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“Support Good Governance in Local Communities as Part of the Decentralization reform” Project
Within the framework of the Project “Support Good Governance in Local Communities as Part of the Decentralization Reform” implemented by the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (the PCU) in partnership with the Ministry for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine (Minregion), the PCU plans to conduct trainings for local self-government officials, including starostas. The PCU is hiring Consultants with strong knowledge of thematic legislation and relevant practices in local self-government / administrative-territorial reforms and decentralization issues with the focus on one or more topics listed below:
- Provision of administrative and notarial services by starostas, civil status registration, document management;
- Local self-government representatives’ powers, competencies and day-to-day operations for maintaining registers of territorial community;
- Starostas’ duties, responsibilities and role in the reformed system of local self-government according to the relevant legislation;
- Civil engagement, community self-organization and social cohesion tools; communication strategies;
- Gender mainstreaming in the work of starostas and other local self-government representatives.
The selected Consultants with different area of expertise will work in a team under the supervision of the PCU staff and the Senior Trainer / Consultant. The Consultants will develop training materials and conduct the trainings for starostas and other self-government representatives in online format. The trainings are aimed at assisting the starostas and other local self-government representatives in performing their daily duties and responsibilities. The trainings will also serve as a networking opportunity for establishing contacts among the target audience.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature. The consultants will be required to work from home.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The selected Consultants are expected to work in a team and in close co-operation with the project staff of the OSCE PCU. Tasks for every Consultant will be defined on an individual basis. The Consultants should be qualified to accomplish the below mentioned tasks:
• Contribute to planning and implementation of training program for starostas and local self-government representatives;
• Produce training materials for online delivery, including: power-point presentations, practical exercises for participants, samples of documents, flow-charts. The expert shall liaise with other experts engaged in development of the training materials as instructed by the PCU;
• Conduct online trainings. Technical support to the trainings will be provided by the PCU. The PCU will also invite, select and register participants. The quantity of the trainings and the number of participants per training will depend on the number of signed-up participants.
• Integrate gender sensitive aspects in the platform materials:
Ensure that all visual materials and texts are gender-sensitive;
Ensure that all assignments equally represent views, interests, needs and circumstances of both men and women;
Expose gender bias in media coverage and demonstrating ethical approaches;
Stress the need to provide sex-disaggregated data in all platform materials.
• University degree;
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in the field relevant to local self-government and decentralization;
• Excellent knowledge of issues related to the ongoing decentralization reform, and/or starostas’ administrative/notarial services and/or maintenance of community registers;
• Excellent knowledge of legal and practical issues related to starostas’ duties, responsibilities and role in local self-government system or related to duties of authorities responsible for maintenance of community registers;
• Experience in development and delivery of trainings;
• Experience in working with international organizations and governmental agencies would be an asset;
• Creativity in the presentation of information through use of graphical, pictorial or other appropriate communication means will be an asset;
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a team member, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
• Self-discipline and ability to work against deadlines;
• Computer literate.
According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRC00663. The deadline for applications is 12 May 2021. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy or you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at https://jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.