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We would like to remind you that the registration deadline for the Preventing Violent Conflicts Course is approaching.
Registration is open until March 15th. Detailed information and registration form may be found here.
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Dear DDLGN members
We are pleased inform you about the upcoming four-day course
Fiscal Decentralisation made effective – concepts, challenges and solutions
The course will take place
from 3 - 6 December 2018 at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne, Switzerland.
Enclosed please find the
detailed information about the course and the application and visa form.
The full course announcement will be available soon on our website as well.
Please note: The application form must be completed and returned via e-mail to SDC, Christa Romagnini (email@example.com)
by May 15th, 2018. SDC will confirm your registration on receipt of the application form.
Institute of Federalism and the Chair of Swiss and Comparative
Constitutional Law of the University of Fribourg offer a three-week
course on Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution to deal
with theories and practice of federalism, decentralisation and conflict
resolution. The course under the direction of Prof. Eva Maria Belser
combines lectures, group works and presentations by IFF staff and
international guests. Lectures and case studies will include Belgium,
Ethiopia, Great Britain, India, Iraq, Italy, Myanmar, Nepal, Spain,
South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Switzerland, the USA and
The working language will be English.
course is aimed at advanced students or practitioners who hold at least
a bachelor degree of law, political science, international relations,
economics, history, journalism or other related sciences and young
professionals keen to improve their knowledge of federalism,
decentralisation and conflict resolution.
For more information see the attached leaflet.
apply by filling in theonline application form or by sending their CV and a (max) one page motivation letter electronically to
31 March 2018
For more information and application:
We are pleased to invite you to this Brown Bag Lunch which will be held at SDC Ausserholligen/Berne on 14th March 2018.
For details please have a look at this link: Brown Bag Lunch - Improving Public Finances
Interesting speech of the head of UNDP about "Localizing the Implementation of the SDGs".
If you are interested in submitting your bid for our new Parliament Support Project in Macedonia please download the complete documentation from our procurement website www.simap.ch
Responding to the commitments of the WorldHumanitarian Summit in 2016 and the 2015 reviews ofUN peace operations, UNDP’s offer on core governmentfunctions (CGF) in crisis-affected settings is designed as anew way of working in the nexus between humanitarian,development and peacebuilding needs. Local governance,in particular, can enable economic revitalization, resourcedistribution and response to the needs of communities,including marginalized communities such as refugees,IDPs, ethnic minorities, indigenous populations, etc.
You find more information in this brochure: UNDP Core Government Functions Brochure - Final_web.pdf
The widespread prevalence of democracy since the 1990s has become a key feature of our world. How resilient is democracy in the face of today’s challenges? International IDEA’s Global State of Democracy report analyses current trends impacting democracy worldwide, such as migration and economic and political representation.
Join us for this report launch withthe participation of Yves Leterme, former Prime Minister of Belgium, Manuel Sager, Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Kofi Annan.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 12 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.Room XVIII, E Building, 1st Floor Palais des Nations, Geneva
Registration is required!
Invitees without a UN badge should register on the UNOG website at https://reg.unog.ch/event/22632/ before 24 November 2017
Cambodia: Experts in Decentralisation, Procurement, and Budget System Reform for Subnational Administrations
The Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia, is seeking three key experts in the areas of decentralization, procurement, and budget system reform for subnational administrations for an upcoming project in Cambodia
Project title: EU Technical Assistance to Governance Sectors (TAGS)
Project Location: Cambodia
The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: To assist the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in the implementation of its whole of governance reforms based on accountable and transparent decision making, effective use of public resources and alignment of expenditure with national priorities, with the ultimate goal to improve service delivery to all citizens.
The purposes of this contract are as follows:
To assist the Ministry of Economy and Finance in planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring the PFM Reform, and in particular the Consolidated Action Plan 2016-2020 (CAP3) and related EU Sector Reform Contract (SRC-Budget support).
