REF Seeks a National Selection Board Member in Bulgaria


Roma Education Fund Scholarship Program announces its call for applications for a National Selection Board (NSB) position for the Roma Memorial University Scholarship Program (RMUSP), who will participate in the evaluation and selection process of scholarship beneficiaries for REF Scholarship Program (REF SP) for the academic year 2019-2020, in Bulgaria. The NSB members will independently review the eligible applications for Scholarship Program and will assign scores to each application in the REF SP’s online evaluation platform, according to Program’s pre-established set of evaluation criteria. In the selection process, where applicable, they will also conduct personal interviews with scholarship applicants.

Besides the participation in the evaluation process, the National Selection Board member will assist the Program with information about the specifics of their national academic environment (particularly pertaining to higher education) and will advise on possible ways to improve the Program. NSB member will also be expected to assist the Scholarship Program in conducting inquiries regarding the applicants, if needed, on aspects such as ethnicity, verification of documents, reference, etc.

REF SP encourages candidacy from its REF SP Alumni (former beneficiaries), provided they do not receive support from Scholarship Program during the term of membership


The candidates for National Selection Board must:

·         be citizens of, or reside in the country for which REF SP is seeking candidacies for the NSB position;

·         hold a Master, or a Doctorate, or an equivalent degree; 

·         be affiliated with academic institutions, or be an employee of government and local administration, or working in NGOs involved in supporting the Roma community in the country;

·         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;

·         have satisfactory writing and oral skills in English and in the official language in which the National Selection Board will conduct the evaluation process of REF scholarship applications;

·         have a good command of using Microsoft package (MS Office, Excel, Word, Power Point) and internet navigation browsers.

·         good knowledge on Roma related issues and policies at national and local level will be considered as added value in the selection. 


Individuals identifying themselves as Roma and fulfilling the above-mentioned profile and requirements are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The interested candidates should send a CV and a Motivation Letter in English, until 15th of  April 2019 to with title “application for NSB position”.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.