Vacancy: Consultant for West Africa

In line with its new Strategy 2021-2024, ALDA is looking for a Consultant for West Africa.

Among the main tasks:

  • Expanding, strengthening and dynamising ALDA’s network in West Africa

  • Ensure the long-term sustainability of ALDA through fundraising and the development of new projects

  • Strengthen and develop new institutional partnerships 

Skills required:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French, other languages are an asset (i.e.  Wolof or other relevant local languages) 

  • Minimum Master degree in management, economics, public administration, law, development studies or related areas

  • Deep knowledge of the African civil society and decentralization context, with a focus on West Africa

 

Where and when: Based in Dakar, Senegal. Target countries: Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gambia, Togo, Benin, Mauritania, Guinea (Conakry).
Starting from: May 2nd until December 31st 2022 (9 months)
Amount of hours: 20h/week for 9 months / 720h 

 

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to job@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: Application – West Africa Consultant. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references that could be contacted. Applications must be received on or before 18th April 2022. Interviews will take place the following weeks. 


Vacancy: Project Developer, Skopje (North Macedonia)

The team of ALDA Skopje is looking for another colleague, that will support the Programs and Development Department of ALDA, in achieving ALDA’s objectives and priorities.

Among the main tasks:

  • Project development: project drafting, preparation of the application package (concepts, applications forms, budgets, log frame), partnership building activities,
  • Fundraising: research for grant opportunities, periodical checks of call for proposals and tenders for the Western Balkan region and Europe as well,
  • Administrative and office tasks: activities related to the preparation and the submission of projects. 

Skills required:

  • University degree; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Macedonian. Any
    other language will be considered as an asset. 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in writing project proposals; 
  • Knowledge of the European funding and other international donor strategies

When and where: the contract will preferably start on May 2022. Location: Skoplje

Please note: only candidates with a regular Macedonian work permit will be considered 

 

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to job@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: Application – Project Developer. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references that could be contacted. Applications must be received on or before 8th of April 2022. Interviews will take place the following weeks and might be followed by a written test.


call

Food Wave calls for a second round: let's drive change!

call

Are you a Local Authority who is sensitive to sustainable production and consumption patterns to combat climate change? 

We are looking for you! Lead the change and participate in our call for proposals with your project  idea!

 

. Projekt vala hrane – co-funded by the EU under the Razvojni program obrazovanja i podizanja svijesti (DRAGI) i promovirana od strane općine Milan zajedno s ActionAid Italia, ACRA, Mani Tese i 25 project partners in 16 countries, including ALDA – will support grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors and involve smaller youth organizations interested in joining the action but lacking the necessary means to do so.

The first call for proposals of the Food Wave Project was launched and directed to youth-led small Civil Society Organizations promoting sustainable production and consumption patterns to fight climate change. Now it is time for the second call addressed to Cities and Municipalities  to support grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors!

What is the main objective of the call of proposal?

The project will support actions developed by Cities and Municipalities committed in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors and targeting young people (15-35 years old).


. Projekt vala hrane  will support grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors and involve smaller youth organizations interested in joining the action but lacking the necessary means to do so


What is the main objective of the call of proposal?

Any submitted proposal must be of max 5.000 EUR. Each applicant will benefit from a financing of 75% of the total of the action up to a maximum of 3.750 Eur. The remaining 25% of the action (a minimum of 1.250 Eur) will be provided by each applicant as co-funding. The financing and co-financing % always remain the same even if the overall cost of the proposed action is lower than 5.000 EUR. The general action carried out by the Applicant can be higher than 5.000 EUR, but in this case the remaining budget of the overall costs of the proposal will be covered with The Applicant’s own financial resources. 

 

Koji je tematski fokus?

Each proposed action needs to address the nexus between food and climate change! Different types of activities can be eligible for the sub grant: communication activities, promotion and dissemination activities, awareness raising activities, training and learning-by-doing activities, art projects and initiatives, initiatives against food waste etc. 

Gde se projekat može primeniti?

Activities must take place in one of the following EU Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK.

Kako se prijaviti?

Pročitajte cijelu poziv za dostavu prijedloga to have more information about the call and how to apply! The call will be open from February 24th,2022 to March 24th,2022.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1 APRIL (23:59 CEST) 2022

 

Past events & infos

Public presentation of this call: 4th of March at 12:00 CET – answers provided to all your questions!

A first set of questions by the applicants has been received by email by the 3rd of March and the answers have been published on the website.

A second set of questions by the applicants has been received by email by the 18th of March and the answers have been published on the website.

