The Balkan Forum is seeking for experienced consultancy team(s) or individual(s) with a strong track record in each of the below thematic areas in the Western Balkans region to assist us with undertaking four separate regional briefings on:
Overall objective of the consultancy: is to make The BF’s Balkan Files a hub for information sharing on Education, Energy, Tourism and Human Capital/Trade Market, and on funding opportunities focusing on advancing regional cooperation in these areas. The briefing will help improve The BF’s outreach, information provision and awareness, and advocacy with policy/ decision-making circles.
Specific objective of the consultancy: is to undertake a brief analysis, drawing on existing and available documents - and the expertise of the consultant to: 1) map resources, initiatives, actors, 2) identify lessons learned; 3) explore opportunities and challenges, including evidence-based recommendations. Briefing(s) will also explore how accountability and governance issues in each country affect the progress and regional collaboration on each of the thematic areas.
An overview, briefing of a maximum ten pages each thematic area including a maximum one page of executive summary. The consultant(s) will also be available after the delivery of the above for purposes of clarification.
The duration of the consultancy is a maximum of 5 days between 25 September – 15 October 2017. The consultant(s) is responsible for recording the number of days worked.
Method: desk research – lit. review
Sources: cooperative agreements, strategies, laws, budgets, decisions, reports, surveys, analysis, policies, statistics, EC Progress Reports, projects by the U institutions, Government Institutions, World Bank (WB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), OSCE, Statistics Agencies (international, national, local), UN agencies (UNDP, etc), Think-tanks, NGOs, International Organisations, businesses, etc.
Skills and competencies
The Balkan Forum is seeking four suitably qualified and experienced consultancy team(s) or individual(s) with a strong track record in the thematic area(s) in the Western Balkans region in which the consultant(s) express their interest: education, energy, tourism, human capital/trade market.
The Balkan Forum invites expressions of interest from team(s) or individual(s) with the required skills and experience. The expression of interest should comprise:
Please submit completed expressions of interest with all supporting information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 20 September 2017.