Portfolio Support Staff with system and IT affinity

Portfolio Support Staff with system and IT affinity

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11 Feb 2 Mar Wageningen

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Job description

A team member of the Portfolio Support Group (PSG) to provide support services for the implementation of our international portfolio of projects and short professional courses.

You will join Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation, part of Wageningen University & Research. Motto of WCDI is 'Knowledge in Action'; we support organisations and people to strengthen their capacity for sustainable development.

You will be based in Wageningen and from there provide support services to the implementation of international courses and projects, mainly in Africa and Asia, and support capacity development activities, among which short professional courses, implemented in The Netherlands and abroad.

You will be a member of the Portfolio Support Group; a team of ~20 persons that is responsible for secretarial and administrative, organisational and logistic support for the activities of our institute. Your activities will mainly consist of system related support of the international courses and projects of our Institute. You will work with systems like CRM-SAGE, CRM-Microsoft Dynamics. You will make sure that the yearly ~15.000 persons that opt for a course fee, are scored in a responsible way. You are responsible for collecting and structuring the appropriate information of course participants and make sure that database or workable. You will play a role in the implementation to CRM-Microsoft Dynamics, i.e. be the person that feed strategic discussions and translate practical, operational system issues into strategic questions that are taken by the management.


Wageningen University & Research


  • MBO or HBO level of education or equal level of professional performance obtained through relevantwork-experience;
  • Excellent computer skills (e.g. MS Office, SAGE, Microsoft Dynamics, CRM) and ability to learn other programmes used within our organisation;
  • Ability to set priorities and perform adequately under high work and peer pressure;
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative and responsibility;
  • Good communication and organisational skills and a service and quality oriented approach;
  • Key competencies are;accuracy, confidentiality and discretion, tact, self-steered and solution oriented;
  • A dynamic and balanced team player;
  • Interest in working in a dynamic, highly-motivated international environment with other people committed to having an impact in other regions of the world;
  • Exellent spoken and written Dutch and English, tis position requires a good English language proficiency (a mininum of CEFR B2 level). For more information about this proficiency level, please visit our special language page.
  • Mastering of the French language is an asset;
  • Willingness to work outside office hours if the job so demands.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary employment (starting with 4 months) with an average working week of 20-36 hours, possibly spread over 5 days per week, salary up to a max of € 3441,= (Salary scale 8, CAO Wageningen Research) gross per month for a full working week. Prolongation of the contract is optional. We offer you good secondary employment conditions, like arrangements for leave, education, personal development, and a pension with the ABP Pension Fund.


Wageningen University & Research

The mission of Wageningen University & Research is "To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life". Within Wageningen University & Research, nine specialised research institutes from the Wageningen Research Foundation and Wageningen University have joined forces to help answer the most important questions in the domain of healthy food and living environment.

With approximately 30 locations, 5,000 employees, and 10,000 students, Wageningen University & Research is one of the leading organisations in its domain worldwide. An integrated approach to problems and the cooperation between various disciplines are at the heart of the unique approach of Wageningen.

At Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation we strengthen capacities for sustainable development in support of inclusive and sustainable food systems, through 'Knowledge in Action'. We do so through our unique approaches in fostering lifelong learning, guiding sector transformation, managing for impact, facilitating stakeholder collaboration and strengthening strategic leadership. A close connection between project implementation and capacity development characterises our work. In our work with clients from governments, businesses, civil society, NGOs and the academic world, our group of 50 scientific staff connects Wageningen University & Research's knowledge and expertise with the challenges to support inclusive and sustainable food systems in low and middle income countries.

Additional information about the Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation can be found on our website: www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation.htm

For further information about working at Wageningen University & Research, take a look at thespecial career site.


  • IT
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 36 hours per week
  • Secondary vocational higher level
  • 471541


Wageningen University & Research

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