Facilitator for Community Consultative Sessions in Maradah, Libya (m/f/d) – Libya

Type of the contract: Short-term consultancy   

Starting date:26 July 2021 

Duration: up to 10 (ten) days The total assignment duration is spread over the period from 26 July to 30 August 

Location:Maradah 

Closing of applications: 21 July 2021 

Background:  

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organization registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. In Libya, Democracy Reporting International (DRI) has been supporting the constitution-drafting process, community engagement in governance, civil society strengthening, the democratic transition, and women’s participation in public life.  

Under the ISAL project (Improved Service Delivery and Accountability at Local Level) which is implemented by a consortium of CILG, VNG International and DRI and funded by the European Union, DRI aims to contribute to the consolidation of the democratic transition and stabilisation process in Libya by ensuring Libyan citizens and their representative networks and organizations are more involved in local public life, municipal action, and local policymaking.  

ISAL focuses on bilateral work with municipal officials and community and civil society representatives to build trust and provide targeted capacity building on participative approaches in local governance. We engage in activities that aim to achieve a wider shift in mentality, toward municipalities, civil society and other community actors acknowledging the benefits of participative local governance and fostering sustainable cooperation. As part of ISAL, the consortium will be designing and constructing an urban park in the Eastern municipality of Maradah. Throughout the process, the consortium will work closely with the municipal council and the local CSOs, representative groups and networks to ensure a truly participatory and inclusive co-ownership process, enhancing transparency and reinforcing the trust between the council and the citizens.   

In line with the objectives of the above-mentioned project, DRI Libya is recruiting two experienced facilitators to coach and support the municipal council in Maradah in executing 3 (three) community consultative sessions. The Facilitator will also mentor and support local CSOs and citizen representative groups to facilitate a conversation with the officials at the council regarding the needs of their communities related to the urban park.   The Facilitators will work with a Senior Expert who will develop the methodology for the consultative sessions. The facilitator is expected to report back the outputs of the consultative sessions to the Senior Expert. 

The desired result of this activity is increased community engagement within the municipality and increased trust-building between the municipal council and the residents. It aims to ensure co-ownership of the process of constructing the urban park and to ensure cooperation between the council and residents/CSOs in the maintenance and sustainability of both projects 

Your tasks: 

  • Coach the targeted municipal councillors and staff on mobilising CSOs and community groups and their involvement in municipal planning  
  • Build bridges with CSOs and citizen representative groups and networks to facilitate their active engagement with the municipal council  
  • Support the municipal council in holding three consultative sessions with the targeted CSOs and citizen representative groups  
  • Conduct a pre-coaching assessment and a post-coaching assessment 
  • Write up a report which summarises the output of the three consultative meetings and forward it to the Senior Expert, which also entails concrete recommendations and next steps for the municipalities following the interaction with them 

 

Deliverables: 

  • Attend training on the methodology set up by the Senior Expert  
  • Provide short coaching sessions to the members of the council in Maradah, as provided in the methodology of the Senior Expert 
  • Provide short mentoring sessions to targeted local CSOs and representative groups, as provided in the methodology of the Senior Expert 
  • Support the council in facilitating the 3 (three) community consultative meetings  
  • Conduct a pre- and post-training assessment, analyse the results and share reflections in the final activity report 
  • Submit a final activity report including the output of the consultations, material and content used, reflections on the work conducted and observations throughout, results from the pre- and post-assessment and recommendations for the municipal councils on the next steps after the training. 

 

Activity  Working days  Due Date 
Attend Training (Online & Offline)  2  Last week  of July 
Municipal Council Coaching Sessions  3  Last week of July  
Support in facilitating the 3 (three) Community Consultative Meetings  3  First and second weeks of August  
Pre and Post Training Assessment   1  First and second weeks of August 
Submit a Final Activity Report  1  Third week of August 

Qualification  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences, Social Sciences or other relevant fields. 
  • At least five years of successive experience in the field of facilitation with at least 3 years of experience in the field of local governance or local community engagement 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Attentiveness to gender and diversity issues, including gender-sensitive communication. 
  • Must be a resident of the mentioned municipality and have excellent relations with the stakeholders in the municipality  
  • Ability to work closely with the municipal council and the stakeholders in the municipality.  
  • Excellent reporting skills.  
  • Excellent command of Arabic.

