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Deadline : 2 April 2018
Position Title : Research Coordinator

Background Information   Promoting Prosecutorial Independence through Monitoring and Engagement (PrIME) is the European Union (EU) funded initiative implemented by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in cooperation with the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) Georgia and the Studio Monitor.   PrIME is 26 months initiative (14 March, 2018- 14 May, 2020) that tends to support the increase of an external and internal independence of the Prosecution Service of Georgia for ensuring impartiality and fairness in the Georgian prosecution and investigation systems.   Action assumes a comprehensive approach, as part of which IDFI and its partners will work in four main directions: monitoring, media investigation, capacity building, and outreach and awareness.   Specific Objectives of the action are twofold:   1. Increase the accountability of Prosecution Service of Georgia (internal independence) to ensure they meet the Strategy of the Prosecution Service of Georgia, international and EU standards;   2. Empower information exchange between institutions: Government of Georgia (GoG), civil society organizations (CSOs), media as well as general public so that the general public is knowledgeable and aware about issues of the ongoing major reforms in Prosecution Service of Georgia.   With the goal to improve the national capacities for better protection of human rights in Georgia, the PrIME tends to aims at following results:   - More accountability of the Prosecution Service of Georgia (PSG) to the general public in light of monitoring reports of the Strategy of PSG, monitoring of high profile cases and expert discussions of the PSG’s actions;   - Raised interest and awareness among the general public and media about the PSG and the issues that necessitate reform;   - Increased ability of prosecutors to conduct prosecutions of hate crimes and cases of violence against women and apply precise qualifications of these crimes when relevant;   - Opened channels of dialogue between PSG and CSOs to encourage open discussion of challenges within the institution.   Purpose of the Position   Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) within the framework of the European Union (EU) funded PrIME Project is seeking for a qualified Research Coordinator. The overall goal of the assignment is the Research Coordinator to work closely with the project team to ensure the production of the quality research products, monitoring reports and policy papers prepared following the scope of the PrIME project. Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Research Coordinator is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:   - Prepare the quality alternative monitoring reports of the Strategy of Prosecution Service of Georgia;   - Prepare Policy Papers;   - Prepare analysis on the court cases;   - Review analytical material prepared by the project partners;   - Prepare and present to the public the presentations on analytical materials prepared within the project;   - Communication with project partners and beneficiaries;   - Perform other tasks assigned by the Project Manager for ensuring efficient and smooth implementation of Project activities.   Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:   - University degree in Law (LLM);   - Extensive knowledge and understanding of Criminal Law;   - At least 3 years of experience in preparing research and legal analysis;   - Experience in monitoring policy documents;   - Extensive knowledge and understanding of law-enforcement, especially Prosecution system;   - Proficiency in English;   - Excellent communication and presentation abilities;   - Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in and with teams;   - Excellent organization and time management skills, ability to work under pressure;   - Excellent computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel).   How to Apply:   Interested candidates should submit their CVs and Motivation Letters in English to: vacancies@idfi.ge by April 2, 2018. In the subject note, please, indicate the job title: Research Coordinator. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline : 2 April 2018
Position Title : Part Time Finance Manager

Background Information   Promoting Prosecutorial Independence through Monitoring and Engagement (PrIME) is the European Union funded initiative implemented by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in cooperation with the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) Georgia and the Studio Monitor.   PrIME is 26 months initiative (14 March, 2018- 14 May, 2020) that tends to support the increase of an external and internal independence of the Prosecution Service of Georgia (PSG) for ensuring impartiality and fairness in the Georgian prosecution and investigation systems.   The Action assumes a comprehensive approach, as part of which IDFI and its partners will work in four main directions: monitoring, media investigation, capacity building, and outreach and awareness.   