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Technical Assistance for Strengthening the Capacity of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies for Public-CSO Cooperation

Key expert 2: CSO Capacity Building Expert

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Project description

The objective of the project is to strengthen cooperation between public sector and CSOs.
The Contractor will support Ministry of Family and Social Policies in terms of:
i) increasing the capacity of the Ministry and CSOs in terms of mutual policy making, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
ii) capacity building and acquiring experience on the implementation of code of conduct in the framework of negotiation preparations for Social Policy and Employment Chapter and conducting negotiations;
iii) strengthening cooperation among CSOs and between CSOs and relevant public institutions in the field of social policy;
iv) capacity building for CSOs regarding legal assistance and counselling.

The Contractor will provide services such as carrying out in-depth stakeholder mapping studies, organising capacity building activities such as training, study visits, informative meetings, preparation of guidelines, e-learning modules, a paper on best practices in the field of CSO counselling, Governance Model and plan or future actions, project and cooperation camps for CSOs.

Job description

The Capacity Building Expert will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the capacity building activities as well as content relevant support in the framework of activities.

Location: the operation base will be in Ankara with activities to take place in 10 pilot provinces (tentatively lstanbul, Ankara, lzmir, Adana, Trabzon, Diyarbakir, Van, Bursa, Malatya, Edirne).
If the expert needs to work home-based or at weekends, prior approval of the Contracting Authority should be taken. Each key expert subject to current contract should spend minimum 85% of their time in the beneficiary country during the contract implementation.

Start date: 5 March 2018

Job duration

24 months (410 working days)

Job profile

Qualifications and skills
- At least Bachelor degree. In the absence of degree equivalent professional experience of 9 years on civil society;
- Good command of written and spoken English;
- Good knowledge of written and spoken Turkish would be an asset.
General professional experience
- Minimum 5 years of professional experience on civil society.
Specific professional experience
- At least 3 experiences in capacity building measures in the framework of CSO-government cooperation;
- Experience in designing and/or coordinating trainings in the field of social policy;
- Experience in the field of CSO-public cooperation in Turkey will be an asset;
- Experience in the field of social inclusion will be an asset.