Programme assistant Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

Programme assistant Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

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4 Sep 16 Sep Maastricht

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Programme assistant Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
The programme assistant will work closely with the Director of the master programme In Public Policy and Human Development.

Job description


1. Administrative assistant and support in programme management;
2. Weekly/biweekly meetings with programme director to set up the agenda;
3. Engage and communicate with master students, course coordinators, and staff via email and in person;
4. Document search and document analysis.
5. Collection and analysis of programme data.


Maastricht University (UM)


Fluent in English and Dutch (preferable);

Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Excel;

Experience with EleUM (blackboard);

Management skills;

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team, and with instructors;

Affinity with public policy relevant issues;

MA or MSc in social sciences;

Relevant previous work experience, including e.g. experience with management of events, conferences, training and/or workshops for public bodies   and/or international organisations or coordination of higher educational projects.

Conditions of employment

We are an international and inclusive community offering you a great learning experience. The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplemented with local UM provisions. For more information on terms of employment, please visit our website > Support > UM employees.

The mentioned salaries are based on a 1,0 fte employment.


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 16,300 students and 4,300 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.


Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-Merit

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) is a higher-education institute leading the way for operational, policy-relevant studies and evaluations with ample experience doing data collection and analysis around the world. The School also provides multi-disciplinary top-class training in the heart of Europe and around the world. Our mission is to train specialists who combine a high level of academic scholarship with leadership, in order to strengthen democratic governance in domestic and international organizations. In January 2011, the School became part of the United Nations University, strengthening further its international training and research network while building on the expertise of 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.


  • Support staff (Clerical, Administrative, Facility)
  • Behaviour and Society
  • 30.4—38 hours per week, temporary
  • max. €2204 per month
  • University Graduate
  • AT2018.247


Maastricht University (UM)

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