Only one day left for greenideas applications from Kosovo!

Aspiring green entrepreneurs in Kosovo still have the chance to apply until the 7th of May, while deadlines for applicants in #NorthMacedonia and #BosniaHerzegovina close in the coming weeks! Hurry up and apply!

Information for each country:
πŸ‡½πŸ‡° Kosovo: https://bit.ly/3djJLJY – π·π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘’ (May 7, 2021)
πŸ‡²πŸ‡° North Macedonia: https://bit.ly/3ul2Odu – π·π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘’ (May 12, 2021)
πŸ‡§πŸ‡¦ Bosnia & Herzegovina: https://bit.ly/3szrSgr – π·π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘’ (May 23, 2021)
πŸ‡·πŸ‡Έ Serbia: CLOSED – π·π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘’ (March 31, 2021)
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡· Greece: CLOSED – π·π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘’ (April 19, 2021)
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡± Albania: CLOSED – π·π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘’ (April 30, 2021)
πŸ‡²πŸ‡ͺ Montenegro: CLOSED – π·π‘’π‘Žπ‘‘π‘™π‘–π‘›π‘’ (April 30, 2021)

Winning ideas from the national competitions will participate in the #Balkan level competition, where five ideas from the region will receive cash prizes: three $10,000 and two $5,000, depending on the category they’re competing in.

Staytuned for other upcoming developments on the competitions!

The program is made possible through the support of Rockefeller Brothers Fund and recently by ERASMUS +.

Calling all Changemakers, Activists, and Artists to join CreAct program

CreAct’s program aim is to support your activism for Human and Environmental Rights in Kosovo and is funded by Community Development Fund – CDF through the HumanRightivism Project.

There are only 20 seats available, so hurry and grab yours by applying at the following link:

Program details and timeline are provided in the link above.Deadline: 17 March 2021.

Indira Kartallozi, Rina Fetahaj, Mentor Dida @LoopSMC

Open Call for Research Papers β€œImpact of COVID-19 on sustainability of Civil Society Organizations in the Western Balkan region

Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, through the Embassy of Japan in Tirana, the Call,  aims to better comprehend the impact of COVID-19 to the activities and functioning of Civil Society Organizations in Western Balkans, to identify challenges, but also, the opportunities, lessons learned and recommendations that could provide bigger sustainable support for the CSO sector.

The Call represent another possibility for supporting the CSO sector in our region and, more specifically the much needed research work, analytical thinking and independent studies.

WBF invites independent researchers, members of Think Tanks, academia, civil society networks and advocacy platforms from Western Balkans to apply!

If you are a strong critical thinker with research skills, come and join us by submitting your works!

All necessary information is provided in the below Guidelines for Applicants:

Open Call for Expert

Are you the expert we are looking for?

β€œLet’s Do It Peja” and β€œOdhisePaskali” – school in Kosovo* is implementing β€œThe Peace Path” project in partnership with β€œM.& M. Ivanaj Foundation Institut” in Albania and β€œAcoRuskovski” school. with the support of Regional Youth Cooperation Office(RYCO). The project is focused on environmental protection, aiming to increase awareness, build capacities and create new opportunities for intercultural cooperation among youth in the Western Balkans.

We are looking for an expert to deliver two-day training on: β€œEnvironment protection and ecosystem management in fragile areas” for young people in Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia.

Do you have expertise in environmental protection? Are you passionate about working with youth? If you answer is β€œyes”, then this is your opportunity.
All interested individuals shall send their CV at: [email protected]
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR
1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Funding Opportunity

Funding opportunity Title: HUMAN RIGHTIVISM PROJECT

Annoumcement Type: ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT (APS)

Funding Opportunity Number: APS/001

Issuance Date: 02 Nov 2020

Deadline for Questions: 15 Nov 2020

Deadline for Submission: 30 Nov 2020

Submit Concept Papers to: 30 Nov 2020

Call for application for trainer

CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR TRAINER

INTRODUCTION

PACT is seeking to engage one trainer/facilitator to conduct 3 (three) training/workshops (two days each) on: Project Cycle Management PCM.

Training/workshops are planned to be conducted for civil society organizations and activists working on environmental and sustainable development issues in Kosovo.

Capacity building activities are designed to have a practical and hands on approach towards local organizations reaching for further and relevant information related to 1. project management, including writting project proposals, understanding Logical Framework Approach and producing Project Reports.

BACKGROUND

The human rights project HumanRightivism is supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The overall goal is to create and sustain critical mass and educational approach proposed for each of the target audiences of core interest to HUMAN RIGHTIVISM program. The program seeks to bring together highly crucial CSO partners all over three components, to further evolve the Human Rights areas that have been lacking capacities or neglected by relevant stakeholders, and that are natural, genuine, and common group interest based.

Under the umbrellla of HumanRightivism project, through the project Sidestep 2020-2023, PACT aims at increasing CSO’s skills in addressing environmental issues through increasing capacities on project management, advocacy, lobbying, watchdogging, and participation in government decision making processes with the focus on sustainable impact in society at large.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with Capacity Building and Networking Officer on planned training/workshop accordingly as planned;
  • Conducting interactive/engaging training approach for better knowledge transfer;
  • Based on the assessment, drafting the methodology and training/workshop schedule and submission to PACT for approval;
  • Finalizing the methodology and training/workshop schedule;
  • Based on the adopted methodology and training/workshop schedule, conducting the training/workshop;
  • Conduct the exercises and presentations following with the discussions with the participants;
  • Report on the conducted trainings/workshops.

