaging different methodologies. You will support the project leader in the overall scientific leadership of the project and with conceptualising the notion of wellbeing in a global strategy for skills considering available knowledge on skills needs, the future of work, migration and development. You will contribute to mapping past and present international mobility schemes, partnerships and alternatives to mobility to address skills shortages (desk research, policy interviews, policy analysis) including assessment of B2B global skill partnerships. Moreover, you will co-implement a historical review of the governance evolution of professional qualifications recognition in several regions, and you will contribute to an inventory of local and national upskilling/reskilling schemes with potential to scale-up and transfer to other contexts (desk research and expert interviews). Finally, you will support the UK partner in overseeing the implementation of fieldwork and a survey in associated countries Nigeria, Egypt, and Bangladesh to evaluate the impact of reskilling/upskilling on the development of countries of origin.


Radboud University


  • You hold a Master’s degree, with demonstrable affinity for international labour migration, EU policies in this field, reskilling/upskilling initiatives and international skills partnerships.
  • You have experience with implementing qualitative research such as interviews, focus groups and desk research, including policy analysis. Experience with survey research would be an advantage.
  • You possess effective and culturally competent communication and scientific writing skills in Dutch and English.
  • You possess Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • You possess proven managerial, leadership and team-working skills.
  • You have a flexible and creative mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • You have affinity with digital communication and collaboration channels such as social media and MS Teams.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: It concerns a temporary employment from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2026.

  • It concerns an employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,226 and a maximum of €5,090 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • This is a temporary position from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2026.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


The Horizon EU project GS4S (Global Strategy for Skills, Migration, and Development) is a collaborative initiative of the Radboud University Network on Migrant Inclusion (RUNOMI) which is coordinated by Prof. Tesseltje de Lange, Director of the Radboud Centre for Migration Law (CMR), and Associate Professor Pascal Beckers, Director of RUNOMI Research. The position will be located at the department of Geography, Planning and Environment of the Nijmegen School of Management (NSM).

Nijmegen School of Management enables students, institutions and companies, societal actors and governments to play their part in a transformation towards sustainable societies. In doing so, the faculty is committed to the mission of Radboud University as contributing to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. 
In the context of our mission ‘Responsible governance for sustainable societies’, we address scientific and societal challenges from a good governance perspective. Our work focuses on the topics Beyond economy, Climate, Inclusivity, Safety, and Democracy. By building, questioning and extending the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG’s), we acknowledge their interrelatedness and focus on a number of grand challenges within society. On topics such as inequality, gender, decent work and poverty, we contribute to innovation and sustainable growth. Besides that, we address environmental and climate challenges, which we seek to contribute towards resolving. 

At Nijmegen School of Management, academic research and teaching are carried out in challenging educational programmes. These programmes are offered in the areas of Business Administration, Economics and Business Economics, Geography, Planning and Environment, Political Science and Public Administration. Academic research takes place within the Institute for Management Research (IMR). Research is carried out within the above mentioned domains and in interdisciplinary research groups: the Hot Spots. Around 5,000 students study at the Nijmegen School of Management, and the faculty has around 400 FTE staff.

Radboud University
We are keen to meet critical thinkers who want to look closer at what really matters. People who, from their expertise, wish to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This ambition unites more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University and requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!


  • Research, development, innovation; Management
  • Behaviour and society
  • €3226—€5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1216713



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