Specific Objectives of the action are twofold:   1. Increase the accountability of Prosecution Service of Georgia (internal independence) to ensure they meet the Strategy of the Prosecution Service of Georgia, international and EU standards;   2. Empower information exchange between institutions: Government of Georgia (GoG), civil society organizations (CSOs), media as well as general public so that the public is knowledgeable and aware about issues of the ongoing major reforms in Prosecution Service of Georgia.   With the goal to improve the national capacities for better protection of human rights in Georgia, the PrIME tends to aims at following results:   - More accountability of the Prosecution Service of Georgia (PSG) to the general public in light of monitoring reports of the Strategy of PSG, monitoring of high profile cases and expert discussions of the PSG’s actions;   - Raised interest and awareness among the general public and media about the PSG and the issues that necessitate reform;   - Increased ability of prosecutors to conduct prosecutions of hate crimes and cases of violence against women and apply precise qualifications of these crimes when relevant;   - Opened channels of dialogue between PSG and CSOs to encourage open discussion of challenges within the institution.   Purpose of the Position   Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) within the framework of the European Union (EU) funded PrIME Project is seeking for a skillful part time Finance Manager. The overall goal of the assignment is the Finance Manager to ensure the project related financial operations are performed in accordance with the relevant financial policies, regulation and legislation.   Major Duties and Responsibilities of the Finance Manager:   - Prepare project financial reports in accordance with donor and IDFI internal policies/requirements and ensure timeliness and accuracy;   - Provide timely response and feedback on Project financial issues;   - Consolidate Project financial and administrative documentation/information;   - Provide leading role in ensuring timesheets are prepared by the relevant project staff;   - Discuss the project reports with the Project Manager and tackle any outstanding issues in a timely manner;   - Prepare monthly reports/information to the Project Management;   - Ensuring budget control by adequately spending/checking all costs that are chargeable to grant;   - Ensure spending is within the budget limit to control overspending within the project;   - Review sub-grantee financial documents/reports regularly to ascertain the level of internal controls in the financial process;   - Continuously monitor budget commitments for project and advise project management on any significant occurrences;   - Do all payments related to project ensuring they are within the policy, adhere to internal control standards and donor requirements;   - Prepare needed documentations and ensure the external audit process runs smoothly by providing accurate information on project expenditures in a timely manner and that there are no questioned costs/qualified reports;   - Maintain correspondences with relevant stakeholders;   - Ensure all procurement procedures in accordance with the donor and IDFI’s internal guidelines and policies;   - Coordinate all activities with Finance and Administrative Manager of IDFI;   - Report to and perform other related tasks assigned by the Executive Director and Project Manager.   Required Skills and Qualifications:   - University degree in finances and accounting;   - Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Non-Governmental sector.   - Hands on knowledge in working on European Union funded projects; Detailed knowledge of EU grant implementation regulations;   - Extensive knowledge of Georgian Tax legislation;   - Knowledge of international accounting standards and principles;   - Excellent computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, ORIS;   - Fluency in English and Georgian is a must;   - Self-organization abilities;   - Ability to work in tight schedules;   - Detail oriented.   How to Apply:   Interested candidates should submit their CVs in English to: vacancies@idfi.ge by April 2, 2018. In the subject note, please, indicate the job title: Finance Manager. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline : 2 April 2018
Position Title : Analyst/Assistant

Background Information   Promoting Prosecutorial Independence through Monitoring and Engagement (PrIME) is the European Union (EU) funded initiative implemented by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in cooperation with the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) Georgia and the Studio Monitor.   PrIME is 26 months initiative (14 March, 2018- 14 May, 2020) that tends to support the increase of an external and internal independence of the Prosecution Service of Georgia for ensuring impartiality and fairness in the Georgian prosecution and investigation systems.   The Action assumes a comprehensive approach, as part of which IDFI and its partners will work in four main directions: monitoring, media investigation, capacity building, and outreach and awareness.   Specific Objectives of the action are twofold:   1. Increase the accountability of Prosecution Service of Georgia (internal independence) to ensure they meet the Strategy of the Prosecution Service of Georgia, international and EU standards;   2. Empower information exchange between institutions: Government of Georgia (GoG), civil society organizations (CSOs), media as well as general public so that the public is knowledgeable and aware about issues of the ongoing major reforms in Prosecution Service of Georgia.   