Technical Assistance Service Contract for ... Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations

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Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Kosovo 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, Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey).
EuropeAid/127427/C/SER/Multi
TACSO KOSOVO OFFICE
Open Call
For Junior Short Term Expert (STE)
TERMS OF REFERENCE
for the preparation of the research report on the relations between media and CSOs in Kosovo
Background
CSOs use media and other communication tools for communication with the broader public. Impact of
media in the public image of CSOs is identified to be crucial. Results of the survey that TACSO has conducted
with nearly 200 grass root organisations in Kosovo in the year 2010, show that majority them lack capacities
in maintaining relations with the public and media. The purposes of preparing this report on how CSOs are
presented in the Kosovar media, how they communicate with each other will present the basis for
discussions with parties involved and strengthen the cooperation between both sectors.
The Project
The general objectives of the project are to strengthen the overall capacities and accountability of Civil
Society Organisations (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
increase and improve the capacity and actions of CSOs and to improve the democratic role of CSOs. More
information can be found on the TACSO Web site www.tacso.org
The Position
The expert will be involved in a following process:
1. Prepare questionnaire for CSOs that will explore relations between CSOs and media;
2. Prepare questionnaire for Media ( print and broadcasted) that will explore the relations between
media and CSOs in Kosovo;
3. Conduct interviews ( face to face, email or skype) with CSOs in six (6) regions of Kosovo;
4. Conduct interviews ( face to face, email or skype) with national and local media in Kosovo;
5. Review the analysis of the TACSO press clippings reports;
6. Draft the report based on the feedback received from respondents including recommendations for
improvement;
7. Development of the final report.
Qualifications, experience and competences
We are looking for the expert with extensive experience in working with the civil society and media in
Kosovo.
Qualifications and experience
 At least university degree in social sciences;
 The expert is expected to have minimum 5 years of practical experience related to media and CSO
development;
 The expert should have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience working on media and or
civil society sector and should have a good reputation and proven track record in working in the
TACSO Kosovo Office • Fazli Grajqevci Nr: 4/a • 10000 Pristina • t: +381 38 220 517 or +377 45 266 265 • e-mail: [email protected]
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SIPU International AB Sweden • Civil Society Promotion Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina • Human Resources Development Foundation Turkey
Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Kosovo Office
This project is funded
by the European Union
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field of CSO Government / Parliament and Media cooperation.
S/he must be a dynamic researcher, and have previous experience in similar studies and
assessments;
S/he must be fluent in written and spoken English language;
Previous experience working with the EU IPA grant schemes will be an advantage.
Expected competences:
 Excellent analytical skills;
 Excellent written and spoken English;
 Experience working for international organizations/projects;
 Experience with the CSO environment in the country;
 Excellent computer skills.
Assignment
The work is expected to be conducted within time frame of 20 days of analytical research work, interviews,
preparation, writing, consulting and finalizing of the report. Total days of engagement as STE are 10 days.
Applicants must be independent and free from any conflict of interest. Note that civil servants and other
staff of a beneficiary public administration may not be recruited as STE unless to prior written approval has
been obtained from Contracting Authority.
Monitoring and evaluation of the STE
The task will be performed in close cooperation with TACSO Resident Advisor and LAG sub working group on
this topic. The STE will deliver a mission report to the Resident Advisor before receiving remuneration.
The application must include:
1) A motivation letter (no longer than two pages), addressing each of the points raised in the “Qualifications,
experience and competences” section above and outlining remuneration expectations;
2) An updated EU standard CV with photo;
3) Information on three references.
The application must be sent in English by e-mail to [email protected] no later than 15:00 hrs on 14th of
December 2012 .Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
TACSO Kosovo Office • Fazli Grajqevci Nr: 4/a • 10000 Pristina • t: +381 38 220 517 or +377 45 266 265 • e-mail: [email protected]
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SIPU International AB Sweden • Civil Society Promotion Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina • Human Resources Development Foundation Turkey
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