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Register as an Evaluator

PRIMA appoints independent external experts to assist with assignments that include the evaluation of proposals and other tasks related to programme and project implementation. Experts conduct such assignments in their personal capacity, not as representatives of any organisation.

Independent external experts are selected by PRIMA on the basis of their skills, experience and knowledge, which have to be appropriate to carry out the tasks assigned.

Who can become an expert?

Independent expert evaluators must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Hold a university degree in a relevant field, preferably one of those addressed by the PRIMA Programme (preferably a PhD or equivalent)
  • Have acquired at least five years of professional experience at international level in relevant areas or activities, including but not limited to:
    • Research in relevant scientific fields
    • Evaluation of international projects and/or programmes
    • Use of the results of research and technological development projects
    • Technology transfer and innovation
  • Experts from any country in the world may be selected, but preference will be given to those who come from and/or have worked in the Mediterranean area
  • Have a very good knowledge of the English language

How does it work?

Registered experts can complete, update or delete their profile at any time by logging-in to the PRIMA website. Experts’ profiles are only available to PRIMA for consideration once they are complete and valid.

IMPORTANT: Registration in the PRIMA database does not automatically entail the assignment of any tasks

PRIMA is seeking expressions of interest from qualified experts to conduct the independent evaluation of proposals.

The candidates shall not have been involved in the design or implementation of PRIMA activities being assessed by the evaluation and will be required to sign a conflict-of-interest declaration.

Individuals who participate in proposals (as coordinator, partner or by any other role) submitted against any of the PRIMA Calls for Proposals the year of application (Section 1 and/or Section 2) cannot apply to be selected as evaluators.

1. Tasks and responsibilities

Experts will contribute to the evaluation for their area of specialisation. They will receive a portfolio of proposals to be evaluated. They will perform a remote evaluation of the proposals, which implies giving scores and written comments for each criterion of evaluation, before attending a panel review meeting.

Depending on the type of call for proposals, the evaluation might be carried out in a single- stage or two-stage evaluation process (in the latter case, experts may be asked to evaluate First Stage “pre-proposals” and Second Stage “full proposals”).

Experts will be supported by the PRIMA Project Officers during the evaluation process and will be provided with all necessary materials and documents to perform their tasks.

2. Requirements

The minimum requirements are:

· Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline (preferably a PhD or equivalent in one of the thematic areas addressed by the PRIMA Programme);

· At least 5 years of professional experience;

· Solid Expertise in the topics of the calls ;

· Solid Evaluation experience in international research and innovation programs;

· Fluency in English, both written and spoken;

· Excellent writing skills;

The desirable requirements are:

· Previous experience with coordination of and cross-linkages between programmes and policies at regional and national level;

· Previous Work experience in the Mediterranean area and knowledge of regional issues.

Additional Information

PRIMA strives to achieve gender and geographical balance in the composition of the Evaluation Panels.

3. Indicative timeline for the selection of experts

Interested parties shall register themselves in the “PRIMA Database of Experts”. The PRIMA website features a section called “Register as an Evaluator” where interested parties will need to fill in the online template, in which personal, administrative, and scientific data will be requested. A detailed Curriculum Vitae has to be uploaded (preferably Europass format).

The PRIMA Secretariat will contact suitable candidates and the final selection will take place afterwards. 

4. Remuneration

Experts will be remunerated according to PRIMA rules, including travel and subsistence costs.

DISCLAIMER: This is by no means a job offer. Also, to apply does not mean that you will be selected as an expert evaluator. Only selected experts will be contacted in due time.