Call for Application

13 December 2017

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The Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Office in Kosovo with the support of the Government of Sweden, hereby announces a call for application of Civil Society Organization (CSOs) to undertake the Organisational Viability Assessment (OVA) and support for drafting Organization’s Development Plans.

The Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC), Office in Kosovo with the support of the Government of Sweden, hereby announces a call for application of Civil Society Organization (CSOs) to undertake the Organisational Viability Assessment (OVA) and support for drafting Organization’s Development Plans.

Through the organisational viability support scheme, the REC will intend to strengthen and enhance the capacities (administrative, institutional and technical skills) of a number of CSOs in Kosovo to be financially sustainable entities in long term, and making them capable of voicing out the problems and needs of communities. The support comprises:

  • An (assisted) self-assessment process;
  • Assistance in designing a development plan for the organisation; and
  • Enable CSO to apply for Institutional Grants for implementation of part/s of activities from the Organisational Development Plan (for selected CSOs who chose to undertake the organizational viability assessment process).

Note: The Organizational Viability Assessment (OVA) is a process designed by REC and developed in a form of Toolkit, which comprises of several steps (phases): pre-assessment, self-assessment and preparation of organizational development plan. The toolkit can be found in the following link: http://kosovo.rec.org/publication.php?id=27

Target groups: Weaker and newly established Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Kosovo.

Organisations working on environment and sustainable development and those that are willing to include in their own development plans the environmental related issues are primary target of this undertaking.

The REC will facilitate and assist throughout the process by assigning a trainer/coach for each selected organisation to support the viability assessment process.

Organisations that successfully draw up a long-term Organizational Development Plan are eligible to apply for Institutional Grants for implementation of part/s of Organisational Development Plans for up to EUR 5,000. The Institutional Grants for implementation of Organizations Development Plans (ODP) shall be subject of assessment and evaluation by the independent National Evaluation Board (NEB) composed of five members. The National Evaluation Board members are not REC staff, those are reputable persons working for national institutions & academia and/or international organizations/agencies.

Deadlines for undertaking the OVA

The organisational viability support scheme in Kosovo will run from January – December 2018, according to the following timeline:

  • Call for CSO applications: published by 22 November 2017
  • Receiving clarification question from CSO: 29 November 2017 (REC will formulate and will share the answers with all CSO not later than 30 November 2017)
  • Deadline for submission of applications from interested CSOs: 15 December 2017
  • Deadline for applications evaluation: 17 January 2018
  • Training of CSO on OVA (1-day training for selected 25 CSOs that will be undertaking the OVA process): 22 January 2018
  • Facilitate the self-assessment process (first phase of OVA process): 25 January – 15 February 2018
  • Deadline for finalization of organizational development plans: 20 March 2018
  • Call for application for Institutional Grants (Implementation of ODPs): 02 April 2018
  • Deadline for submission of Applications for Institutional Grants for implementation of Organisational Development Plans to REC: 30 April 2018
  • Deadline for Evaluation of applications for Institutional Grants (Implementation of ODPs): from 05 May to 15 May 2018
  • Winners meeting for awarding of Institutional Grants (implementation of ODP):  25 May 2018
  • Implementation of development plans, including monitoring and auditing: June – December 2018

For more detailed description of the Call, please refer to REC Office Kosovo web-site (www.kosovo.rec.org) and to the web-portal: http://www.portalpune.com/ or from the email address: info@kos.rec.org

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