Nuffic | Team Programme Management & Monitoring

Team Leader / Director PMM (Programme Management & Monitoring)

We are Nuffic: the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. From primary and secondary education to vocational and higher education and research. In the midst of this rapidly changing international and national environment, we assist schools and educational institutions in the field of internationalization and international cooperation. In the Netherlands, Europe and globally.

The people at Nuffic make the difference. In order to realise our social ambitions, we want to develop our organisation further. This requires an excellent programme / funding management process when partnering with schools, institutions, civil-society organisations and public-sector bodies. At this point, we decided to split up the existing team from approximately 30 to 15 colleagues.

Therefore, we are looking for a:

Team Leader / Director PMM (Programme Management & Monitoring)

Education is the engine for growth. In this challenging position you will have a leading role in the implementation and further future-proofing our international education programmes. By exchanging and building knowledge, Nuffic helps individuals and organisations worldwide to develop. By doing this we aspire to contribute to a future in which everyone can participate in a peaceful and prosperous world. In our Global pillar, we work on international knowledge and capacity development programs with countries in Africa, Asia and South America, such as the Orange Knowledge Programme, HOPES-LEB and EU-SHARE.

What are you going to do?

  • You are responsible for coaching and managing the team of 15 professionals working from The Hague and abroad;
  • You manage the team's budget and are responsible for HR matters such as personal development, recruitment, guidance in absenteeism and performance management;
  • From the general strategy, you will be given the opportunity to contribute your own vision to the growth process. Your goal is pro-actively stimulate an important next step towards a positive, learning culture in which ownership and mutual trust are paramount. This includes shaping the (future) required roles and responsibilities and creating transparent mutual mandates and dependencies within and between teams. The latter requires a lot of attention, in particular because of the decision to create 2 teams instead of one;
  • Besides the above you are part if the daily management team of our global pillar.

What do you bring?

  • You have a university degree and experience in a similar position;
  • You have demonstrable experience in project leadership and managing independent professionals in an international environment;
  • You have demonstrable experience in guiding and managing significant change processes;
  • You have intercultural skills that are necessary for managing international, intercultural teams;
  • You have an affinity with or are familiar with subsidy management, program management in an international context;
  • You are able to let your team members excel, encourage performance and create a learning, positive culture with clear definition of roles and responsibilities.
  • You are agile and can counteract, you don't get discouraged easily and realize small and larger changes with tactical cleverness;
  • You speak and write excellent English. Proficiency in Dutch and/or French are considered a plus;
  • You are willing to travel and work abroad, possibly for longer periods;

The following competencies are essential for the position: result oriented, organizational and intercultural sensitivity, persuasiveness, leading by example and project management.

What do we offer?

  • A pleasant working atmosphere with plenty of room for personal development;
  • A hybrid way of working;
  • The gross salary for this position is € 6.702 (gross, maximum per month) based on full-time employment (38 hours, salary scale 13, CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten). The exact amount depends on your education and experience;
  • Nuffic has excellent secondary benefits. The holiday allowance is 8% of your annual gross salary, the end-of-year bonus 8.3% of your annual gross salary and you are entitled to a paid holiday leave of 232 hours per calendar year (over 6 weeks);
  • You will receive a full public transport travel allowance for travel to work based on second class public transport. In addition: you can exchange benefits to your liking. For example, to increase your salary you can exchange holidays;
  • You will be employed for 32-38 hours per week for a period of one year with possible extension.

More information

To apply please use the application button on top of this page and upload your resume preferably including your motivation in a letter or video. In case of questions don’t hesitate to reach out to our recruiter Jasper Meester (contact details on top of this page).

An online assessment can be part of the procedure. We will let you know in advance. Protecting our beneficiaries from abuse, preventing fraud and ensuring transparency, objectivity and due care are essential to us. Nuffic therefore does not accept any form of abuse of power or position. This topic is addressed in the selection process.

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  • Heel Nederland

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Jasper Meester

tel.: +31 628232305

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Kortenaerkade 11 2518AX Den Haag