Permanent employment
The Hague
Master (EQF 7)
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The project officer will be part of the Projects Office Team that manages and supports (commissioned) research and capacity-building projects. The project officer will work under the supervision of the managing director.


Key responsibilities:

  • Manage one or more externally funded projects (some related to international law and Ukraine) ensuring that core grant milestones are reached within budget;
  • Draft interim and progress reports in accordance with institutional procedures and the funding agencies’ requirements;
  • Assess and manage budgets;
  • Monitor and identify funding opportunities relevant for researchers at the Institute, and actively match researchers to calls;
  • Steering the process of grant applications, in close collaboration with colleagues (researchers and finance department) and external organisations;
  • Contribute to the substantive sections of funding proposals;
  • Actively establish new relationships with potential donors and partner organisations;
  • Perform other administrative tasks to support the mission of the institute.

The successful candidate is expected to have the following profile:

  • A completed Masters’ degree;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing externally funded projects;
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently, hands-on and result-oriented professional;
  • Strong writing skills in both Dutch and English; 
  • Confidence to represent the institute with clients, project partners and senior experts;
  • Good team player, self-supportive, hands-on, proactive, and comfortable in multi-cultural and academic settings;
  • A strong interest in and understanding of Ukraine is an advantage.


You will be appointed at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Law School, and seconded to The T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague.

Remuneration depends on the actual level of education, experience and knowledge, with a maximum of €5929 gross per month, based on a full time equivalent (38 hours), according to the collective labour agreement of the Dutch Universities (VSNU). Secondary benefits at Dutch universities are attractive and include 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.


This appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to the availability of project funding and satisfactory performance during this period.



To apply, please send an email with your CV and a letter of motivation to G. Grift, Managing Director (po@asser.nl). Your application must be submitted in English.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 August at 12.00 am CET. Individual interviews will take place in the first week of September.

For further information, please contact Maria Sperling, Senior Project Officer or Gert Grift, Managing Director.


About T.M.C. Asser Instituut
The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is an internationally renowned research institute in the fields of international law and European law based in The Hague. The institute is affiliated with the University of Amsterdam.


Our values
The Asser community is a public-spirited community that is committed to excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and public values.


Our Vision
We envision a world in which local, national and transnational public interests are protected and promoted by international and European public and private law. This is supported by critical reflection conducive to perspectives for action to confront our global challenges.


Our Mission
The Asser Institute aims to contribute to the development of international and European public and private law by independently conducting fundamental, policy-oriented and applied legal research, as well as by initiating and facilitating academic and expert meetings, (professional) education, and public events that aim to disseminate knowledge of international and European law.