The expert must be based in Maradah.

The level of effort for this assignment is ten expert days. 

Interested candidates should send their applications, consisting of (1) a cover letter, (2) their CV (3) daily rate to [email protected].

Please include “Facilitator for Community Consultative Sessions” in the subject line and refer to the source where you have found this opportunity. Kindly note whether you are residing in Maradah.

The closing date for applications is 21 July 2021, 12:00 PM Libya time. The assignment may start before the end of the deadline so early proposals are encouraged. 

DRI is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. We strongly encourage qualified females to apply for this position. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy: 

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH 

Elbestraße 28/29 

12045 Berlin,Germany 

Tel +49 30 27877300 

Fax +49 30 27877300-10 

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Provincial NGO Coalition & Facilitation Experts (m/f/d) – Pakistan

Position title:              Provincial NGO Coalition & Facilitation (Pakistan): 2 Positions

Starting date:               July 2021 onwards

Duration:                       Up to 20 working days (each)

Location:                        Peshawar and Lahore; should be available for visits to Islamabad

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

In an upcoming project, DRI Pakistan is planning to engage with parliamentarians and government bodies to discuss the role of NGOs and how they can effectively assist the socio-economic development of Pakistan in our unique national context. The overall objective of the project is to work with the government to create a conducive environment for civil society and media.

DRI seeks the services of a Civil Society Coalition Expert/Consultant to support the DRI team in engaging with as well as in establishing and operationalizing civil society coalitions in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The civil society coalitions, comprised of traditional and non-traditional civil society actors including NGOs, trade unions, journalists associations, youth forums, traders’ organisations, etc. are envisioned to collectively engage with public policy reforms agenda and assert for civic spaces.

Your responsibility: support the DRI team in reaching out to local civil society actors, organising meetings/consultations/workshops and other relevant tasks. Your responsibilities may also include the development of ToRs for a CSO coalition, support the coalition in framing a charter of demands around key public policy issues and facilitate their engagement with relevant government bodies and parliamentary structures to push the required policy reforms.

Qualifications we require: 

  • A university degree in Political Science/Public Policy/Human Rights/ International Law or equivalent;
  • Excellent understanding of Pakistan’s democratic and human rights policies and systems, specifically in purview of the country’s relevant international obligations;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing/managing civil society’s joint campaigns around human rights related policy reforms. Experience of working with parliamentary structures and government bodies will be considered a valuable addition.
  • Excellent communication, research and writing skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan: Civil Society Coalition Expert” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 12 July 2021. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

This position is subject to the expected approval of project funding.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestraße 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 2787730-0 Fax: +49 (0)30 2787730-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Parliamentary Engagement Expert (m/f/d) – Pakistan

Position title:                Parliamentary Engagement Expert (Pakistan)

Starting date:                July 2021

Duration:                        Up to 40 working days (approximate)

Location:                         Desk work with travel to Islamabad and provincial capitals

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

In an upcoming project, DRI Pakistan is planning to engage with parliamentarians and government bodies to discuss the role of NGOs and how they can effectively assist the socio-economic development of Pakistan in our unique national context. The overall objective of the project is to work with the government to create a conducive environment for civil society and media.

DRI is seeking a national expert to engage with and provide technical support to parliamentarians at the national and provincial levels and the country’s political leadership to highlight the issue of shrinking space for civil society and how this may impact the overall socio-economic development of the country. The engagement with these stakeholders will be through briefings, consultations and one-on-one meetings

Your duties and responsibilities:

  1. Identification of key parliamentarians and members of relevant parliamentary committees who have an interest in and will have an influence on addressing the issue of shrinking civil society space in Pakistan.
  2. Design and deliver consultations and briefings for various stakeholders including parliamentarians and politicians in the federal as well as provincial capitals to increase their awareness of the issue.
  3. Hold one-on-one meetings and briefings and provide technical advice to the parliamentary bodies for sustained efforts to move the issue forward.
  4. Show progressive development towards issue identification and then graduating the debate leading to public action (statement, resolution, public resolution or a successful meeting etc.) through individual and public engagement making sure the whole campaign and engagements are well-knit, coherent and goal-oriented.

