CIVICUS FELLOWSHIP: Partnerships officer / Chargé(e) de partenariats

(Voir la version française ci-dessous.)

BACKGROUND

CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world. We strive to promote marginalised voices, especially from the Global South, and have members in more than 170 countries throughout the world. Since 1993, we have been dedicated to enhancing the rights, freedoms, health and vitality of civil society as a whole.

Created in 2008, REPONGAC assembles 10 national NGO umbrella platforms, which represent more than 1,200 Central African NGO. REPONGAC’s objectives are to influence regional institutions and to defend on the world stage the points of view of its NGO members on common regional issues. The coalition's strategy is to support civil society organisations in their partnerships and advocacy towards governments and regional institutions with regards to development policies’ design and implementation at the national, regional and international levels. One of REPONGAC’s key mandates is also to strengthen the institutional and organisational capacities of its members, its members’ members as well as of other civil society organisations.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF JOB PURPOSE

The CIVICUS Fellowship Programme is an exciting new venture in which selected professionals are placed with CIVICUS national or regional member organisations until June 30 2020. During this round, the fellow will be placed as a Partnerships Officer with Réseau des Plateformes d’ONG d’Afrique Centrale (REPONGAC), based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. S/he will work on strengthening REPONGAC’s engagement with civil society members and partners, leveraging resources, facilitating communications and supporting programmes’ implementation.

The primary aim of the fellowship programme is to promote knowledge exchange and learning and build the capacity of both the host organisation and their members.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in international relations, social or development studies/ or equivalent
  • At least 3-4 years of work experience in civil society strengthening, project management, fundraising and/or communication
  • Demonstrated long term commitment to civil society and citizen action
  • Previous experience working within a civil society network (desirable)
  • Expertise in the field of advocacy or research on peace, security and conflict resolution (desirable)

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES

  • Good knowledge of global/regional dynamics and civil society issues, particularly in Central Africa
  • Understanding of membership and network engagement principles
  • Excellent relational and communicational skills
  • Good knowledge of main donors in the region and their requirements, and ability to draft, negotiate and analyse programme proposals
  • Good strategic research and analytical skills, including from different sources
  • Proven ability to organise your work, within a team and independently, and to adapt to different situations
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent written and oral fluency in French
  • Good written and oral fluency in English
  • Other regional language knowledge desirable
  • Willingness to travel within the region

Applicants from the region are strongly encouraged.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS ROLE

  1. Support the delivery of REPONGAC Strategic Plan and objectives (50%)
  2. Strengthen REPONGAC communications and engagement (30%)
  3. Promote knowledge exchange and learning between REPONGAC and its members, and between CIVICUS, CIVICUS members, and REPONGAC (20%)

MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THIS ROLE

  1. Support the delivery of REPONGAC’s Strategic Plan and objectives (50%)
  • Develop project proposals in line with REPONGAC’s Strategic Objectives, and find resources for its implementation
  • Support REPONGAC programmes’ implementation
  • Put in place and lead on a monitoring and evaluation system
  1. Strengthen REPONGAC’s communications and engagement (30%)
  • Produce monthly newsletter and update website content
  • Support REPONGAC members’ communications
  • Build communications and engagement skills within REPONGAC and its members
  • Participate in field missions and meetings
  1. Knowledge Exchange and Learning (20%)
  • Contribute knowledge to CIVICUS’ peer learning exchanges, which will convene CIVICUS members around specific themes
  • Contribute knowledge and research to both CIVICUS and REPONGAC’s member networks
  • Support regional coordination of REPONGAC and CIVICUS’ member networks
  • Share knowledge and experience through CIVICUS social media, OpEds, and other publications, in collaboration with the communication team

Location: Kinshasa, DRC

Start date: as soon as possible, starting with a 2 weeks induction in Johannesburg, South Africa

Duration: until 30 June 2020

To apply please submit (in French or English):

  • A motivational letter answering the below questions (200 words max for each question)
    • Please describe your experience working or living in a developing country or marginalized community, including where you were and what you did (professionally, academics or personally).
    • You just arrived after a 12-hour bus trip to a rural setting to meet with community leaders. However, the person you are to meet at the bus station is not there. What do you do?
    • How will you cope with working and living abroad for 2 years with limited visits to your friends and family?
  • A detailed CV
  • Contact details of three current references

to by 27 March 2019.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks after your application, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

Terms of Reference: Resilient Roots Francophone Focal Point

CIVICUS is looking for a versatile, part-time consultant who will be the Francophone Focal Point for our Resilient Roots initiative, for a period of six months. The Francophone Focal Point, fluent in French, Arabic and English, and with a background in promoting primary constituent accountability, will plan and implement an engagement strategy for supporting the Resilient Roots pilot projects in the MENA/West Africa region. This includes assessing their progress, organising capacity development support, and facilitating peer-learning with other pilot organisations. The consultant will also be required to provide additional support to the Resilient Roots team on communications, monitoring and evaluation, and translation, amongst other activities.    

