Extension of applications’ deadline: Recruitment of one NEO staff

Job vacancy in Erasmus+ Office Albania

Erasmus + Office in Albania

Recruitment of one NEO staff

The European Commission applies a policy of equal opportunities.

Background

Erasmus+ is the new European Union programme that supports projects, partnerships, mobility and dialogue in education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. Built on the experience and success of existing programmes, it aims at boosting skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work in the EU and in its partner countries all over the world. Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension notably in the fields of higher education and youth.

The Erasmus+ Programme is managed by the European Commission with the support of its Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. The National Erasmus+ Offices (NEO) assists the Commission, the EACEA and the Partner Country authorities concerned in the implementation of the Erasmus+ Programme.

For additional information on Erasmus +, please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

Recruitment of a staff member for the Erasmus+ Office in Albania (NEO)

The mandate of the Erasmus+ Office in Albania covers all supporting, promotion, monitoring and dissemination activities related to the international dimension of Erasmus+ activities in higher education (in Key Actions 1, 2 and 3).

Start date for Employment:  15 March 2021 (preferably)

Salary: to be defined based on the references proposed by the EACEA in line with common local market prices for the tasks to be performed

Workload: full time position

Location: Tirana

Description of the post:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of the following activities:

  • Contribute to the promotion, information and follow up of Erasmus+ and other relevant EU programmes: to inform the higher education institutions and all other interested parties about developments regarding Erasmus+  programmes of interest to the higher education field; contribute to organize Information Days and training sessions;
  • Support to the provision of advice to potential applicants at local level interested to apply for Erasmus+ in the field of higher education; provide assistance to find partners.
  • Support to the consultation procedures during the selection process for Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in Higher Education.
  • Assist grant holders and partners in project follow-up and for grant agreements requirements;  help in follow-up and monitoring of on-going projects in Albania; follow-up the sustainability of completed projects; support the dissemination of project results.
  • Support in follow up of higher education issues: briefing papers and notes, as well as reports on the implementation and progress of projects in which the higher education institutions in Albania are involved. Support the activities of the Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs).
  • Work in full respect of the NEO Code of Conduct; respect the rules and procedures for the functioning of the office; support in drafting NEO implementation reports.
  • Liaise, when required from the NEO coordinator, with the Executive Agency (EACEA), the other NEOs and the European Commission and with other bodies and organizations operating in higher education;

Minimum requirements for the post

  • University degree;
  • High experience required in communication (drafting/writing reports, presenting programme objectives and results, etc.).
  • Good knowledge of the higher education system and policies in the country;
  • Good networking skills and liaising with stakeholders;
  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written). (English language certificates must be provided. In addition, a part of the interview will be carried out in English).

Other experience to be considered:

  • Previous experience in the preparation, management of international projects and more preferably in the field of Higher Education;
  • Good knowledge of Tempus and Erasmus Mundus programme and understanding of the main features of Erasmus+ programme;
  • Team spirit, commitment as well as a strong sense of initiative;
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Good computer literacy (word, excel, power point);
  • Knowledge of another EU language would be an advantage
  • Readiness to travel extensively both inside and occasionally outside Albania.

How and Where to apply

Motivation letter in Albanian and CV (only Europass model) to be sent to the following email address: albania@erasmusplus.al

Please mention the following in your email subject title: “Application – NEO staff”

Deadline for applications: 26 February 2021

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to each applicant. In a second stage, a second acknowledgement for the interviews will be sent only to the short-listed applicants.

The selection procedure will be carried out in cooperation with the European Education and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.

Interviews for the short-listed candidates only early March 2021, in Tirana (dates to be published soon)

Job vacancy in Erasmus+ Office Albania

Erasmus + Office in Albania

Recruitment of one NEO staff

The European Commission applies a policy of equal opportunities.

Background

Erasmus+ is the new European Union programme that supports projects, partnerships, mobility and dialogue in education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. Built on the experience and success of existing programmes, it aims at boosting skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work in the EU and in its partner countries all over the world. Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension notably in the fields of higher education and youth.

The Erasmus+ Programme is managed by the European Commission with the support of its Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. The National Erasmus+ Offices (NEO) assists the Commission, the EACEA and the Partner Country authorities concerned in the implementation of the Erasmus+ Programme.

For additional information on Erasmus +, please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

Recruitment of a staff member for the Erasmus+ Office in Albania (NEO)

The mandate of the Erasmus+ Office in Albania covers all supporting, promotion, monitoring and dissemination activities related to the international dimension of Erasmus+ activities in higher education (in Key Actions 1, 2 and 3).