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree in Development Studies/Human Rights /Law/ Political Science or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging/working with public institutions and senior politicians ideally in a campaign setting. Should bring to the table a vast contact base and engagement history with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how laws and policy works and what can be the role of various institutions, procedures, mechanisms to advance a policy agenda.
  • Excellent understanding of the issues being faced by civil society in the country and the domestic legal framework applicable to registration and regulation of civil society organisations.
  • Excellent communication skills

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan: Parliamentary Engagement Expert” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply! Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 12 July 2021. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

This position is subject to the expected approval of project funding.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestraße 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 2787730-0 Fax: +49 (0)30 2787730-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

NGOs & INGOs Compliance with Government Expert (m/f/d) – Pakistan

Position title:                NGOs & INGOs Compliance with Government (Pakistan)

Starting date:                July 2021

Duration:                        Up to 40 working days (approximate)

Location:                         Islamabad with travel to provincial capitals

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

In an upcoming project, DRI Pakistan is planning to engage with parliamentarians and government bodies to discuss the role of NGOs and how they can effectively assist the socio-economic development of Pakistan in our unique national context. The overall objective of the project is to work with the government to create a conducive environment for civil society and media.

DRI seeks the services of an Expert/Consultant to engage with and provide technical support to the government at the national and provincial levels to highlight the issues faced by civil society and how this may impact the overall socio-economic development of the country. The engagement with these stakeholders will be through briefings, consultations and one-on-one meetings.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  1. Identification of key government officials at the federal and provincial level who have an interest in and will have an influence on addressing the issue of shrinking civil society space in Pakistan.
  2. Design and deliver briefings for various stakeholders including government officials in the federal as well as provincial capitals on interpretation of existing rules and how they are hampering the civic space and the NGOs operations. This will also include one-on-one meetings to provide technical advice to the government for sustained efforts to streamline the operational issues faced by CSOs.
  3. Organize meetings between NGO’s leadership and the key officials to move towards policies that could support the CSOs.
  4. Show progressive development towards issue identification and then graduating the debate leading to public action (statement, resolution, public resolution or a successful meeting etc.) through individual and public engagement making sure the whole campaign and engagements are well-knit, coherent and goal-oriented.

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree in Development Studies/Human Rights /Law/ Political Science or equivalent.
  • Preferably 15 years of experience in engaging/working with public institutions and senior government officials. Should bring to the table a vast contact base and engagement history with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how the rules and policies work and what can be the role of various institutions, procedures, mechanisms to advance the dialogue.
  • Excellent understanding of the issues being faced by civil society in the country and the domestic legal and operational framework applicable to registration and regulation of civil society organisations.
  • Excellent communication skills

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan: NGO and INGO Compliance with Government Expert” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply! Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 17 July 2021. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestraße 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 2787730-0 Fax: +49 (0)30 2787730-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

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CSO Toolkit Development Expert (m/f/d) – Pakistan

Position title:                CSO Toolkit Development Expert (Pakistan)

Starting date:                July 2021

Duration:                        up to 10 working days

Location:                         Home-based/remote; should be available for visits to Islamabad

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

In an upcoming project, DRI Pakistan is planning to engage with parliamentarians and government bodies to discuss the role of NGOs and how they can effectively assist the socio-economic development of Pakistan in our unique national context. The overall objective of the project is to work with the government to create a conducive environment for civil society and media.

DRI seeks the services of a CSO toolkit development expert/consultant to develop a toolkit for local civil society organisations (CSOs) on public policy engagement. The development of the toolkit is broadly aimed to increase CSO representative’s understanding of engaging with parliamentary structures, state authorities and other relevant stakeholders on public policy reforms.

Your responsibility:

Develop a toolkit devising strategies, methods and tools for the local civil society organisations (CSOs) to effectively engage with parliamentary systems, state bodies and other relevant stakeholders on key public policy issues, especially democratisation, human rights and rule of law. The toolkit is envisioned to be aligned with Pakistan’s local context, systems and procedures and in compliance with international standards and best practices.

