Senior Short Term Experts (STE) ToR

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Technical Assistance for

Civil Society Organisations

Bosnia and Herzegovina Office

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Short Term Experts (STE) - Senior for

A National Training on:

“Citizens’ participation in decision making process - Advance 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:

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 - advance training” for selected CSO representatives from the Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Objectives of the training

To enhance knowledge and skills of selected CSO representatives from the country on citizens’ participation in decision making process.

To equip participants with methods, techniques, tools and approaches for better success in influencing public policy

To map the successful examples of the participating organizations and mark the millstones

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:

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:

This project is funded by the European Union.

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 by the European Union.

(interactive approach, short lecturers, group work discussions, case studies, etc).

Delivery of a 2 days training module for 20 CSO representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina with the following main topics to be covered:

- Citizens’ participation in the decision-making process – levels of participation, their purpose, different methods, techniques, tools and approaches

- Experiences in citizens’ participation in decision-making, challenges faced and options for overcoming these obstacles.

- Role of CSOs and other stakeholders in developing and institutionalizing mechanisms for citizens’ participation

- EU+ Western Balkan best practices in citizens’ participation in the decision-making process

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:

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.

Training (2 days): January, 25-26, 2011, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Duration and timing of the assignment

The assignment is planned to take place during the following period: 15. January – 5. February 2011.

Short term Consultant’s working days:

Activity

1. Preparing training design, program for the participants,

handouts/training materials, evaluation form

2. Training delivery

Working days

1

2

3. Preparing training report

Total

1

4

The preparation work will take place as home work from 15 January 2011, and detailed training plan should be submitted to the RA for approval not later than 20 January, 2011. The materials for participants should be forwarded to the contractor no later than January 21., 2011.

Profile of the STE:

University degree in social sciences, advanced degree is an asset.

At least 10 years working experience with civil society and training topic preferably in the region (Western

Balkans and Turkey).

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

Excellent facilitation and communication skills

Fluent in Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian and English language by the European Union.

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 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:

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 January 10, 2011. 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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