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  • Structured Dialogue and Civil Society Forum Coordinator

Structured Dialogue and Civil Society Forum Coordinator

Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality II – Civil Society Facility South

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia

NEAR/2022/EA-RP/0035

Friday, 12 August 2022.

Interested candidates should send their CV 
to opportunities@gdsi.ie

January 2023.

42 months.

GDSI Limited has been shortlisted for the EU-funded project entitled “Med Dialogue for Rights and Equality II – Civil Society Facility South”. 

The overall objective is to foster and promote a functioning pluralistic and participatory democracy in the Southern Neighbourhood countries.

The specific objectives of this contract are as follows:

  1. To improve the skills of civil society leaders in policy making process, policy dialogue and advocacy;
  2. To support the EU and CSOs in the Southern Neighbourhood in their structured dialogue with the European Union -in close collaboration with the Framework Partners and the EU Delegations;
  3. To improve the DG NEAR HQ and EU Delegations’ capacities to work with civil society.

General responsibilities and tasks:

Key Expert 2: Structured Dialogue and Civil Society Forum Coordinator will mainly be responsible for the support to structured dialogue and coordination/ organisation of the civil society forums.

Indicative input: 600 working days

General responsibilities and tasks:

  • Preparation of CSF steering committee meetings of EU institutions and FPAs (one day two times a year in person with online presence of EUD colleagues, preparation of materials, minutes-taking etc.)
  • Support to all-year-round communication among the parties of the process (for example setting up of online meetings in between steering committees, consolidation of documents, providing STEs for necessary support to the Structured dialogue)
  • Logistics organization of CS Forum (including travel, visa, accommodation, venue, translation, refreshments, local transport, visa, communication materials etc.) Altogether three 2-day Civil society Forums should be held throughout the project approximately once per year with about 120 participants (both from EU and SN countries);

Profile required:

Qualifications and skills:

  • Academic profile: Master-level university degree or equivalent (i.e. 5 years of relevant professional experience following secondary education), fields of social sciences, International relations or sociology will be an asset
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is mandatory. Knowledge of French will be considered as an asset

General professional experience:

  • At least 5 years of working experience; experience with EU funded projects will be an asset. (in addition to the years of relevant professional experience required to compensate for the absence of a university degree)

Specific professional experience:

    • At least 3 years of working experience of developing and implementing policy and/or structured dialogue activities for civil society stakeholders
    • Previous experience in the Neighbourhood south region is mandatory.

All experts must bе independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.