EUSIC – Call for Assessors
We’re looking for 10 assessors to help us evaluate the entries for this year’s European Social Innovation Competition
The 2019 European Social Innovation Competition is offering three €50.000 prizes for the most innovative projects that reduce plastic waste; either by changing and improving existing processes or through introducing entirely new initiatives and products. The Competition is funded by the European Commission’s DG GROW and delivered by a consortium of partners including Nesta, Kennisland, ENoLL, Ashoka and Scholz & Friends.
For further information on the Competition and this year’s theme, please see our website: https://www.eusic.org/
Why should you apply to become an assessor?
Assessors are a crucial part of the Competition’s selection process. They will make the pre-assessment of all submitted entries before they are sent to the judging panel for the final say. You decide whether submitted ideas have the potential to be innovative, impactful, sustainable and scalable.
But most importantly, by becoming an EUSIC assessor you will have the opportunity to:
- Get a wide vision of the latest trends on Social Innovation in Europe.
- Learn from today’s social entrepreneurs.
- Invest a little time in projects with very high impact.
- Become part of the EUSIC database and be contacted for future engagement opportunities.
What skills are we looking for?
- Knowledge of social innovation and social impact: designing, implementing or leading social innovation projects.
- Knowledge of scalability and replication frameworks to create social impact.
- Understanding of business models and financial sustainability.
- Able to complete allotted assessments between 8 April – 30 April.
- Willing to undertake training on how to use the Submittable platform (30 minutes – 1 hour).
- Ability to read at least two EU official languages; three languages will be an asset.
- Experience in evaluating business plans, funding proposals or application forms.
- Knowledge in the area of plastic waste reduction and the circular economy.
- Knowledge of user-centred design methodology.
What will you do as an assessor?
The entry form is seven questions and the answers are all quite short, because we’re looking for the potential of an idea. All applications are made online through Submittable, which is also the platform used to complete assessments.
You will make a rating out of five for each of four provided judging criteria. There is scoring guidance for you to follow in Submittable, which suggests the attributes of a low scoring to a high scoring entry. You will also need to leave a short comment (up to 150 words) to justify each of your scores.
*** All Assessors will be provided with a Thematic Introduction Package and a Best Practice Assessment example before the assessment period with reference guidelines on this year’s Competition theme.
- Each assessor will be asked to complete a maximum of 50 assessments.
- Your exact workload will be confirmed on April 8th, once all entries to the Competition have been submitted.
- So you can familiarise yourself with the assessment system, your first trial assessment should be submitted during your first week of work on April 12th.
- The exact working time that the overall assessment will depend on the number of assessments assigned to you, but it should not take longer than 2.5 days on average.
Remuneration will be based on the number of assessments conducted. Each assessment is valued at €12 (including VAT). You can expect a remuneration up to €600 for your total workload when you complete the maximum of 50 assessments.
When do I need to complete the work?
The timeline for assessment is outlined below:
|Deadline to confirm interest and availability||
By 15th March
|Webinar on how to use Submittable platform||
|Q&A Session for Submittable||
|Allocation of entries to assessors||
|First assessment completed||
|Deadline for all assessments to be completed on Submittable||
*** Please note that ENoLL Effective Members, Innovation Partners and Adherent Members will be given preference.
What do you need to provide?
- Send your CV to Clara Mafé at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application deadline 11th March
Contact: Clara Mafé