Junior Project Consultant

Company:Maastricht School of Management

Location:Netherlands / Maastricht

Discipline:Research, Development, Business or Public Administration

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Maastricht School of Management (MSM) is one of the oldest and most international business schools in the Netherlands with a large network of students, staff, alumni and partners across the globe.

MSM offers internationally accredited MBA programs - full-time MBA, part-time Executive MBA, Online MBA - Master in Science (MSc) and Master in Management degrees, and many shorter professional and executive courses. MSM offers its educational programs in Maastricht and across the world through collaboration with various partner institutions.

In addition MSM provides capacity-building programs aimed at managers and professionals from government, private sector, NGOs, and post-secondary education in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America. MSM offers consultancy and customized training programs, and manages complex projects in key sectors, e.g. water, agriculture and health.

Working at MSM means working in a truly international, inspiring and dynamic working environment. MSM’s official language is English.

More information on MSM can be found on our website www.msm.nl.

As a result of the growing portfolio, we are looking for a

Junior Project Consultant

(Full-time, 38 hours per week)

The position:

The Junior Project Consultants supports the Project Consultants in realizing project acquisition targets, turn-over and contribution margin, within the assigned professional area and region.

The Junior Project Consultant reports to the Director International Projects and Consultancies.

Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the management and acquisition of international projects and consultancies, including proposal and report writing;
  • Executing project related desk research and field research in developing countries;
  • Organizing executive customized trainings and workshops for the global market;
  • Facilitating matchmaking between different economic parties (private sector, public sector, civil society and knowledge institutions) within the framework of international projects;
  • Disseminating and managing project related information and knowledge;
  • Actively taking part in the monitoring and evaluation responsibilities by setting up systems and writing reports in cooperation with the Monitor and Evaluation coordinator;
  • Publishing project results in both academic and non-academic journals;
  • Supporting the further development of the International Projects and Consultancies Team;
  • Initiate, develop and manage (communication) projects processes;
  • Defining, planning, coordinating and implementing external and internal project communications for a wide portfolio of capacity building projects.

Qualifications and competencies:

  • Master degree or equivalent in the field of Research, Development, Business or Public Administration;
  • At least 1 year of experience in an academic environment;
  • Full proficiency in English. Proficiency in Dutch is an advantage;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Project management and research skills;
  • Knowledge of quantitative research methods is an advantage;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Prior experience with database-set up, teaching and writing proposals is desirable;
  • Accuracy, customer focus, excellent communication skills, pro-active, result oriented, planning and organizing and cultural awareness;

Candidates should be willing to relocate to (the vicinity of) Maastricht.

What we offer:

  • An exciting, independent, challenging job with the opportunity for personal growth in a multicultural environment;
  • An attractive salary (salary scale 10 of the MSM CAO) and fringe benefits package.

Are you the best candidate for the position?

For more information about this position, please contact Diederik de Boer, PhD, Director International Projects and Consultancies by email: deboer@msm.nl

To apply, please submit your CV and motivation letter in English to Ms. Marion A.G. Rutten-Klerckx MA (law), Director Human Resources & Legal Affairs: HRL@msm.nl

Application deadline: August 16, 2021.

Acquisition further to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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