To assist the National Committee for Sub-National Democratic Development Secretariat (NCDDS) in coordinating, implementing and monitoring the National Programme for Sub-National Democratic Development (NP-SNDD) Reform, and in particular the Implementation Plan IP3-II (and future IP3-III) and related EU Sector Reform Contract (SRC-Budget support).
These positions are contingent on funding from the EU.
The Key Expert 1 will be mainly based in NCCDS. In his/her capacity as coordinator, he/she is expected to:
Undertake coordination of expert missions related to the implementation of the NP-SNDD;
Provide support to the counterparts in identifying needs for technical assistance; finalising specific terms of reference for expert missions; ensuring timely and effective mobilisation of the experts and delivery of agreed services.
In coordination with the Key and Non-Key Experts, provide ad hoc support to NCDDS in the preparation of Budget Support disbursement requests if needed and without prejudice to NCDDS ownership and accountability in the implementation of this task under the Sector Reform Contract.
Ensure close coordination with the Contracting Authority, timely implementation of the service contract, including reporting;
In his/her capacity as Decentralisation expert, he/she will support NCDDS and the concerned authorities (line ministries, Sub National Authorities (SNA)) to:
Promote implementation of the general mandate of SNA;
Promote implementation of the functional transfers to SNA by NCDDS and the Line Ministries.
Support identification of capacity development needs as relevant at the national and subnational level.
Person specification - Qualifications and skills
University degree preferably in economics, law, management, public administration or
Equivalent working experience of minimum of 15 years in these fields.
Masters' degree in relevant fields is an asset.
Experience working in projects using English as reporting language
General professional experience
Minimum ten years international professional experience in assisting governments and the public sector in the implementation of good governance reforms.
Minimum of five years of experience of providing technical assistance in fields related to the scope of these terms of reference;
Experience in fields relevant to the scope of these terms of reference in South East Asia is an asset.
Specific professional experience
Time & Location
Project Duration: 27 months from 01 March 2018
Location: The operational base of the project will be Phnom Penh with the possibility of missions to other areas of Cambodia
How to apply
Interested applicants should submit their CVs, along with a short covering e-mail outlining why you are a good fit for the role, by October 31, 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position listed in the subject line. The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls, please.
Key Expert 2: Procurement Expert (PFM)
Mainly required in the Ministry of Finance, he/she is expected to:
Qualifications and skills
University degree preferably in law, economics, public administration or equivalent
working experience of minimum of 15 years in these fields.
Experience working in projects using English as reporting language. General professional experience
Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in Public Finance Management.
A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience working with public procurement systems.
Minimum of 5 years of experience of providing technical assistance in public procurement in developing countries.
Experience in at least 1 project developing procurement annual reports and procurement statistical systems.
Key Expert 3: Budget System Reform for Subnational Administrations Expert based in the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The Expert is expected to
Review and update medium/long term fiscal decentralisation policy in Cambodia
Develop roadmap for Budget System for Sub National Authorities to be consistent with the Budget System Reform Strategy 2017-2025
Provide technical support to identify risks and mitigation measures.
Build capacity of MEF officials for the new budget system
University degree preferably in economics, law, management, public administration; or equivalent working experience of minimum of 15 years in these fields;
General professional experience
A minimum of 10 years of experience working on local public finance management and fiscal decentralization.
Specific professional experience
· Minimum of 5 years of international professional experience in deconcentrated or decentralized budgets and sub-national budget system.
· A minimum of 5 years of experience in preparing policy studies addressing institutional issues related to fiscal decentralization.
· At least 1 year of experience working in Cambodia is an asset
Theories of change help aid workers and peacebuilders to make their programs more effective, but they are rarely used to their full potential. Creating a detailed logic of intervention helps to identify gaps in programming, highlight assumptions that need to be tested and provide a sound base for strategic choices that can increase impact. This training focuses on how ‘good’ theories of change can be created to support practitioners gain an in-depth understanding of the change their programs trigger.