Project Officer Earth Observation Science

University of Twente
Twente, Netherlands
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The ITC Faculty is active in international education, in combination with research and technical consultancy in the field of geo-information science and geo-observation, including using remote sensing technologies to gather spatial information. ITC’s activities focus on knowledge sharing, the development of capacity and the support of organizations in developing countries and emerging economies. Therefore capacity building is an important part of the faculties mission.


Your main tasks are to identify project opportunities, acquire projects, acquire work for third parties, prepare project proposals and carry out account management for a well-balanced project portfolio of the EOS Department. Our focus on new projects to be acquired is on third flow of funding /contract funding.

Your other tasks are the following:

  • Engage with Departmental staff on project opportunities and to stimulate interest
  • Maintain external relations with key organisations and networks in the fields of interest of the Department
  • Coordinate with colleagues outside the Department opportunities, challenges and strategic issues
  • Provide support in responding to calls for proposals, drafting proposals, dealing with internal Faculty procedures
  • Monitor the project portfolio and staff engagement; monitor balanced commitment of staff and resources
  • Provide support in project management to staff
  • You may share responsibility in the management of the department.


You possess an MSc in the field of Geo-informatics or Earth Observation with relevance to spatial information acquisition problems.

  • You know the field of expertise of the Department
  • You have project management experience
  • You have networking skills, diplomatic and negotiation skills and can smoothly liaise with clients and colleagues
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) in Dutch and English
  • You are willing to undertake international travel


Additional information about this position can be obtained from Professor Alfred Stein (e-mail: ). You are also invited to visit our homepage.

Please submit your application before 6 February 2019 (choose “apply here” below). Your application has to include (i) a motivation letter and (ii) a detailed CV.


We offer an inspiring and challenging international environment. You will be employed for two years. Prolongation of the contract after this period is a possibility.

  • Gross monthly salary between € 3,637.- and € 5,656.- (fulltime, depending on experience and qualifications)
  • A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%
  • Excellent support for research and facilities for professional and personal development.
  • A solid pension scheme
  • Possibilities to save up holidays for sabbatical leave
  • Minimum of 41 holiday days in case of full-time employment