Services within the programme “Macedonia without Discrimination”
Programme – Macedonia without Discrimination
The Programme’s overall goal is to contribute to the development of the just society, free of discrimination, where all individuals enjoy rights for equal treatment, as well as benefits of diversity.
Within the Programme, a project for Capacity building for civil society organisations is implemented by the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) with the financial support of the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje, during May – October 2008.
The key objectives of the project are as follows:
· To strengthen the civil society organizations’ capacities of promotion of equal opportunities and non-discrimination in Macedonia, through advocacy, lobbying and networking.
· To strengthen the civil society organizations’ capacities in the field of the European legal framework pertaining to discrimination and equal opportunities in accordance with the European and OSCE standards.
For the needs of the project several experts shall be hired:
Group 1) experts tasked with conducting training sessions on basic human rights, and on concepts of equal opportunities and anti-discrimination, and
Group 2) experts tasked with developing a non-discrimination terminology glossary.
II. Tasks and responsibilities of the experts:
u To prepare and deliver relevant lectures and presentations in the field of anti-discrimination;
u To prepare training materials (e.g. case studies, simulation exercises) in line with the inter-active training methodology, and submit them to the Project Officer seven days prior the training session;
u To coordinate with other experts to reach maximum integrity and to avoid overlapping of lectures, themes, etc.;
u To prepare training report and provide Project Officer with it and all related working materials upon completion of training session;
u To develop for the wider public a terminology glossary, including the legal definitions, supplemented by practical examples in the field of anti-discrimination in Macedonian and Albanian languages as outlined in the project proposal;
u To coordinate with other expert/s and the Ombudsman to reach maximum integrity;
u To test the draft glossary via the engagement of focus groups composed of lay targets, NGO Coalition members
1. University education in law or political sciences, and six or more years relevant work experience in Human Rights/ Non-Discrimination;
2. Thorough knowledge of the current political, legislative as well as lobbying developments regarding anti-discrimination in the country;
3. Experience in delivering lectures, presentations and inter-active workshops both before professional and lay target audiences;
4. Experience in conducting researches and comparative legal analyses
5. Experience in publishing legal essays and books;
6. Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural, ethnic and religious background, different gender, and diverse political views;
7. Fluent spoken and written English and Macedonian. Knowledge of Albanian is an asset.
IV. Selection of the experts:
On the basis of the received CVs, the most suitable candidates will be identified and contracted. The applied selection procedure shall be closed on the 22 of May 2008. Interested candidates should submit their CV Macedonian Center for International Cooperation, st. Nikola Parapunov, bb, 1060 Skopje, P.O. Box 55 or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications received after the closing deadline will not be considered.
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