EaP CSF National Platforms’ Assessor - Brussels

short term contract
Brussels, Belgium
Full remote
Posted on 09-27-2021

Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum aims at promoting European integration, facilitating reforms and democratic transformations in the six Eastern Partnership countries.

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The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum is looking for an external consultant/ team of two external consultants to carry out the second External Assessment of the six National Platforms’ compliance with the Ethical Code of Conduct and the implementation of the recommendations stemming from the EaP CSF Internal Reform.

Full assignment description: https://eap-csf.eu/wp-content/uploads/TOR-call-for-applications-External-Assessor.pdf

Location: home-based

Expected duration of assignment: 8-12 working days

Application deadline: 8 October 2021

Duties, responsibilities and expected results

S/he will be responsible for:

·  preparing a methodology and a guide for evaluation of the implementation of the Ethical Code of Conduct by each NP, all the measures requested by the Internal Reform and the implementation of the recommendations provided by the first External Assessment[1];

· conducting interviews, and analysing collected data;

· liaising closely with each Code of Ethical Conduct Advisor, NP Facilitators, NP Secretariat, members, Compliance Committee members; 

· assessing the portfolio of major activities of each NP against the implementation of the Ethical Code of Conduct and all the Internal Reform related measures;

· reviewing the six National Platforms Reports and assess the level of implementation of the provided recommendations during the first external assessment (December 2019-January 2020);

· preparing NP-specific narrative reports that briefly present the current situation, showcase good practices and offer an overview of the challenges or limitations faced by each NP in the implementation phase of the NP-related provisions of the Internal Reform;  

· reporting to NPs’ facilitators and advisors, Steering Committee and its Secretariat;

· providing recommendations for the improvement of the implementation process of the NP-related provisions of the Internal Reform;

· assessing the readiness of the National Platforms from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine to take over the delegate selection process as of 2022;

Required expertise and eligibility criteria

· Postgraduate university degree (in International Relations, Sociology, Social and Behavioural Studies, Law) or equivalent with relevant work experience in social-sector consulting/ NGO management;

Good understanding of organizational structures operations and policies of non-governmental organisations and familiarity with EaP CSF processes and structures;

· Good understanding of the challenges and limitations, as well as opportunities of non-governmental organisations to integrate and maintain their Ethical Code of Conduct, create a Compliance Committee at their level, secure a fair and transparent delegate selection process;

·  Track record of work relevant to the current assignment and previous experience working with/ consulting international non-governmental organisations;

·  Excellent drafting and writing skills in both English and Russian;  

·  Strong organisational and planning skills;  

·  Discretion in dealing with internal information provided by each NP, impartiality, and independence in carrying out the external assessment.

· Should not be a member of any EaP CSF National Platform.

The assignment will include the following steps:

· Desk research

· Methodology proposal fine-tuning

· Assessment of the implementation of the Ethical Code of Conduct in the 6 NPs

· Collection and analysis of data

·  Final Reporting

 

The current assignment does not involve travelling to the Eastern Partnership Countries.

 Application procedure

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by Friday, 8 October, 18h00 CET by sending the following documents to Cliquez sur candidater pour accéder aux informations. (Subject line: “Application – NP assessor”)

· CV (maximum 2 pages, in English)

· Expression of interest (maximum 1 page, in English)

· Methodology (minimum 2 pages explaining how the work will be conducted)

· Financial proposal (specifying a total lump sum amount for the task specified in this call)

Please indicate in your application on which platform you have found this vacancy.

EaP CSF applies a fair and transparent recruitment process that will take into account both the expertise and skills of the applicants, as well as their financial proposal.

For any additional information, please contact Alexandra Sabou, Statutory Affairs Manager, Cliquez sur candidater pour accéder aux informations.


[1] The NP-specific narrative reports elaborated during the first External Assessment of the National Platforms will be shared with the selected consultant after his/ her recruitment.