Technical Assistance Service Contract for the implementation of the project

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Technical Assistance for

Civil Society Organisations

Croatia Office

This project is financed by the EU.

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 Research on Visibility and Public Perception of CSOs in Croatia

Background of the assignment

The general objectives of this project are to strengthen the overall capacities and accountability of the 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.

An important activity under this heading is raising visibility, increasing knowledge and gaining insight on

visibility and public perception of CSOs in Croatia

.

Scope of the assignment

Main goal of this assignment is to provide an insight into the most relevant changes regarding visibility and public perception of CSOs in Croatia during the last decade. In order to ensure comparability of results, it is expected that the research methodology will follow, to the extent possible, methodology applied in previous research conducted on the same topic in Croatia.

Activities to be carried out

Develop research methodology that will take into account methodology applied in research previously conducted in Croatia on the same topic

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;

Conduct the research according to the previously agreed methodology;

Prepare preliminary report and present results to an audience selected by TACSO

(preferably by mid May 2012)

Prepare the final report.

Deliverables/results

By the end of the assignment, the Outsource organisation should have finalized or delivered:

Conducted research on visibility and public perception of CSOs in Croatia

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Available at: http://www.uzuvrh.hr/UserFiles/Udruge_u_ocima_javnosti%282%29.pdf

. Please note that the publication, in addition to the results of the research conducted in 2005, provides references to similar research.

Prepared a report on research result in Croatian with and executive summary in English.

Report needs to be of publishable quality.

Location of assignment

Croatia

Duration and timing of the assignment

The assignment needs to be conducted from February until September 2012.

Monitoring and evaluation of the Organisation

The activity will be monitored by the TACSO Croatia Resident Advisor and Team Leader.

The Organisation will deliver a final report in Croatian language, with an Executive Summary in

English, to the TACSO Croatia Resident Advisor before remuneration.

Selection criteria

Experience of similar assignments (30%)

Proposed methodology (15%)

Proposed Staff (25%)

Time plan (5%)

Budget (25%)

Application

Applications must be in

English

and entail the following:

Project proposal

Budget

Proposed timeline

CVs of staff members working on the project with references from the company of previous assignments, mentioned in the CV to be attached;

The application should be sent by e-mail to the TACSO Croatia Resident Advisor Aida Bagić, [email protected]

by

February 20, 2012

. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted by

February 27.

Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations • Croatia Office • Amruševa 10/1• 10000 Zagreb • Croatia

SIPU International AB Sweden • Civil Society Promotion Centre Bosnia and Herzegovina • Human Resource Development Foundation Turkey

Foundation in Support of Local Democracy Poland • Partners Foundation for Local Development Romania

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