Vacancy - Alumni/Liaison Officer at Nuffic Neso India

Publication date: Jul 05, 2018 06:45 AM

Nuffic Neso India is looking for an Alumni officer/ Liaison officer with an entrepreneurial mind.


Nuffic is the expertise and service centre for internationalisation in Dutch education, from primary and secondary education to higher professional and academic education and research. The role Nuffic plays is that of intermediary between the higher education community of the Netherlands and the international community. For this purpose, Nuffic has foreign offices – Netherlands Education Support Offices (Neso) – in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Being one of Nuffic’s eleven overseas offices, Nuffic Neso India is part of a worldwide network of Neso’s.

Nuffic-Neso India (Bangalore)

Nuffic-Neso India promotes Dutch higher education in India while at the same time giving Dutch education institutions insight into the Indian student market. They also provide support by facilitating institutional cooperation. In addition, Nuffic Neso India provides generic information on possible study programs and internship places for Dutch students and institutions in India. Moreover, Nuffic Neso India strengthens the ties of Indian alumni with the Netherlands, thereby creating a global community of ambassadors for the Netherlands. In addition to these activities, Nuffic Neso India develops tailor-made services at the request of Dutch education institutions as well as business. The office is in The Netherlands Consulate in Bangalore wherein Nuffic Neso India closely collaborates with each department.

Nuffic Neso India’s core activities are:

  • Generic promotion of study and career in the Netherlands (both off-line and online)
  • Student counselling for Indian students
  • Alumni activities, with students who have returned to India
  • Market research
  • Support of incoming mobility to India
  • Develop tailor-made activities on the specific request of stakeholders


Job summary

Alumni are important for the Netherlands and Nuffic Neso India (NNI) aims to establish and maintain good contacts with them. NNI seeks to jointly initiate activities with the alumni associations to assure those alumni remain connected with the Netherlands and NNI. The alumni officer (AO) actively approaches alumni in India and invites them to jointly set up alumni associations from alumni for alumni. Nuffic Neso India has a supporting and facilitating role in the setup of alumni associations. In addition to alumni activities, the candidate develops new services on behalf of Nuffic Neso India and bring the existing services a step further. The person should be able to scan the education field in the Netherlands and India and identify and initiate new activities that serve Dutch and Indian stakeholders. The candidate should be able to “think out of the box” and collaborate with other departments at The Consulate of the Netherlands such as the NBSO (Netherlands Business Support Office, IA (Innovation Attache), NFIA (Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency) to develop joint activities and brand the Netherlands in India.


  • Develop and shape the Indian alumni association and support them in becoming a pro-active platform that assures that alumni stay connected and in touch with the Dutch
  • Develop a strategy to maintain contact with alumni and jointly organize activities with alumni
  • Initiate, develop and execute new projects and services that cater to the Dutch and Indian education sector and business sector
  • Actively approach business to develop plans to link with alumni
  • Conduct research (reports, surveys, interviews etc.) on specific and higher education topics/themes of relevance to NNI stakeholders
  • Contribute to the formulation of the annual plan and reporting the progress to the Chief Representative Office.
  • Work closely with the (online) Education Promotion Officers and develop/implement joint activities
  • Collaborate with the head office in The Hague to develop projects


Job qualifications and requirements

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree preferably in Marketing/Communication (preferably obtained in the Netherlands)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience, ideally in an international organization or a business organization
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrated experience in identifying and initiating new projects, both paid and non-paid
  • Creative and out of the box thinker and able to work both in a team and independently. Flexibility to adapt to changes in the Organization
  • Strong communication skills and ability to set up new projects with organizations that fall under the Netherlands Support Office
  • Able to deliver under pressure and deadlines and works with a sense of urgency
  • Strong networking skills and being able to use the network to realize organizational goals
  • English language skills (both in writing and in speaking) on a professional level
  • Available for travel

Position & salary

The Alumni officer- Liaison officer is a full-time job positioned directly under the Chief Representative Officer of Nuffic-Neso India and therefore reports directly to her. Exact salary will be determined based on experience and education background.


Should you have questions about this position, please send an e-mail to

Application procedure;

If you are interested in this job, please send in your Motivation letter and CV to Please note, to be considered for this job, we require both documents.

Closing date:  Sunday 15th July 2018 at midnight. Letters that come in later will not be considered any more.

Interview dates:  Friday 20th of July  2018 (make sure you are available on this days)

last modified Jul 10, 2018 03:46 PM