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The European Training Foundation (ETF) is currently looking for international experts (one financing expert and one governance expert) for a short assignment (January to March 2018) to contribute to the following project:

Title of the assignment: New methodology for assessing financial and governance credibility of VET national strategy in ETF Partner Countries

Objective: The ETF is developing a methodology to assess the credibility of VET strategies in terms of governance and financing, in the ETF partner countries. This methodology will inform the European Commission decisions related to the financial assistance programmes supporting PC vocational education and training sector strategies.

Read more about the requirements in the experts profiles

L’École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP) s the only francophone university specialising in public administration in North America. A vanguard institution for thinking and participating in the future of public affairs, it is entirely devoted to the renewal of public administrations, here and elsewhere in the world (see Profil institutionnel for more information).


Vacancy # 16-17-18 PROFESSIONAL POSITION Canada Research Chair (Level 2) in Health and Social Services Management

ENAP is seeking qualified candidates to fill a position as a regular professor specialising in health and social services management. Applicants must have the required profile to become a Level 2 Canada Research Chair, and confirmation of such hiring is conditional upon their obtaining this position.

Deadline for applications: before March 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm (Quebec time)

Download the full job description and candidature procedure (in French)

Vacancy # 16-17-19 PROFESSIONAL POSITION Canada Research Chair (Level 2) in en Program Evaluation and Performance Management

ENAP is looking for qualified candidates to fill a position of regular professor specialising in program evaluation, results-based management and performance management. Applicants must have the required profile to become a Level 2 Canada Research Chair, and confirmation of such hiring is conditional upon their obtaining this position.

Deadline for applications: before March 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm (Quebec time)

Download the full job description and candidature procedure (in French)

Ghent University is offering a full time post in the tenure track system/assistant professor in the field of European & international governance.

Ghent University is one of the most important education and research institutions in the Low Countries. On a daily basis, over 9,000 staff members and 41,000 students implement its motto “Dare to Think”. Ghent University’s mission statement is characterized by qualitative education, internationally renowned research and a pluralistic social responsibility.  As part of its further scientific development, Ghent University plans to recruit:

  • A full time post in the tenure track system/assistant professor, strongly research oriented
  • Discipline European & International Governance
  • Department of Public governance, management & finance (EB10)
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


Expert in the field of ‘European & International Governance’

Last application date: Mar 27, 2017 23:59

Department: EB10 – Department of Public Governance, Management and Finance

Contract: Statutary

Occupancy rate: 100%

Vacancy Type: Autonomous academic staff

See the full job description and application procedure


For further information regarding these vacancies, please contact Professor Frank Naert ([email protected]), +32 09/2432901) at the faculty of economics and business administration, department of public governance, management & finance.


rutgers-logo[1]Job Description

Rutgers University – Newark (RU-N), one of the nation’s foremost urban research universities, seeks a dean for the School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) to lead its faculty and programs, many of which are currently among the most distinguished in the nation.

The School of Public Affairs & Administration is a particularly important one to Rutgers – Newark as RU-N pursues its strategic vision as an anchor institution to the City of Newark and to Greater-Newark, and as a national leader in publically engaged scholarship and research.

The school’s strong interdisciplinary culture, 17 tenure and tenure-track faculty, 189 undergraduate majors, 554 MPA students, and 36 Ph.D. students, sit at the heart of RU-N’s mission.

The new dean of the School of Public Affairs & Administration will provide leadership to the school’s faculty as they define the vision shaping the future of the school in academic, research, community and public engagement, and resource development activities. As the academic and administrative leader for the school, the dean will set the standard for its intellectual engagement and accomplishment; provide strategic vision and operational leadership to all aspects of the academic and scholarly program, linking its vision, policies, and goals to the strategic vision for the university; and further foster an environment and community that supports the school’s faculty and students. In particular, the dean will assure that the school continues to serve its students with academic programs of the highest quality and effectiveness, promoting excellence through diversity in undergraduate and graduate programs and faculty recruitment. Supporting the university’s research mission, the dean will promote opportunities to advance the scholarly activities of the faculty, including helping secure extramural funding in support of faculty research. In pursuing these responsibilities, the dean, who reports to the chancellor of Rutgers University – Newark, will work collaboratively with the chancellor, the executive vice-chancellor and provost, and other senior administrators, deans, and department chairs at the university.

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate or other terminal degree in their field. Whether currently in the academy or outside it, candidates must possess the academic credentials and experience that qualify them for appointment as a full professor with tenure in the school and enable them to be eminent leaders of the school’s faculty.

Just 10 years old, SPAA has emerged as offering stellar programs which already rank among the nation’s most highly regarded. The new dean will be the school’s second, and will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on this exceptional and young school, the university as a whole, and the role of engaged research and scholarship in a complex urban setting.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The search is international in scope, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to Rutgers’ consultants, Robin Mamlet and Khalilah Lawson, at email address, [email protected]. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Leslie Donahue at 630-575-6178.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination, or any other terms and conditions of employment.

