REF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Posted: 22 Aprilie 2013 in apis românia

REF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Roma Education Fund announces its call for applications for National Selection Board members within the Roma Memorial University Scholarship Program (RMUSP) and Law and Humanities Program (LHP), who will participate in the evaluation and selection of scholarship beneficiaries for the Program in one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

The candidates for National Selection Board must hold a Master, or a Doctorate, or an equivalent degree and be affiliated with academic institutions, or being employees of government and local administration, or working in NGOs involved in supporting the Roma community. REF SP also encourages candidacy from its REF Alumni (former beneficiaries), provided they do not receive support from Scholarship Program during the term of membership.

The NSB members will review the submitted applications for Scholarship Program and will assign scores to each application in the online evaluation system, according to a pre-established set of criteria. They will also participate and conduct the personal interviews with scholarship applicants, during the selection meeting. All NSB members’ evaluation work shall be based on REF SP’s policies and procedures and their specific guidelines
Besides the participation in the evaluation process, the National Selection Board Member will assist the Program with advice regarding the quality of academic programs and schools in the country, and also assist the Scholarship Program in conducting inquiries regarding the applicants, if needed (ethnicity, verification of documents, reference, etc.).

Furthermore, the National Selection Board member should: notify the Board in case personal relation to the applicant/s occurs, and consequently withdraw their opinion with regard to the concerned Applicant/s; not use/disclose information gained about the applicants for non-program related matters; treat the information as confidential. In cases of Program related inquires refrain from responding the applicants individually and forward the above mentioned to the Scholarship Program staff.

The interested candidates may send a résumé in English until 10th of May 2013 to scholarships@romaeducationfund.org with the title “application for NSB membership”.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Required skills, knowledge and experience:
• Be citizens of the country in which the National Selection Board will conduct the selection of REF scholarship applications (i.e. one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine);
• Have at least two years of work experience in the Academic field or NGO/GO field and have good knowledge on the higher education system in the country;
• Excellent writing and oral skills in English and in the official language in which the National Selection Board will conduct the selection of REF scholarship applications;
• Willingness to attribute a considerable amount of time required to undergo thorough evaluation of Applications;
• Ability to work in multiethnic environment;
• Good knowledge of issues related to access to higher education for minorities in the region;
• Knowledge of Roma Education matters and policies represents an advantage.

Individuals identifying themselves as Roma and fitting the above profile are particularly encouraged to apply.

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