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Within the framework of the 2020 Media Section’s UB Project and as a part of the Media + Public Relations Policy Initiative, the OSCE Mission in Kosovo intends to enhance public relations and media communication skills of senior executive representatives of Kosovo Serb predominately inhabited municipalities and their support staff. To achieve desired results, the Media Section designed activities aimed at providing the selected beneficiaries with an opportunity to obtain the skills relevant for their professional performance that encompasses frequent communication with media outlets and the public. The activities also strive to address specific needs of the municipal authorities who are the main service providers and first respondent in communication with the public at the local level.
Within the scope of the project, the OSCE Mission will facilitate two separate in-person training sessions for relevant municipal representatives in the course of two days. If the public health situation deteriorates and does not allow the in-person implementation of the activity, the training sessions will be conducted online in duration of two half days each. In addition, the beneficiaries will be also offered a possibility to seek online/remote mentoring services related to the field of public communication and media relations from a local consultant/trainer who will be hired to design and deliver the training sessions. In total, more than 25 municipal representatives from Mitrovicë/Mitrovica and Gjilan/Gnjilane regions expressed their interest to attend the training and enhance their public communication skills. A tentative list of beneficiaries includes one mayor, three deputy mayors, several directors of departments, municipal information officers and mayors’ chiefs of staff from the targeted municipalities.
To conduct the activities, the OSCE Mission searches for a local/consultant with sufficient relevant experience and expertise to strengthen the targeted beneficiaries’ knowledge related to delivering public speeches/interviews and conveying clear and concise messages through written statements and social media. Throughout the training and the mentoring process, the consultant should provide the municipal representatives with practical skill that would improve the overall transparency, accountability and performance of the targeted municipalities.
The OSCE Mission seeks to engage an experienced Serbian-speaking local consultant/trainer to design, prepare and deliver two separate training sessions on media communication and public relations for the identified municipal representatives in line with their specific needs. The consultant/trainer will also provide remote/online mentoring services related to media communication and public relations upon a request of the beneficiaries Therefore, the overall objective of the consultancy is to build the existing capacities at various levels of the municipal structures to communicate with the public effectively by using conventional and modern media tools and communication techniques. In general, the consultant should strive to prepare the participants for a successful public appearance at municipal level by identifying their main audiences and tackling identified gaps in communication with the public through mock interviews and group discussions.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Within the period of engagement, the consultant will be tasked to carry out the following assignments:
The contracted local consultant/trainer, in a close communication and coordination with the Mission Activity Manager, is expected to deliver the following results:
The following key performance indicators will allow monitoring of the implementation process, as well as achieved results of the selected consultant/trainer:
Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.
How To Apply
In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under https://jobs.osce.org/. Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCEapplications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: email@example.com. In line with your qualifications please indicate preference to one or more field of expertise listed above (while using the online application the field of expertise preference can be indicated in the cover letter part). Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and socialbackgrounds to apply.