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

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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, Former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey).
EuropeAid /127427/C/SER/Multi - additional services
TERMS OF REFERENCE
For one Senior Short Term Expert (STE) to
Assist TACSO office in delivering technical assistance to IPA multi beneficiary (MB) grantees
Background of the assignment
General objective of TACSO 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 and a sustainable role of the CSOs in the democratic process. The main objectives of the
project are:
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To increase and improve the capacity and actions of CSOs and
To improve the democratic role of CSOs.
Within the TACSO Component 2: Research, help desk and guidance we find needed to organize
specific and targeted technical assistance - guidance for Serbia civil society organizations that are
implementing MB projects, both as main applicant or project partner.
We also find needed to promote new upcoming EU/ IPA MB calls for proposals and organize
informative sessions for interested CSOs
TACSO technical assistance to IPA MB grantees is seen as combination of several forms, such as:
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Joint TA sessions for all CSOs – MB grantees. Topics should be selected based on needs
identified.
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Assistance to individual or group of organizations in their request (meetings, mail or phone
communication)
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Dissemination of best practices and lessons learnt re impementation of MB projects
Scope of the assignment
The main purpose of this assignment is to assist TACSO Serbia team to provide additional help to
EU MB project grantees and partners from Serbia in order to implement awarded projects
successfully. Joint meeting should enable exchange of experiences in projects implementation,
identify common challenges and share best practices- workable solutions. TACSO direct technical
assistance and facilitation is also foreseen as needed in some particular cases. Addition to that, the
goal is to transfer existing experience to future grantees.
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.
In specific, Short Term Expert will provide assistance to the TACSO Office in Serbia in the following:
Assisting TACSO team in assessing needs- common MB projects grantees’ issues to be
addressed at TA Sessions Assisting TACSO team in delivering two TA sessions (half day
lasting) for up to 25 participants
 Assisting TACSO team in providing direct TA assistance to selected number of organizations
(up to 5) on their request and contracting party advice ( mail, phone or in person if needed).
 Identifying best practices and challenges - lessons learnt of MB grantees and putting it
together in the form of document to be of the interest and benefit for other organizations
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Deliverables/results
1. TA sessions design based on grantees needs assessment
2. Report on two TA session delivered (goals, agenda, participants, short summary for web
site, findings, recommendation
3. Short report (note) on each direct / individual assistance delivered
4. Review of best practices and challenges in implementation of EU/ IPA MB projects –
lessons learnt
Note: All reports and deliverables should be written in English.
The work will be coordinated by TACSO Serbia Project officer and supervised by Resident advisor.
Location of assignment
Belgrade
Duration and timing of the assignment:
December 2011 – December 2012
Short term Consultant’s working days:
Maximum of 5 senior experts days are available for the whole assignment.
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Profile of the STE:
Qualifications and skills
 University degree in social sciences, advanced degree is an asset
 The expert should have proven minimum 10 years of professional experience in the field of
civil society development that includes EU project management, monitoring and evaluation
experience
 Proven professional experience with international organizations providing TA and grant
scheme management is required
 Proven professional experience in training, coaching/consulting/advising
 Good understanding of CSO sector in Serbia
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.
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Proven experience in PRAG regulations .;
Experience of EU practices and policies
Strong computer literacy;
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Applicants must be independent and free from any conflict of interest.
Monitoring and evaluation of the STE
The activity will be monitored by the TACSO Resident Advisor. The STE will deliver a Final mission
report to the TACSO Office before remuneration.
Application
This is an Open call and qualified candidates from TACSO Serbia training pool, as well as others
experts are invited to apply.
Deadline for application is December 6th 2011, by 5 PM
Application set should consist of: CV, application letter ( stating main personal references related to
the assignment requirements and expected daily fee should be sent to the following e mail address:
[email protected] with the subject title: STE application for IPA MB TA
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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