Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organisations Bosnia and Herzegovina Office

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Technical Assistance for
Civil Society Organisations
Bosnia and Herzegovina Office
This project is funded
by the European Union.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Short Term Experts (STE)
for
A National Training on:
“Citizens’ participation in decision making process - basic training”
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.
An important activity under this heading is the implementation of regional trainings, which aim to increase the capacity
of CSO representatives from the region in a number of key areas, including citizen's participation, advocacy/lobbying
and managing EU projects.
The main purpose of this assignment is to contribute to the TACSO project component: Building relations between CSOs
and external stakeholders by designing and implementing a Training Program on “Citizens’ participation in decision
making process - basic training” for selected CSO representatives from the Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Objectives and training outcomes
To enhance knowledge and skills of selected CSO representatives from the country on citizens’ participation in
decision making process. The focus of this training will be to equip participants with methods, techniques, tools and
approaches for better success in influencing public policy and to help participants develop practical plans for improving
citizens’ participation in their own context
Scope of the Assignment:
Under the overall guidance of the Resident Advisor of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RA), the duties and responsibilities of
the Short Term Expert/ Training Consultant are as follows:
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Develop a detailed training agenda for a 2 days training module on training topic;
Prepare a thorough training module on a training topic, together with supportive materials (power point,
handouts, case-studies, posters etc) that will be used during the training activity.
Develop a questionnaire/evaluation tool for the different aspects of the training ( including the training
subtopics elaborated )
Prepare and deliver a training report one week after the completion of the training activity highlighting the
training delivery process, results achieved, participants’ satisfaction with the trainer and training methodology,
main conclusions and recommendations for future activities, etc.
Activities to be carried out:
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Determining the most effective delivery methods and applicable training instruments for the participant group
to achieve the training objective and measurable outcomes, including appropriate adult learning techniques
(interactive approach, short lecturers, group work discussions, case studies, etc).
TACSO Bosnia and Herzegovina Office • Visegradska 26 • 71 000 Sarajevo • t: +387 (0)33 546 351 • e-mail: [email protected]
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Office
This project is funded
by the European Union.
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Delivery of a 2 days training module for 20 CSO representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina with the
following main topics to be covered:
- Citizen’s participation in the decision-making process – levels of participation, different methods, techniques,
tools and approaches
- Samples of successful cases of citizens’ participation in decision-making
- Challenges faced in citizens’ participation on local level and options for overcoming these obstacles.
 Preparation of a comprehensive training material (training manual, handouts, case studies, guidelines etc) to
be published freely (as printed materials, Web site etc.) by the contractor.
 Draft standard evaluation form for training session.
 Prepare report of training content and results as stated under Scope of Assignment
Deliverables/results.
By the end of the assignment, the STE should deliver to the RA:
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A training agenda and training module for 20 CSO participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Supportive training materials in the form of handouts, case studies, poster presentations, CD/DVDs, etc.
Final reports on content and results of training, including evaluation reports.
Location of the assignment.
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Training (2 days): December, 1-2, Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration and timing of the assignment
The assignment is planned to take place during the following period: November 5-December 10, 2010.
Short term Consultant’s working days:
Activity
1. Preparing training design, program for the participants,
Working days
2
handouts/training materials, evaluation form
2. Training delivery
2
3. Preparing training report
1
Total
5
The preparation work will take place as home work from Nov 5., 2010 and detailed training plan should be submitted to
the RA for approval not later than Nov 12. , 2010. The materials for participants should be forwarded to the contractor
no later than Nov 19., 2010.
Profile of the STE:
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University degree in social sciences, advanced degree is an asset.
At least 5 years working experience with civil society and training topic preferably in the region (Western
Balkans and Turkey).
At least 3 years training experience with CSOs or relevant organizations, with a specific focus on training topic
Excellent facilitation and communication skills
Fluent in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian and English language
TACSO Bosnia and Herzegovina Office • Visegradska 26 • 71 000 Sarajevo • t: +387 (0)33 546 351 • e-mail: [email protected]
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
Bosnia and Herzegovina Office
This project is funded
by the of
European
Union.
Applicants must be independent and free from any conflict of interest. Note that civil servants and other staff
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 activity will be monitored by the Resident advisor of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the TACSO Team Leader as well.
The STE will deliver a mission report to the RA/Team Leader before remuneration.
Application procedure:
Applications must be in English and entail the following:
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Letter of intent and availability, including draft of training design and information on financial requirements.
CV in EU format
3 references from similar assignments
Payment procedure:
Trainer’s fee covers trainer’s engagement, travel and accommodation.
Payment will be done in local currency according to exchange rate of euro info exchange rate.
The application should be to e-mail address of the TACSO BiH office: [email protected] no later then October 29, 2010.
at 16.00.
TACSO Bosnia and Herzegovina Office • Visegradska 26 • 71 000 Sarajevo • t: +387 (0)33 546 351 • e-mail: [email protected]
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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