Tender – Junior Expert

07.10.2021

Civil Society STAR Initiative

CSOs as Sustainable, Transparent, Accountable, and Resilient Development Actors in Georgia.

EU Grant Agreement ENI/2020/421-052

Terms of Reference on Junior Expert

Activity 3.2.1 Study analyzing the legal and practical aspects of philanthropy and volunteerism

Budget Line: 5.9.3.

Introduction

Civil Society Institute (CSI) is one of the leading CSOs in Georgia, known for its wide range scope of activities. CSI is committed to promote sustainable positive change, eradicate inequality, marginalization, and poverty in the country. CSI’s goals include: Development of civil society, creating a better environment for civil society organizations, increasing public awareness and civic activism, promoting values of democracy, supporting the rule of law, advancing good governance and sustainable institutions, effective public policy formation and administration improvement, advancing local governance, promoting sustainable economic development and poverty alleviation;

General Overview

The tender is conducted in the framework of the project funded by the European Union (EU) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS): “Civil Society STAR Initiative: CSOs as Sustainable, Transparent, Accountable and Resilient Development Actors in Georgia (hereinafter “the Project”).

The project aims to strengthen civil society as an independent, sustainable, transparent, and accountable development actor across Georgia.

The project objectives

  • To improve the political and financial framework and environment for the sustainable development of civil society in Georgia, and to promote a corporate social responsibility (CSR) culture.
  • To reinforce the links between CSOs and their constituencies through the active promotion of civic values, participation, and community engagement.
  • To build capacities of CSOs inclusively, in particular oversight and advocacy skills, and to institutionally strengthen the civil society sector countrywide.

The project is implemented by the Consortium led by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and composed of the following CSOs: Center for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Civil Society Institute (CSI), Center for Training and Consultancy (CTC), Education Development and Employment Center (EDEC), and Institute for European Politics (IEP).

“The Civil Society STAR Initiative” builds on the experience and lessons learned of the EU-supported action “Georgian Civil Society Sustainability Initiative” (CSSIGE 2017-2020).

Project objectives include reinforcement of the linkages between CSOs and their constituencies through the active promotion of civic values, participation, community engagement, volunteering, and philanthropy. The purpose of this document is to expose terms of references for Junior expert who will participate in the process via working on the research in this field.

The Objective of the Assignment

This assignment covers research-based work which will contribute to the successful execution of topic-related activities planned in the framework of this project. (Including advocacy, capacity building, and awareness-raising activities to comprehensively address the challenges regarding the development of philanthropy and volunteerism in the country.) Thus, serve the promotion of volunteering and philanthropy to overcome existing challenges.

Scope of the Assignment

The main essence of the work includes the study and research of Legal and Practical Aspects of Volunteering and Philanthropy based on European Practice, along with the analysis of gathered information and elaboration of particular recommendations for the development of relevant policies to support volunteerism and philanthropy in Georgia.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

  • Preparing research structure and defining the scope of the study.
  • Developing work agenda and conducting research within the given timeframe.
  • Studying and analyzing European practices on legal and practical aspects of volunteering and philanthropy.
  • outlining research findings and introducing them to the project team and other relevant stakeholders.

Methodology

The expert conducts desk research and uses the Case Study Analysis approach while focusing on European practices. The methodology can be specified or modified while providing services according to the objective circumstances and needs.

Deliverable

  • Prepare a research report on Legal and Practical Aspects of Volunteering and Philanthropy based on the analysis of the European Practice.
  • Share and present findings outlined in the research report with stakeholders.

Competences and technical knowledge

  • Experience in desk research;
  • Competence and practical skills for conducting research and preparing analytical documents;
  • Basic knowledge of core principles and international standards on volunteering and philanthropy.

Duration of the assignment

  • Preliminary work – 3 days
  • Enforcement (finalization of research report) – 12 days
    Total number of days – 15 days
  • Period of the commencement and execution of service – November-April 2021

Prerequisites for participation in the tender

The tender is open to individuals (natural persons) with experience in the field who must submit:

  • Description of research structure and methodology details;
  • CV and cover letter, where the candidate demonstrates the knowledge and skills needed to complete a similar assignment;
  • Cost of work/services to be performed (Gross price shall be given, including information about whether a person is included in the pension program and registered as a taxpayer) and implementation plan (plan shall indicate the rough structure of research and its general scope).

These documents must be submitted electronically by 18:00 on 18 October 2021 at the following e-mail address: a.jikia@civilin.org

After revision of tender organization will contact only those, selected during the evaluation. Applications of the participants will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Experience – 20 points;
  • The vision of research Structure and its general scope – 40 points;
  • Implementation plan – 15 points;
  • Service cost – 25 points.