Become a Facilitator in the ROMACT Programme

Deadline: 28 August 2015
Open to: applicants from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania with experience of cooperation with Roma organisations and understanding of the Roma social, cultural and traditional environment
Remuneration: the Council of Europe will pay an agreed fee

Description

The Council of Europe is recruiting Facilitators to work with public administration services in the municipalities included in the ROMACT Programme – political will and understanding of Roma inclusion at local and regional level. ROMACT promotes the cooperation between the Roma communities and the public authorities, through mutual working strategies, shared ownership and commitment to an open dialogue. It provides support to local administration to implement inclusive good governance practices and sustainable plans of development. It facilitates the access to relevant resources, including better use of EU funds. ROMACT is implemented presently in 6 countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovak Republic and Czech Republic.

ROMACT is looking for proactive and competent facilitators with a solid practical understanding and experience of working with local authorities and Roma communities, in the following localities/municipalities:

  • Bulgaria – Tvarditsa, Sredets, Isperich, Vetovo, Montana, Peshtera, Nickola Kozlevo, Novi Pazar and Aytos;
  • Czech Republic – Decin, Rokycany, Litvinov, Vitkov and Budisov nad Budisovkou;
  • Romania
    • Punctually (localities): Adjud, Slobozia Bradului, Liesti, Ghidigeni, Ivesti, Barcea, Sutesti, Viziru, Ramnicu Sarat, Vernesti, Calvini, Ramnicelu, Medgidia;
    • Generally (counties): Cluj, Mures, Bistrita Nasaud, Salaj, Bihor, Maramures, Timis.

The facilitator will perform his/her tasks in accordance with priorities set up in the ROMACT Programme and with a concern for quality, efficiency and accuracy.

  • Work closely with the representatives of the municipalities in the Programme;
  • Identify jointly the most suitable methods and venues for the implementation of the Programme;
  • Mobilize the community, through the establishment of Community Action Group (CAG) and support its joint work with the Local Authorities (LA) representatives;
  • Promote the activities of the ROMACT Programme at local level;
  • Assist the CAGs and the LAs, in elaborating relevant activities and development plans, based on needs and specificities of the targeted communities;
  • Conduct capacity assessment and baseline surveys.

Eligibility

This call is open for expressions of interest for applicants from the following Member States: Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania. All applicants should meet following requirements:

  • Good knowledge of the institutional framework in national and local administration and of the relevant administrative and legal issues concerning the Roma communities;
  • Experience in working with the public administration;
  • Coaching skills with a particular focus on public administration at local level (urban and rural administrative entities);
  • Experience of cooperation with Roma organisations and understanding of the Roma social, cultural and traditional environment;
  • Ability to draft analytical reports related to the working agenda he/she is appointed for; in-depth knowledge of issues related to the field of training (democratic participation, good governance, local policies, sectorial policies (school, health, youth or employment), including legislation in the target country;
  • Previous experience of training on Roma issues, preferably in the areas of inclusive good governance, community mobilisation and development, local policies, democratic participation, education, health or employment, intercultural and human rights issues;
  • Knowledge of training and working methods, particularly in the field of non-formal education;
  • Very good knowledge (oral and written) of English;
  • Very good knowledge of the respective country language.

Remuneration

In return for the fulfillment of the tasks and obligations established in the consultant contract, the Council of Europe will pay an agreed fee. This fee will be determined by the Council of Europe depending on the concrete action plan established with the ROMACT National Support Teams, on inter alia the number of selected municipalities in the country and the existing support structures for the successful implementation of the Programme.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 28 August 2015. Applicants interested in this call should send the following documents:

  • An updated CV (2 pages maximum);
  • A short motivation letter outlining how you consider fulfilling the required qualifications and experience to perform the tasks highlighted in this call.

Please send your application in full to [email protected], specifying in the Subject Field “SURNAME/FAMILY NAME, Country, Facilitator”. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection no later than 4 September 2015.

For more information please visit the official website and read the official call.

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