Qualifications we require:

  • A university degree in Political Science/Public Policy/Human Rights/ International Law or equivalent;
  • Excellent understanding of Pakistan’s democratic and human rights policies and systems, specifically in purview of the country’s relevant international obligations;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with parliamentary structures, government entities, civil society actors and other stakeholders on public policy issues especially in the areas of democratic and human rights reforms;
  • Excellent communication, research and writing skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan: CSO Toolkit Development Expert” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 17 July 2021. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

This position is subject to the expected approval of project funding.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

 

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestraße 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 2787730-0             Fax: +49 (0)30 2787730-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

CSO Registration Toolkit Expert (m/f/d) – Pakistan

Position title:                CSO Registration Toolkit Expert (Pakistan)

Starting date:                July 2021

Duration:                        Up to 10 working days (approximate)

Location:                         Desk work with travel to Islamabad and provincial capitals

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

In an upcoming project, DRI Pakistan is planning to engage with parliamentarians and government bodies to discuss the role of NGOs and how they can effectively assist the socio-economic development of Pakistan in our unique national context. The overall objective of the project is to work with the government to create a conducive environment for civil society and media.

DRI seeks the services of an Expert/Consultant to develop a toolkit that will enable the CSOs to follow a stepwise approach to register themselves with the government while giving them the information to pick the most appropriate law for them. The design of the tool kit will be made extremely user friendly and preferably in the Urdu language for wider outreach.

Your duties and responsibilities:

  1. Conduct a literature review of all relevant government policies, rules, processes, strategies, action plans and laws on CSO registration and operations in the country.
  2. Conduct needs analysis with the CSOs and the Government bodies.
  3. Hold meetings with relevant stakeholders to gather data and information regarding CSO registration and registration process.
  4. Draft a toolkit step-wise highlighting the key requirements for CSO registration and operational requirements under various laws applicable to CSOs. The toolkit will draw from the country procedures as well as include recommendations from international and regional good practices.
  5. Engagement with stakeholders to receive feedback on the draft toolkit and incorporate accordingly to finalise the product.

Qualifications we require:

  • University degree in Development Studies/Human Rights /Law/ Political Science or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with the Government, particularly in developing training modules/toolkits for government and CSOs and delivering training to the same.
  • Excellent understanding of the issues being faced by the Civil Society in the country and the domestic legal and operational framework applicable to registration and regulation of civil society organisations.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluency in English and Urdu language.

If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan: CSO Registration Toolkit Expert” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Women are encouraged to apply! Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2021. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:

Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Elbestraße 28/29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)30 2787730-0 Fax: +49 (0)30 2787730-10

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.

Request for proposal: Communications and visibility service provider (Libya)

Contracting authority: Democracy Reporting International gGmbH

Nature of contract: Service contract for Communications and Visibility Company/service provider

Service time frame: From the date of signature until 14 December 2022

Payment currency: EUR

Payment method: Bank transfer

  1. About Democracy Reporting International

DRI is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin, Germany that supports the building of democracies through public debates, participation and accountable policymaking and helps to defend democratic governance. In 2020 DRI and Jusoor began implementing an EU and Embassy of Canada Funded project entitled Fa’ela فاعلة ):  (Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State-Building Efforts (mid-June 2020 – mid-December 2022). The Fa’ela project has the vision of a Libya in which women effectively participate in public life. To reach this vision, the project increases the organisational and technical capacity of women’s CSOs, increases the technical capacities of Libyan female politicians and political/governance actors, and establish a peer-to-peer and an enabler network with the aim of supporting women engagement in public life.

  1. Description of the services required:

Assignment title: Fa’ela Communication and Visibility Service Provider

DRI is looking for an expert or a communications agency/media company experienced in designing, delivering and implementing media campaigns and media outputs about women engagement in public life in Libya. Applicants must have evidenced experience in delivering similar media outputs in Libya, including working with civil society organisations and topics related to women empowerment. Applicants must have a platform with a wide reach where they can support DRI in promoting these outputs among Libyans.

  1. Contents of this tender document:

The document consists of the annexes indicated below and should be read in conjunction with any Addendum that may be issued by DRI.

