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Selection call for applications: Module IV – Developing specific studies and analyses on various educational policies A4.8 (1)

  1. Institution: The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
  1. Project: Higher Education Evidence Based Policy Making: a necessary premise for progress in Romania, code: 34912
  1. Domain: Public policies expert
  1. Type and number of available positions: 1 coordination position, 4 execution positions
  1. Objective: Developing an ex ante impact assessment study on the implementation of transparency tools specific for the European Higher Education
  1. Activities in which the expert will be involved:

Activity 4. Elaboration of specific methodologies to substantiate higher education public policies

4.8 Developing an ex ante impact assessment study on the study programmes ranking.

  1. Responsibilities of the experts group:

7.1 Coordinator’s responsibilities:

  • to coordinate the experts’ team in order to fulfill activities objectives and obtain the envisaged deliverables.

7.2 Experts’ team responsibilities:

  • elaborating the reports and presentations of the working group meetings;
  • elaborating the impact assessment analysis (ex- ante, interim and ex-post, with an emphasis on the ex-ante segment) for two options of study programmes rankings applicable in the Romanian HE system;
  • elaborating the analysis methodology for higher education public policies.

Brief description:

With the help of the foreign experts with expertise in the field of rankings, two options of study programmes rankings applicable in the Romanian HE system will be proposed.

The impact assessment will be performed using a specific methodology developed for the analysis of higher education public policies, taking into account the above-mentioned options.

For the impact assessment analysis, a focus will be placed on the HE financing impact and the beneficiaries / universities behavior.

  1. Specific requirements (qualifications and expertise):

8.1 For the coordinator:

  • previous experience in project coordination, study and analyses elaboration, with an emphasis on higher education public policies;
  • university degree;
  • work experience: minimum 10 years;
  • experience in a similar position;
  • computer skills – Windows, Microsoft Office, graphic editing programs;
  • English.

8.2 For the members of the expert team:

  • university degree;
  • experience in the field of public policies;
  • work experience: minimum 5 years;
  • work experience in a similar position: minimum 3 years;
  • computer skills – Windows, Microsoft Office, graphic editing programs;
  • English.
  1. Knowledge and specific skills:
  • efficiency in time management;
  • professional approach and confidentiality concerning the project objectives;
  • experience in educational projects, with an emphasis in higher education public policies;
  • good knowledge in elaboration of public policies.
  1. Activity timeframe:

The activity is scheduled to take place for 10 months, between 22 October 2012 – 22 August 2013.

  1. Applications:

The applications will be submitted via e-mail at secretariat-podca@uefiscdi.ro or at the postal address 3, Calea Plevnei St., Bucharest, no later than 17 October 2012, containing:

  • letter of intent;
  • CV (Europass);
  • Copies of diplomas and other relevant documents.