Expert in VET on Qualifications, EU Tools and Learning Outcomes – Cedefop

cedefop-logoCedefop is organising a selection procedure to draw up a list of suitable candidates for the position of Support Expert in VET on qualifications, EU tools and learning outcomes

Job Description (duties, tasks, responsibilities)

Cedefop are looking to recruit a practitioner/researcher with a good background in European tools, qualifications and learning outcomes.

This support expert will be involved in the everyday work of the Agency. S/he will work on trends and impact analysis relevant to the European cooperation processes in education and training (currently ‘ET 2020’ and the ‘Bruges Communiqué’), as key components of VET, lifelong learning and employment policies.

Under the supervision and guidance of an expert s/he will be working on specific tasks that include support in:

  • the development and follow up of common European tools1 paying particular attention to the analysis of EU tools developments in Member States;

  • analysing the implementation of qualifications frameworks and developments on international sectoral qualifications and credit systems in Europe;

  • analysing and applying learning outcomes in EU Member States;

  • development of ESCO by making sure that it builds on accomplishments of EQF/NQFs and offers a terminological tool directly relevant to individual and institutional users in VET and lifelong learning (LLL).

Successful candidates are also expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • systematically follow and support the ongoing European cooperation in education and training, with the aim to support Cedefop’s overview over existing and emerging issues and themes relevant to VET and LLL;

  • support the carrying out of studies and comparative analysis to further strengthen Cedefop’s capacity to provide evidence-based advice for policies and strategies in the field of VET and LLL;

  • contribute to drafting quality and scientifically robust reports and papers relevant to European VET and lifelong learning policies;

  • support thematic cooperation between different Cedefop’s activities, working groups (e.g. peer learning activities) and stakeholders (European Commission, Member States, social partners) by identifying common transversal issues and themes relevant to VET and LLL;

  • organise, moderate and participate in meetings, working groups, conferences, and policy-learning activities in the areas of responsibility;

  • support stakeholders with information on the outcomes of Cedefop projects, as well as on current developments at European level;

  • contribute to managing public procurement procedures (with the technical support of the procurement service) including the drafting of technical specifications for calls for tenders, selection and evaluation of offers, negotiation of content-related and financial aspects, drafting of order forms, follow up of deliverables;

  • support steering and monitoring external contractors to ensure best performance;

  • keep up to date on developments in the area of expertise, including contacts with researchers and research organisations and participation in conferences;

  • support the promoting and disseminating outcomes liaising closely with the European Commission, Member States and stakeholders at national and sectoral level;

  • ensure Cedefop’s internal communication, knowledge-sharing and planning and reporting processes.

The contract is for three years with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will undergo a probation period of 9 months.

The successful candidate will be recruited in Function Group IV. The basic monthly salary for FG IV (13 step 1) is approximately € 3170. The salary is subject to a salary weighting (currently 86.8%) and a Community tax deducted at source but which is exempt from national taxation.

Place of employment: Greece, Thessaloniki

Deadline for applications: 9 April 2015 at 15:00 Greek time

Read more and apply here.

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