Location : Remote

Start date : 1st April 2019

Duration : Three days per week for six months (until 30th September 2019)

ABOUT US:

At CIVICUS our focus is simple: to strengthen civil society and citizen action around the world.  Our global alliance of activists and organisations in 175 countries is inspired by our vision of a global community engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity.  We work to together for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.

WHAT WE DO:

  • Defend civic freedoms and democratic values.
  • Strengthen the power of people to organise, mobilise and take action.
  • Empower a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society.

HOW WE DO THIS:

  • Build solidarity among civil society across borders and at scale
  • Support civil society to connect with others
  • Produce timely and world-class knowledge and analysis
  • Advocate for open spaces and systemic change
  • Amplify voices of those not usually included
  • Promote the resourcing of a diverse and resilient civil society
  • Innovate and incubate bold initiatives
  • Promote, model and disseminate civil society best practice

CONSULTANCY

The Resilient Roots Francophone Focal Point will be responsible for the following key tasks:

  • Support Francophone pilot projects to implement, evaluate and improve implementation plans;
  • Provide capacity development support to Francophone pilot project organisations;
  • Collect, analyse and share learnings from pilot projects, with a focus on reaching the francophone audience
  • Support ongoing assessment of the links between accountability and resilience amongst the Francophone pilot project organisations;
  • Support the planning and delivery of Resilient Roots events at ICSW 2019;
  • Input into quarterly monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts and contribute to final reports; and
  • Organise translation of main materials and findings into English and key materials for pilots into French.
  • Provide additional support to the wider Resilient Roots team, as required. Includes supporting the Palestinian pilot partner, communications, and monitoring and evaluation in particular.

Timeframe

The contract is expected to start in April and continue part-time through September 2019. An average of 12 days per month is expected.

To apply

Interested candidates can apply by 20 March 2019 by submitting the following to :

  • A detailed CV
  • Contact details of three current references
  • Daily rate in $USD
  • Normal working time zone in UTC

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks after your application, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

 

CIVICUS FELLOW

About CIVICUS 

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 7000 members in 175 countries, we work together to monitor violations of basic civic freedoms, call out the perpetrators of violations and strengthen the power of people to organise by supporting a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South.

About VANI

Voluntary Action Network India (VANI) is an apex body of Indian NGOs. It is a network comprised of 403 organisations, 39 individuals, and 73 associate members in India. It has a strong base of 10000 non-governmental organizations, spread out in 29 states of India.

VANI strives to be a platform for: national level advocacy on issues and policies confronting the development sector; coordination and action to support and promote voluntary action in the country.

VANI has been working as a catalyst between central and state governments and their machineries on the one hand and Indian NGOs on the other. It represents NGOs' concerns and issues through policy advocacy, networking and sensitizing the government and other stakeholders.

About the Role

CIVICUS’ Fellows Programme is an exciting new venture in which professionals are placed with CIVICUS national/regional member organisations. During this round, one fellow will be placed with Voluntary Action Network India (VANI), based in New Delhi, India.

The primary aim of the programme is to promote knowledge exchange and learning, and build the capacity of both the host organisation and their members.

Key Requirements                                                                                 

  • At least 3 - 5 years of work experience in research in social and economic studies focusing on the civil society sector
  • Demonstrated commitment to civil society and citizen action
  • Demonstrated or proven experience with data management, digital communication, and/or resources mobilisation
  • Demonstrated work experience within Asia; applicants from Asia are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Written and verbal fluency in English, working knowledge of another UN language is an asset

Please click here for a full Job Description

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 22 March 2019. Interested candidates should email their application to

Your application should comprise of (in English):

  • A motivational letter answering the below questions (200 words max for each question)
    • Please describe your experience working or living in a developing country or marginalized community, including where you were and what you did (professionally, academically or personally).
    • You just arrived after a 12-hour bus trip to a rural setting to meet with community leaders. However, the person you are to meet at the bus station is not there. What do you do?
    • How will you cope with working and living for more than 1 year with limited visits to your friends and family?
  • A detailed CV
  • Contact details of three current references

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

 

Advocacy and Campaigns Officer 

About CIVICUS

CIVICUS exists to defend people power. As a growing global alliance of over 7000 members in 175 countries, we work together to monitor violations of basic civic freedoms, call out the perpetrators of violations and strengthen the power of people to organise by supporting a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South.

