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Human Dynamics hiring Capacity Building Expert


Cyprus, 14 January 2015

Background

Human Dynamics is a leading provider of premium consulting services, using our extensive knowledge and experience of Public Sector Clients’ operations, effective project cycle and change management practices, and dealing with economic, institutional development, good governance and sectoral policy issues. We provide innovative and customised solutions to achieve sustainable results of the highest quality, thus demonstrating our teams are dedicated to perform.

Project title

Support to Civil Society Organisations (CSO) in the Turkish Cypriot Community through Inter-alia Tailor Made Assistance, Trainings, Capacity Building and Networking with Greek Cypriot and Other European Union's CSO

Project Description

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is to strengthen the role of civil society in the Turkish Cypriot community as well as to promote EU values and the development of a conducive environment for the further development of trust, dialogue, co-operation and closer relationship between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot communities and for the integration of Turkish Cypriot civil society into the wider Union by facilitating links with EU-wide NGOs and NGO networks.

The purposes of this project are as follows:

  • to increase and improve the capacity and actions of Turkish Cypriot CSOs;

  • to increase collaboration and improve joint actions between Greek and Turkish Cypriot NGO;

  • to strengthen CSOs role and civic engagement in the Turkish Cypriot community (TCc);

  • to foster cooperation, support and exchange of best practices between TC CSOs and CSOs of the European Union as well as with EU-wide NGOs and NGOs networks.

Through its overall guidance, facilitation and support role, the Project team will contribute to the achievement of the results of the programme by ensuring the following:

  • Increased organisational, managerial, technical and fund raising capacities of Turkish Cypriot CSOs, with CSOs becoming more professional and sustainable. A thorough needs assessment should be carried out which also identifies the most suitable methods of implementation, including internships, mentoring and collaboration arrangements between stronger and less well-established organisations, etc.;

  • Increased cooperation with the private sector on civil society development, social rights, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, as a way to achieve alternative ways of financing;

  • Increased exchanges, joint actions and mutual trust between civil societies from across Cyprus based on recommendations emerging from a feasibility study and a sustainability strategy for bi-communal actions;

  • Increased CSOs capacity to advocate and obtain "legislation" leading to an enabling environment for civil society. For instance, through an advocacy campaign for a broader and more transparent financial support to CSOs and for a legal framework in line with Council of Europe recommendation on freedom of association;

  • Increased dialogue, mutual understanding and interaction between CSOs and the Turkish Cypriot "administration". CSOs should be involved as much as possible in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of "legislation", policies and programmes which may have a direct and indirect impact on their activities and interests.  The Turkish Cypriot "administration" responsible for CSOs development should increase its understanding of the civil society sector.

  • Development with CSOs and the TC administration and adoption by the Turkish Cypriot administration of a joint "strategy for the creation of an enabling environment for civil society development".

  • Increased awareness and visibility of organised citizens and CSOs activities to promote the development and role of Civil Society in modern democracies;  

  • Adequate visibility in the society as a whole of the EU funded support to Civil Society;

  • Development of sustainable mechanisms to ensure continuous support to TCc CSOs even after the end of the project;

  • Increased exchanges and collaboration with EU CSOs, EU-wide NGOs and NGO networks and support creation/adhesion/reinforcement of relevant networks/platforms.

Duration of the assignment: min 550 work days over 30 months.

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