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ROAD MAP FOR THE GOVERNMENT POLICY TOWARDS A MORE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR CIVIL SOCIETY DEVELOPMENT 2019-2023 (Albania)

Indicative starting date: mid-January 2020

Duration: 18 months

Place of posting: Tirana, Albania

 

The overall objective is to contribute to creating an enabling environment for civil society in Albania by supporting cooperation between civil society and government bodies.

 

The Specific objectives are to:

  1. Enhance the capacities of key institutions and Inter-ministerial Working Group to steer, monitor and report on the implementation of the Roadmap for Enabling Environment for Civil Society Development 2019-2023.
  2. Improve the legislative framework for registration and operation of CSOs to create a more enabling environment;
  3. Establish a transparent and systemic information framework for registration and operation of CSOs;

 

Socaba is looking for three experts:

KE1 (Cat II) –IT and Business Analysis Expert (90 working days)

The experts will be responsible for designing of the national electronic register of CSOs and the Web portal on funding opportunities for CSOs. S/he will have excellent organisational skills, proven communication and presentation skills and ability to work in an environment requiring liaison and collaboration with multiple actors including government representatives, international organizations, and other stakeholders.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Master’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), engineering, or equivalent relevant professional experience of at least 4 years above the 6 mentioned below;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of Albanian will be considered an asset;

General professional experience

  • Minimum 6, but preferably 10 years of professional experience related to programming, development and implementation of ICT systems;

 

Specific professional experience

  • At least one assignment of minimum 70 days of expertise provided on e-Government projects related to integrated data and systems in EU Member States and/or in pre-accession countries including Western Balkans;
  • Technical assistance provided for developing/implementing information systems and policy platforms in the frame of institutional reforms or supporting government capacities to develop and execute Management Information Systems related to civil society;

 

KE2 (Cat II) – Legal and policy development Expert (90 working days)

The legal expert will be responsible for all activities focused on developing capacities of key institutions responsible for legal analysis, including processes for consultation on and adoption of legal acts related to CSO registration framework, procedures and modalities. S/he will have excellent organisational skills, proven communication and presentation skills and ability to work in an environment requiring liaison and collaboration with multiple actors including government representatives, international organizations, and other stakeholders.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Masters’ degree in law or equivalent relevant professional experience of at least 4 years above the 6 mentioned below;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of Albanian will be considered an asset;

 

General professional experience

  • Minimum 6, but preferably 10 years of professional experience in policy matters and legislative processes related to civil society.

 

Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 3 years in projects related to civil society development, drafting or monitoring strategies/roadmaps, including policy dialogue with CSO’s for reform processes;
  • Experience in drafting at least 2 policy and/or legal framework papers related to civil society, including on public policy coordination mechanisms between state and civil society;
  • Experience in at least 1 project related to legal framework, policy analysis, strategic planning or a sectoral policy reform, which has demonstrated a strong engagement of civil society, in pre-accession countries including Western Balkans, will be considered an asset;

 

KE3 (Cat II) – Institutional support & capacity building (70 working days/expert)

The expert will be responsible to undertake all activities focused on developing capacities of key institutions responsible for implementation of the roadmap. S/he shall have excellent organisational skills, proven communication and presentation skills and ability to work in an environment requiring liaison and collaboration with multiple actors including government representatives, international organizations, and other stakeholders.

 

Qualifications and skills

  • Masters’ degree in social, economic or political sciences, public administration, international development or equivalent or, equivalent relevant professional experience of at least 4 years above the 6 mentioned below.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken

 

General professional experience

  • Minimum 6, but preferably 10 years of professional experience related to civil society and

institutional building.

 

Specific professional experience

  • Experience of at least 50 days in at least 1 project focused on capacity building related to enabling environment for civil society development, in EU Member States and/or in pre-accession countries, including Western Balkans.
  • Experience of at least 50 days in at least 1 project related to designing, implementing or monitoring institutional reforms or strategic policies involving civil society development.
  • Previous experience in supporting government capacities to develop cooperation with civil society would be an advantage

 

Should you be interested in any of the above positions, please email your EuropeAid CV to giulio.morucci[at]socaba.org with the title “Albania CSO Road Map – Position # of interest”.

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