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Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Regional Office
This project is funded
by the European Union.
CSO Capacity building expert for TACSO, Reginal office in Sarajevo.
Organisation.
The 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),
Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations (TACSO) project, EuropeAid/127427/C/SER/Multi,
is lead by SIPU International AB on behalf of a consortium from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland,
Romania and Turkey.
The Project.
The general objectives of the project is to strengthen the overall capacities and accountability of the
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) within the IPA beneficiaries and to guarantee a 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 capacities and actions of CSOs and to improve the
democratic role of CSOs. More information can be found on www.tacso.org
The position
The CSO Capacity Building Expert (CSO CB Expert) will be based in Sarajevo and will be responsible
for delegated tasks including the coordination and administration of technical assistance of the
Regional office, eight local offices and the contractor, SIPU International.
Key responsibilities
Based on requests from the Team leader and the Resident advisors, assist with technical advice and
support in all human and institutional capacity development activities conducted as part of the
project work plan. Example of key responsibilities:
Preparation of technical documents and reports, commenting on draft reports from other staff
members, organisation of workshops and seminars, collaboration with stakeholder organisations,
and other similar tasks.
Continuously providing support for the further development and implementation of the regional and
national capacity building and training programmes, including evaluation of incidental requests .
The expert will participate in the identification of additional training topics.
Contribute to the quality of all technical products and ensure that they fulfill the ToR and project
work plans.
Coordinate the use of Short Term Experts (STEs) and ensure that formalities on assignments are in
accordance with EU and SIPU International standards.
TACSO Regional Office • Potoklinica 16 • 71 000 Sarajevo • t: +387 33 532 757 • f: +387 33 532 757 • e-mail: [email protected]
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
Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Regional Office
This project is funded
by the European Union.
Support the dissemination of information via those responsible and the communication staff and
TACSO Web sites.
Support the internal staff competence development and internal consultative meetings on issues
related to CSO development.
Substitute the Team leader, when he is out ofthe office.
Qualifications, experience and competences.
We are looking for an expert with an international background and with an MBA or Masters in a field
related to CSO development.
Furthermore, we expect the expert to have a minimum of eight years of work experience in capacity
building or related tasks in the civil society environment.
Expected competences:
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Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
Experience in working with the development of projects (preferably EU-funded) in the field of
CSO capacity building or in informal adult education.
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to communicate in writing in a pedagogical and
convincing manner.
Experience in the facilitation of international meetings.
Experienced in the administration of projects.
Experience in working for international organisations.
Familiarity with the CSO environment in the Western Balkans and/or Turkey.
Full command of one of the languages spoken in the IPA region.
Excellent communication skills in English.
Excellent computer skills.
The contract.
The selected candidate will be offered six months x 15 days/month contract and with a possibility of
a contract extension. Remuneration will be offered with concern to residence expenses.
Contact information.
Applications must include a motivation letter, updated EU standard CV and info on three references.
The application must be sent in English by e-mail to [email protected] no later than 3 October,
2010.
TACSO Regional Office • Potoklinica 16 • 71 000 Sarajevo • t: +387 33 532 757 • f: +387 33 532 757 • e-mail: [email protected]
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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