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Manager Certiked - VBI

Job in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

3 to 5 years

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Certiked vbi is an independent evaluation agency that evaluates Bachelor's and Master's degree programs offered by Dutch colleges and universities. Certiked vbi has been recognized as an 'assessment body' by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) since 2003 and operates under the auspices and in accordance with the requirements of NVAO. Certiked vbi is part of Lloyd's Register Nederland B.V., a global authority in the field of quality control and certification. This guarantees quality, continuity and access to international expertise.

Certiked VBI has been active since the start of NVAO as an evaluation agency for visitations in higher education. Thanks to the truly excellent reputation that Certiked VBI has already built up at universities and colleges of higher education, the order book has grown considerably. To give this growth further form and content, there is a challenging vacancy for independent professionals who want to make a substantial contribution to this.

What are you going to do?

As an employee of Certiked vbi you are in the field of influence of the NVAO and the institutes / bachelor's and master's degree programs that wish to see their accreditations extended. You have a feeling for this field of influence, you are well-informed about the requirements and opportunities that NVAO proposes and offer, and you are able to take care of successful visitation processes.

You are (co-) responsible for the growth of Certiked vbi.

The activities include the representation of Certiked vbi, the presentation and presentation of tenders to cluster visits, the provision of guidelines for the study programs to be visited, the composition of assessment panels, the supervision of panels on the way to visitations, including the appointment of secretaries, the self-monitoring as secretary, and delivering NVAO-resistant visitation reports.

The new employee is enterprising, has a vision on visitations, is knowledgeable, trustworthy, extremely customer- and service-oriented, has commercial awareness, is an excellent organizer and planner, and has a fluent writing style.

  • Is familiar with (international) legislation and regulations regarding visitation and accreditation   processes;
  • Is trained as secretary at NVAO and has demonstrable visitation experience;
  • Has a feeling with higher education;
  • Is as project manager partly responsible for the daily ins and outs of Certiked VBI;
  • Approaches universities and colleges for the implementation of (complex) cluster visits;
  • Set up tenders;
  • Assembles assessment panels on the recommendation of relevant universities of applied sciences and universities;
  • Make financial agreements with panel members;
  • Submit assessment panels for approval to NVAO;
  • Informs panel members about the purpose and design of visitation trajectories;
  • Coaches the chairman in accordance with the requirements of the NVAO;
  • Supervises training in the preparation of self-evaluation reports;
  • Is able to make a formal check of Self-evaluation reports;
  • Sets the agenda for visit days;
  • Supervises the visitations as secretary;
  • Is able to assist other secretaries in their work;
  • Is able to draw up visitation reports that can be classified as NVAO-proof;
  • Ensures correct invoicing.

What do we ask from you?

  • Have a Master degree;
  • A few years of relevant work experience within the field of quality assurance, preferably at a university, college, or at NVAO;
  • Training as secretary at NVAO;
  • Informed about (international) legislation and regulations regarding visitation and accreditation processes;
  • Is extremely customer-oriented and punctual;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English, both verbal as in writing.

What we offer

We offer you an exciting working environment with intellectual challenges, responsibility and high level client interaction. An attractive remuneration package will be offered. As for every Lloyd's Register staff member, a personal development plan will be made by you and your manager to support you in realizing your long term goals.

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