International Programmes Evaluators – Call 2018

Maura O'Shea

By Maura O'Shea

Posted: 21 February, 2018

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International Programmes Evaluators – Call 2018

The International Education Section of the Higher Education Authority wishes to create a pool of project evaluators for a number of programmes operated under the aegis of the Erasmus+ Programme and/or Irish Government funded initiatives.

➢ Erasmus+ Programme:

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad. Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations. Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. An indicative funding guide for some centralised opportunities is also available. Full details of this may be found on www.Eurireland under Erasmus+ Call for Proposals 2018-2019 ➢ 2018 Government of Ireland (GOI) International Education scholarships: At the request of the Department of Education and Skills, the Higher Education Authority will provide 60 scholarships for one-year of study at Bachelors, Master or PhD levels to successful Irish higher education institutions in 2018-19 for students from non-EU/EEA countries. The offer is open to all fields of study. Full details of this may be found on under Call for Proposals 2018-2019

Role of the Expert:

The role of the expert may include the following:
• Reviewing the quality of submitted applications
• Providing beneficial feedback to applicants for future application rounds
• Providing an overview of the applications submitted

General Requirements:

Experts should have a broad knowledge of the international education agenda both from Irish and European perspectives as well as experience in project management. An ability to meet tight deadlines is also necessary. The HEA will draw from this pool as needed. Inclusion in the pool of evaluators does not indicate a commitment to appoint any member for tasks in this area.
Criteria for selection of Experts:
• Experience in the field of education (particularly higher education)
• Experience in project management
• Experience in assessing applications from previous European and International Programme Calls

Further information:

Any queries or requests for clarification should be addressed in writing to Mr. Gerry O’Sullivan at


Terms & Conditions:

On application, the individual must notify the HEA of any potential conflict of interest, including details of any work (paid or otherwise) undertaken with/on behalf of/in connection with any Higher Education Institution.
Before any applicant is placed on the panel they must sign a conflict of interest agreement with the HEA.
Once the application process is complete Experts must delete email or destroy hard copies of applications.
There will be no entitlement to engagement. Appointments will be made subject to suitability and availability.
The Evaluator engaged may not subcontract any part of the work to anyone else, including their employees, agents or colleagues. All work must be carried out in person by the individual expert engaged.
HEA Evaluators members are treated by the Revenue Commissioners (the “Irish Revenue”) as Irish office holders and are therefore fully within the charge to PAYE/USC payroll tax in Ireland under Irish tax law. This applies even if panel members regard themselves as self-employed individuals or part of a business corporation.

The HEA reserve the right to remove an applicant’s name from the panel(s) at any time.
All applications must be submitted by email.

Once engaged the assessor must fill in and return the HEA New Supplier Detail Form.

The panel will be established from 2018-2020 but may be supplemented should the need arise.

Applicants should submit a short curriculum vitae to this address
by Monday 5 March 2018.

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