Start date for Employment:  01 March 2021

Salary: to be defined based on the references proposed by the EACEA in line with common local market prices for the tasks to be performed

Workload: full time position

Location: Tirana

Description of the post:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of the following activities:

  • Contribute to the promotion, information and follow up of Erasmus+ and other relevant EU programmes: to inform the higher education institutions and all other interested parties about developments regarding Erasmus+  programmes of interest to the higher education field; contribute to organize Information Days and training sessions;
  • Support to the provision of advice to potential applicants at local level interested to apply for Erasmus+ in the field of higher education; provide assistance to find partners.
  • Support to the consultation procedures during the selection process for Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in Higher Education.
  • Assist grant holders and partners in project follow-up and for grant agreements requirements;  help in follow-up and monitoring of on-going projects in Albania; follow-up the sustainability of completed projects; support the dissemination of project results.
  • Support in follow up of higher education issues: briefing papers and notes, as well as reports on the implementation and progress of projects in which the higher education institutions in Albania are involved. Support the activities of the Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs).
  • Work in full respect of the NEO Code of Conduct; respect the rules and procedures for the functioning of the office; support in drafting NEO implementation reports.
  • Liaise, when required from the NEO coordinator, with the Executive Agency (EACEA), the other NEOs and the European Commission and with other bodies and organizations operating in higher education;

Minimum requirements for the post

  • University degree;
  • High experience required in communication (drafting/writing reports, presenting programme objectives and results, etc.).
  • Good knowledge of the higher education system and policies in the country;
  • Good networking skills and liaising with stakeholders;
  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written). (English language certificates must be provided. In addition, a part of the interview will be carried out in English).

Other experience to be considered:

  • Previous experience in the preparation, management of international projects and more preferably in the field of Higher Education;
  • Good knowledge of Tempus and Erasmus Mundus programme and understanding of the main features of Erasmus+ programme;
  • Team spirit, commitment as well as a strong sense of initiative;
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Good computer literacy (word, excel, power point);
  • Knowledge of another EU language would be an advantage
  • Readiness to travel extensively both inside and occasionally outside Albania.

How and Where to apply

Motivation letter in Albanian and CV (only Europass model) to be sent to the following email address: albania@erasmusplus.al

Please mention the following in your email subject title: “Application – NEO staff”

Deadline for applications: 15 February 2021

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to each applicant. In a second stage, a second acknowledgement for the interviews will be sent only to the short-listed applicants.

The selection procedure will be carried out in cooperation with the European Education and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.

Interviews  for the short-listed candidates only Late February 2021,  in Tirana (dates to be published soon)

National HERE Online Seminar

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with Albanian HERE team will organize national HERE online seminar on: “Development of learning outcomes and competence based learning in HEIs”, on 11th of December 2020.

Albanian HEIs are reforming their study programs based on LOs.  CBL is one of the topic to be better understood by HEIs.

This is particularly related with the labour market and societal demands. Actually, we are facing un-satisfactory level of graduated employment in the respective fields. The labour market requires skilled professionals in line with their needs. 

Universities should do efforts in order to meet the labour market needs renovating the curricula applying CBL principles and design the program based on LOs. This process is a very important step in Albanian HE reforming policy.

This important change will be the fundamental base of the future strategy for what concerns teaching and learning that will help HEIs in Albania to move from traditional methods of teaching and engaging students toward a new vision, where they will be able to prepare students who not only know, but who are able to do and find the appropriate solutions.

The expected outcomes of the seminar are as following: 

  1. Understanding of LOs development during review/design of study programs
  2. Assess the role of different actors when it comes to CBL through understanding their meaning for the mission and strategy of a HEI.
  3. Explore examples of CBL in teaching practices and understand better what this means to both of teachers and students, through different approaches for CBL in different professions and disciplines;
  4. Discuss the impact of CBL on curriculum and course development, including assessment and LOs;
  5. Assess how an institution may engage its resources for developing curriculum, working together on parts of curriculum or specific courses/modules, etc.;
  6. Adopt models and ideas from institutions that successfully used CBL and have LOs based study programs and best practices.

Albanian NEO kindly invites Vice rectors for teaching; Vice deans for teaching; Head of departments, Representatives of Curricula’s Offices of all Albanian HEIs to participate in the seminar.

Attached, you may find the draft- agenda of the seminar.

Agenda

POSTER TAM 11 dhjetor 2020

Challenges Toward Successful Joint Degrees Implementation

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with Albanian HERE team organized the online HERE seminar: ‘Challenges toward successful joint degrees implementation’, on 25th of September 2020.

The following topics were tackled during the seminar:

  1. Sharing experiences from the Erasmus Mundus Master in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology;
  2. Albanian legislation framework is in support of “Joint Degree”;
  3. French Institute of Management-a delocalization experience;
  4. European Accreditation of Joint Degrees: The case of PoSIG / Joint Master Degree in Political Science: Governance and Integration;
  5. Challenges for the implementation of Joint Master Degrees: Lessons learned from the Erasmus Mundus Master in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology;
  6. Sharing experiences of HEIs offering Joint Degrees in Albania: good practices and challenge;
  7. Types of internationalization of Joint study program;
  8. Difficulties and challenges in project implementation: Harmonization and Innovation in PhD Study Programs for Plant Health in Sustainable Agriculture –HarISA project.

