Capacity Building Officer for Licensing of Civil Society Organisations (two retainer positions)

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5109/25680
Department/office ECR, RSMCO, Serbia
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Up to 60 days in the period of 12 months
Application period 20-Mar-2023 to 09-Apr-2023

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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The PRO-Local Governance for People and Nature Programme, is designed to contribute to improving the well-being and quality of life of citizens through improved local governance, social inclusion and environmental protection in 99 cities and municipalities in two regions: Šumadija and Western Serbia and Southern and Eastern Serbia. The Government of Switzerland has allocated CHF 9 million to fund the Programme which will be implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in partnership with UN agencies (1) over a period of 48 months. 

To achieve the Programme’s Objective, the intervention will focus on three key Pillars and Outcomes: 

  1. Pillar Good Governance, Outcome 1: LGs improve capacities and apply good governance principles in practice;

  2. Pillar Social Inclusion, Outcome 2: LGs and other relevant local actors improve capacities and develop evidence-based local social protection policies;

  3. Pillar Environmental Governance, Outcome 3: LGs improve capacities and apply environmental governance processes in practice. 

The key stakeholders, but also direct users of support at the local level, will be local governments (cities and municipalities), including their administrations/staff, organisations, and local institutions (Centres for Social Work - CSWs, Primary Health Centres - PHCs, pre-school institutions and schools), local Civil Society Organisations – CSOs. The final users of support will be the citizens from participating LGs from the Region of Šumadija and Western Serbia, and the Region of Southern and Eastern Serbia.

All Programme activities will be undertaken in partnership with the Government of Serbia, especially the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Governments (MPALSG), the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs (MLEVSA), the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM).

The Programme will coordinate its activities with the key line-national-level institutions, while observing the national strategies, laws and relevant development documents, which will contribute to sustainability, ensure national ownership and develop national capacities.

(1) UN Agencies as implementing partners: UNICEF, UNFPA, UNEP

Background Information – relevant for the assignment

The CSOs will be selected through an open Call for Expression of Interest, when CSOs will elaborate the interest for licensing, the type(s) of social protection services they are planning to set up and  experience in provision of services. The priority will be given to those from undeveloped or less developed municipalities with lack of pluralism of service providers. The technical assistance (TA) will be exclusively focused on licensing processes related to four services from two categories of services: a) daily care centre, home care and personal companion of child with disabilities from category daily community services, and b) personal assistance of child with disabilities from category support services for independent living. The ultimate intention of the TA is to lead to increased capacities of CSOs for the licensing process for service providers of social protection services, their initiation of licensing process and ultimately issuing of licences. This will contribute to diversification of social service providers at the local level, thus contributing to the quality of services and  the quality of life of social services end-users. 

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