About the Role

CIVICUS is looking for Advocacy and Campaigns Officer who will coordinate CIVICUS’s advocacy initiatives and campaigns in Africa. The incumbent should have a good understanding of the state of civil society and civic space in Africa and develop advocacy plans and design campaigns to respond to restrictions on civic space.  He/she will maintain and strengthen relations with civil society representatives, formal and informal civil society organisations, Human Rights Defenders, Social Movements and activists in Africa and engage with regional and international human rights mechanisms and Special Procedures.  

Key Requirements      

• Analyse trends on civic space in Africa and develop appropriate advocacy initiatives and campaigns in collaboration to CIVICUS’ members to respond to civic space restrictions.

• Develop innovative online and offline campaigns to respond to civic space restrictions in Africa. 

• Carry out critical research and analysis of policy debates and political developments at the global, regional and national levels on civic space issues with a view to crafting organisational positions, advocacy strategies, briefing papers, statements, opinion pieces and editorials.

• Engage with CIVICUS’ external stakeholders on advocacy strategies to protect and expand civic space in multi-lateral institutions and intergovernmental bodies.

• Engage with and support the participation of CIVICUS members at regional and international human rights bodies like the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights and the United Nations Human Rights Council to raise concerns on restrictions on civic space and engage in advocacy 

• Contribute to the development of CIVICUS’ advocacy and campaigning strategies and ensure their implementation at international, regional and national levels.

• Facilitate and support CIVICUS’ members and partners in their policy making, campaigning and advocacy activities.

• Engage with policy makers and other stakeholders on CIVICUS’ strategic priorities and represent the organisation in external forums.

Please click here for a full Job Description

How to Apply

The closing deadline for applications is Close of Business on the 08th March 2019. Interested candidates should email their application to

Your application should comprise of

• A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements

• A covering note of not more than 1 page outlining your motivation for applying for the role.

Short listed candidates will be contacted  during the week of 18 March  to schedule interviews.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

 

Terms of Reference: Capacity Development Consultant

ABOUT US:

At CIVICUS our focus is simple: to strengthen civil society and citizen action for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.  We do this by defending civic freedoms and democratic values; strengthening the power of people to organise, mobilise and take action; and empowering a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society. 

We seek to defend civic freedoms and enable civil society participation in decision making. We strive to promote excluded voices, especially from the Global South, and have a growing alliance of more than 7000 members in more than 175 countries.

We know that this is a time of big global challenges for civil society and the world, but we also know that our members and partners have big responses. As an alliance, we work together to connect, amplify and scale responses and in doing so strengthen the contributions of citizen action and civil society.

Drawing on over 25 years of experience, we are working to build on our strengths while also exploring new ways of working. CIVICUS’ Strategic Plan 2017-2022 sets the strategic direction for the secretariat and alliance. It articulates who we are, what we strive to achieve, how we work and how we define our success.

How we make a difference:

Given the nature and extent of the challenges facing humanity we believe in being bold and creative by:

  • Building solidarity among civil society across borders and at scale
  • Supporting civil society to connect with others
  • Producing timely and world-class knowledge and analysis
  • Advocating for open spaces and systemic change
  • Amplifying voices of those usually not included
  • Promoting resourcing of a diverse and resilient civil society
  • Innovating and incubating bold initiatives
  • Promoting, modelling and disseminating civil society best practices

CIVICUS Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CIVICUS positively promotes diversity and inclusion across all areas of the organisation. CIVICUS ensures that its policies and practices do not discriminate on the basis of gender, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or race. Furthermore, CIVICUS ensures that its recruitment policies are designed to enable candidates from under-represented regions, with diverse educational backgrounds and with diverse language skills to access employment opportunities with CIVICUS.

Overall purpose of the consultancy:

CIVICUS is looking for an energetic capacity development consultant to support the overall capacity development efforts of the organization internally, in support of its staff members, as well as externally, in support of the Alliance.

Key Deliverables:

Capacity Development

  • Advise on appropriate capacity development mechanisms and methods;
  • Contribute to the thought process and development of customized capacity development activities;
  • As part of regular quality control, review capacity development methodologies;
  • Support development of skills share and communities of practice groups.

