Meta Willems works as Course Administration Officer at KIT. Before she started at KIT Global Health department Meta used to work for many other departments of KIT Royal Tropical Institute.
She has gained a lot of experience in organizing, communicating. Clear and open communication, adaptability, creativity, enthusiasm and a service providing attitude are skills that are very useful in her current job at KIT. She likes the combination of administrative activities and the social and cultural aspect of her function as Course Administration Officer. Her work at KIT brings her in contact with people from all over the world and social skills are important. Because it is an international study, communication is primarily in English.
Meta supports KIT course coordinators in the daily management of the short courses (GIS/M&E/ADHS etc.) and Tailor Made Trainings. As Course Administration Officer she takes care of all administrative and practical processes of the courses and she ensures that the organisation of the courses runs smoothly.
She is first point of contact for KIT staff, facilitators (teachers) and students and gives information about the courses (from application until certificate), scholarships, assistance visa application, housing, student activities, etc.. She works closely with the course coordinators and facilitators of the courses. During absence of her direct colleagues (fellow administration officers) she replaces them and takes care of the daily business of the other courses that are running at that time.