Erasmus + Office in Kosovo (KEO) – Recruitment of the Local Coordinator

ec-logoThe Erasmus+ Programme is managed by the European Commission with the support of its Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels.

The Kosovo Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the EU Office in Kosovo and the Executive Agency (EACEA) are launching a procedure to recruit a new local coordinator for the KEO.

Start date for Employment: 02 January 2015

Salary: to be defined based on the references applicable to local staff working for international organisations in Kosovo and according to the seniority/previous experience.

Workload: full time position

Location: Prishtina/Pristina

Description of the post:

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: to inform the higher education institutions and all other interested parties about developments regarding EU programmes of interest to the higher education field; organise Information Days and training sessions; update and maintain a website on upcoming calls for proposals, promotion material and activities, etc.

  • 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.

  • Selection of project proposals: Participate in the consultation procedures during the selection process for Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in Higher Education.

  • Project follow-up: Establish and maintain contacts with grant holders in Kosovo and with other NEOs in partner countries and Erasmus+ National Agencies in the Erasmus+ programme countries; provide advice on the grant agreement to grant holders; assist grant holders on administrative and fiscal constrains in Kosovo (e.g. project registration, tax, customs, purchase of equipment, etc.) as well as on visa arrangements; follow-up and monitor on-going projects in Kosovo; follow-up the sustainability of completed projects; support the dissemination of project results.

  • Follow up of higher education issues: Draft briefing papers and notes, as well as reports on the implementation and progress of projects in which the higher education institutions in Kosovo are involved. Closely follow the activities of the Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs).

  • Administration of the KEO: Organize and manage the Erasmus+ Office in full respect of the NEO Code of Conduct. Recruit the technical and administrative staff; establish the rules and procedures for the functioning of the office; monitor the KEO budget and follow up financial issues; use the resources available for a proper functioning of the KEO; represent the Erasmus+ programme towards the Ministries, universities and external stakeholders; support the team of Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs); draft KEO implementation reports.

  • Coordination: Cooperate and liaise closely with the Executive Agency (EACEA), the other NEOs and the European Commission; liaise with other bodies and organisations operating in higher education; liaise with other donors active in the field of higher education.

Deadline for applications: 22 September 2014

Read more and apply here.

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