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CARE TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE CONSULTANCY:  PROJECT VISIBILITY DESIGN – Udruženje mreža za izgradnju mira

For the project: Brčko Inclusive Socioeconomic Initiative

Deadline for application: Monday 30th, October, 15h

CARE International, within its project “Brčko Inclusive Socioeconomic Initiative (in further text: the Project), is looking to contract an external consultancy (individual consultant or a consultancy company) to design and develop, in a participatory process with the RGFBD, the project logo, slogan and appropriate design of the project visibility materials, to ensure recognition of all project activities and outputs.

General information

Job title:                                         Consultant(s) or company for conducting Project logo, moto and printing of designed materials

Project title:                                    Brčko Inclusive Socioeconomic Initiative

Donor:                                            Czech Development Agency and CARE Czech Republic

Project country:                              Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brčko District

Place(s) of work:                              Brčko District

Anticipated consultants:                  Specialized consultancy team comprised of experts with diverse and complementary skill sets and backgrounds, fitting the consultancy task

Engagement period and duration:    Approximately 40 working days, over the period  1st November – 15th December 2023

About CARE in the Balkans

CARE’s mission in the region of Balkans is to contribute to post-war recovery, socio-economic development and building the societies of equality in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia (FYROM). CARE’s work in the Balkans started in 1993, when it provided humanitarian support to people affected by war. In the late 90-ties, CARE shifted its focus in the region from humanitarian post-war assistance and rehabilitation to socio-economic development, engaging in interventions directed at conflict prevention and peace-building, sustainable livelihoods, gender equality and the prevention of gender-based violence.

CARE in the Balkans places the quality of its program at the centre of its mission and has developed a regional strategy that encompasses two main program directions: Gender Equality and Social and Economic Inclusion. The goal of the Social and Economic Inclusion Program is to strengthen capacity and create opportunities for the marginalized, socially excluded and poor to integrate into society and access rights. CARE’s Gender Equality Program aims to empower women vulnerable to violence, discrimination and poverty, to reach better life opportunities and social justice and to work on prevention of peer violence and building of tolerance among young men in the Western Balkans. CARE’s engagement and contribution lies in strengthening sustainability of key regional, national and/ or local civil society organizations and networks promoting equality and diversity, in the context of social inclusion and non-violence.

Project information

The project “Brčko Inclusive Socioeconomic Initiative” will contribute to socio-economic integration of disadvantaged and vulnerable categories of citizens of Brčko District. The Project concentrates its efforts to Brčko District and invests in increasing the socio-economic inclusion of marginalized groups. This is mirrored in the Project Objective: to increase social inclusion and create sustainable employment opportunities for citizens in Brčko District (BD) with a particular focus on disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, through raising employment capacity, support to entrepreneurial activities and enabling a conducive environment for more inclusive economic development.

The following project results/outputs are expected:

Output 1:          Disadvantaged and vulnerable populations of the Brčko District have increased their capacity for employment and knowledge of their citizens’ rights, through project conducted trainings and awareness raising.

Output 2:          Increased capacity, skills and job opportunities for the unemployed citizens of BD and creation of new employment for the disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, via project financial and technical support.

Output 3:          Enhanced environment for a more efficient economic inclusion of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, by creation of public-private partnerships to address labour market barriers and promotion of sustainable employment models.

Information about the Project partner RGFBD:

The Development-Guarantee Fund of Brčko District Government – RGFDB (https://rgfbd.com/) is a public institution established under the Government of Brčko District (BD), responsible for providing financial support or guarantees to small and medium-sized enterprises, individuals or agricultural producers.

More specifically, the main current RGFDB services include:

  1. Approval of credit funds and their placement,
  2. Allocation of funds to small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs,
  3. Investing in securities,
  4. Providing guarantees for loans to small and medium-sized enterprises and independent entrepreneurs and farmers with the aim of faster employment,
  5. Providing guarantees for lending in the rural sector,
  6. Other credit and financial intermediation.

