(Extended deadline) Public call for consultant to prepare training material on access to basic rights to foreigners
Terms of reference – ToR
(1) Consultant to prepare training material (Handbook – Reader) for training on access to basic (social and economic) rights to foreigners
The Macedonian Young Lawyers Association – MYLA in partnership with the Group484, Serbia, Belgrade Center for Human Rights (BCHR), Serbia, Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC), Albania, Civil rights program Kosovo (CRP/K), Kosovo, Your rights – Vasa Prava (VP), Bosnia and Hercegovina, Legal Center (LC) Montenegro as part of the regional network Balkan Refugee and Migration Council (BRMC) and Danish Refugee Council (DRC), office in Serbia is implementing the regional project Inclusion of FOreigners in WB – accesS To social and Economic Rights (FOSTER) supported from the European Union.
In the EU reports, the situation in the Western Balkan countries is still marked with significant shortcomings in fulfilling the key political criteria. The region is in early stage of preparation of freedom of movement of workers and access to the labor market. With the Open Balkan initiative and the Berlin Process, it is expected that migration movements within the region will intensify. But although the institutional and legislative frameworks for the protection and promotion of human rights and freedoms and protection against discrimination are developed and mostly aligned with the EU legislation, in practice, ensuring equal opportunities, especially for foreigners and marginalized groups, remains challenging.
The action will strengthen the capacities of the CSOs and independent human rights institutions (IHRI) to contribute in policymaking, promotion and protection of human rights of foreigners and their inclusion into sustainable social and economic development of the WB region. CSOs will be empowered with knowledge and skills in developing and implementation national and regional projects and advocacy materials to improve the social and economic rights of vulnerable foreigners.
The objective of the action is to strengthen the alignment with EU human right principles through development of inclusive and non-discriminatory policies and effective inclusion practices for vulnerable foreigners as prerequisite for successful EU approximation process and sustainable development of WB region
Purpose and objectives of the assignment
It is envisaged that the project prepares training material (handbook -reader) that will be used to deliver a training at national (country) level for representatives of state institutions and CSOs in each of Western Balkans countries on protection and access to social and economic rights to vulnerable foreigners.
As a result its expected to strengthen and standardize the knowledge of the participants in the area of access and protection of fundamental rights of vulnerable foreigners, with special focus on economic and social rights.
The national training will follow up the same methodology and curriculum used to prepare and deliver ToT to state representatives and CSOs from WB. The training materials ( Handbook-Reader) apart from the international applicable policies, regulation and practice shall be contextualized with relevant information and data from the countries in Western Balkans ( include the specifics of each of WB countries policies, regulation, practice, etc that are applicable and relevant for protection and access to basic ( social and economic rights) of vulnerable foreigners.
MYLA seeks to engage 1 consultant for:
- Preparation of training materials-reader for national training on access to social and economic rights for vulnerable foreigners
Moreover, in close consultation with the contractor the consultant shall:
Communicate and consult with MYLA and consultants engaged for preparation and curriculum for ToT training.
Scope of work/tasks
In consultation with MYLA project team, the consultant shall:
- Review the curriculum, materials and presentation used for ToT training
- Review relevant materials, policies, EU regulation, international standards, reports, data, case studies, etc relevant for enabling access to basic rights with focus on social and economic rights to third country nationals (foreigners), particularly vulnerable categories
- Review WB countries relevant policies, regulation, practice, reports, data, case studies, etc relevant for enabling access to basic rights with focus on social and economic rights to third country nationals (foreigners), particularly vulnerable categories
- Prepare and develop training material ( handbook-reader) that will be used for national trainings
- Handbook-reader for training on protection and access to social and economic rights of foreigners
All deliverables will be produced/carried out in English language
The timeframe for completion of the tasks is estimated between October 2023 – April 2024
|Review of materials||March 2024|
|Draft handbook -reader for training||April 2024|
|Final handbook – reader for training||May 2024|
Nevertheless, the estimated timeline for completion of the tasks is indicative and may/shall be revised in consultation with MYLA according to project needs and situation in the field.
Profile of the consultant
Education and qualification (max 50 points)
- Master degree in international studies, social science or related field (10 points)
- Profound knowledge in human rights and migration related issues (10 points)
- Research in migration related issues (10 points)
- Knowledge of international standards and regulations on migration related issues and particularly EU Policies and legislation on migration, asylum and third country nationals related issues (10 points)
- Knowledge of the practice, policies and legislation on migration, asylum and third country nationals related issues in Western Balkan region (5 points)
- Advanced knowledge of English language (5 points)
Experience, communication and skills (max 50 points)
- Minimum 10 years of professional experience in migration relate issues (10 points)
- Experience incorporating interactive elements, case studies, and practical exercises into training materials (10 points)
- Prior experience in developing training materials related to human rights, social justice, or immigration issues (10 points)
- Excellent written communication skills to create clear, concise, and engaging training materials (5 points)
- Ability to present complex concepts in a simple and relatable manner (5 points)
- Demonstrated ability to bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to training content development (5 points)
- Ability to work across the sector and handle multiple tasks and deliver high-quality work within the given timeframe (5 points)
Financial information and engagement
|Preparation of training Handbook-Reader||3500 EUR (Gross)|
For this call only physical persons can submit their applications. Applications from companies, natural persons and other entities will not be considered.
The candidate that meets the criteria from this call and has the necessary knowledge, experience and skills is invited to apply by submitting CV and cover page to Nazif Avdi at firstname.lastname@example.org and Aleksandra Gruevska at email@example.com. In the subject of the email the applicants shall include “Training material Handbook-Reader, Social and economic rights to foreigners”.
Applicants are also required to include their reference in their application (contact person, links of publication, or other evidence) of past performance of similar tasks, researches on the topic or other activities relevant to the topic.
The deadline for submission is
30th August 2023 10th September 2023 .
MYLA will contact and proceed with further communication only with the selected candidate/s for the job. No other information will be communicated with the other applicants.
In case when the candidate is selected but is not able to perform the task within the timeframe required or agreed with MYLA, has rejected the offer, late response from the candidate or other reasons that might imply difficulties in performing the task or delay in the implementation of the activity, MYLA shall end the communication with the selected candidate. In such case MYLA shall proceed with the next suitable applicants for the work.
MYLA reserves the right to not select any of the applicants and/or repeat this call for consultants at its discretion without any notice.