With the goal to improve the national capacities for better protection of human rights in Georgia, the PrIME tends to aims at following results:   - More accountability of the Prosecution Service of Georgia (PSG) to the general public in light of monitoring reports of the Strategy of PSG, monitoring of high profile cases and expert discussions of the PSG’s actions;   - Raised interest and awareness among the general public and media about the PSG and the issues that necessitate reform;   - Increased ability of prosecutors to conduct prosecutions of hate crimes and cases of violence against women and apply precise qualifications of these crimes when relevant;   - Opened channels of dialogue between PSG and CSOs to encourage open discussion of challenges within the institution.    Purpose of the Position   Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) within the framework of the European Union (EU) funded PrIME Project is seeking for a qualified Analyst/Assistant to support the team with the analytical and administrative work to ensure the quality implementation of the project.   Major Duties and Responsibilities:   - Support the project team in planning and organizing the Project related events (meetings, conferences, workshops, trainings, etc);   - Communicate with project partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries on project related issues;   - Support the Research Coordinator in preparing Policy Papers;   - Participate in elaboration of alternative monitoring reports of the Strategy of Prosecutor’s Office;   - Perform other tasks assigned by the Project Manager, Research Coordinator and Public Relations Manager.   Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:   - University degree in Law or Public Administration;   - One year of experience of administrative work (official correspondence, communication with partners, stakeholders, service providers, planning meetings, and etc.) as major or part of the job tasks;   - At least 2 years of experience in preparing research and analysis;   - Extensive knowledge and understanding of law-enforcement, especially Prosecution system will be an asset;   - The experience of the monitoring of policy documents will be an asset;   - Fluency in English and Georgian required;   - Excellent communication and self-organization abilities;   - Excellent computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel).   How to Apply:   Interested candidates should submit their CVs and Motivation Letters in English to: vacancies@idfi.ge by April 2, 2018. In the subject note, please, indicate the job title: Analyst     Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  

Deadline : 16 February 2018
Position Title : National Policy Expert

National Expert to Support the Work of SDG Council Georgia and its Four Working Groups     Location: IDFI, Tbilisi, Georgia Type of Contract: Individual Contract Position: National Policy Expert Languages: English Duration: February 26, 2018 – September 26, 2018 (indicative)   Scope and Duration   The present Terms of Reference (ToR) refers to the tasks related to the integration process of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national policy system. Based on desk research, the local Policy expert will be responsible for developing suggestions for integrating SDGs into national Strategies and Action Plans. The total duration of the assignment is seven months.   Background   In 2015, the United Nations, its 193 Member States and civil society unveiled the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Post 2015 Development Agenda included intergovernmental negotiations that were followed by the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. The SDGs were adopted by United Nations Resolution A/RES/70/1 on 25 September 2015, and contain 17 goals with 169 related targets aimed at improving issues across three interconnected dimensions – economic, social and environmental.   The Government of Georgia (GoG) swiftly offered high-level political support to prioritize SDGs on a national level. As one of the first countries who actively endorsed the goals, Georgia has advanced its ownership of SDG priorities through the horizontal integration of the SDG indicators into existing national strategies and policy agendas. The Administration of the Government of Georgia (AoG) was identified as the primary institution for the coordination of all matters related to the integration, implementation and monitoring of SDGs on a national level.   In 2017, Georgia institutionalized the SDG Council along with four Working Groups (WGs) on Social Inclusion, Economic Development, Democratic Governance, and Sustainable Energy & Environment Protection. The inaugural meeting of the Council was held on the 24 October 2017, during which its structure and set-up was presented in conjunction with a series of ‘next steps’ in the nationalization process.   Georgia has achieved notable progress in the implementation of SDGs through its establishment of its coordination mechanism, the Council, and the soon-to-be-launched Electronic Management System (EMS). The EMS will enhance government accountability and transparency throughout the SDG process. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia provided initial support to the AoG in order to assist with the implementation of SDGs in Georgia. During the first phase of the joint initiative the AoG successfully developed an SDG Matrix outlining national and international indicators for each nationalized target and assigned responsible institutions for the implementation of each target.   Now that the SDG coordination mechanism is established through the relevant Council, the GoG intends to strengthen the Council’s capacity and make the body a functional tool for coordination and oversight. For this purpose, the AoG is committed to ensuring that SDG Council meetings occur on a regular basis. While the Council oversees policy decisions, its WGs will target specific thematic areas and will be charged with coordinating the work of various bodies, compiling content and data from relevant institutions, and incorporating the SDG targets into existing or prospective National Strategies and Action Plans. Assuring accuracy of the data accumulated throughout the implementation and monitoring process of SDGs is another priority for the GoG.   Despite its leading regional role in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the introduction of important domestic mechanisms in 2017, there are certain needs that must be addressed to move forward with the successful implementation of SDGs and targets in Georgia. Currently, the AoG and other responsible government institutions lack the capacity to generate and analyze relevant data for the implementation of SDGs. Moreover, the Council and its WGs are, in their present state, functioning solely as platforms for review, whereby they are limited to evaluating the general progress of government institutions on SDG-related issues. Starting from 2018, however, the production of monitoring reports will call for the Council and its WGs to expand their current functions and assume a key role in data collection and analysis.   The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), through the UNDP in Georgia supported project “Facilitate the Landing of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the National Level” (funded by the Government of Sweden), will assist AoG in mobilizing efforts towards three main objectives:   1. Strengthen data collection and coordination practices of leading national SDG mechanisms through facilitated institutional capacity development measures;   2. Enhance the monitoring capacities of civil servants in terms of measuring the effectiveness of SDG implementation and supporting the development of the first SDG progress report, and   3. Increase public awareness and facilitate knowledge-sharing regarding global, regional and national developments on SDGs and their implementation, with a special focus on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), private sector and academia.   The first objective of the sub-project is to strengthen the data collection and coordination, and increase the capacities of leading national SDG mechanisms (the SDG Council Secretariat, the Council itself and the Council’s WGs), in order to ensure an effective Council, which is critical for the successful implementation of SDGs in Georgia. Together with its WGs, the Council should ensure the quality and accuracy of data, facilitate effective coordination among government institutions, and review and approve progress reports. In order to assist with these processes, IDFI will support AoG in two directions – first, IDFI will provide technical and logistical support to the SDG Council Secretariat; and second, IDFI will ensure that all respective documents necessary for Council meetings are provided and translated to help systemize the Council’s work. The implementation of this activity will result in:   • Improved data collection standards;   • Optimized responsiveness of WGs, ensuringgroups are adaptive to developments in the implementation of SDGs nationally and globally, which will also enhance the efficiency of Council meetings;   • Improved capacities of civil servants involved in WGs to effectively collect data, and   • SDG targets linked with national strategies and action plans.   In order to carry out the above tasks effectively, IDFI is seeking a national policy expert to provide vital expertise in the field of integrating SDGs targets into national policy system.   Nature and Objective of the Assignment   In order to work on policy documents, activities should be carried out in direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert, in close cooperation with the AoG, other public institutions involved in the SDG process and CSOs.   Duties and Responsibilities   Under the direct supervision of the M&E expert and close cooperation with IDFI team, the local Policy Expert is expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:   • Collect all national policy documents such as action plans, laws etc. from respective governmental agencies and compile them;   • Review the national SDG framework;   • Review all national policies with respect to their relationship to the SDG framework and create linkages between them;    • Create a separate document, with search and filter capabilities, to enable a user to determine which national policy documents relate to specific SDGs;   • Conduct necessary meetings with relevant public agencies, and   • Perform other tasks requested from the M&E Expert in the scope of the project.   