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Technical Assistance Service Contract for the Implementation of the Project “Capacity Building of Civil Society in the IPA countries and Territories”

Technical Assistance Service Contract for the Implementation of the Project “Capacity Building of Civil Society in the IPA countries and Territories”

EuropeAid/127427/C/SER/Multi – additional services


Consultancy providing one CSO Capacity Building Expert with specific EU expertise for the TACSO project, phase 2 (TACSO 2).

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), EuropeAid/127427/C/SER/Multi – additional services, TACSO project 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 are to strengthen the overall capacities and accountability of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) within the IPA beneficiaries and to guarantee the quality of service of CSOs and a sustainable role of 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. More information can be found on the TACSO Web site.

The position The CSO Capacity Building Expert with specific EU expertise (CSO EU Expert) will have Sarajevo as the base of operation.

Responsibilities The CSO EU Expert will assist the project and the regional office with technical advice and support in all human and institutional capacity development activities conducted as part of the project work plans. General responsibilities will include the organisation and implementation of activities related directly to the EU institutions, serve as a linking pin between TACSO, the CSO environment and the EU institutions, prepare technical documents and reports, comment on draft reports, as well as support the further development and implementation of the regional and national capacity building programmes with direct EU perspective.

Specific responsibilities: • Project support on monitoring and guidance of CSOs implementing IPA funded projects for beneficiaries • Support to activities such as P2P activities, SEP Calls, PADOR registration and other EU supporting activities initiated by DG ELARG. • Organisation of matchmaking between CSOs in the region and potential EU partners • Representing TACSO during EU initiated dialogues and events. • Preparation and implementation of meetings, workshops and conferences.

The expert will report directly to the TACSO team leader.

Qualifications, experience and competences • The expert should have experience in working in the field of cooperation between the CSO environment and EU institutions. • The expert is expected to have an international background and a MBA or Masters in a field related to CSO development. • Furthermore, the expert should have a minimum of eight years of work experience related tasks and project implementation in an EU context.

Expected competences: • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills. • Experience in working with development of projects (preferably EU-funded) in the field of CSO capacity building or in informal adult education. • Experience in working with EU institutions. • Excellent analytical skills and ability to communicate in a pedagogical and convincing manner in writing. • Experience in the facilitation of international meetings. • Experience in the administration of projects. • Experience in working for international organsations. • Experience with the CSO environment in the Western Balkans and Turkey. • Full command of one of the languages spoken in the IPA region. • Excellent communication skills in English. • Excellent computer skills.

The Contract The position is open to Consultancies providing one STE for the position. The selected consultancy will be offered a 12 month x 15 day/month with option of extension of the contract and with a start on 1 December 2011. The fee level is foreseen to be modest and match the contracting period. The base of operation is Sarajevo.

Contact information. The application must include 1) a Motivation letter including remuneration expectations, 2) Profile document on the Consultancy, 3) Updated EU standard CV with photo on the STE and 4) information on 3 references.

The application must be sent in English by e-mail to no later than Monday, 28 October, 2011 at 10.00 am.

For more information, please contact the Team Leader,

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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