Attached, you will find the conclusions and recommendations of the seminar

Agenda ‘Joint degrees’- 25 September 2020

Conclusions,reccomendations on Joint degrees, 25 September 2020

Cara_HARISA_HERE_Presentation

Hajderi – Sharing experiences of HEIs offering Joint Degrees 25 Sept 2020

IFG- A.Xhuvani

Joint Degree Presentation Erasmus HERE AGj

O.Malltezi PoSIG 25 Shtator 2020

Presentation_1_Sharing experiences_FV Leonor

Presentation_2_Challenges4implementation _FV leonor 2

Types of internationalisation of Joint study programmes

Survey Report, Impact of COVID19 on CBHE

Date: 17th September 2020

Organized by: National Erasmus+ Office in Albania

The “Capacity Building for High Education Projects in Albania, in the Context of COVID-19” Survey Report presents the results of a survey carried out in the form of a questionnaire during the period June -July 2020. The survey was launched with the aim of supporting CBHE projects under implementation in Albania, analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work packages and deliverables and for identifying the experiences, problem encountered, solutions and good practices implemented. The main goal is, to learn from the practices and support their application in the next academic year, 2020-2021, and to anticipate possible solutions for the problems that the pandemic has already caused for the CBHE projects under implementation in Albania. The results also provide useful insights and feedback to HEIs and EACEA and other CBHE stakeholders

Read the full report:

http://erasmusplus.al/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/W_Survey-Report_CBHE-Impact-Covid19.pdf

NATIONAL HERE SEMINAR ON RTSH

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with National Experts for the Reform of Higher Education – HERE,  organized the seminar on: “Supporting the efforts to strengthen the social dimension of Albanian Higher Education”, which was hosted by RTSH 1- HD through the show “Auditor Arsimi”, on 4th of July 2020,  at 16.35-18.00

The show was moderated by Ms. Edlira Birko- Journalist of “Auditor Arsimi” on RTSh.

The key issues addressed:

  • Paris Communique’ 2018 and some aspects of Albanian legislation on the social dimension in Higher Education.
  • Inclusion and citizenship – key priorities of the Bologna Process and HE systems.
  • EUROSTUDENT survey
  • Criteria for awarding scholarships to students of special categories
  • Strategies and practices of HEIs for inclusion and citizenship
  • Quality Assurance and Social Dimension in HEIs
  • Improving the admission policies in HEIs and supporting students of special categories in academic progress and their entry into the labor market.

The main objectives of this seminar were as following:

  • Information on the Bologna process, policies and goals regarding the social dimension;
  • Collection and processing of data for students;
  • Strengthening support for student admission from underrepresented groups;
  • Increasing academic and financial support for students, taking into account the aspect of the SD;
  • Design and implement strategies and policies based on the social dimension and preparing students as citizens of the society;
  • Increasing support for student mobility and for entering into the job market;
  • Reflection of the social dimension in the Quality Code and its implementation;
  • Familiarity with institutional strategies for the implementation of the social dimension.

Albanian Erasmus+ Office and the Albanian HERE team express their gratitude for the support of SPHERE for this activity and would like to thank Dr. Michael Gaebel (EUA), who contributed to addressing key issues and best practices by European Higher Education Area, in developing concrete strategies and practices related to the Social Dimension.

Attached, you can find the conclusions & recommendations of the seminar.

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INFO HUB ERASMUS+

Friday , 6th of March
Time: 11:30-12:30
Venue: Biblioteka “Misto Treska”, Rr Mine Peza, next to “Flora”  Coffee 
National Erasmus+ Office in Albania is organizing on 21st February  2020, an info session ” INFO HUB Erasmus+” with the support of Youth Agency at the Municipality of Tirana. Students and Youth will learn about the opportunities that Erasmus+ programme is providing; exchange students programme, Joint Master Mundus, Marie Curie and all needed  documents or  information related with these applications.

INFO HUB ERASMUS+

Friday , 21 Feb
Time: 11:30-12:30
Venue: Biblioteka “Misto Treska”, Rr Mine Peza, next to “Flora”  Coffee

National Erasmus+ Office in Albania is organizing on 21st February  2020, an info session ” INFO HUB Erasmus+” with the support of Youth Agency at the Municipality of Tirana. Students and Youth will learn about the opportunities that Erasmus+ programme is providing; exchange students programme, Joint Master Mundus, Marie Curie and all needed  documents or  information related with these applications.