Annex I:              Terms of Reference

Annex II:             Service Provider Information Form

Annex III:            Technical & Financial Proposal Form

Annex IV:            Criteria for Technical and Financial Evaluation

Annex V:             Declaration of Honour

  1. Disclaimer:

The submission for this tender document does not entail any commitment on the part of DRI, either financial or otherwise.

  1. Submission of proposal:

If you are interested in this assignment, please send your application in PDF format to [email protected] consisting of:

  • The Annex II service provider form
  • The Annex III technical and financial proposal form
  • Relevant samples of your previous work
  • The Annex V declaration of honour

 

  1. Deadline for submission of tender document:

Tender documents must be sent no later than 30 June 2021, 12:00 pm Libya local time. Tender received after the deadline will not be considered.

  1. Submission of queries for clarifications:

Any requests for clarification about the contents of the tender document shall be sent no later than 21 June 2021 to the following email address: [email protected]. DRI will endeavour to provide a response or clarification expeditiously; any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date. DRI will share the clarification response with all the tenderers. Proposals with incomplete submissions may be rejected.

  1. Award procedure:

Only those tenders complying with the technical proposal as outlined in point 12 “Structure of the Proposal” and submitted by the established deadline as outlined in point 6 will be considered for the evaluation. The evaluation criteria are attached as ANNEX IV.

  1. Award criteria:

Please see Annex IV.

  1. Exclusion criteria:

Tenderers shall be excluded from participation, if

  • they are bankrupt or being wound up, are having their affairs administered by the courts, have entered into an arrangement with creditors, have suspended business activities or are in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure provided for in national legislation or regulations; or if
  • they have been the subject of a judgment which has the force of res judicata for fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation or any other illegal activity detrimental to the DRI’s financial interests;

 

  1. Operational language:

Written communications for this proposal and the tender itself shall be in English.

  1. Structure of proposal:

The proposal should be structured in the following way: 1) Service provider information form; 2) Technical and financial proposal.

  1. Additional information:

Submitting an offer implies acceptance by the tenderer of all terms and conditions of this document and its annexes.

  1. Confidentiality:

The entire evaluation procedure is confidential.

  1. Notification of award:

The successful tenderer will be informed in writing. Unsuccessful tenderers will be informed as well.

 

Annex I – Terms of reference

Project: Fa’ela (فاعلة) – Tapping into Women’s full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State-Building Efforts

Procurement for a Communication and Visibility Company (Service Provider)

Start date: as soon as possible

Contract duration: 1 year and a half

About the implementing partners

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) strengthens democracy by shaping the institutions that make it sustainable. We support local ways of promoting democracy with impartial analysis and good practices, bringing international standards to life. The belief that people are active participants in public life, not subjects of their governments, guides what we do. We work with local actors to protect and expand our shared democratic space in a polarised world, regardless of political opinions or personal beliefs. In Libya, DRI has been engaging in projects on topics related to democratic discourse, civil society strengthening, the constitution, human rights and local governance since 2012.

Jusoor Center for Studies and Development is an independent Libyan not-for-profit think and do tank registered in 2015. Jusoor’s Headquarters is in Tripoli, but the organisation has representation throughout the country, with coordinators in Benghazi, Sabha and Yefren. Jusoor is committed to economic and social development through women empowerment and developing innovative policies. Jusoor aims to promote research, critical thinking, open discourse and innovative solutions with a special focus on women’s issues.

About the project

In 2020 DRI and Jusoor began implementing an EU and Embassy of Canada Funded project entitled Fa’ela فاعلة ):  (Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State-Building Efforts (mid-June 2020 – mid-December 2022). The Fa’ela project has the vision of a Libya in which women effectively participate in public life. To reach this vision, the project increases the organisational and technical capacity of women’s CSOs, increases the technical capacities of Libyan female politicians and political/governance actors, and establish a peer-to-peer and an enabler network with the aim of supporting women engagement in public life.

Objectives of this procurement

The main purpose of this consultancy is to support the Fa’ela team with a media campaign that advocates for women participation in public life with a specific focus on political and economic empowerment. The media campaign should use different channels, including social media, radio and Television to widely distribute short impactful messages on women empowerment. Messages should be politically sensitive and priorities the safety of any group or personnel engaged in the Fa’ela project.