TRAINER DELIVERABLES

  • Work plan for developing the training/workshops, including proposed methodologies;
  • Three (3) days after signing of the contract the trainer shall provide the plan for implementing trainings/workshops that will articulate the overall requirements of the ToR including proposed methodology, agenda with clear timelines, and training material.
  • Successful facilitation of the 2 (two days) trainings/workshops.
  • Technical advice and support to participants during the training/workshop
  • Final report on the implementation of the tasks after finishing the training/workshops based on evaluation forms received from participants;

COMPETENCIES AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum university degree in Management, Environmental and Social Science or other relevant field;
  • Extensive experience (at least 5 years) experience in completing trainings/workshops for organizations;
  • Extensive knowledge of civil society sector in Kosovo;   
  • Extensive experience on Capacity Building;
  • Experience in delivering trainings/workshops on Project Cycle Management, Project Management and/or Project Development through latest methodologies and practices;
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high pressure situations under tight deadlines;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings/workshops and presentation;
  • Proven and demonstrated broad knowledge of and ability to utilize principles, methods, techniques and systems of project management;
  • Excellent communication and written skills in English, Albanian and Serbian would be an asset;

DURATION AND TIMEFRAME

Training/workshops are expected to be conducted during the implementation period of the SideStep project 2020-2023. The upcoming trainings will be conducted in coordination with the Capacity Building and Networking Officer based on PACT scheduled workplan. Capacity building activities are expected to be completed within 2 working days for each training/workshops, after which the training report is expected to be sent no later than a week after the training/workshop is completed.

  1. The first raining/workshop on PCM – Project Cycle Management is expected to be delivered on 16-17th of October 2020.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The interested candidates may submit all the below stated documentation via e-mail in this address:

E-mail: [email protected]

Applicant should submit following documents:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Methodology of the Training

Deadline for application is: October 09, 2020

CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR TRAINER

INTRODUCTION

PACT is seeking to engage one trainer/facilitator to conduct 3 (three) training/workshops (two days each) on: Project Cycle Management PCM.

Training/workshops are planned to be conducted for civil society organizations and activists working on environmental and sustainable development issues in Kosovo.

Capacity building activities are designed to have a practical and hands on approach towards local organizations reaching for further and relevant information related to 1. project management, including writting project proposals, understanding Logical Framework Approach and producing Project Reports.

BACKGROUND

The human rights project HumanRightivism is supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The overall goal is to create and sustain critical mass and educational approach proposed for each of the target audiences of core interest to HUMAN RIGHTIVISM program. The program seeks to bring together highly crucial CSO partners all over three components, to further evolve the Human Rights areas that have been lacking capacities or neglected by relevant stakeholders, and that are natural, genuine, and common group interest based.

Under the umbrellla of HumanRightivism project, through the project Sidestep 2020-2023, PACT aims at increasing CSO’s skills in addressing environmental issues through increasing capacities on project management, advocacy, lobbying, watchdogging, and participation in government decision making processes with the focus on sustainable impact in society at large.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate with Capacity Building and Networking Officer on planned training/workshop accordingly as planned;
  • Conducting interactive/engaging training approach for better knowledge transfer;
  • Based on the assessment, drafting the methodology and training/workshop schedule and submission to PACT for approval;
  • Finalizing the methodology and training/workshop schedule;
  • Based on the adopted methodology and training/workshop schedule, conducting the training/workshop;
  • Conduct the exercises and presentations following with the discussions with the participants;
  • Report on the conducted trainings/workshops.

TRAINER DELIVERABLES

  • Work plan for developing the training/workshops, including proposed methodologies;
  • Three (3) days after signing of the contract the trainer shall provide the plan for implementing trainings/workshops that will articulate the overall requirements of the ToR including proposed methodology, agenda with clear timelines, and training material.
  • Successful facilitation of the 2 (two days) trainings/workshops.
  • Technical advice and support to participants during the training/workshop
  • Final report on the implementation of the tasks after finishing the training/workshops based on evaluation forms received from participants;

COMPETENCIES AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum university degree in Management, Environmental and Social Science or other relevant field;
  • Extensive experience (at least 5 years) experience in completing trainings/workshops for organizations;
  • Extensive knowledge of civil society sector in Kosovo;   
  • Extensive experience on Capacity Building;
  • Experience in delivering trainings/workshops on Project Cycle Management, Project Management and/or Project Development through latest methodologies and practices;
  • Demonstrated high level of professionalism and an ability to work independently and in high pressure situations under tight deadlines;
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills including experience of facilitation of trainings/workshops and presentation;
  • Proven and demonstrated broad knowledge of and ability to utilize principles, methods, techniques and systems of project management;
  • Excellent communication and written skills in English, Albanian and Serbian would be an asset;

DURATION AND TIMEFRAME

Training/workshops are expected to be conducted during the implementation period of the SideStep project 2020-2023. The upcoming trainings will be conducted in coordination with the Capacity Building and Networking Officer based on PACT scheduled workplan. Capacity building activities are expected to be completed within 2 working days for each training/workshops, after which the training report is expected to be sent no later than a week after the training/workshop is completed.

  1. The first raining/workshop on PCM – Project Cycle Management is expected to be delivered on 16-17th of October 2020.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The interested candidates may submit all the below stated documentation via e-mail in this address:

E-mail: [email protected]

Applicant should submit following documents:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • Methodology of the Training

Deadline for application is: October 09, 2020

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