Online Learning

  • Lead and coordinate LMS content design and delivery;
  • Coordinate the administration, delivery and management of online courseware and online course support;
  • Support curation of online courses for specific target groups;
  • Develop strategy for the effective rollout of online courses to wider Alliance;
  • Create communities and relationships to reinforce skills acquired from online courses through social interactions.

Cross-cluster Collaboration

  • Work closely across other clusters to support capacity development innovation.

Required qualifications and competencies:

EDUCATION

A university degree or other suitable qualification in a related field. While education qualifications are an asset, we will prioritise candidates with practical experience in E-learning content development and capacity development support. Coaching and mentoring experience is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience in implementing capacity and organizational development programs.
  • Experience developing innovative capacity and organizational development initiatives.
  • Practical hands-on experience and/or understanding of working with civil society organisations, ideally in the global south.
  • Good understanding of global civil society, human rights and development issues and trends.
  • Competence with a wide range of languages – these can be either UN or non-UN languages – is considered a strong asset
  • Computer literacy and experience and comfort working with web-based tools are esential

Preferred

Knowledge about human-centered design or design thinking

BEHAVIOURAL SKILLS:
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a diverse team.
  • Demonstrated skills in working with multinational groups.
  • A good communicator – someone with a passion for advancing the cause of civil society and human rights.
  • Well-organised, ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and yet deliver effectively.

Location: Johannesburg preferred or with regular travel to Johannesburg

Start date: As soon as possible.

Duration: Initial engagement of up to 120 working days, with a strong possibily for continuation up to 200 days of consultancy work, based on completion of set deliverables.

Salary: Daily rate of 160USD (hourly rate of 21.33USD) commensurate with experience. A working week comprises of 7.5 hours per day from Monday to Friday.

How to apply: Submit a motivational letter and detailed CV with contact details of three current referees to by March 7, 2019.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks after application deadline, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

 

 

Terms of Reference: Skills Development for Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator

CIVICUS is in search of a resource provider(s) to design and deliver training in one of three priority areas for its 26 Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator participants: (1) data management, analysis and visualisation; (2) advocacy, mobilisation and media engagement; and (3) monitoring and evaluation and project management.

The Terms of Reference that follow contain all the necessary information for those interested in applying for this opportunity. Interested parties can apply for 1 or a combination of the abovementioned capacity development areas depending on their expertise. Interested resource providers should submit their application to by 28 February.   

1.     INTRODUCTION TO CIVICUS

CIVICUS is a global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society for a more just, inclusive and sustainable world.  We do this by: defending civic freedoms and democratic values; strengthening the power of people to organise, mobilise and take action; and empowering a more accountable, effective and innovative civil society.  We strive to promote marginalised voices, especially from the Global South, and have more than 7000 members in more than 175 countries. 

2.     PURPOSE

The purpose of the proposed consultancy is to design and deliver training in one of three priority areas for its Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator participants: (1) data management, analysis and visualisation; (2) advocacy, mobilisation and media engagement; and (3) project management, budgeting and monitoring and evaluation.

3.     BACKGROUND

The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a one-year initiative focused on supporting 26 young data innovators from 22 countries (spanning Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East) to source and use data to drive progress towards the UN’s Global Goals. In addition to a $30,000 support package, the participants will receive technical support and training to help them deliver on bespoke data projects in their respective countries, tackling challenges related to poverty, hunger, health, education, gender equality and water and sanitation (related to Global Goals 1-6).

The initiative was announced in September at Goalkeepers 2018, an annual event put on by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation during the UN General Assembly. It was set up with the recognition that young people are the key to success for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, yet only a small fraction of donor funding goes to young people and youth-led organisations. Even when financial resources are available, social capital and technical support is often missing. With this in mind, initiative partners (Gates Foundation, CIVICUS, Restless Development, Action for Sustainable Development, The George W. Bush Institute, and the Obama Foundation) set out to identify youth-led data projects from the global south that are already using innovative forms of data collection and have the potential to be scaled-up to have an even greater impact in their communities. 

Successful project proposals were selected by a global steering group of accomplished youth advocates based on their feasibility, level of innovation, and scalability. The thematic areas of the projects vary, but they all share the objectives to assess local implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and to hold governments accountable for achieving these commitments. The projects fall under two primary workstreams: data sourcing and accountability, and data translation and storytelling.

The Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator is a part of Goalkeepers, a multi-year campaign dedicated to accelerating progress towards the Global Goals: using powerful stories, data, and partnerships to highlight progress achieved, hold governments accountable and bring together a new generation of leaders to address the world’s major challenges.

