REF seeks members to its RMUSP National Selection Board
The Roma Education Fund announces its call for applications for a National Selection Board member within the Roma Memorial University Scholarship Program (RMUSP), who will participate in the evaluation and selection of beneficiaries for the Program.
In its thirteenth year, RMUSP is dedicated to support Roma students to pursue their studies at university level. The funds for the first two years of this program were allocated from the gold looted by the Nazis during the Second World War and held by the Allied Forces. The Open Society Institute (OSI) with grants from the C.S. Mott Foundation was the main financial source of the programme for its 3rd, 4th and 5th year of existence. Starting with the sixth year, the financial support comes mainly from Roma Education Fund.
The candidate for National Selection Board must hold a Master, PHD or equivalent degree and be affiliated with academic institutions or NGOs involved in supporting the Roma community. The candidate can be RMUSP Alumni, but he/she must not receive support from RMUSP during the term of membership.
The NSB members will review the submitted applications for RMUSP and will assign scores to each application in the online evaluation system, according to a pre-established set of criteria. Based on the score, the system is subsequently ranking all applications.
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 RMUSP 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 RMUSP staff.
The interested candidates should send their CV in English till 23rd June 2012, to the following addresses:
- for Czech Republic: firstname.lastname@example.org
- for Macedonia: email@example.com
- for Romania: Nicoleta.Bosnigeanu@romaeducationfund.ro
- for Slovakia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Required skills, knowledge and experience:
• Be citizen of one of the following countries: Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia;
• Have at least two years of experience in the Academic field or NGO/GO field and have good knowledge on the Educational system in the country;
• Excellent writing and oral skills in English and one of the following languages: Czech, Macedonian, Romanian, Slovak;
• Willingness to attribute a considerable amount of time to familiarize with the Applications;
• Ability to work in multiethnic environment;
• Good knowledge of issues related to access to higher education for minority in the region;
• Knowledge of Roma Education issues represents an advantage.
Individuals identifying themselves as Roma are encouraged to apply.