Job vacancy in Erasmus+ Office Albania deadline 20November 2018

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:  02 January 2019

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 organise 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 organisations 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: 20 November 2018

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 Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.

Interviews  for the short-listed candidates only Early December 2014,  in Tirana (dates to be published soon)

 

Invitation to the National HERE Seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs governance and management”, on May 24th, 2018.

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts), will organize on May 24th, 2018, 9:30 AM, at the premises of the Polytechnic University of Tirana (Silvano Pedrollo venue), the national seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs’ governance and management”.

The main objectives of the National HERE Seminar comprise:

–          Discussing students’ role in HEIs based on the requirenments of the HE Law;

–          Enhancing students’ engagement in HEIs governing structures and within HE system;

–          Discussing the organization of the students’ national survey;

–          Exchanging ideas and experiences regarding formal and informal tools in support of students’ engagement;

–          Discussing the development of an instituional culture in support of students’ engagement;

–          Discussing strengthening the students’ role for Quality Assurance in HEIs;

–          Displaying good EU practices employed in support of students and students associations engagements;

–          Discussing the findings of the survey conducted for public HEIs Senate representatives;

–          Developing recommendations on strengthening students’ role in HEIs;

 

We welcome your participation to the HERE seminar on the “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs’ governance and management”.

Public Consultation on the future of EU funds

European Commission launched an online survey for gathering feedback from citizens, organizations, public authorities and other stakeholders on current performance and future challenges of EU programmes, comprising Erasmus+. This survey is part of a series of parallel public consultations which will inform the Commission in drafting the proposals for the next generation of financial programmes.

All Albanian beneficiaries of the Erasmus + programme are required to complete the survey, which is found in the link below:
https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/MFFpost2020values

The questionnaire takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and allows you to pause and save your work and continue later. The deadline for the completion of the questionnaire is March 8 th 2018.

Discussion Table on “European Policies for Youth”

Program

11.00 – 11.20 Fjalë përshëndetëse:

-Z. Genc POLLO, Kryetar i Këshillit Kombëtar të Integrimit Europian
-Prof. Dr. Mynyr KONI, Rektor i Universitetit të Tiranës
-Z. Bledi ÇUÇI, Zv. Kryetar i Komisionit të Integrimit Europian
11:20 – 11.35 Rrugëtimi 4 vjeçar i arsimit të lartë shqiptar në Erasmus +
Znj. Elona SARAÇI, koordinatore e Zyrës Kombëtare të Erasmus.
11:35 – 11.45 Universiteti i Tiranës -një histori suksesi në kuadër të Erasmus+

Z. Elton SKËNDAJ, Drejtor i Drejtorisë së Komunikimit. Universiteti i Tiranës.

11.45 – 12.15 Pyetje dhe Diskutime
12.15-12.45 Koktej përmbyllës

 

The 2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals and Programme guide are published.

The 2018 Erasmus+ Programme Guide is on-line at the European Commission’s website.

These documents are available at:

2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals

2018 Erasmus+ Programme Guide

Deadlines for applications for the relevant Erasmus + actions are as following:

  • KA1 Mobility of individuals in the field of higher education – 1 February 2018;
  • KA2 Capacity building in the field of higher education – 8 February 2018;
  • Jean Monnet actions – 22 February 2018;

Relevant information for application to Erasmus + calls will be shortly available at the EACEA website:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding_en

Invitation to the National HERE Seminar on “Importance of PHD Studies”, on October 18 th , 2017.

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts), will organize on October 18th, 2017 at the premises of the University “Aleksander Moisiu” in Durrës, the national seminar on the “Importance of PHD Studies”. (As detailed in the draft programme).

The HERE seminar will serve the reflection and discussion among experts and academic staff from HEIs of Tirana, Korca, Vlora, Gjirokatra, Shkodra, Elbasan and Durres on various aspects related to the conducting of quality doctoral studies.

The seminar will benefit from the expertise of Prof. Melita Kovacevic, the Steering Committee Chair of the European University Association Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) and lecturer from University of Zagreb and Prof. Lucas Zinner, the Head of Research Services and Career Development at University of Vienna.

We welcome your participation to the HERE seminar.

 

The priorities for the 2018 Call in “Capacity Building in Higher Education” are published.

The Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture in Brussels has published the list of national and regional priorities to be addressed by project proposals in the next call in KA2 “Capacity Building in Higher Education”.

The complete list of the national, regional and cross-cutting priorities, as well as their explanation is found as below.

National and cross cutting priorities call 2018

 

Regional and cross cutting priorities call 2018

 

Explanation of priorities – 2018

Job Vacancy for the coordinator of the National Erasmus+ Office in Albania (NEO)

The Albanian Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), the EC Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) and the EU Delegation to Albania are looking for a new

Coordinator

for the National Erasmus+ Office in Albania (NEO)

 

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of the following activities: Promotion, information and follow up of Erasmus+ and other relevant EU programmes; Advice and support to potential applicants at local level interested to apply for Erasmus+ projects; Project monitoring; Follow up of higher education issues; administration of the NEO, etc.

 

For complete information and application, please refer to the following links:

 

EU Delegation: https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/albania/area/jobs-funds_en

MoES: http://www.arsimi.gov.al/al/newsroom/vende-vakante

Deadline for applications: 5 October 2017, midnight Brussels time.

 

For all questions please contact directly EACEA at: EACEA-EPLUS-CBHE@ec.europa.eu

 

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

 

 

The results of the 2017 call in the Erasmus + KA2 “Capacity Building in Higher Education” are published.

The EACEA published the results of the Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education Call 2017. At the end of the process, there were 2 projects with an Albanian coordinator and 4 projects with Albanian partners selected in this call. Overall, 15 Albanian universities and 3 non university partners will benefit from the selected projects.

Please find in the following link the list of the projects which have been recommended to receive a grant under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher education.

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/cbhe_2017_results_by_region_publication_without_total_final.pdf