4.     SCOPE OF WORK

In the first year of the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator project, the participants will (1) prioritise data sourcing and accountability initiatives such as citizen generated data, collect constituents feedback and analysis on the selected development issue and/or (2) use storytelling, creative data visualization and campaigning to boost interest among youth to engage in their community’s development and highlight youth led initiatives that are advancing progress to influence decision makers to reduce poverty, hunger, fight for the health and wellbeing of communities, promote good quality education for all, gender balance and access to water and sanitation. 

The capacity building training and mentoring should support the achievement and communication of the individual project outcomes in line with the targeted SDGs in one or more of the following key areas. 

Data management, analysis and visualization techniques relevant to participants’ project. 

  • Techniques, tutorials, templates and/or step by step guidelines to draft, test, develop a survey or interview questions to collect citizen-generated data
  • Tools and platforms or software for data analysis and information management systems (e.g. tableau software, RStudio)
  • Tools and mechanisms to present the results back to the interviewees; data visualization through videos, stories, infographics, motion graphic
  • Data security and legal instructions regarding data collection 

Advocacy, mobilisation and media engagement. Using human-centered design principles provide elements to define an advocacy strategy that engages relevant communities to influence decision-makers.

  • Multi-stakeholder dialogue facilitation and community engagement
  • Storytelling in the digital age – narrating an advocacy call to action based on data
  • Engaging people and media in long-term movement building
  • Campaign planning, tools and tactics

Monitoring & Evaluation, adaptive project and budget tracking tools, frameworks, templates that will help advocates continuously track progress against plans, test assumptions and monitor risks based on the data and evidence they collect.

  • Setting up theory of change, results frameworks, SMART objectives and indicators
  • Ongoing evaluation of project progress and measurement of outcomes
  • Lean project management principles
  • Monitoring progress against plans in relation to budget allocation, activities and risk analysis
  • Project adaption and reforecasting based on evidence
  • M&E reporting

Of note, the Accelerator projects are very diverse and at different levels of maturity. The resource providers, in consultation with the Global Coordinator Team, may consider grouping the projects into homogenous clusters and tailoring the training and mentoring to be provided, accordingly.

5.     KEY ACTIVITIES

The consultant(s) will work in close collaboration with the Global Coordination Team of the Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator on the following key activities. The consultant(s) and Global Coordination team will have regular meetings to plan, review and advance the project.

  • Develop training workshop: 1-day, highly interactive and participatory training event on one of the identified skills development areas
  • Create tailored resource package: based on participant feedback from training workshop, and produced in an online accessible format
  • Develop capacity: ongoing, on-demand, one-on-one mentoring and coaching to assist in the practical application of skills development by individual participants
  • Synthesise key learnings: lessons learned on how skills development work did (or did not) contribute to the strengthening of participants’ projects.
6.     DELIVERABLES

Deliverables will include the following:

  • An outline of the skills development methodology to be applied, including a pilot to measure the appropriateness (unless piloted elsewhere, in which case evidence of the feedback will suffice)
  • 1-day interactive training workshop delivered in Belgrade, Serbia (between 9 and 11 April 2019)
  • Relevant resource materials produced for virtual consumption, based on participant feedback from training workshop
  • One-on-one coaching delivered, on demand, to assist in application of training in individual projects
  • Reflection report to inform debrief on lessons learned in the delivery of skills development work 
7.     WORK SCHEDULE

The consultancy is expected to take place over a 9-month period between March and December 2019.

Activity

Date

Consultant appointed, and orientation held

March

Skills development methodology submitted, piloted and approved

March

Accelerator face-to-face training workshop

9-11 April, in Belgrade, Serbia

Virtual resource materials finalised, distributed

April 

One-on-one coaching sessions delivered

April-November

Coaching feedback collected and analysed 

June-November

Submissions of reflection report for lessons learnt meeting with key stakeholders

September

 

8.     EXPERIENCE

The consultancy will require the following skills and experience:

  • Technical knowledge, skills and expertise in a relevant skills-development area, i.e. data management, analysis and visualization concepts and approaches, advocacy, mobilisation and media engagement; or project management, budgeting and monitoring and evaluation of a cross-section of projects from small/start-ups to projects at scale.
  • Experience delivering training programmes, using interactive and participatory skillsdevelopment techniques – both virtually and face-to-face. 
  • Data management, Monitoring & evaluation and/or advocacy capacity development experience working with international civil society organisations, with field experience in complex environments in Africa, Asia, MENA, and/or Latin America
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills, particularly design and execution of capacity development initiatives, responding to stakeholder needs
  • Strong background in developing skills development tools and resources for virtual
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to be concise and clear - providing actionable analysis and recommendations
  • Fluency in Spanish, French or Hindi advantageous
9.     APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications must include a cover letter, and technical and financial proposal for the proposed work.  Interested resource providers should submit their applications to by 28 February.   

