research, Programme Assistance
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Den Haag
Bachelor (EQF 6), Master (EQF 7)
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Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Institute of Security and Global Affairs is looking for an enthusiastic, flexible Program Assistant for the The Hague Program for Cyber Norms (0.8-1.0 FTE).


Key responsibilities

The Hague Program for Cyber Norms seeks to contribute to the international dialogue on norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace. Different activities are taking place within the program. First, there is scientific research. Three PhD students are writing dissertations on a topic within the field of cyber norms. The program is chaired by a scientific lead and a senior fellow, who will contribute to, and actively engage in, the research. Second, the program is host to an international knowledge hub, in which experts from different knowledge institutes come together to exchange the latest academic insights combined with practical learnings from the field. Finally, under the banner of the program we are organising regular international meetings, conferences and symposia to engage in a worldwide norms dialogue for cybersecurity and policy development.

The Program Assistant will act as an assistant to the scientific lead, the senior fellow and the PhDs of the Program and will be responsible for:

  • setting up, organizing and managing the Hague International Knowledge Hub on Cyber Norms;
  • the organization of the (inter)national conferences, meetings and symposia (multiple events each year);
  • managing the budget and assisting in writing the annual financial and organizational reports;
  • internal and external communications relating to the Program, including the management of the website;
  • the practical, logistical and administrative side of the Program;
  • running the office of the Program, calendar management, communications and reports on various meetings.

Selection criteria

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree;
  • A minimum of three years of working experience in a similar job;
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Experience in financial reporting;
  • Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken (speaking Dutch is a benefit but not a requirement);
  • Experience using Office software such as Word and Excel, and preferably also with online applications and systems;
  • Experience in working in an international environment with many different cultures;
  • Precise, independent and flexible, with a good work ethic and an open, service-directed attitude;
  • Proactive, hands-on, result-driven, enthusiastic;
  • Interested in cybersecurity.

Our Institute

The Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) is a scientific institute within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University. It focuses on multi-/interdisciplinary research and education within the international scientific field of security studies. ISGA resides in the city center of The Hague, the third major city and the center of  national government of the Netherlands. The Hague is known as the International City of Peace, Justice and Security.


Terms and Conditions

The successful candidate will be part of ambitious and dynamic team. We offer a fixed-term post for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of capabilities and compatibility. The Program Assistant will be at the heart of the Program, conducting many different tasks He or she will be responsible for two of the core activities of the Program. Depending on education and past experience the salary ranges from €2,465 to €3,292 gross per month for a fulltime position (pay scale 8 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.



Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.



If you have any enquiries about the position or the application procedure, please contact Caroline de Ruijter, the Institute manager of the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

See also “Further information”.
More vacancies via https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies.



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