The Embassy of Switzerland in Albania is looking for a consultant or team of consultants
for conducting an evaluation for Regional Development Program in Albania.
Time dedicated to the mandate: 35 days, between October to December 2020. The evaluationforesees a field mission in Albania, tentatively in the period from 16-27 November
2020 (subject of confirmation).
Application process: We invite organizations/teams of consultants who wish
to apply to refer to the attached Terms of Reference (ToR - 771.221_7F-07021.04_ToRs_RDP evaluation.docx) including a cover letter, with CVs and previous background on
similar assignments, and a competitive quote) by e-mail to email@example.com
by August 24, 2020 COB.
In case of questions or clarifications needed,
organizations/teams of consultants will be invited to an interview by phone or
We would appreciate if you can distribute this
announcement within your networks.
and Local Governance
Switzerland in Albania
Tel: + 355 04 2240102
La Division Coopération Internationale de l’Ambassade de Suisse en
Tunisie est à la recherche d'un/une consultant/e
international/e pour une mission d’évaluation à mi-parcours des projets suisses
PEV en Tunisie principalement. Le dernier délai de postulation est le 20
Pour tous renseignements concernant ce mandat veuillez
consulter ces TDS.
Si vous avez encore des questions n’hésitez pas à contacter firstname.lastname@example.org ou email@example.com.
L’offre doit être envoyée au plus tard le 20/07/2020 par voie
électronique aux adresses e-mail suivantes : firstname.lastname@example.org et email@example.com
INVITATION Online Presentation and Discussion "How we work with civil society" Thursday, 9 July 2020, 14.00 – 15.30h
The scope for civil society to operate and engage in policy processes and as a watchdog, without fear of official disapproval, violence and judicial pursuits, has narrowed in the past two decades. The CIVICUS Monitor reported in 2019 that 40% of the world's population now lives in countries with repressed civic space.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is clear on the need to engage civil society organisations (CSOs) in implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals. With their capacity to bring the voices of those on the frontlines of poverty, inequality and vulnerability into development processes, CSOs can help to ensure no one is left behind. In order to work to their maximum potential, CSOs need members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) to provide and promote enabling environments.
We are happy to invite you to the online presentation and discussion of the following recently published Study and Guidance Note:
Registrations by accepting the upcoming outlook invitation are welcome by 6 July 2020. We are looking forward to interesting presentations and discussions. Warm regards,
Head of Institutional Partnership
Senior Policy Advisor Governance /DDLGN
Current Policy Debate
In 2020, the course «Current Development Debate» focuses on the question of policy coherence for sustainable development. The global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are achievable only if international, national and local policies interact coherently. Similarly, the Swiss Development Cooperation is able to realize its purpose only if its measures and instruments aren`t undermined by other policies. SDG 17 calls for improved policy coherence for sustainable development. Is this realistic? What does this mean for the Swiss Development Cooperation`s strategic positioning? The course aims to provide participants with a better understanding of policy coherence for sustainable development and its implications for Swiss Development Cooperation stakeholders.
Natural Resource Management
The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and NADEL Centre for Development and Cooperation are now accepting applications for the advanced course: "Natural Resource Governance and Development: Policies and Practice".
This advanced-level multi-stakeholder course is open to exceptional leaders from government, civil society, parliaments, media, international development agencies, industry associations as well as academics, researchers and analysts from universities and think tanks.
The main goal is to introduce analytical tools of political economy to enhance understanding of the crucial impact of politics and power on policy outcomes. Each part of the course will include interactive lectures, group discussions, and practical skill-building workshops or policy labs, as well as guest presentations by leading experts.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Afghanistan is looking for a team of consultant to conduct the external review of Afghanistan Urban Safety and Security Programme (AUSSP).
We would highly encourage you to kindly ensure the circulation of
this vacancy widely to your network in order to find qualified and
You can find more details about the job in the below link.
Senior Programme Officer
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Swiss Cooperation Office in Afghanistan
Wazir Akbar Khan, Kabul, Afghanistan
Office: + 93 790
Mobil: +93 729
I would like to ask for your help in measuring inclusivness and quality of participation in the decision-making processes at the local level.
We are now in the process of elaborating a new phase of our long-term local governance project and have issues of coming up with qualitative indicators for inclusion and participation of citizens in local decision-making.
I would appreciate examples of such indicators from your local governance projects.
Elena Zakirova (Ms.)
