Job Description: Officer Back-to-Back

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) would like to notify the general public that the following vacancy has arisen:

Officer Back-to-Back
JobsPlus Permit Number: 148/2021

Main Responsibilities

1.1 Authority Officers will support the Malta Authority for Further and Higher Education in the following areas as designated by the CEO from time to time:

a) Funding Framework
b) Quality Assurance Framework
c) Student Affairs
d) International Affairs
e) Statistical Framework and Org. Knowledge Management

1.2 Authority Officers will be responsible for the development of their assigned areas of responsibility as delegated by the Authority and the CEO from time to time.

1.3 All Authority Officers will form part of the Authority and will generally:

a) Develop intellectual leadership in the designated area of responsibility assigned by the CEO
b) Develop the relevant capabilities within the Authority to address the designated area
c) Inform and advise the Authority on the designated area
d) Draft reports on the area and will review policies from the perspective of the designated area
e) Support the CEO to deliver its objectives (as specified in Clauses 65 and 66 of the Education Act Cap 327)
f) Collaborate with all stakeholders on issues in the related area of responsibility
g) Source, compile and analyse the information required to support the above functions

Salary – Commencing at Eur23,030

Qualifications Requested – Recognized MQF Level 6 qualification.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CVs and a Covering Letter via email on by not later than noon on Thursday 15th April 2021.

Past Vacancies

Call for Expression of Interest for the Services of External Research Analysts

  • Closing date for requests for information: February 21st, 2021 at noon (CET).
  • Closing Date for applications: February 28th, 2021 at noon (CET).
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The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) is issuing this call for individuals interested to offer their service as a Research Analyst on a contract for service basis.

1. Purpose of the call

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) aims to “foster the development and achievement of excellence in further and higher education in Malta through research, effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, and recognition of qualifications established under the Malta Qualifications Framework.” – (Source: Chapter 327, Education Act)

To further expand on this role, the MFHEA is seeking to develop a pool of dedicated research analysts, who could assist the authority in research projects. This Call for Expressions of Interest is intended to pre-identify these research analysts. An agreement between MFHEA and successful candidates will cover specific assignments, timeframes and deliverables.

2. Tasks

On yearly basis, MFHEA collates information about students and graduates in further and higher education in Malta. The aim is to provide a comprehensive picture of the state of Further and Higher Education locally in order to identify trends and put forward adequate recommendations for improvement. More information about these projects are available on the following link:
Research analysts are sought to implement activities forming part of such research projects, such as data collection (quantitative and qualitative), data cleaning, data analysis and data graphical presentation.

3. Eligibility criteria

Applicants need to meet the following requirements:

– Possess a minimum EQF/MQF level 6 qualification in a field related to statistics, mathematics or similar (students finalizing their EQF/MQF level 6 qualification in 2021 will also be considered)

– Fluent in written English

– Proficient in the use of Excel

– Proven experience in quantitative research analysis methods

Preference will be given to applicants meeting the following selection criteria:

– Knowledgeable about Further and Higher Education polices in Malta and in the EU

– Experienced in the use of the SPSS software

– Available to start in March 2021 with at least 15 hours per week.

4. Application

Responses to this Expressions of Interest should include the following:

• Brief cover letter, including relevant experience and any information about availability
• Europass Curriculum Vitae
• Scanned copies of certificates of qualification and transcript of records

Individuals replying to this Expression of Interest should send applications to by Sunday 28th February 2021, indicating the reference “Expression of Interest: Research analysts” in the subject line.

5. Data Protection

Any information provided in the documentation related to applicants is subject to EU legislation on protection of personal data and confidentiality of information. The successful candidate will be required to sign a declaration of confidentiality.