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Macedonian Centre for International Cooperation (MCIC) are a civic society organization that operates in the domain of sustainable development, awareness raising and social - humani­ta­rian (basic) assistance.

The goal of the MCIC is the promotion, support and development of local, national and international initiatives for encouraging sustainable development of human resources in Macedonia and abroad.

MCIC participates in a tender of the European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) for preparation of proposal for Youth Campaign on Tolerance. The application will be reviewed and eventually approved by EAR.

For that purpose, MCIC is announcing


for expressing interest for two possible positions for a period of 1,5 years and several short-term positions (20-80 days)

(their realization depends on the approval of MCIC application by EAR)


  1. International Team Leader
  2. Local Long-term expert
  3. Expert/s on designing campaign messages (international and local)
  4. Creative designer/s for translating the messages
  5. into TV spots etc. (international and local)
  6. Expert/s on Youth Strategy implementation  (international and local)
  7. Youth Policy advisor (international and local)
  8. Expert/s on capacity building training (international and local)
  9. Trainer of journalists (international)
  10. Media campaign evaluation expert/s (local)
  11. Public relation expert (local)
  12. Youth expert (local)
  13. Expert on assessing Youth NGOs (local) 


The International Team Leader is required to provide an experienced team of long and short-term local and international experts. International experts must have a minimum of 10 years experience and local experts must have a minimum of 3 years experience, if not otherwise specified in these

In order to support local capacity building, the use of local expertise is highly recommended. The International Team Leader should therefore endeavour to include, as far as possible, inputs provided by local experts (being trained, assisted or coached in their assignments, as necessary, by international experts). All international experts are expected to work closely with their local counterparts sharing their knowledge of best practices abroad in relevant fields in order to achieve a transfer of know-how, thus contributing to the sustainability of the programme.


Category of Experts Total man days

Key Experts-International and local:

Key Experts-International:

International Team Leader 330 days

Key Experts-Local

Local Long-term expert 330

Sub-total international key expert 330
Sub-total local key expert 330

Non-Key experts:

International short-term Experts:

Expert/s on designing campaign messages 20
Creative designer/s for translating the messages into TV spots etc. 20
Expert/s on Youth Strategy implementation 40
Youth Policy advisor 20
Expert/s on capacity building training 20
Trainer of journalists 20

Local short-term experts

Expert/s on designing campaign messages 30
Creative designer/s for translating the messages into TV spots etc. 30
Media campaign evaluation expert/s 20
Youth Policy advisor 20
Expert/s on capacity building/training 20
Public relation expert 20
Youth expert/s 80
Expert on assessing Youth NGOs 20
Experts/s on Youth Strategy Implementation 20

Sub – total International short-term experts 140

Sub - total Local short-term experts 260

Total all experts 1060

Key experts

All experts who have a crucial role in implementing the contract are referred to as key experts. The profiles of the key experts for this contract are as follows:

Key expert 1: International Team Leader (330 working days)

The Consultants' Team Leader will have the overall responsibility for the smooth running and timely implementation of the project and efficient use of project funds. The Team Leader will be responsible for the overall management of the project and will be the primary point of contact for communications and delivery of reports to the Contracting Authority and local partners, in particular the Agency for Youth and Sports.

The Team Leader must be an experienced senior manager who has worked on similar long term assignments, preferably in Central or Eastern Europe.

During the project, the Consultant’s Team Leader should be resident in the country and provide inputs to the project over a period of 18 months without interruption (except for normal periods of leave etc). S/he will also oversee, monitor, evaluate and regulate the work of the Project Office staff.

  • Ensuring good communication between the Project Partner and the Consultant
  • Supervising all technical aspects of the project, including the development of studies, development of training, organization of support to local level activities
  • Organising and overseeing contracting of any external support including short-term experts
  • Management of staff
  • Organizing and overseeing administrative and logistical support including control of project expenses, preparation of invoices and documentation, timely delivery of reports, etc.

