The approved Law 139/2015 on “Local Self-Governance” specifies the Local Government (Municipality) security functions (Article 29). In this framework, the Security Cooperation Department of OSCE Albania, through the “Building Partnerships between Citizens and Institutions in the Security Sector- Phase III”, aims to respond to the latest developments by assisting the Albanian Government in building sustainable capacities. Municipal Safety Councils (MSCs) are seen as an initial effort to bring together key actors for public safety in local level, in order to join policies, planning and resources to effectively address the safety issues in community. The OSCE Presence in Albania will continue its commitment started during the years 2016-2017 to enhance community policing for the development of the central level institutions, municipal and local communities for addressing effective community safety issues. The OSCE Presence in Albania facilitated the establishment of three Local Safety Councils in Elbasan, Librazhd, Cërrik and by the request of the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Albania will support the establishment of Local Safety Councils in Vlora, Durrës, Kukës, Shkodër, Fier. The primary goal of the Local Safety Council is to mobilize all local stakeholders to jointly address issues linked to criminality, domestic violence and violent extremism and it will also serve to identify local community challenges linked to personal security.
Consequently, conducting a comprehensive study and drafting a Security Report separately for each district, Vlora, Durrës, Kukës, Shkodër, Fier regions, is a necessary step not only for the smooth development of the Local Safety Councils in these cities, but also but also for the properly guiding the work of Municipality Authorities and the other local actors. The Comprehensive Reports will be a product of properly designed research by combining local institutions information on security and safety of citizens on one hand, and perceptions of citizens regarding their security and safety on the other hand. Citizen’s perceptions will be gathered through a properly designed Survey which will cover basic pillars of security and security providing such as:
a)Criminality; b)Police work; c)Neighbourhood safety; d)Municipal, health educational social services; e)Risk factors.
The methodology of the report will consist on a comparative approach. Statistical data and conclusions drawn from the survey will be compared to data and information from the local institutions regarding security and safety. The surveys will be conducted based on questionnaire prepared and used for the similar survey in Elbasan district in 2017. (the questionnaire will be provided by the Presence). The Survey targets should be: local institutions personnel, university students, minorities (i.e. Roma minorities, LGBT groups), religious communities, random citizens-men and women.
The focus will be on the extent of the knowledge that citizens have about their institutions, services offered by them and the way to reach them; what rights and responsibilities do they have regarding the security and safety of their communities.
The Presence is recruiting one national consultant to:
• Develop methodology for conducting the surveys in five identified cities
• Defining the sampling frame for identified cities
• Instruct interviewers on how to conduct interviews and fill out the questionnaire
• for each of the 5 identified cities separately:
• Carrying out data entering for each identified city
• Data processing: Software to be used for data processing is SPSS (specialized data processing and statistical software), MS Excel. Data analysis and final report preparation: Data analysis should be done through parametric, non-parametric, descriptive, inferential statistical analysis methodology. In case of necessity more advance statistical analysis techniques might be applied.
• After the data analysis, the report should be prepared and submitted to the OSCE Presence in Albania, including supporting and explanatory charts, tables, graphs, etc.
• Gender disaggregated data will be required.
• Degree and/ or appropriate professional qualifications in Social Sciences, preferably Psychology;
• Extensive experience in building and conducting surveys and survey analysis on Behavioural Topics.
• Extensive experience in designing survey variables;
• Familiarity with qualitative, comparative methodology;
• Fluency in English is required.
• From 10 - 20 July 2018: Develop methodology for conducting the surveys in five identified cities. Defining the sampling frame for identified cities. Instruct interviewers on how to conduct interviews and fill out the questionnaire.
• From 1 September – 1 October: Carrying out data entering
• From 1 October till 15 October: Data processing
• From 15 October- 31 October: Data analysis and final report preparation. Comprehensive Security reports and the database serving as basis in electronic form.
The expert will submit the reports based on the results achieved stating all actions taken during the assignment. After each deliverables the interim reports about the achieved results should be submitted to the project manager which will serve as justification for the payment.
Timeframe: 10 July – 30 October 2018
The expert will be paid a total of 5000 Euros divided into four instalments:
• 500 Euros for deliverable 1
• 1000 for deliverable 2
• 1000 for deliverable 3
• 2500 for deliverable 4
All applications are due by 01 July 2018. If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's on line application link found under link https://jobs.osce.org/ or send a detailed and updated CV at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer a contract with modified Terms of Reference 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.