Vacancy: Project Manager

Project Manager

Parttime (32 – 40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam

Start date: as soon as possible

Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension

The position

Stichting Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our Project Management team. The Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the smooth and successful implementation and monitoring progress of several externally funded projects and programs. Project managers are responsible for ensuring timely reporting on the projects’ scientific and financial progress, as well as overseeing all financial, administrative, and contractual obligations.

AIGHD is an interdisciplinary research institute with projects focused on global health and development. AIGHD implements research projects in a variety of topics, from biomedical laboratory research to social science to health economics and beyond. Each of these projects is overseen by a team that minimally consists of a scientific project leader and a project manager. They work closely together with scientific, financial, and other staff members to successfully implement and complete the project.

When starting at AIGHD, the project manager will acquire a portfolio of projects. The new project manager will join our project management team and collaborate with scientific staff in order to successfully support the projects. Additionally, the project manager will assist scientific project leaders in acquiring new projects.

AIGHD is fulfilling the role of Coordinator in the projects that will be managed by this project manager (the INDIGO project on Effective and Affordable Flu Vaccines for the World); this requires strong leadership, communication and coordination skills from the project management side.


Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensure projects are executed at the highest possible quality while adhering to the agreed upon contracts, needs, and requirements of the funding agencies and AIGHD policies, in close collaboration with the scientific project leader, other team members, support staff, and international consortium partners
  • Coordinate, implement, and monitor the planned project activities in collaboration with project partners
  • Meet internal and external reporting requirements, including milestones and deliverables, within agreed timelines
  • Administer project finances timely and transparently according to internal and donor regulations, in close collaboration with the Finance and Control team
  • Prepare reports, both internal and external
  • Maintain financial overview / budget monitoring
  • Act as the contact point for funding institutions, partner organisations and stakeholders in project implementation
  • Coordinate project related logistical arrangements and procurement
  • Plan meetings and ensure meeting reports (minutes) are available and distributed
  • Assist in the preparation of research proposals for funding opportunities (acquisition), in particular:
    • Support the operational, financial, and administrative aspects of research proposals
    • Draft underlying project budget
    • Assist in writing of research proposals, where appropriate


  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Msc is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in scientific and administrative research project management
  • Extensive knowledge of large consortium grant schemes (Horizon2020, Horizon Europe, EDCTP, NWA, BMGF)
  • Demonstrable experience with multi-year management of projects; experience in EU-projects with a large consortium is considered an advantage
  • Excellent planning skills, with experience in applying these in a complex and dynamic (international) context
  • Financial insight, knowledge of budget control and project administration
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team, willing to acquire and share expertise’s
  • A flexible attitude towards workload, both in high- and low-level tasks, with ability to set priorities

If you do not meet all these criteria, convince us why you would still be our perfect candidate. It is essential that you have experience with large consortium grant schemes.


AIGHD offers

AIGHD offers a gross monthly salary between EUR 3.215 and EUR 4.418 (maximum) based on a fulltime contract, depending on your work experience and expertise.

We also offer

  • An excellent job opportunity in a cutting-edge working environment in global health and development.
  • 25 holidays per year based on a fulltime workweek of 40 hours.
  • An attractive collective pension plan.
  • A very comprehensive collective health insurance scheme.


Please send your application to HR Support at AIGHD Deadline for application is 30 September 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.



The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD) is a research and education institute with a mission to address challenges in global health and development by conducting collaborative interdisciplinary research, generating insights and solutions, and educating the next generation of global health leaders.

AIGHD conducts collaborative, interdisciplinary research prioritizing infectious disease elimination, antimicrobial drug resistance, chronic care & ageing, urbanization & health, health markets, and economics of human development. It aims to educate and inspire the next generation of global health leaders at undergraduate, post-graduate and professional levels to shape a healthier and more prosperous future for all. AIGHD aspires to accelerate progress on global health objectives by sharing knowledge and insights with global agencies, governments, NGOs and the scientific community.


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