 

All the questions related to the present call for proposals and the participation modalities have to be addressed to the following email address (Email Food Wave Here!)

Follow Food Wave Facebook-u i Instagram stranice kako biste bili u toku!

#CatchTheWave i predvodite promenu!

 

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Call for proposals – UPDATED

Annex I – budget 

Annex II – Declaration of honour

Annex III – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)           


Vacancy: Project Manager and Coordinator, Chisinau (Moldova)

ALDA is looking for a Project Manager and Coordinator  for its office in Chisinau (Moldova). S/he will directly report to the Head of Unit. S/he will coordinate the implementation of various projects and activities implemented by ALDA in Eastern Partnership countries.

Among main tasks:

  • Plan and/or implement the action plan of the projects, organizing events and other initiatives described in the programme 
  • To interact with consortium members, partnerships and other platforms related to supervised projects; 
  • Coordinate projects’ communication and dissemination activities together with regional comms officer and communication unit (located in Italy)

Skills required:

  • Highly motivated, result-driven person, flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly; 
  • Respect for hierarchy, positive and collaborative attitude 
  • Ability to work under pressure, respecting tight deadlines. When necessary open to
    work extra-hours or on weekends (with follow up recuperation of working extra- time); 

Obrazovanje:

  • University Degree, preferably master degree; 
  • At least 2 years of previous experience in project implementation and resources management of complex programs with high budget (over 100 k Euro). Previous experience of sub-granting programs coordination; 
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English (both written and spoken). Russian
    knowledge is highly appreciated. Any other languages represent an asset. 
When and where: the contract will preferably start in April 2022 in Chisinau, with occasional missions in Eastern Partnership Countries (up to 15% of the working time). 

 

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English by March 31st, 2022 (23.59 CET Time) to job@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Project Manager and Coordinator – Chisinau”.


Vacancy: Communication Officer, Chisinau (Moldova)

ALDA is looking for a Communication Officer for its office in Chisinau (Moldova)

Among main tasks:

  • S/he will be in charge of public relations, information output, press releases and media requests, social media and/or advertising efforts;
  • S/he will support all the communication activities related to projects implemented in the region and will ensure that all donors’ visibility requirements are met
  • Manage and improve the communications flows, within and outside the Chisinau Office of ALDA;
  • Responsible for promoting a positive public image of ALDA;
  • Create effective communication strategies, when necessary;
  • Coordinate external and internal communications flow

Obrazovanje:

  • Communication skills, especially in multicultural, complex environments;
  • University Degree would be an asset. Students with previous working or volunteering experience relevant for this role – will be considered
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English, good knowledge of Russian. Any other languages represent an asset;
When and where: the contract will preferably start in April 2022 in Chisinau.

 

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English by March 31st, 2022 (23.59 CET Time) to job@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Communication Officer – Chisinau”.


Chisinau

Vacancy: Admin and Logistic Officer, Chisinau (Moldova)

Chisinau

. Admin and Logistic Officer will directly report to the Head of Unit. S/he will be in charge of the overall management of assigned agendas including posting, administration and verification of compliance with ALDA policies. S/he also will be responsible for overall daily projects work and administrative tasks for ALDA’s office in Chisinau and will be directly responsible for logistical components.

Among the related tasks:

  • Assisting the Unit in overseeing the activities related to projects implementation;
  • Making the necessary logistic arrangements for a good implementation of the activities (training, mapping, monitoring, regional workshops, meetings etc.);
  • Monitoring, whether all financial documents, invoices and cash settlements on assigned cash box are in line with ALDA procedures and policies as well as local legislation/rules;

Skills needed:

  • Highly motivated, result-driven person with pro-active approach oriented on preventing potential challenges rather then reacting after it happened
  • Flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly
  • Respect for hierarchy, positive and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure, respecting tight deadlines

Obrazovanje:

  • University Degree would be an asset, however under-graduate students with previous internship, working or volunteering experience relevant for this role – will be considered.
  • Previous experience in NGOs or international organizations and/or managing similar tasks is highly advantageous.
  • Quick learner; Communication skills, especially in multicultural, complex environments;
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English, basic communication skills in Russian. Any other languages represent an asset

When and where: Chisinau Office (Moldova) starting from April 2022

 

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English by March 31st, 2022 (23.59 CET Time) to posao@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Admin & Logistic officer – Chisinau”.

Chisinau

. Admin and Logistic Officer will directly report to the Head of Unit. S/he will be in charge of the overall management of assigned agendas including posting, administration and verification of compliance with ALDA policies. S/he also will be responsible for overall daily projects work and administrative tasks for ALDA’s office in Chisinau and will be directly responsible for logistical components.

