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Qershor 13, 2022

Request for expressions of interest (Consulting Services) – MARDI Project

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GERMIN calls all interested entities or individuals to submit their proposals for the consultancy that aim to provide training and workshops with Kosovar municipal officials which would prepare them to generate diaspora investments through attractive competitive investment projects.

In March 2022, GERMIN signed a cooperation agreement with Caritas Switzerland in Kosovo within the MARDI project (Municipal Action for Reintegration and Diaspora). Starting from March, GERMIN is implementing the “Using the Knowledge and Financial Capital of the Diaspora to Impact on the Economic Development of Kosovo Municipalities” component within the MARDI Project. The MARDI project will be implemented over three years throughout Kosovo. The project also includes two other components: Capacity Building for Municipalities and Supporting the Needs of Migrants and their Integration in the country. The project’s overall objective is to use the Diaspora’s know-how and financial capital to instigate and drive economic change and development in Kosovar municipalities. By the end of the project, the expected results include promoting Kosovar businesses abroad with a specific focus on the diaspora community, generating Diaspora investments through attractive competitive investment projects, and facilitating the dialogue between the Diaspora community and Kosovo institutions.

Nature of the Consultancy: GERMIN intends to conduct training and workshops with municipal officials which would prepare them to generate diaspora investments through attractive competitive investment projects. Training will concentrate on soft skills & project development skills for municipal officials, while workshops will be conducted to support municipal officials in developing concrete project proposals for investment projects. The main topics of the training and workshops and possible project examples must be explicitly connected to local governance and the mandate of municipalities in Kosovo. GERMIN seeks to contract a service provider or individual to design the training content lasting two days and workshop content for a three-day workshop to achieve this objective. Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the successful service provider will have to implement the below-mentioned tasks and deliverables.

Tasks to be performed under this service contract: 

  • In coordination with GERMIN, the contractor is expected to design a 2-days agenda for the training and a detailed 3-days agenda for the workshops for at least 20 municipal officials from 10 municipalities participating in the project.
  • In coordination with GERMIN, the contractor is expected to design the whole concept and curriculum for the training and workshops. 
  • In coordination with GERMIN, the contractor is expected to design adapted group works for the workshop and adapted project examples for the training, that fit the current situation within the partner municipalities regarding their sector and project priorities. 
  • The contractor is expected to propose an adequate methodology to engage workshop participants and implement the training.
  • Once the workshop and training concepts and the detailed agendas have been developed, the contractor is expected to present them to GERMIN. GERMIN shall give a formal go-ahead.

Application and required documents:

All applications must be submitted to GERMIN electronically at [email protected] with the subject: ToR_Design and Implementation of Workshops and Training for Municipal Staff of the individual/company. The latest date for submitting the applications is June 30, 2022! 

The following documents should be submitted for the application to be eligible and further considered: 

  • Letter of Interest (maximum of two pages showing the relevance of their previous experience with this call);
  • Financial offer in accordance with the total working days requested (section 4 of this ToR) and tasks);
  • Proof of eligibility to work in Kosovo (business registration certificate for companies, Fiscal number for individuals);
  • At least two references from previous employers/contracting companies; 
  • Professional portfolio;
  • Confirmation of having no obligation from the Kosovo Tax Administration;

Duration:
The service delivery will occur from the last week of June 27 – July 15, 2022, with the possibility of an extension.

For more information, please read the full ToR document HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].