  1. Cover Letter:

Introducing the consultant(s) and motivation/interest in applying for this opportunity. 

  1. Technical Proposal:

Outlining technical approach, as well as capabilities and experience.

  • Please provide outline of approach and methodology.
  • Please provide detailed work plan.
  • Please provide examples of previous resource materials developed. 
  • Please provide examples of participatory skills-development techniques utilised; we are not looking for lecture-style presentations.
  • Please provide team member CVs/profiles, including language capacities and coaching experience (if applicable).
  • Please provide feedback captured from previous skills-development trainings and/or resource materials developed or contact details for references.

        iii.         Financial Proposal

Demonstrating value and providing basis of negotiation before award of a contract. 

  • Please provide daily rate, plus number of days broken down by deliverable.
  • Please include travel to/from Belgrade, Serbia from 8-10 April, for in-person training.
  • Please include hourly rate for one-on-one mentoring support.
  • Please express all financial information in USD. 
10.EVALUATION CRITERIA

In evaluating proposals, CIVICUS will use the following evaluation criteria:

Evaluation Criteria

Points

Cost of consultancy

25

Experience in delivery of training 

25

Knowledge of thematic content

25

Quality of training methodology

25

 

Terms of Reference: Consultancy for developing an interactive Monitoring and Evaluation toolkit for civil society

Overview

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, is seeking consultancy support to develop an innovative, interactive toolkit for civil society on aspects of our Monitoring and Evaluation tools and approaches. The Terms of Reference that follows contains all the necessary information for those interested in applying for this opportunity, proposal requirements.

 

Terms of Reference: Consultancy for developing toolkit for civil society on “Practical Tools for Protest Movement Resilience”.

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, is seeking consultancy support to develop an innovative, interactive toolkit for “Practical Tools for Protest Movement Resilience.” The Terms of Reference that follows contains all the necessary information for those interested in applying for this opportunity, proposal requirements.

 

Request for applications: Proposal writing workshop

About CIVICUS:

CIVICUS is global alliance of civil society organisations and activists dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world. We strive to promote marginalised voices, especially from the Global South, and have members in more than 170 countries throughout the world. Since 1993, we have been dedicated to enhancing the rights, freedoms, health and vitality of civil society as a whole. We’re also a global team, using new technologies to connect us around the world. We’re passionate about what we do.

  • We work for civil society, protecting and growing `civic space’ – the freedoms of expression, association and assembly - that allow citizens and organisations to speak out, organise and take action.
  • We monitor, research and analyse global events and trends that impact civil society.
  • We strengthen civil society by bringing it together to generate and share knowledge, to improve its working and to act collectively.
  • We work to ensure that civil society voices are heard. To achieve impact we communicate, campaign and advocate.

Assignment Description:

CIVICUS is soliciting applications from interested institutions and individuals to:

  • Design and conduct a Proposal Writing workshop for CIVICUS staff.
  • Develop condensed online version of the workshop for CIVICUS members.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • Provide workshop participants with practical tools and tips for proposal writing;
  • Share with workshop participants what the elements of a strong proposal are;
  • Equip workshop participants with the technical language/jargon used in proposal writing;
  • Practice proposal writing skills through tasks and practical exercises used during the workshop

The overall objective of the workshop is to increase CIVICUS staff and members capacity to write strong proposals.

Applications should include but should not be limited to the following information:

  • The list of proposed workshop content and structure, based on themes/sub-themes
  • Description of delivery methods for both physical workshop and online version
  • Past experience in conducting similar trainings/workshops
  • Budget (please make sure to provide cost for each activity separately)

Specific Deliverables:

  • Physical workshop agenda/outline (prior to workshop)
  • Knowledge pre/post-test (prior to workshop)
  • Workshop report (after the workshop)
  • Online version of the workshop (after the physical workshop)

Timeframe: TBD

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Profile of Eligible Consultant/Vendor:

Eligible consultant/vendor should have familiarity with civil society sector and should have general knowledge of major donor agencies and their requirements in proposal writing, particularly European donor agencies.

If interested, please submit your application by March 8, 2019 to the following E-mail address: . Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

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