Job opportunity: Policy and Project Officer

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Policy and Project Officer.
Your main responsibilities:

  • Management of the Register and support of the EQAR Register Committee
    – Analyse applications and reports by (registered and applicant) quality assurance agencies
    – Draft decisions on applications and change reports
    – Communicate with agencies and review coordinators
    – Review and update information and guidance for agencies
  • Maintenance and development of DEQAR
    – Monitoring submission of reports by agencies
    – Handling questions from agencies and end users
    – Monitoring DEQAR integrations with partners (ETER, EDC, EBSI, some ENIC-NARICs) and keeping contact with those partners
    – Managing further developments of DEQAR in cooperation with external software developers/contractors
    – Maintaining the data on higher education institutions and alternative providers
  • Activities to support the realisation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), primarily in the context of projects EQAR is involved in (currently IMINQA, TPG-LRC CoRE, QA-FIT )
    – Support desk research, analyses, surveys and reports related to quality assurance and recognition
    – Plan and implement meetings and events (primarily targeting EHEA governments) on those topics
    – Cooperate with project and other partners

Your ideal profile:

  • At least three years’ experience in European higher education policy
  • Prior experience in quality assurance of higher education or in a European or international environment is an asset
  • Understanding or experience in the field of relational databases (SQL), basic web technologies (REST APIs) and relevant frameworks (DEQAR is based on Django REST framework) is an asset
  • Outstanding organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent command of English, eye for detail and experience in the drafting of both analytical and formal documents
  • Good IT skills and mastery of standard office applications (spreadsheet, word processing, presentation)
  • Skills in the field of statistics and related IT tools are an asset
  • Available to travel within Europe occasionally (+/- 5 trips per year)

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