The overall communication objective of the Fa’ela project is to communicate about the positive contributions of women to Libya’s public life to help change perceptions of men and women’s role in political and public life. This will be done by fostering a public environment that promotes the participation of women in public life through the creation of targeted media content and the promotion of women engagement in the public sphere.

DRI is looking for an expert or a communications agency/media company experienced in designing, delivering and implementing media campaigns and media outputs about women engagement in public life in Libya. Applicants must have evidenced experience in delivering similar media outputs in Libya, including working with civil society organisations and topics related to women empowerment. Applicants must have a platform with a wide reach where they can support DRI in promoting these outputs among Libyans.

In close coordination and under the supervision of DRI, the provider will:

  • Produce an action plan for the media campaign with a clear timeline and deliverables based on the below tasks by the beginning of August 2021.
  • Work with DRI to implement the media campaign based on key messaged and SMART objectives to measure the success of the campaign;
  • Producing media outputs as follows:
    • Electronic newsletter (bi-annual) (a total of 4 newsletters – every 6 months, starting with July 2021).
    • Four podcasts (timeline will be defined based on action plan provided by the project team and agreed with the service provider).
    • Three videos (2.5 min digital stories and or documentary style) – (timeline will be defined based on action plan provided by the project team and agreed with the service provider).
    • Two motion graphic videos (timeline will be defined based on action plan provided by the project team and agreed with the service provider).
    • Feature stories and testimonies (two to three stories on a quarterly basis starting from July 2021).
    • Quality photos that can be used by the project in its promotional materials (throughout the 1.5 years).
  • Promote the outputs throughout the project life both online and offline using various media platforms such as social media (Facebook, Twitter .etc.), audio and visual media (radio, TV, etc.)
  • Review of the Fa’ela project communication and visibility plan and give suggestions on how to make it more suitable for the Libyan audience by July 2021.
  • Producing reports (in English UK) on reach and engagement on a quarterly basis from July 2021.

Qualifications we require:

  • A company/ an expert based and registered in Libya with at least 3-5 years of relevant individual or collective experience in developing media outputs and delivering media campaigns specific to women’s engagement in public life etc.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in producing media content, such as videos, podcasts, short radio spots, motion graphics, digital stories, feature stories, writing newsletters for promotion of similar actions, producing reports in different formats for social media consumption etc.
  • Experience working with national and international NGOs in Libya.
  • Demonstrable experience and evidence of implementing similar work on Libya.
  • Familiarity with the topics of women empowerment, democracy, gender mainstreaming, women engagement in political, economic and public life, etc.
  • Proven ability to address hate speech targeting women on social media.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.

Annex II – Service provider information form

Annex III Technical & financial proposal form

Technical & financial proposal:

S# Documentations
1. Organisational profile, total years of relevant experience
2. A concept note presenting the contextual framework, proposed methodology, detailed scope of work, assignment timeline
3. Bio/brief and CV of proposed personnel and experts and their role in the assignment:

–          CEO, senior management

–          Technicians, experts

4. Letter of appreciation/recommendation from previous clients with complete references incl. contact information (authorised representative of the company, telephone, email)

(DRI may contact them for reference check)

5. Samples and publications of similar assignments
6. Detailed breakdown of the financial proposal (based on daily rates)*
7. Additional Information deemed relevant

* Financial proposal example:

Expert Daily rate (EUR) No. days
Total

Annex IV – Technical and financial evaluation form

S# Description of technical/financial evaluation Max marks Marks obtained
TECHNICAL EVALUATION PART: 70
1. Expert/company profile i.e. cumulative years of relevant experience in the field since business start-off and commence of projects.

(1 mark per year above 10, max marks for 20 years plus experience)

20
2. Concept note presenting the contextual framework,  proposed methodology, detailed scope of work, assignment timeline. 30
3. Profile/bio/brief of company staff who will be working on the assignment, mentioning their years of experience.  10
4. Provide letters of appreciation/recommendation from other Clients with complete references with contacts (authorised representative of the Company, telephone, fax, email) (DRI may contact for reference check)

(1 mark for each letter, maximum 5 marks)

5

 

5. Project preferences of similar assignment.

(1 mark for each reference shared, maximum 5 marks)

5
  FINANCIAL EVALUATION PART: 30  
6. Marks obtained on price quoted in section:

Marks allocation formula:

Lowest financial proposal/ proposal under review x 100

The lowest will get full 30 marks and the rest will get proportionate marks as per their financial offer in relation to the lowest bid submitted.

