Terms of Reference (ToR) - Local Expert(s) or Consulting Company
Short term consultancy: Capacity building training to rural women of Municipalities Pejë/Peć and Gjakovë/Djakovica in agribusiness management
Duration: 18 consultancy days
Project title: WEERA - Women’s Economic Empowerment in Rural Areas of Kosovo
Funded by: Austrian Development Cooperation
Implemented by: CARE International Balkans in cooperation with CARE Austria
About CARE International Balkans
CARE’s work in the Balkans started in 1993, when it provided humanitarian support to people affected by war. In the late 90-ties, CARE shifted its focus in the region from humanitarian post-war assistance and rehabilitation to socio-economic development, engaging in interventions directed at conflict prevention and peace-building, sustainable livelihoods, gender equality and the prevention of gender-based violence.
CARE International in the Balkans places the quality of its program at the centre of its mission and has developed a regional strategy that encompasses two main program directions: Gender Equality and Social and Economic Inclusion. CARE’s Gender Equality Program aims to empower women vulnerable to violence, discrimination and poverty, to reach better life opportunities and social justice and to work on prevention of peer violence and building of tolerance among young men in the Western Balkans. The goal of the Social and Economic Inclusion Program is to strengthen capacity and create opportunities for the marginalized, socially excluded and poor to integrate into society and access rights. CARE’s engagement and contribution lies in strengthening sustainability of key regional, national and/ or local civil society organizations and networks promoting equality and diversity, in the context of social inclusion and non-violence.
CARE International Balkans, office in Kosovo (in further text: CARE) is implementing the Women’s Economic Empowerment in Rural Areas of Kosovo-WEERA Project, funded by Austrian Development Cooperation-ADC. The action contributes to a more equitable and inclusive socioeconomic development in rural areas of Kosovo and enhances economic and social inclusion of Kosovo rural women by improving the competitiveness of their businesses and their civic participation capacity.
The project is expected to contribute to the following results:
1. Women led rural businesses are equipped to introduce financially sustainable and environmentally sound solutions and improve their market position, through a competitive financial and technical assistance scheme.
2. Women from rural areas are aware of their economic and social rights and provided with capacities and opportunities for active participation in local decision-making processes.
3. Wide recognition of the role of women in rural areas of Kosovo through promotion of project’s best practices and success stories.
Objective of the consultancy:
CARE is looking to contract a consultant expert or local consulting company for a capacity building program tailored made for rural women of the target municipalities Pejë/Peć and Gjakovë/Djakovica, in the following areas:
Scope of work
The contracted consultant is expected to undertake the following:
Timeframe and daily fee
The capacity-building program will take place during February and March 2023 (16 working days) for Pejë/Peć and Gjakovë/Djakovica municipalities. The consultant(s) will have additional two paid days for planning and reporting. The deadline for the final consultancy report delivery is 15 April 2023.
The timeframe and consultancy days shall be presented within the Consultancy Contract, determining days of engagements and financial support. In the financial offer, the consultant shall provide the timeframe document with presented days and tasks, according to the elements mentioned in this ToR.
|Activity/ training areas||Orientation # of working days for each training group and topic|
|Modern agribusiness trends & new technologies||1|
|Environmental protection & organic production||1|
|Digital tools in agribusiness||1|
|Fine-tuning of the business plans||2|
|Access to finance||1|
|Total per training group||8|
Required qualifications and experience:
THE APPLICATION- BID SHOULD BE IN ENGLISH!
The consultant expert or local consulting company is requested to submit following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 January 2023:
We thank to all applicants for their interest. Only those who are to be selected will be contacted. For any additional information concerning the application, please contact us at the above-mentioned email.