Among the related tasks:

  • Assisting the Unit in overseeing the activities related to projects implementation;
  • Making the necessary logistic arrangements for a good implementation of the activities (training, mapping, monitoring, regional workshops, meetings etc.);
  • Monitoring, whether all financial documents, invoices and cash settlements on assigned cash box are in line with ALDA procedures and policies as well as local legislation/rules;

Skills needed:

  • Highly motivated, result-driven person with pro-active approach oriented on preventing potential challenges rather then reacting after it happened
  • Flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly
  • Respect for hierarchy, positive and collaborative attitude
  • Ability to work under pressure, respecting tight deadlines

Obrazovanje:

  • University Degree would be an asset, however under-graduate students with previous internship, working or volunteering experience relevant for this role – will be considered.
  • Previous experience in NGOs or international organizations and/or managing similar tasks is highly advantageous.
  • Quick learner; Communication skills, especially in multicultural, complex environments;
  • Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English, basic communication skills in Russian. Any other languages represent an asset

When and where: Chisinau Office (Moldova) starting from April 2022

 

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English by March 31st, 2022 (23.59 CET Time) to posao@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Admin & Logistic officer – Chisinau”.


Advocacy

Vacancy: Advocacy Officer in Brussels starting from May 2022

ALDA is looking for an Advocacy Officer to work under the Secretary General supervision and the Coordinator of the SG Office.

Among the related tasks:

  • Developing a multi annual advocacy plan and supporting its implementation, notably by:
    • Engaging partners and members of ALDA in order to positively influence decision makers in line with ALDA’s strategy;
    • Organising events, meetings and campaigns to ensure that the advocacy plan is active and moving forwards;
    • Monitoring ALDA advocacy activities

Skills needed:

  • Thorough knowledge of European institutions and policies, including the European Union and the Council of Europe;
  • Thorough knowledge of member states institutions and policies, in particular France and Italy;
  • Highly motivated, result-driven person;
  • Flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly

Education, languages and tools:

  • University degree or equivalent in proven experience;
  • 2 years or more in a similar position with successful advocacy records;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French (both written and spoken), any other language will be considered as an asset. Italian in particular

Where and when: ALDA office in Brussels (Belgium), starting from May 2022

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent i Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to posao@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: Application – Advocacy Officer. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references that could be contacted. Applications must be received on or before 15th of April 2022. Interviews will take place the following weeks and might be followed by a written test.

ALDA is looking for an Advocacy Officer to work under the Secretary General supervision and the Coordinator of the SG Office.

Among the related tasks:

  • Developing a multi annual advocacy plan and supporting its implementation, notably by:
    • Engaging partners and members of ALDA in order to positively influence decision makers in line with ALDA’s strategy;
    • Organising events, meetings and campaigns to ensure that the advocacy plan is active and moving forwards;
    • Monitoring ALDA advocacy activities

Skills needed:

  • Thorough knowledge of European institutions and policies, including the European Union and the Council of Europe;
  • Thorough knowledge of member states institutions and policies, in particular France and Italy;
  • Highly motivated, result-driven person;
  • Flexibility, eagerness to learn quickly

Education, languages and tools:

  • University degree or equivalent in proven experience;
  • 2 years or more in a similar position with successful advocacy records;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and French (both written and spoken), any other language will be considered as an asset. Italian in particular

Where and when: ALDA office in Brussels (Belgium), starting from May 2022

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent i Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to posao@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: Application – Advocacy Officer. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references that could be contacted. Applications must be received on or before 15th of April 2022. Interviews will take place the following weeks and might be followed by a written test.


Ukraine needs YOU: support the Shelter project!

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24th 2022, the refugees fleeing Ukraine have reached the number of 3 million (UNHCR). According to the UNHCR, as the situation continues to unfold, many others are expected to be leaving the country soon. As their homes and civil infrastructure objects (including 400 schools) are being destroyed, the population is moving to the West Ukrainian cities and to neighbouring countries, looking for protection, support and a safer place to stay. It represents the fastest-growing humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II.

In Ukraine, the situation is increasingly dire and humanitarian needs across the country are multiplying by the hour. UNICEF reports that hundreds of thousands of people are without safe drinking water and many have been cut off from access to other essential services like healthcare and medical supplies. 

