TU/e Program Manager International Affairs (PMIA) (0,8 fte)

Eindhoven University of Technology
July 22, 2024
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TU/e Program Manager International Affairs (PMIA) (0,8 fte)


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Job description

As an internationally recognized excellent university, TU/e seek to increase the collaborations with top partners from science and industry, at the European and global level, and to continue to actively participating in major (funding) initiatives and programs. In the period 2024-2030, TU/e will focus first on improving its leadership, visibility, and recognition in Europe. TU/e aim for pro-active attitude, stronger presence and taking leading role in projects/programs, which will be accompanied by enhanced communication and strategic partnering to strengthen TU/e's reputation.

In this effort, TU/e's strategic cooperation agenda and its programs with international partners, such as the alliance with other 5 leading engineering universities in EuroTech Universities Alliance, are essential actions that require dedicated strategies, policies, management, and coordination.

Alongside colleagues who are responsible for international and industry cooperation, as well as International Affairs strategy and policy, and (new and existing) external counterparts of TU/e's strategic partners, the PMIA will manage and coordinate the execution of TU/e's International Affairs (programmatic) Cooperation agenda in support of TU/e's Board, which is represented by a Scientific Director of International Affairs, as well and jointly develop the strategic direction of these. Also, the PMIA will develop (and advise on) any related strategy & policy matters.

The PMIA will formally report to the university's Office for Strategic Industry and Government Affairs ‘SIG'. SIG leads, in close cooperation with and in support of the board, the development of TU/e's strategic networks in politics, government and industry where impact (innovation) is paramount.

Responsibilities and tasks

Managing the International Affairs programs

  • Manage the execution of new and existing TU/e's large international affairs programs, in particular, concerning the efforts of TU/e staff active within these programs, of which TU/e's program within the EuroTech Alliance is at present by far the largest (about 50% of the job).
  • Organize the internal governance (such as structure, process, and communication) required for the development and execution of these International Affairs programs.
  • Act as the linking pin between TU/e's program development and execution, and external new and existing managing counterparts such as EuroTech's Brussels Office.
  • International Affairs program development

  • Develop policies, and execution modes for key international affairs programs (such as with the EuroTech Alliance), in a close cooperation with internal stakeholders such as the Executive Board, faculties, institutes, staff etc.
  • Pro-actively support the Scientific Director International Affairs and the Executive Board on the (need for new) directions of TU/e International Affairs programs such as the before mentioned.
  • International Affairs Strategy & policy support

  • Work with TU/e's Advisor International Research and other GA members on creating strategies and policies for developments regarding different (non-programmatic) aspects of international cooperation such as on knowledge safety, governance and academic-industry relations.
  • Job requirements
  • MSc level of thinking with a proven talent for managing complex internal/external networks.
  • A very good communicator with a proactive mindset who is able to build win/win solutions with TU/e's partners.
  • Experience in working with EU (preferably) institutions, research policy bodies and have a good knowledge of the European and Dutch policies affecting universities (in particular on education and research).
  • 5-10 years of work experience on International Affairs programs, preferably including the European level.
  • An excellent understanding of the functioning of universities and government institutions.
  • Languages: Has full working-proficiency in English and Dutch.
  • Communicate clearly and precisely both orally and in writing and build consensus to achieve results. Analysis and problem solving: Identify the critical facts in complex issues and develop creative and practical solutions.
  • Work co-operatively with others in teams and across organisational boundaries and respect differences between people; create a sense of team spirit by encouraging shared goals and exchange of knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to prioritize the most important tasks, work flexibly and organise own and others' workload efficiently. Has a proven ability to deliver outputs to the agreed deadlines.
  • Take personal responsibility and initiative for delivering work to a high standard quality within set procedures; show clear customer orientation (internal and external); build systematic and methodical processes into projects and work of self and own team.
  • Remain effective under work pressure, be flexible and adapt to a changing work environment (including remote working); encourage others to do the same and adjust own and team's approach to embrace changing circumstances.
  • Be open to travel for business purposes.
  • Lead and manage people and teams to achieve results.
  • Working environment: demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural and/or international environment.
  • If you are concerned that you don't meet all the requirements sufficiently, but the job does excite you, then be sure to respond, we would love to look at your profile.

    Conditions of employment

    An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities.

    We also offer you:

  • A monthly salary of minimum € 5.247,- to maximum € 6.737,- for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 12 collective labor agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.
  • Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

    Information and application

    About TU/e

    TU/e is a leading international university that educates engineers of the future and pushes the boundaries of science and technology for a better world. An international community of close to 7,000 employees and 13,000 students work and study on the vibrant and inspiring campus.

    More information

    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact the hiring manager Dr. Louis Vertegaal, manager SIG, [email protected].

    For questions about the application process or the conditions of employment, please contact HR Service Diensten, [email protected] of +31 40 247 2421.

    Are you inspired and would like to know more about working at TU/e? Please visit our career page.


    If you are interested, please use the ‘apply' button to send us your CV and letter of application with your motivation and a description of your qualifications.

    Screening of candidates begins as soon as applications are received and continues until the position is filled. Where applicable, internal candidates will be given priority over external candidates where they are equally suitable.

    We look forward to receiving your application!

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