Deliverables:   The Monitoring Expert is expected to provide the following deliverable:   • Document for integration of the SDG targets and indicators with the national policy system;   • Mission report containing information on accomplishments and scope of work as well as respective recommendations.   Management Arrangements:   The service provider will be directly responsible to, reporting to, seeking approval from, and obtaining certificate of acceptance of outputs from the M&E Expert and IDFI team. In addition, the respective IDFI team will be responsible for the provision of relevant documents, contact details and other necessary information to the M&E expert.   Competencies   Functional Competencies:   • Strong knowledge of Georgian policy system;   • Knowledge and understanding of SDGs;   • Knowledge on e-governance and innovative governance solutions;   • Strong and proven research and analytical skills;   • Proven ability to deliver quality output working under tight deadlines;   • Proven ability to coordinate with others;   • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, and   • Ability to produce complex academic and professional papers and other documents.     Leadership and Self-Management skills:   • Demonstrates strong influencing and facilitation skills;   • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;   • Demonstrates the ability to transfer knowledge and competencies, and   • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and manage competing priorities.     Required Skills and Experience   Education:   • Master’s degree in law, public administration, economics, public policy, political science or related field.   Experience:   • Minimum three years of working experience in policy development;   • Minimum three years of experience in consultancy in policy development;   • Minimum three years of experience with international and other organizations in policy development field;   • Proven experience of working with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) will be an asset.   Language requirements:   • Excellent English and Georgian language skills (both written and oral)   How To Apply:   Interested candidates should send their CVs and Motivation Letters to the following e-mail: vacancies@idfi.ge no later than February 16, 2018. In the subject note, please, indicate the position title: National Policy Expert.   Only short listed candidates will be contacted.  

Deadline : 16 February 2018

National Expert to Support the Work of SDG Council Georgia and its Four Working Groups     Location: IDFI, Tbilisi, Georgia Type of Contract: Individual Contract Position: Data Collection National Expert Languages: English Duration: February 26, 2018 – September 26, 2018 (indicative)   Scope and Duration   The present Terms of Reference (ToR) refers to the tasks related to the monitoring process of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improvement of data collection standards. Based on desk research, the local Data Collection Expert will be responsible for highlighting areas of indicator/data improvement, facilitating metadata/scorecards development for all SDGs, elaborating data collection guideline. The Data Collection Expert will also be involved in the SDC Council Working Group Meetings, coordinated by the Administration of the Government of Georgia (AoG) and will conduct workshops to the relevant institutions /working Group Members on data collection standards under the direct supervision of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert. The expert will provide assistance to the M&E expert during elaboration of the first progress report on the implementation of SDGs in Georgia. The total duration of the assignment is seven months.   Background   In 2015, the United Nations, its 193 Member States and civil society unveiled the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Post 2015 Development Agenda included intergovernmental negotiations that were followed by the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. The SDGs were adopted by United Nations Resolution A/RES/70/1 on 25 September 2015, and contain 17 goals with 169 related targets aimed at improving issues across three interconnected dimensions – economic, social and environmental.   The Government of Georgia (GoG) swiftly offered high-level political support to prioritize SDGs on a national level. As one of the first countries who actively endorsed the goals, Georgia has advanced its ownership of SDGs priorities through the horizontal integration of SDGs indicators into existing national strategies and policy agendas. The Administration of the Government of Georgia (AoG) was identified as the primary institution for the coordination of all matters related to the integration, implementation and monitoring of SDGs on a national level.   In 2017, Georgia institutionalized the SDG Council along with four Working Groups (WGs) on Social Inclusion, Economic Development, Democratic Governance and Sustainable Energy & Environment Protection. The inaugural meeting of the Council was held on the 24 October 2017, during which its structure and set-up was presented in conjunction with a series of ‘next steps’ in the nationalization process.   