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
Open Call
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.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Junior Short Term Expert (STE) for
Drafting Process of the Kosovo Government strategy for Cooperation with Civil Society
Facilitation of the Workshop
Background of the assignment
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 and a sustainable
role of the CSOs in the democratic process. Very important component of the project is to strengthen the
dialogue between civil society and other government institutions with the aim to improve their mutual
cooperation and the democratic role of CSOs.
Government of Kosovo has listed on its priority list the drafting of the Strategy for Cooperation with Civil
Society to be completed by June/July 2012. This process has involved civil society actors and CiviKos
platform. In line with TORs of the project and country work plan TACSO Kosovo office has committed its
assistance for both the government institutions and CiviKos platform during the drafting process with the
aim to strengthen their capacities, ensure inclusion of the civil society and support wider consultations with
all relevant stakeholders.
TACSO Kosovo is seeking to contract at least two short term experts that will provide the services
of facilitating and drafting the "Framework of strategy of cooperation between Kosovo Government and civil
society sector". The specific purpose of this assignment is to facilitate a workshop to be held during
April/May 2012 and draft the framework strategy based on the conclusions and discussions of the workshop.
The working group will be composed of representatives of the government, CiviKos platform, and wider civil
society actors including members of the TACSO staff. The general outcome from this meeting will be a
substantial and comprehensive draft strategy to be discussed further during wider consultations with civil
society and other stakeholders in Kosovo.
The specific tasks of the STE will include:
1. Participation and facilitation of the workshop;
2. Prepare a framework strategy based on the existing draft and workshop discussions;
3. Prepare a workshop report.
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
Foundation in Support of Local Democracy Poland • Partners Foundation for Local Development Romania
Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Kosovo Office
This project is funded
by the European Union
Location of assignment: Prishtina, Kosovo
Duration and timing of the assignment
The assignment is planned to take place during April/May 2012 for a total of 5 working days for each STE
including preparations and reporting.
STE Profile:
 Prominent, recognized, professional and experienced with facilitation (min 5 years);
 Proven records for at least 5 years of experience in facilitation and strategic planning;
 Proven records for at least 5 years of experience in drafting strategic documents;
 Strong knowledge and experience about /in Kosovo civil society sector;
 Excellent presentation and reporting skills ;
 Excellent communication skills in Albanian language;
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 Resident Advisor and Kosovar CSOs. The STE will deliver
a mission report to the Resident Advisor before receiving remuneration.
Application
Applications must be in English and contain the following:
 Cover letter expressing experience in the field
 CV with a minimum of two references of previous assignments.
The application should be sent by mail with the heading STE “Facilitator for the Workshop” no later than
9 April 2012 to TACSO Kosovo office at emaill address: [email protected]
Only selected candidates 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
Foundation in Support of Local Democracy Poland • Partners Foundation for Local Development Romania
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