Education Coordinator MSc Programme (0.8-1.0fte) at UNU-MERIT

Education Coordinator MSc Programme (0.8-1.0fte) at UNU-MERIT

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2 May 15 May Maastricht

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We are looking for an Education Coordinator to be responsible for managing and organizing our Master of Science programme(s). In this position, you will undertake a variety of administrative and programme management tasks.
UNU-MERIT currently hosts one Master programme. The MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) is an intensive, one-year programme led by the UNU-MERIT Master Programme Board. The Programme Board, composed of the Programme Director, the Head of the Graduate School and the Education Coordinator, provides vision, strategy and management for the UNU-MERIT Master programmes.

Job description

The Education Coordinator supports the Programme Director with planning and coordination of the programme and monitors programme implementation. More specifically, the tasks of the Education Coordinator are the following:

  • Plan and coordinate the programme and its activities, and proactively monitor its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Support programme growth and development as necessary; explore opportunities for the Master Programme and prepare project proposals to the Programme Board
  • Plan and coordinate programme communications
  • Coordinate interactions between the Programme Board, the Office of Student Affairs, lecturers, students and all other programme stakeholder
  • Coordinate and organize programme-related meetings, events and activities, such as the employability track or the mentor track
  • Create and maintain programme records, reports, presentations and proposals, including accreditations
  • Organize and maintain databases on key programme indicators
  • Manage programme communications
  • Manage student assistants assigned to the MPP programme management
  • Ensure technology is used correctly for all operations (video conferencing, presentations etc.)
  • Keep updated records and create reports or proposals
  • Facilitate the appointment of examiners, instructors and tutors to the programme and its specializations
  • Draft and implement the assessment policy and assessment programme
  • Initiate extra activities or interventions wherever gaps in the programme management and implementation are identified or issues arise
  • Report the progress of the programme at regular intervals to the Programme Director


Maastricht University (UM)


We are looking for a new colleague who is well-organized and detail-oriented, comfortable working with a diverse and international team and has the ability to multi-task, re-prioritize if needed and is flexible. More specifically:

  • Proven experience as a coordinator, manager or relevant position (a minimum of three years’ work experience, preferably in project/programme management)
  • MSc/MA in Business, Communication or related field
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Tech savvy; proficient in MS Office (including Word, Excel and Outlook) and preferably Qualtrics, Canvas, Asana, Reflex
  • Experience with diversity and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding English verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and efficient
  • Knowledge of Dutch is an advantage
  • Stress-resistant and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year with the possibility of extension.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

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 22,000 students and about 5,000 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.



UNU-MERIT is a research and training institute of the United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University (UM). UNU-MERIT aims to advance societal policy and innovation research, provide education and mobilise knowledge in order to unlock the full potential of innovation for achieving inclusive sustainable development. The research agenda of UNU-MERIT on ‘Comprehensive Innovation for Sustainable Development’ (CI4SD) focuses on the interconnected risks and opportunities of innovation, as they relate to climate change, digital transformation, poverty and inequality, migration and population, and the future of work.

Dedicated units further reinforce our research agenda by focusing on the economics of innovation, and the governance and public policy of innovation. Further, UNU-MERIT comprises a Graduate School hosting around 80 PhD candidates (both full-time and part- time), more than 100 Master’s students, and numerous participants on our capacity building courses, held onsite and across the Global South.


  • Management; Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • 30.4—38 hours per week
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • AT2022.187


Maastricht University (UM)

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