Role in the Project:  Unit for Implementation of International Projects at RGFDB (further PIU) has been mandated by the Government of BD to act as the main Project partner and beneficiary focal point (for all three project Outputs). PIU will also act as an intermediary between the selected the project applicant/implementer and the Government of BD, in particular on strategic issues such as legislation, long-term financing and sustainability of project outputs, etc. PPIU will, through this Project, establish and develop the (Self) Employment Socio-Economic and Entrepreneurship Centre, which will aim to provide comprehensive support to BD residents, and especially marginalized persons, on their path to self-employment, entrepreneurship and long-term/permanent employment. The Centre would serve to develop, strengthen and upgrade the skills of BD residents so that they are employable in the labour market. At the same time, it can provide retraining and other training courses, personalised training, coaching, consulting, mentoring, therapeutic and psychosocial services and similar types of help and assistance. It would serve also serve as an incubator for start-ups and early stage entrepreneurs.

Purpose of the consultancy

CARE International is looking for a consultant(s)/ organization/ company to undertake the following activities:

  • Together with the staff of RGFBD review their needs for the design of Project logo and moto.
  • Demand agreed with CSO RGFBD at the end must be confirmed with CARE Project Manager.
  • Provision of the Consultancy Report to CARE, in English, up to 3 pages with expected annexes of produced goods.
  • Production of 4 roll up banners for project purposes together with 4 table size banners.

CARE’s Outputs

  • Provide necessary information and documentation on the project to the Consultant and agree on the work plan with the Consultant;
  • Coordinate with partner organisation RGFBD as well as with the Consultant during the entire preparation and realisation of the task;
  • Provide logistical support to the Consultant necessary for the realisation of the task. Travel and accommodation costs for the anticipated fieldwork  should be included in the Consultants’ bid).

Schedule

The Consultant will be engaged for 5 working days, over the period 1th November to 30th November 2023, according to the following timetable: 

Action                                     

            Responsible      Date

Submission of the bid (electronically)     Consultant        30th October 2023

Contract signing, initial agreements       CARE, Consultant          1th November 203

Deadline for realisation of the task        Consultant        by 30th November 2023

Submission of the Consultancy report    Consultant        30th November 2023

Payment schedule

Final payment (100% of contracted amount), not later than 5th December Upon the approval of the Consultancy report by CARE

The detailed payment schedule will be outlined in the Consultancy Contract and will be made upon the work completion and the approval of the final consultancy report by CARE. The Payment will be carried out in line with all necessary documentation as per CARE’s administrative procedures (time sheets, consultancy report, etc).

Required qualification of the Consultant:

CARE invites individual experts, teams of experts, NGOs and agencies, familiar with the type of work required in the context of a CSOs development project, to submit their bids and present in details their expertise, experience, division of work and responsibility levels/responsible persons (in case of teams or agencies). The general requirements are:

  • 5 years knowledge and vast experience in CSOs communication and visual design.
  • 5 years knowledge of CSO scene in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Clear demonstration that the consultancy team is able to meet the needs of CSO in limited timeframe of the consultancy task.
  • Excellent command over local and English language, oral and written.  Excellent writing skills.

The Consultant’s bid/application should consist of the following:

1.         Consultant’s CV (preferably in EU Format) or portfolio, with detailed information relevant to the required qualifications.

2.         Draft consultancy plan –implementation plan (schedule) for the consultancy.

3.         Bid – financial offer: The Consultant shall suggest a daily fee/rate in BAM per consultancy day. (Transportation, food and accommodation costs should be included). There is no standard format for the bid.

THE APPLICATION- BID SHOULD BE IN ENGLISH!

The received applications will be evaluated against the below stated criteria:

REFERENCE /HISTORY                     (experience in similar work) METHODOLOGY / APROACH  (appropriateness for the task) KNOWLEDGE /SKILLS (specific for the task) FUNDS                                               (value for money)

Interested candidates are invited to apply to the address:

CARE International, Balkans, Derviša Numića number 6, 71000 Sarajevo,            
or to the e-mail: shalkic@care.ba 

Closing date for applications is October 30th, 2023, 15h 

We thank to all applicants for their interest. Only selected applicants will be contacted. For any additional information concerning the application, please contact:

Branislav Tanasijevic, Project Manager

E-mail: btanasijevic@care.ba

Sarajevo, 13th October 2023

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