Qualifications and skills

  • A University degree in a relevant area (e.g. communication, psychology, social work or similar)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in politically sensitive settings
  • ability to ensure good client communication and co-ordination with the Beneficiaries, the Contracting Authority and its partners and other local partners and stakeholders;
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing

General professional experience

The Team Leader should have at least 5 years of international professional project experience and 10 years professional experience and will be required to demonstrate a wide range of experience in:

  • Experience with youth projects
  • Experience with civil society projects
  • Experience with development of media projects and/or journalists training.
  • team management (including some experience of managing mixed groups of international and national technical specialists)
  • supervising and coordinating all aspects of the technical work of an international aid project
  • organising and overseeing administrative and logistic support, including control of the project expenses, the preparation of invoices with supporting documentation, and the timely delivery of reports
  • proven capability of leading a large administrative and technical staff composed of international and local specialists together with a proven track record as an expert project manager in a similar project(s)

Specific professional experience:

The Team leader should have experience:

  • in working in EU funded projects and knowledge of EU rules and procedures;
  • Experience from post-emergency countries, especially countries experiencing ethnically based conflicts
  • as senior manager in similar long term assignments in transition economies in, preferably,Central or Eastern Europe.

Key expert 2: Local Long Term Expert (330 working days)

The local long-term Project Manager may not be a civil servant or other member of staff of the public administration of the beneficiary country.

The local long term expert will be expected to:

  • be responsible for the day-to-day running of the Project Office
  • act as liaison with local partners, including the Agency for Youth and Sports’ appointed

Project Liaison Officer

  • ensure that all national legislation and documentation relevant to the project is made available to the Project Team and other experts as required
  • assist in preparation of papers and reports to the Steering Committee, Working Group and focus group as appropriate
  • oversee the development of the concepts for TV spots, billboards and journalist training
  • oversee the organisation of the National Youth Parliament and provide support for its implementation

Qualifications and skills

  • A University degree in a relevant area (e.g. communication, psychology, social work or similar)
  • Excellent communication skills in Macedonian and/or Albanian, and English

General professional experience

  • Several years relevant work experience in the field of youth and/or communication, media and/or civil society
  • a clear understanding of the working methods and responsibilities of the various organisations and institutions involved in this field in the country

Specific professional experience

  • at least 3 years of project management experience, preferably in EU Assistance programmes.
  • experience of team working including supervision of a small team

Other experts

CVs for experts other than the key experts are not examined prior to the signature of the contract.

They should not be included in tenders.

The Consultant shall select and hire other experts as required according to the profiles identified in the Organisation & Methodology and these Terms of Reference. These profiles must indicate whether they are to be regarded, as long-term/short-term, international/local and senior/junior so that it is clear which fee rate in the budget breakdown will apply to each profile. For the purposes of this contract, international experts are considered to be those whose permanent residence is outside the beneficiary country while local experts are considered to be those whose permanent residence is in the beneficiary country.

The Consultant should pay attention to the need to ensure the active participation of local professional skills where available, and a suitable mix of international and local staff in the project teams. All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities accorded to them.

The selection procedures used by the Consultant to select these other experts shall be transparent, and shall be based on pre-defined criteria, including professional qualifications, language skills and work experience. The findings of the selection panel shall be recorded. The Project Partner should be consulted on the choice of international and local experts. The selection of experts shall be subject to approval by the Contracting Authority.

Note that civil servants and other staff of the public administration of the beneficiary country cannot be recruited as experts.

Types of expertise that will be needed during the project include:

  • Expert/s on designing campaign messages [international (20 days) and local (30 days)]
  • Creative designer/s for translating the messages into TV spots, billboards, fliers etc [international (20 days) and local (30 days)]
  • Media campaign evaluation experts [local (20 days)]
  • Expert/s on Youth Strategy implementation [international (40 days) and local (20 days)]
  • Youth Policy advisor for component 2 [international (20 days) and local (20 days)]
  • Expert/s on capacity building training for the implementing body (component 2)
    [international (20 days) and local (20 days)]
  • Public relation expert for the info packs, dissemination activities [local (20 days)]
  • Youth experts for local discussion rounds [local ( 80 days)]
  • Expert on assessing Youth NGOs [local (20 days)]
  • Trainer of journalists [international (20 days)]

All such experts should satisfy the following minimum criteria in terms of qualifications, skills and professional experience:

  • a higher degree in a relevant subject
  • a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience for local staff and 10 years’ for international staff·  some experience of working on international projects

Interested parties should submit a CV (resume) in the following application format:

Parties interested in the first and the second position should express readiness to start working from October 2004.

This competition is open till July 20, 2004.

Applications (for the positions 1 and 2, including the accompanying documentation) should be sent via mail to:

Macedonian Center for International Cooperation
ul. Nikola Parapunov bb,
P.O. box 55
1060 Skopje

in MCIC's headquarters on the same address
or via e-mail to


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