30  
  Total marks: 100  

Annex V  – Declaration of honour

Event: Free elections to resolve the crisis in Belarus

On 1 and 2 June 2021, we held the international conference on “Democratic Elections for Resolution of Crisis in Belarus”.

Our purpose was to bring together Belarusian and international experts on elections to discuss ideas for holding early elections as a means to ending the political crisis in Belarus. 

In spring 2021, almost 800,000 Belarusian citizens took part in an online survey to express their support for negotiations leading to early elections and several international actors have supported the idea of resolving the crisis through an election. 

Our speakers considered ways to establish a dialogue between the society and the current authorities of Belarus to create conditions for early elections. This includes ways to hold such elections and achieve the long-term goal – fundamental electoral reform in Belarus, including the adoption of a new electoral code. More information about the conference can be found in the programme available here.

The working languages of the conference were Belarusian, Russian and English.

The event was streamed live in Russian on Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s official YouTube channel. Watch the English recordings below.

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The conference was organised jointly by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), International IDEA, and DRI. 

Photo Credit: Homoatrox – Protest rally against Lukashenko, 20 September 2020. Minsk, Belarus

Call for Libyan women civil society groups to participate in peer-to-peer network

Call for Expression of Interest from Libyan Women CSOs

to participate in the Solidarity Peer-to-Peer Network of the Fa’ela: Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Shaping Libya’s State Building Efforts Project

Fa’ela is an EU and Embassy of Canada funded project from mid-June 2020 until mid-December 2022. Fa’ela aims to enhance women’s role in decision making and effective participation in public life in Libya. Fa’ela supports this through engaging women civil society organisations (CSOs) and women leaders in joint initiatives and fostering an enabler network that seeks to enhance women’s engagement in social, political and economic life.

This is based on Fa’ela’s vision that if women CSOs and women leaders have better technical and organisational capacity, are better connected and coordinating with other CSOs and female decision-makers, and are supported by respected and influential Libyan figures, then these women CSOs and women leaders will engage more in public life and encourage other women to do so. This will contribute to an effective participation of women in public life in Libya.

About Implementing Partners

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation and think tank based in Berlin. DRI supports the building of democracies through public debates, participation and accountable policymaking and helps promote democratic governance, especially in moments of significant change. We work at the national level by monitoring and supporting institutional reform and implement projects at the local and regional level to engage people and citizens in the governing of their countries and the shaping of their communities.

We support and engage people who are working to build, preserve and defend democratic and accountable institutions. DRI has been engaged in Libya since 2012, focusing on supporting institutions and strengthening civil society to become constructive actors on topics such as constitutional reform, human rights, local governance and democratic discourse.

Jusoor Center for Studies and Development is an independent Libyan not-for-profit think and do tank registered in 2015. Jusoor’s Headquarters is located in Tripoli, but the organisation has representation throughout the country, with coordinators in Benghazi, Sabha and Yefren. Jusoor is committed to economic and social development through women empowerment and developing innovative policies. Jusoor aims to promote research, critical thinking, open discourse and innovative solutions with a special focus on women’s issues.

As part of Fa’ela and under the leadership of Jusoor Center for Studies and Development, Fa’ela will establish a Peer-to-Peer Network for women CSOs and women leaders of more than 30 peers who meet quarterly at the national level to exchange and discuss challenges and best practices, identify knowledge gaps, develop action plans and review the progress of activities. Additionally, Jusoor will also approach a number of organisations of other Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries to be part of this network to add richness to the experiences available in the network and exchange experience with the Libyan organisations and women leaders about similar projects, and problem-solving mechanisms.

Network Objectives:

The Fa’ela Peer to Peer Network aims to provide support to women CSOs and women leaders through exchanging experiences with local, national, and regional counterparts through discussion of challenges and best practices, identification of knowledge gaps, development of potential action plans… This will help women CSOs and women leaders to enhance the response to their constituencies needs/priorities and effectively implement innovative solutions in addition this will also help organisations to better coordinate, address and overcome challenges and solve problems when needed.

