Call For Junior Researchers, Open Society Foundations

Deadline: 25 October, 2012
Open to: Researchers with at least have a BA degree in relevant fields (e.g. education, sociology, etc.) and has proven expertise in data mining and large dataset handling
Remuneration: up to USD 4,000

The Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations seeks the support up to six junior researchers to collect Comenius Programme selection results data from country managing authorities.

Tasks

  • Visiting the web-site of National Agencies, or the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency from where to compile all the available selection results and programme review reports for the Comenius actions, for the 2007-2012, in the available format. Each researcher will be responsible for collecting the data from 5 to 6 countries. Country allocations will be done considering the language competences of researchers.
  • Identify the data gaps, and contact the respective National Authority in view of obtaining the missing data.
  • In the next step researchers will coding the collected selection results data using a common format provided by OSF. This will include at least information on: project number, lead country, project country code, candidate, city of the candidate, address, zip code, result, budget allocated, etc.
  • Researchers submit brief report on the data mining outcomes using a standardised template provided by ESP, which will state the nature of missing data, if any.
  • Researchers submit the final dataset according to the standardised format.

Eligibility

Researchers with at least have a BA degree in relevant fields (e.g. education, sociology, etc.) and has proven expertise in data mining and large dataset handling.

Remuneration

Each Junior Research consultant will receive a lump sum fee of up to USD 4,000 upon the fulfilled of the above tasks. This fee shall include all project related costs. Researchers are also expected to attend a research meeting in the first part of December 2012. The costs of this event will be covered by ESP on top of the fee.

How to apply?

Complete tender documentations will include:

  • Motivation letter (up to 200 words) including also examples of experience in handling large datasets.
  • Relevant experience in primary data collection and handling.
  • CV – also including language skills.
  • Submit to Daniel Pop at [email protected]

The deadline for applications is 25 October, 2012.

Selection results will be announced by October 29, 2012

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