National Program Officer, Governance
Swiss Cooperation in the Kyrgyz Republic
21 Erkindik boulevard
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyzstan
Phone + 996 312 301036 (ext. 845382)
Phone: +41 58 48 45382
Fax + 996 312 303677
Cell: + 996 550 106 235
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Kyrgyzstan is looking for
a consultant or team of consultants for conducting a scoping study on
internal migrants living in illegal (semi-formal) settlements in Kyrgyzstan.
dedicated to the mission: 30 person-days, between August and September 2020 (according to the
agreed scoping study plan). The work in the field will depend on the epidemiological
situation in the country and might be postponed for a later period.
invite organizations/teams of consultants who wish to apply to refer to the
attached Terms of Reference (ToR) and to send their applications (including a
cover letter, information about proposed approach and methodology, team
composition with CVs and previous background on similar assignments, and
a competitive quote) by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 6, 2020 COB.
of questions or clarifications needed, organizations/teams of consultants will
be invited to an interview by phone or videoconference.
appreciate if you can distribute this announcement within your networks.
CORRUPTION, CIVIL SOCIETY & COVID-19
Digital empowerment for social accountability
MONDAY 29 JUNE
13.30 – 14.30 CET
THIS WEBINARS IS FOR
practitioners working in M&E, audit and compliance
society actors and representatives
PRESENTERSGuillaume Nicaise U4
Senior AdviserPer Aarvik
U4 Afiliated ExpertAngela Oduor
Lungati Chief Executive Officer https://www.ushahidi.com/
FACILITATORSaul Mullard U4
Now that civic
engagement and accountability have moved online, there are many resources that
development practitioners can draw upon to mobilise digital participation, and
engage civil society as watchdog.
This webinar will illustrate the role that digital tools and platforms can play
in supporting civil society and donors in this time of social distancing.
Through a dialogue between the different actors involved, and the review of
case-studies, we will explore how donors can tap into citizens as resource for
We will also
discuss the preconditions and technical considerations
related to the successful implementation of these digital solutions.
to do social accountability during distancing and lockdownsSupporting
civil society during the Covid-19 pandemic
Use the link
below to register today, and we will send you updates and further information
before the event.
Please get in touch if you have questions: Saul
The webinar is on Zoom.us
9 June 2020, 9:45 – 11:45 CEST
The Embassy of Sweden in Seoul and International IDEA are co-hosting a webinar on how to protect democracy during the outbreak of COVID-19, sharing examples and experiences from Australia, the Republic of Korea and Sweden.
The webinar includes a high level session with the Foreign Affairs Ministers of Australia, Korea and Sweden and the Secretary General of International IDEA followed by an expert discussion with professors from the three countries and the IDEA Director for Asia and the Pacific as well as the Swedish Ambassador in Seoul.
For attendance to this webinar, please visit the registration page.
The Secretariat of the Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLoG), the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly invite you to a webinar on:
"Enabling Local Governments to Tackle the COVID-19 Response and Recovery"
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 03 June 2020, from 03:30 pm – 05:00 pm CEST / 09:30 am – 11:00 am EST.
To register for the webinar, please click here.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of fast, effective local action to slow the spread of the virus. The effectiveness of the response to COVID-19 has varied significantly across national territories, which not only reflects differences in the geographical spread of the virus, but also differences in the approaches taken by local governments as first responders. Local governments have faced tremendous challenges in addressing the needs of testing, social distancing and focused treatment which can effectively stop the virus. Some countries neglected the role of local governments in the early response and later publicly acknowledged how costly this neglect has been.
At the same time, local governments while grappling with this health crisis are facing massive economic consequences of the closures and slowdowns resulting in critical needs for social welfare and support while at the same time shrinking local governments revenues for their essential functions and basic service delivery. Being doubly challenged at a time when citizens are increasingly turning to local governments for guidance and assistance requires targeted, timely and effective solutions to get ahead of the curve and manage the response and recovery.
Finance is a critical need for local governments to respond effectively to the pandemic as well as to be able to address long-term recovery needs from the economic impact being experienced in many regions world-wide:
In this webinar, UNCDF and UNDP will present some of their experiences from Uganda and Senegal in assisting local governments at the frontlines of the crisis to respond to the demands placed by the pandemic as well as maintain core government functions. Besides these concrete project examples, a special focus will also be put on inclusion and gender in COVID-19 response and recovery to discuss how local governments can ensure needs of all are addressed.