Project Office Manager Animal Health & Welfare

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 29 Apr 2024

10 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Wageningen University & Research
Research Field

Agricultural sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Netherlands
Application Deadline

29 Apr 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

36.0
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Are you an organizational talent with an interest in animal health and welfare? Do you like working with financial and technical data and do you think good management is vital for the success of any project? Then this position of Project Office Manager suits you perfectly!

In this role you will be able to develop your project management skills to the next level. As Project Office Manager you will organize the technical and administrative support of one or more large international projects. You will be (1) the central contact person for the partners in the project, (2) organize and (if necessary) chair meetings, (3) coordinate the production and submission of financial and technical reports to the European Commission, and (4) occasionally represent the project consortium, should the coordinator be unable to do so.

Your duties and responsibilities include:

  • swupport the internal management of the project in a highly pro-active manner, so that the project goals are achieved within the agreed frameworks (quality, budget, time). This involves regular (at least weekly) meetings with the project coordinator;
  • initiate meeting agenda’s, produce minutes and monitor the follow-up of action points of the project’s Core Team;
  • guide the process of periodic technical and financial reporting to the European Commission, in liaison with project partners, the project coordinator(s) and WUR legal and financial officers;
  • organise events to support project internal communication, or the dissemination of results outside the project consortium. These events can either be held in The Netherlands, or abroad in collaboration with local organisers;
  • organise and manage a digital document and data repository for partners of the consortium;
  • implement and monitor the internal Quality Assurance procedures.

Team
You will be working in the Department Animal Health and Welfare which is an enthusiastic team of about 45 employees working on innovation, research and knowledge exchange. Many research challenges have an interdisciplinary character and concern major themes like reduction of antibiotic usages, one health, animal welfare, transport, responsible livestock farming and animal health. The department works on welfare and health of cattle, swine, poultry and fish, and on smart livestock farming with sensor technology and big data analyses.


Requirements
Specific Requirements

You are a result-oriented and enthusiastic organizer with a strong affiliation to animal welfare science.

You possess:

  • a master degree in animal welfare, veterinary medicine or related field;
  • a pro-active, enthusiastic and self-motivated attitude;
  • relevant experience with project digital accounting systems and/or financial automation processes;
  • the ability to provide project management in a motivating and coaching manner, and you can work well with different personalities;
  • a customer and results-oriented attitude, you are enterprising and do your work accurately;
  • excellent social and communication skills and a very good command of English (at least C1);

Don’t meet every single requirement? At WUR we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Additional Information
Benefits

Wageningen University & Research offers excellent terms of employment . A few highlights from our Collective Labour Agreement include:

  • working hours that can be discussed and arranged so that they allow for the best possible work-life balance;
  • the option to accrue additional compensation hours by working more;
  • sabbatical leave, study leave, and partially paid parental leave;
  • there is a strong focus on vitality and you can make use of the sports facilities available on campus for a small fee;
  • a fixed December bonus of 8,3%;
  • excellent pension scheme.

In addition to these first-rate employee benefits, you will of course receive a good salary. We offer, depending on your experience, a competitive gross salary of between €3.088,- and €5.035,- for a full-time working week of 36 hours, in accordance with the CLA Wageningen Research (scale 10). Additionally, a contract for 32 hours can be discussed. You will initially receive a one-year contract, which will be extended in mutual enthusiasm.

Wageningen University & Research encourages internal advancement opportunities and mobility with an internal recruitment policy. There are plenty of options for personal initiative in a learning environment, and we provide excellent training opportunities. We are offering a multi-faceted position in an international environment with a pleasant and open working atmosphere.

Coming from abroad
Wageningen University & Research is the university and research centre for life sciences. The themes we deal with are relevant to everyone around the world and Wageningen, therefore, has a large international community and a lot to offer to international employees.

Our team of advisors on Dutch immigration procedures will help you with the visa application procedures for yourself and, if applicable, for your family.

Feeling welcome also has everything to do with being well informed. Wageningen University & Research's International Community page contains practical information about what we can do to support international employees and students coming to Wageningen. Furthermore, we can assist you with any additional advice and information about for example helping your partner to find a job, housing, or schooling. Finally, certain categories of international staff may be eligible for a tax exemption on a part of their salary during the first five years in the Netherlands.


Selection process

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Yvette de Haas, head of the department. +31.317.480505; [email protected]

For more information about the procedure, please contact Dax Teunissen, corporate recruiter, [email protected] .

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including Monday April 29th 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on Thursday May 16th 2024.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page . A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment .


Additional comments

Do you want more information?
For more information about this position, please contact Yvette de Haas, head of the department. +31.317.480505; [email protected]

For more information about the procedure, please contact Dax Teunissen, corporate recruiter, [email protected] .

Do you want to apply?
You can apply directly using the apply button on the vacancy page on our website which will allow us to process your personal information with your approval.

This vacancy will be listed up to and including Monday April 29th 2024. We hope to schedule the first job interviews on Thursday May 16th 2024.

Equal opportunities
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) employs a large number of people with very different backgrounds and qualities, who inspire and motivate each other. We want every talent to feel at home in our organisation and be offered the same career opportunities. We therefore especially welcome applications from people who are underrepresented at WUR. For more information please go to our inclusivity page . A good example of how WUR deals with inclusiveness can be read on the page working at WUR with a functional impairment .


Website for additional job details

https://www.academictransfer.com/340042/

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Wageningen University & Research
Country
Netherlands
City
Wageningen
Postal Code
6708 PB
Street
Droevendaalsesteeg
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/340042/project-office-manager-animal-health…

Contact
City

Wageningen
Website

http://www.wageningenur.nl
Street

Droevendaalsesteeg
Postal Code

6708 PB

STATUS: EXPIRED

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