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)

 

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ ICM projects at University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora.

The NEO + staff conducted on September 27th, 2018 the field monitoring visit for the International Credit Mobility projects in implementation by the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora.

This event served to ensure that all binding documents for ICM implementation were signed, for monitoring the fairness of criteria used and transparency of the selection process of participation in mobilities, to enquire on service provision to ICM participants and recognition of the credits earned by them during the mobility period by the University of Vlora, as well as for NEO staff to give recommendations for the improvement of ICM projects implementation in the future.

 

The University of Vlora, during the September 2015- September 2018 timeframe, has implemented or signed 38 Erasmus + ICM agreements with HEI’s from 16 programme countries.

Link: http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=2662&lang=sq

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “Modernizing and harmonizing maritime education in Montenegro and Albania- MArED”

The NEO + staff conducted the impact field monitoring visit for the MArED project. This activity was undertaken in two separate meetings, organized at the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra premises on June 10th, 2018 and at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora premises, on September 27th, 2018.

The 3-year MArED Tempus project supported the modernisation of the maritime higher education in Montenegro and Albania and development of competent and qualified human resources in the maritime sector.

The project was coordinated by the University of Montenegro and involves 17 partner institutions from Spain, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Romania, Montenegro and Albania..

Link:  http://www.mared.ac.me/

Final event and Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “QAinAL”.

The NEO + staff took part in the Final Event and conducted the impact field monitoring visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Strategic Support on Strengthening the Quality Assurance Structures at the Private Higher Education Institutions in Albania – QAinAL”. Such activities were conducted on September 17th, 2018 at the premises of the University “Marin Barleti” in Tirana and on September 18th, 2018 at the premises of Hotel Adriatik in Durres.

The 3 year (2015-18) QAinAL project aimed to establish and support quality assurance processes and mechanisms to ensure effective management and enhance teaching and learning at the private higher education institutions in Albania. The project is coordinated by the University of Salzburg, in Austria and involves 13 partner institutions from Italy, Romania, Albania, and Kosovo.

Link: http://www.qainal.eu

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Towards Increased Awareness, Responsibility and Shared Quality in Social Work – T@SK”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Towards Increased Awareness, Responsibility and Shared Quality in Social Work – T@sk”. This activity was conducted at UT’s Faculty of Social Sciences premises in Tirana, on June 28th, 2018 and at the University of Shkodra premises on July 10th, 2018.

The 3 year (2017-20) T@sk project aims at reinforcing and modernizing the delivery of Social Services in Albania by empowering the Albanian Higher Education System.

The project is coordinated by the University of Studies of Firenze in Italy and involves 7 partner institutions from Italy, Portugal, Spain and Albania.

 Link: http://www.taskproject.eu/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Sport Professions – Education, Employment, Development in the Balkan Region- SPEED”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus Speed project. This activity was undertaken in two separate meetings, organised at the Tirana University of Sports premises, on 9 July 2018, and at the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra premises, on 10 July 2018.

The 3-year SPEED project (2013 –2016) supported the academic reform in Sport Science area, involving Western Balkan (WB) HEIs from different countries beyond existing conflicts, easing tensions & fostering harmonisation in the region & with EU in line with accession policies.

The project was coordinated by the University of Rome “Foro Italico” in Italy and involved 10 partner universities from Italy, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Kosovo, Serbia and Albania.

 

Link: http://tempus-speed.eu/ 

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “EduLAw”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Introducing modules on law and rights in programmes of teacher training and educational sciences: A contribution to building rights-based education systems in countries in transition- EduLAw”. This activity was organized at the Faculty of Social Sciences premises of the University of Tirana, on June 28th, 2018.

The 3 year (2016-19) EduLAw project aims at enhancing the relevance of teacher education for the development of rights based labour market and society, and to improve the level of competences and skills in HEIs by developing on-line new modules and innovative teacher education programmes.

The project is coordinated by the Free University of Brussels, in Belgium and involves 11 partner institutions from Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, and Albania.

Link:  http://edulaweu.eu/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Master in European Innovations for a Sustainable Management of Albanian Territories, rural areas and agriculture: Instruments, policies, strategies -SmartAL”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Master in European Innovations for a Sustainable Management of Albanian Territories, rural areas and agriculture: Instruments, policies, strategies – SmartAL”. This activity was conducted at the European University of Tirana premises, on June 1st, 2018 and at the Erasmus + office premises on June 7th, 2018.

The 3 year (2017-20) SmartAL project aims at to address job market needs induced by the new and forthcoming public policies in Albania, through improving academic offer for master students in the territory administration, agricultural policies, rural development and innovation fields as well as other activities.

The project is coordinated by the Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes in France and involves 7 partner institutions from France, Germany, Greece and Albania.

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “REBUS”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Integrating and validating practical entrepreneurship skills in engineering and ICT studies – REBUS”. This activity was organized at the European University of Tirana premises, on June 1st, 2018.

The 3 year (2016-19) REBUS project aims at developing, testing, validating and mainstreaming holistic and needs driven open learning modules to promote entrepreneurship competences of graduates of ICT, engineering and other technical studies from the Western Balkans and Russia at the interface of academic education and learning in practice business contexts.

The project is coordinated by the University of Sarajevo, in Bosnia & Herzegovina and involves 14 partner institutions from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, Austria, Germany, Russia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania.

For more information: http://www.rebusproject.net

 

National HERE Seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs governance and management”

The Albanian Higher Education Reform Expert team and the Albanian Erasmus + Office organized on May 24th, 2018, at the premises of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, the national seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs’ governance and management”. The seminar was greeted by Mr., Ervin Demo, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth. 

This event brought together more than 50 managers, lecturers, career offices staff, student bodies’ representatives and students from Albanian universities who discussed on steps and mechanisms needed to overcome current barriers and increase students’ engagement in the governing, quality control and general activities in Albanian HEIs. In addition, the participants had the chance to learn on good practices employed in Scotland for supporting students’ participations in the governance and management of their universities. The seminar conclusions in the form of list of recommendations will be submitted to the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth.

Below is the list of presentations and supporting tools discussed at the HERE seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs’ governance and management”.

Developing Student Engagement – Eve Lewis

Enhancing the student role in HEIs governance

Konkluzione, Seminari HERE “Rritja e rolit të studentëve në qeverisjen dhe menaxhimin e IAL-ve”

Students and their Support