More information on the job description and procedure

etf-logoThe ETF (European Training Foundation) is seeking to recruit a Corporate Performance Management Officer (Contract Agent – Function group IV).

Contract duration: 3 years, subject to a probation period of 9 months

Do you have in-depth experience in organisational performance management?

Can you advise on actions for organisational improvement and innovation?

Are you a great communicator, transforming complex concepts into concise and understandable ones?

Do you enjoy teamwork in a dynamic international environment?

If so, this could be the job for you.

Please consult the vacancy notice at the following link

Deadline for application : 11 March 2016


The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.
To learn more about IDLO, please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @IDLOnews.

The position

Reporting to the Director-General, the General Counsel is responsible for leading and managing IDLO’s corporate legal affairs and for ensuring that the organization’s activities are carried out in accordance with its governing documents and relevant laws, rules, policies and ethical standards.
As the chief legal advisor to the Director-General and a member of IDLO’s Management Committee, s/he contributes to major organizational decisions and policies and advises on all legal aspects of the functions, structure, and activities of the organization. The General Counsel advises the Director-General and, through her, the governing bodies, on the legal aspects of IDLO’s governance.

Read the full position description:

How to apply:

logoEnapThe National School for Public Administration (École nationale d’administration publique) is looking for qualified candidates  to fill the position of substitute professor (category 2 – Assistant) for a first one-year renewable contract, and, as of January 5, 2015.


Québec City

In French…


ENAP is an academic institution which offers a stimulating environment for training and research, where the emphasis is on thinking at the service of action. Entrusted tasks to the faclty staff mainly involve to teach the 2nd and 3rd cycles, supervise students and do research in public administration. In addition, the professor may be called upon to develop distance education or to teach specific groups in Quebec or abroad. It can also be associated with the activities of ENAP for short-term training (development) of managers, consulting services to public organizations or intervention abroad.

Field of expertise:

As part of this call for applications, ENAP is looking for versatile people who can provide various courses and conduct research in one or more of these areas of expertise: management applied to public organisations public, management and financial governance, public law, health services and social services management, results-driven management, analysis of public policies, etc. Furthermore, a practical management experience will be considered an asset.

Requirement :

Those wishing to apply must hold a PhD in a field relevant to public administration such as : management science, public law, public finance, political science (with specialization in public administration or public policy analysis), etc. We will also take into account the relevance of university education of the candidate’s first cycle and second cycle with regards to public administration. Only candidates who submitted their thesis before 1 October 2014 will be eligible.

It is necessary to have a university teaching experience. Lectures and classes given by candidates during their doctoral studies may satisfy this requirement of teaching experience. Experience in research as demonstrated by publications in scientific peer-reviewed journal sis also required.

As required by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, this offer is intended primarily for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

More information on the following PDF document (in French)


Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC

The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowships in Central European Studies enable each year two outstanding scholars to conduct research on important issues related to Central Europe at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. The third pair of Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows will be appointed for a nine (9) month period from either September 2015 to May 2015 or October 2014-June 2015.

The Fellows are closely integrated into the research, training, and outreach activities of the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at SAIS, and will participate in CTR events and meetings. Each Fellow is expected to complete a research paper during the period of residence according to the terms of the assignment entered into with the Foundation.

Each year the Center and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation identify several themes of particular interest. For 2014-15, the Center is particularly interested in receiving applications that deal with any of the following:

  • The impact of sovereign debt crisis and the economic crisis on the countries of central and eastern Europe
  • The future of the western Balkans
  • Energy security issues
  • Frozen’ or ‘festering’ conflicts in central and eastern Europe
  • Issues of human rights, democracy and rule of law in central and eastern Europe
  • The role of central and eastern European countries in transatlantic approaches to common challenges.


Applicants for the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship must have a doctorate or be at the post-doctorate level, have demonstrated research capacity, be fluent in English, and be eligible for a J-1 visa. Preference will be given to qualified and competitive candidates from Austria, but the Fellowship is open to candidates of other nationalities as well.


The Fellow will enter into a research assignment with the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and will receive a monthly stipend of $5,000; an office with computer; Internet access and voicemail; access to Johns Hopkins University libraries and other facilities. The Fellow is expected to take care of his/her travel, accommodation, health care coverage and living expenses.

Application Procedure

Each applicant should submit the following (in English):

  1. A letter supporting the application.
  2. A 3 to 5 page double-spaced statement that proposes a research project, including its relevance to the research interests of the Center.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. Two sealed letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s professional competence.

 The applicant is responsible for collecting all materials and submitting them as one packet before April 15, 2014 to:

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellowship

Center for Transatlantic Relations

School for Advanced International Studies

Johns Hopkins University

1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 525

Washington, DC 20036


The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellows are selected by the Center for Transatlantic Relations and the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation. Applicants will be notified by April 30, 2014. The 2014-2015 Fellowship can begin either on September 1, 2014 or October 1, 2013.

For further information, write to [email protected] or [email protected] or call 1-202-663-5880.

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