CSOs’ Selection Criteria:

As part of this, the Fa’ela project team will select around 15 Libyan women CSOs to participate in the Solidarity Peer-to-Peer Network based on the following selection criteria:

  • being registered with the Civil Society Commission as a not-for-profit organisation, operating inside Libya.
  • Organisations working on supporting women empowerment initiatives.
  • Organisations that are led by women who have experience in and a track record of supporting and implementing projects/initiatives that are supportive to women.
  • knowledge of the local context, existing networks and relations of trust within the communities, track record of good working relationships with women and men of the community and of supporting women empowerment initiatives.

The above criteria of selection will be assessed based on the following:

  • Submission of an online application with 120 words explaining the reasons for joining the Network and 120 words on how the Solidarity Network will help the organisation achieve its objectives.

Members Commitment:

By joining the Fa’ela Peer-to-Peer Network, the members will be expected to commit to the following:

  1. CSOs (members of the Network) will assign a representative from their organisation who will commit to attending all six network meetings (four online, one face-to-face event in Tripoli and another face-to-face event in Tunis).
  2. All members will be ready to actively participate and share their experience with other organisations.
  3. All members will commit to the actions that are agreed upon during the network meetings.
  4. More commitments will be agreed upon in the first network meeting which is planned to be held in June 2021 online.

How to Apply:

Please fill in the application at this link before 15 June 2021.

Power and the covid-19 pandemic: Webinar series

Marking the conclusion of the “Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic” symposium, an upcoming webinar series running from 12-14 May will bring together contributors from around the world to discuss the impact of the pandemic on law and governance, drawing on five cross-cutting  themes:

  • human rights
  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • science and decision-making
  • the impact of an extended emergency

Find out more and register for the webinars here.

The 2021 “Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic” symposium was hosted by the Verfassungsblog, convened by Joelle Grogan, and supported by Democracy Reporting International, the Horizon-2020 RECONNECT Project and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.

Call for expression of interest from Libyan women civil society organisations

Call for Expression of Interest

from Libyan Women CSOs to take part in the capacity development component of the Fa’ela: Tapping into Women’s Full Potential in Libya’s State Building Efforts project

The “Fa’ela” project is an EU and Embassy of Canada funded project implemented during the period from mid-June 2020 to mid-December 2022. Fa’ela aims to enhance women’s role in decision making and effective participation in public life in Libya through engaging women civil society organisations (CSOs) and women leaders in joint initiatives and fostering an enabler network that seeks to enhance women’s engagement in social, political and economic life.

This is based on Fa’ela’s vision that if women CSOs and women leaders have better technical and organisational capacity, are better connected and coordinating with other CSOs and female decision-makers, and are supported by respected and influential Libyan figures, then these women CSOs and women leaders will engage more in public life and encourage other women to do so. This will contribute to the effective participation of women in public life in Libya.

In this context, the Fa’ela project team is pleased to invite Libyan women’s organisations to submit their expression of interest to participate in the capacity development component for women organisations which will run for six months to one year from August 2021 to August 2022.

Eligibility Criteria:

In addition to ensuring principles of transparency, equality, justice, participation, and geographical and cultural representation in Libya, the project team will select 20 Libyan civil society organisations based on the following criteria:

    • being registered with the Civil Society Commission as a not-for-profit organisation, operating inside Libya.
    • knowledge of the local context, existing networks and relations of trust within the communities, track record of good working relationships with women and men of the community and of supporting women. This will be evaluated based on the following:
      • Three years of operation in the field of gender, substantiated by previous reports.
      • List of partners they have worked with over the past 2 years.
      • CVs of two leading members of the organisation.
      • Final reports of projects that were implemented in the past 2 years.
      • Description of ongoing projects/activities and possible synergies.
      • Contacts of two references from donors or other CSOs.
    • application documents will include the mission and vision of the organisation and a cover letter that details their motivation to participate in the programme.
    • geographical distribution and their work with marginalised groups of women (these will not serve as exclusionary criteria but rather as an opportunity to score higher).

Please fill in the application in this link to apply before 31 July 2021.