Call for intervention partner(s) working on enhancing skills and competencies for labour market

We Effect Regional Office for Europe (ROEU), as part of its IISEE project, is looking to engage an intervention partner (e.g.: private employment agency; online web platform company; civil society organisation) to facilitate change for improvement of the existing market systems and value chains in access to job matching services and labour market by Roma, particularly women and youth in North Macedonia, that would lead to achieving a sustainable development impact.

Background

We Effect is a development organisation founded by the Swedish cooperative movement in 1958 to support the development of democratic organisations and societies. In our international development cooperation programmes, we are applying a human rights-based approach supporting people living in poverty to secure their rights.

We Effect works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America through our regional offices in partnership with local CSOs, farmer organisations, cooperative federations and other democratic organisations.

We Effect Regional Office for Europe was established in 2017 in Skopje, North Macedonia. Europe region is supporting 11 partner organisations in the region under the programme Empower Europe. The support is directed for North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Moldova.

With financing from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, a project for rural development aiming for a Market System Development (MSD) approach is being implemented in North Macedonia – Income Increase and Socio-Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups from Rural and Sub-Urban Areas 2021-2023 (IISEE), in collaboration with several national organisations in North Macedonia.

Scope of the engagement and main tasks

The MSD approach for the project was developed based on the fact that the inclusive economic growth is achievable through improved access to the labour market, skills and basic services for the Roma and vulnerable groups.

Under the supervision and in close collaboration with the IISEE Project management, and We Effect’s Regional management, the intervention partner will have the following responsibilities:

  • To implement MSD-approach based intervention (https://beamexchange.org/) that will include proper implementation of agreed activities
  • To implement developed business model engaging middlemen as channel of communication between Roma community and agency for employment (state and/or private)
  • To have an active role in identification of Roma unemployed; facilitate their registration in agencies for employment (state and/or private)
  • To implement activities matching registered Roma unemployed; preparation and submission of job applications
  • To facilitate employment of Roma unemployed persons, particularly women and youth
  • To implement outreach and visibility activities if needed
  • To coordinate the intervention teams
  • To actively participate in development of an Intervention Plan, detailed intervention Budget, Monitoring and Result Measurement (MRM) Plan
  • To organize monitoring of intervention results and timely and efficiently collect data needed for the Monitoring Result Measurement (MRM) system of the IISEE project
  • To cooperate and to report to We Effect staff
  • To maintain and develop a relationship of cooperation based on participation, accountability, non-discrimination empowerment and transparency. Gender equality is a guiding principle for all aspects of this cooperation
  • To respect We Effect’s code of conduct, anti-corruption principles and similar.

For detailed description of the tasks to be performed by the expert, the criteria, the deliverables as well as the qualification requirements, please see the full call here: Call for submission of applications for selection of intervention partner(s) for enhancing skills and competencies for labour market – scale up

You can download the application form here: Application form for intervention partner – job matching

All interested candidates are requested to submit their offer with all supporting documents on the following e-mail addresses: natasha.l.angjelikj@weeffect.org and katerina.shojikj@weeffect.org and info_roeu@weeffect.org

The e-mail subject with the application and all required documents must bear the title Call for submission of applications for selection of intervention partner(s) for job matching services – scale up and budget line B.L 4.4.1

Please apply no later than August 19th 2022.