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“Training on Project Cycle Management for the Development of Regional Initiatives on Reintegration”

Within the Municipal Action for Reintegration and Diaspora (MARDI) Project

P220003

General information


About Caritas Switzerland in Kosovo


Caritas Switzerland (CACH) is an independent Swiss NGO, engaged in Switzerland and in more than 20 countries worldwide, including Kosovo. Our mission is to prevent, combat and eradicate poverty in a sustainable manner. To achieve this goal, Caritas employs a policy of equity: we support inclusive communities with opportunities for everyone regardless of their ethnic background, group affiliation or gender. CACH has been working in Kosovo since 1999, focusing on social inclusion, rural development and rehabilitation. Based on the Strategy 2021-2025, our central themes are Income, Climate Change and Migration. For more than twenty years, CACH has worked closely with municipalities to increase incomes in agriculture and preschool education, and for three years for the sustainable (re)integration of returnees.

The bilateral Country Programme defines country-specific outcomes: In the area of migration, CACH in Kosovo has been focusing on the reintegration of Repatriated Persons (RPs) in the last three years. The approach of CACH, combining labor market measures with psycho-social services is unique in this field and fits well for particularly vulnerable RPs, which face diverse, interlinked challenges and need specific support. During its first project on this topic, CACH has developed detailed concepts and manuals for project implementation, which are ready to be scaled up and out. With the additional focus on income generation, CACH has also good experience in supporting skills enhancement and economic empowerment through counselling, business support and on-job training and job placement.

The MARDI Project


In January 2022, CACH in Kosovo started implementing the Project “Municipal Action for Reintegration and Diaspora” – MARDI, seeking to address the challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic for RPs. The MARDI project aims to enhance coordination amongst multiple stakeholders to address the underlying and longer-term needs of people returning and integrating. At the same time and under the lens of diaspora cooperation, the project aims to make use of the untapped potential of the diaspora to see back-migration as something positive, that can be combined with investment and economic development in increasingly attractive communities in Kosovo. In particular, the MARDI project will reach to a total of more than 400 returnees and provide them with psycho-social and economic support based in a holistic approach that is increasingly practiced in municipalities and is being implemented consistently. Additionally, to ensure sustainability, capacity building will be provided to psychologists and social workers living and working for the municipalities; as well as, to all front-line responders/staff of Kosovar municipalities, including MOCRs, CSWs, education departments, MIA regional coordinators and Employment Offices (EOs) etc.

The project consists of three main components:

  1. Capacity Development: MARDI aims to strengthen the capacities of governmental and non-governmental actors, and coordination to better address challenges in the field of migration and (re) integration management.
  2. Psychosocial, Legal and Economic (Re) Integration Support: MARDI aims at development of local capacities to provide tailor made individual support, to facilitate the sustainable (re) integration of migrants and to improve the overall welfare of repatriated persons and their families through psycho – social counselling, legal advice and implementing economic (re) integration measures (on-the-job training, job placement);
  3. Diaspora Engagement: the project aims the utilization of diasporas know – how and financial capital for economic development of Kosovar Municipalities.

Purpose and Objectives of this Assignment


The main Objectives/Purpose of this assignment is related to Component 1. of the project: Municipal and non-governmental actors improve their capacities and coordination to better address challenges in the field of migration and (re)integration management. A selected team of consultants shall work with the Regional Steering Working Groups (RSWGs) in order to develop Regional Initiatives on (Re)integration through the: 1. Delivery of Project Cycle Management Training and 2. Organization of RSWG Sessions.

In particular, the assignment will focus on following specific objectives:

  1. Delivery of Project Cycle Management Training:
  • Deliver an extensive training on Project Cycle Management to the members of the 6 Regional Steering Working Groups in (Re)integration;
  • Support the RSWG to develop and finalize project proposals that will turn into regional initiatives on (re)integration;

The topics to be covered during the 1st training session are: Needs assessment, Key problems identification and prioritization, Capacity assessment, Stakeholders analysis and engagement, linking needs assessment to project identification, Project design, Logical framework preparation, Risk management and project assumptions, Indicators, Means of verification, Initiating proposal preparation.

The topics to be covered during the 2nd training session are: Project inputs, Project work plan and Monitoring and Evaluation.

The topics to be covered during the 3rd training session are: Budgeting and financial management and Reporting.

  1. Organization of RSWG Sessions:
  • Organize 2 Sessions for each of 6 Regional Steering Working Group in order to review the Project Proposals Developed through the PCM Training;
  • Provide recommendations to each RSWG proposal and support them to turn the projects into local level sustainable initiatives;
  • Joint with the RSWG establish a mechanism for the selection and awarding of the best regional initiative;

All reports need to be written in English. The Project Proposals will be written in Albanian language.

Workplan


42 working days are currently estimated for this assignment. The assignment is foreseen to start by 23 June 2022 earliest and to be completed by 15 December 2022. No possibility of extension.

*Note: the training will be delivered in three sessions. The training 1st session will last 2 days, the 2nd sessions will last 2 days and the last session will last only 1 day.

The written feedback from CaCH, partners and the donors are planned to be given within a maximum of three weeks after submission of the reports.

Management Arrangements


The team should consist of at least two consultants with experience in Project Cycle Management and working with the local institutions. In particular, the consultants must have experience in delivering trainings and Project Development. At least on one of the consultants must have international experience in research, training development and delivery on reintegration and integration mechanism and best practices. The consultants will work in close cooperation with the MARDI Project Manager and the Integration Coordinator. The MARDI project team will provide administrative support if needed.

Additionally, the consultants are expected to have the following skills:

  • At least 7 years overall professional experience and master’s degree in relevant field as in Management, Economics, Social Sciences, Migration and any other related university degree;
  • Experience in conducting qualitative research studies using in-depth interviews and focus group discussions and analyzing qualitative data;
  • Experience in developing and delivering training/education on Project Development and Project Cycle Management;
  • Experience in migration management and specifically with repatriated persons, internally displaced persons, asylum seekers and refugees are desirable;
  • Fluency in Albanian, Serbian and English languages;
  • Excellent research, presentation and training skills;

Specifications for the Submission of Offers Application process


Interested candidates/companies are requested to submit an electronic copy of their expression of interest/proposal by 9th of June 2022 with the subject REF: “Training on project Cycle Management for the Development of Regional Initiatives” to lsekiraqa@caritas.ch with CC to kosovo@caritas.ch.

Applicants must submit:

  • Professional profile of the team/company

(CVs of all individuals included in the consultancy team);

  • The consultants’ suitability for the assignment and match with previous work experience, qualifications etc.;
  • Composition and division of work between team members;
  • Methodology;
  • Draft work plan including suggested timetable;
  • Financial offer including budget broken down and individual daily fees; All budget items need to be presented without VAT.

The offer will be evaluated by using the best value for money approach (combined scoring method). Technical proposal will be evaluated with 80% weight, whereas the financial one will be evaluated with 20%.

*Note: Transportation cost need to be included in the offer. The offer should also include training/sessions expenses (organization, venue, other related costs).

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