Technical Assistance Service Contract for the implementation of the project

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Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Serbia Office
This project is funded
by the European Union.
Technical Assistance Service Contract for the implementation of the project
“Capacity Building of Civil Society in the IPA countries and Territories (Albania, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99, Montenegro, Serbia and
Turkey).
EuropeAid/127427/C/SER/Multi – additional services
TERMS OF REFERENCE
for Junior Short Term Expert (STE) for technical assistance to Serbia CSO in the field of
work promotion and visibility
Background of the assignment
The general objective of this project is to strengthen the overall capacities and accountability of the
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) within the IPA beneficiaries and to guarantee the quality of
services of CSOs and a sustainable role of the CSOs in the democratic process. The main purposes
of the project are to:
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Increase and improve the capacity and actions of CSOs and to
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Improve the democratic role of CSOs.
An important activity within this framework is to make the work of the Civil Sector in Serbia more
visible to the public, thus improving the CSO image and inspiring more activism in citizens. The
purpose is to promote good CSO practices and positive stories in the general public, and to
strengthen CSO capacities for promoting and publicizing their own success stories. ,
Scope of the assignment:
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To assist TACSO Serbia staff in providing technical assistance (TA) to up to 40 CSOs that
have been selected through open call. TA should gain increased CSOs’ awareness about
the importance of sharing good practice stories and promoting those stories to the general
public.
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To select a number of best initiative stories each month and help the CSOs formulate them
into text suitable for publishing in printed media
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To assist these CSOs in approaching local, provincial and national media with this content
and getting the stories published.
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To publish these stories on the TACSO Facebook page and help promote them through
Youtube, Twitter and other relevant communication networks.
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To help amend and adapt a “Media Communication Guidebook” for CSOs
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To assist TACSO Serbia in preparing at least one story about TACSO activities per month
and getting them published.
The work will be coordinated by TACSO Communications Officer supported by the Resident Advisor
TACSO Serbia Office • Spanskih Boraca 24, stan broj 3 • 11070 Novi Beograd • t: + 381 11 212 93 72 • f: + 381 11 212 93 73 • e-mail: [email protected]
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SIPU International AB Sweden • Civil Society Promotion Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina • Human Resources Development Foundation Turkey
Foundation in Support of Local Democracy Poland • Partners Foundation for Local Development Romania
Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Serbia Office
This project is funded
by the European Union.
Deliverables/results
Selected STE during the assignments should finalise and deliver specific results:
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Plan of work (fist month)
Monthly reports consisting of information on progress made, list of CSOs that had received
TA and press clipping and/or other means of verification
Final summary report at the end of assignment
Schedule and number of days for the assignment:
 7 junior expert days
Location of assignment:
Belgrade.
Duration and timing of the assignment:
The assignment is planned to take place during the following period: 01. November 2012 till 31. May
2013.
The final reporting is to be completed before June 15th 2013.
Profile of STE:
The STE should have journalist or other media background, with proven knowledge in local, rural
CSOs needs in the field of promotion, communication and public relations. Also they need to
demonstrate the following:
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At least 10 years working experience in the field of media and communication
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Very good understanding of CSO status and needs related to communication and public
relations
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Strong knowledge and experience in media and communication technologies
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Strong oral and written communication skills
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Training delivery experience
Monitoring and evaluation of the STE
The activity will be monitored by the Serbia TACSO Communication officer.
Application:
This is open Call and all potential candidates are invited to apply.
Deadline for sending application documentation is 26 October 2012, by 5 PM
TACSO Serbia Office • Spanskih Boraca 24, stan broj 3 • 11070 Novi Beograd • t: + 381 11 212 93 72 • f: + 381 11 212 93 73 • e-mail: [email protected]
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SIPU International AB Sweden • Civil Society Promotion Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina • Human Resources Development Foundation Turkey
Foundation in Support of Local Democracy Poland • Partners Foundation for Local Development Romania
Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Serbia Office
This project is funded
by the European Union.
For candidates who are already part of TACSO STE pool, CVs should not be sent again. Motivation
letter will be sufficient. All other candidates have to send both motivation letter and CV.
Application should be sent exclusively to the following e mail address: [email protected] with the
subject title: STE application for CSO visibility TA
All applicants will be informed about the results of the open call by 2 November 2012, the latest.
TACSO Serbia Office • Spanskih Boraca 24, stan broj 3 • 11070 Novi Beograd • t: + 381 11 212 93 72 • f: + 381 11 212 93 73 • e-mail: [email protected]
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SIPU International AB Sweden • Civil Society Promotion Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina • Human Resources Development Foundation Turkey
Foundation in Support of Local Democracy Poland • Partners Foundation for Local Development Romania
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