Since the beginning of the war, East Europe Foundation (EEF), ALDA’s trustworthy partner in Ukraine, actively supports Ukranians who have been internally displaced, suffering from blockade or military attacks. To help address this humanitarian crisis, EEF launched the Shelter Project. A project whose aim is to build community relief and resilience, while providing emergency support to those who most need it. 


ALDA calls its members and partners to support the Shelter project and help the millions of people in need. 


Working through its network of over 500 local partner NGOs, the Shelter Project focuses on four key components:

  1. Support and supervision to a network of refugees of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) by creating and sustaining new services, and providing necessary resources.
  2. Setup, support and supervise emergency day-care centres for displaced persons’ kids. 
  3. Coordinate assistance to local organisations and volunteer groups, providing emergency support and humanitarian aid to those in need. 
  4. Collect and disseminate information about the needs of displaced people, with the aim of satisfying these needs and enabling a comprehensive response to them.  

To support the Shelter project and in order to facilitate the fundraising for our partners in Europe, ALDA created a specially dedicated bank account exclusively for this purpose. ALDA calls its members and partners to support the Shelter project and help the millions of people in need. 

Kliknite ovdje for all the details.


LDA

ALDA and the LDAs united to support Ukraine

LDA

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, ALDA has been in touch with its colleagues and friends in the Country, especially with the Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs) in Dnipro e Mariupol.

Thus, the Association has mobilized its resources, and its network to define ways to support Ukrainian people: from finding reliable accounts for donation, to setting up an internal emergency unit. Despite being in touch through these terrible days, 21 March, marked the first occasion for delegates from Dnipro i Mariupol in Ukraine, and those of Moldavija, Gruzija i Armenija to have a meeting all together and see each other.


 LDAs  expressed their solidarity and will to get closer to their Ukrainian colleagues


It goes without saying that all the LDAs expressed, without hesitation, their solidarity and will to get closer to their Ukrainian colleagues. 

In moments like this, spreading valuable information of what is currently happening in the Country is among the first steps to do in order to make everyone aware of the reality. Ukrainian people are now experiencing. This is why ALDA has always been in touch with colleagues from Dnipo and Mariupol: to provide help, and to share their stories.  

ALDA and the LDAs further stress the importance of working together for democracy, for people’s rights and freedoms. Peace should be never taken for granted.


project ideas

Call 4 project ideas – Apply to receive technical assistance

Following the success of the first edition, we are back with the ALDA’s Call for project Ideas – dedicated to our members only.

Concept and objective stay the same: create synergy with our members, develop new projects together for the good of local communities in Europe, and beyond.

In order to participate, you just need to share with us your project idea: the 3 best proposals will win a technical support in the development of a project!

The technical assistance includes:

  • identifying together the best funding opportunity matching the member’s idea;
  • supporting/providing the search for partners;
  • coaching on the project development, e.g. responding to member’s doubts or questions on issues related to questions of the application form, to budget issues, to portal – related issues;
  • reading and revising the project developed by the member

 

HOW TO APPLY?

Download the application form OVDE, fill-in all the fields with the description of your project proposal and send it back to membership@alda-europe.eu by June 15., 2022.

Navedite osobu sa kojom ćemo moći da kontaktiramo u slučaju izbora.


Fill-in the Application form OVDE & win a technical assistance!


The proposals must comply with specific requirements:

  • Predlozi se mogu odnositi na različite teme (održivost, inkluzija, mladi itd), ali moraju biti povezani u opštem smislu sa lokalnom upravom
  • They must have a transnational approach.
  • Predlog mora biti napisan na engleskom jeziku. Predlozi kojima nedostaje jedan ili više odeljaka neće biti uzeti u razmatranje.

After the deadline, ALDA will select the 3 best ideas and, upon verification of feasibility, will offer to the member-applicants a free technical assistance (as specified above), upon agreement that ALDA will be included in the consortium of partners.

Imajte na umu da učešćem u ovom pozivu ovlašćujete ALDA-u da modifikuje, transformiše, prerađuje i prilagođava nacrte i da koristi svoj rezultat za ispunjavanje svojih institucionalnih obaveza nakon komunikacije sa dotičnim autorom.

If you need more detail or information, please write to alda@alda-europe.eu

Nadamo se da ćemo dobiti puno ideja i uskoro početi da udružujemo snage!

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Korisne informacije:

N.B.: If you wish to apply to this call you must be an ALDA member, if you are not yet a member, you might consider this possibility.

Kliknite OVDE to learn about the benefits of being an #ALDAmember and start the application process! Get in touch with us for further details!

Kliknite ovdje and see the winning project proposals of the first edition

Members who have won the technical assistance in the last round, are not entitled to participate to the present round