Georgia has achieved notable progress in the implementation of SDGs through its establishment of its coordination mechanism, the Council, and the soon-to-be-launched Electronic Management System (EMS). The EMS will enhance government accountability and transparency throughout the SDG process. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Georgia provided initial support to the AoG in order to assist with the implementation of SDGs in Georgia. During the first phase of the joint initiative the AoG successfully developed an SDG Matrix outlining national and international indicators for each nationalized target and assigned responsible institutions for the implementation of each target.   Now that the SDG coordination mechanism is established through the relevant Council, the GoG intends to strengthen the Council’s capacity and make the body a functional tool for coordination and oversight. For this purpose, the AoG is committed to ensuring that SDG Council meetings occur on a regular basis. While the Council oversees policy decisions, its WGs will target specific thematic areas and will be charged with coordinating the work of various bodies, compiling content and data from relevant institutions, and incorporating the SDG targets into existing or prospective National Strategies and Action Plans. Assuring accuracy of the data accumulated throughout the implementation and monitoring process of SDGs is another priority for the GoG.   Despite its leading regional role in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the introduction of important domestic mechanisms in 2017 there are certain needs that must be addressed to move forward with the successful implementation of SDGs and targets in Georgia. Currently, the AoG and other responsible government institutions lack the capacity to generate and analyze relevant data for the implementation of SDGs. Moreover, the Council and its WGs are, in their present state, functioning solely as platforms for review, whereby they are limited to evaluating the general progress of government institutions on SDG-related issues. Starting from 2018, however, the production of monitoring reports will call for the Council and its WGs to expand their current functions and assume a key role in data collection and analysis.   The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP in Georgia) supported project “Facilitate the Landing of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the National Level” (funded by the Government of Sweden), will assist AoG in mobilizing efforts towards three main objectives:   1. Strengthen data collection and coordination practices of leading national SDG mechanisms through facilitated institutional capacity development measures;   2. Enhance the monitoring capacities of civil servants in terms of measuring the effectiveness of SDG implementation and supporting the development of the first SDG progress report, and   3. Increase public awareness and facilitate knowledge-sharing regarding global, regional and national developments on SDGs and their implementation, with a special focus on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), private sector and academia.   The first objective of the sub-project is to strengthen the data collection and coordination, and increase the capacities of leading national SDG mechanisms (the SDG Council Secretariat, the Council itself and the Council’s WGs), in order to ensure an effective Council, which is critical for the successful implementation of SDGs in Georgia. Together with its WGs, the Council should ensure the quality and accuracy of data, facilitate effective coordination among government institutions, and review and approve progress reports. In order to assist with these processes, IDFI will support AoG in two directions – first, IDFI will provide technical and logistical support to the SDG Council Secretariat; and second, IDFI will ensure that all respective documents necessary for Council meetings are provided and translated to help systemize the Council’s work. The implementation of this activity will result in:   • Improved data collection standards;   • Optimized responsiveness of WGs, ensuring groups are adaptive to developments in the implementation of SDGs nationally and globally, which will also enhance the efficiency of Council meetings;   • Improved capacities of civil servants involved in WGs to effectively collect data, and   • SDG targets linked with national strategies and action plans. In order to carry out the above tasks effectively and produce a high quality initial progress report on implementation of SDGs using reliable data, IDFI is seeking a data collection expert to provide vital expertise in the field.   Nature and Objective of the Assignment   The main objective of this task is to strengthen data collection capacities for the SDG Council Working Group members. The local expert will have a total of seven months for this assignment. In order to support the WGs, activities should be carried out under the direct supervision of the M&E Expert, in close cooperation with the AoG, CSOs and other public institutions involved in the SDG process.   Duties and Responsibilities   Under the direct supervision and in close cooperation with IDFI team, the Data Collection Expert is expected to undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:   • Assist the M&E Expert in coaching and training the Working Group members in data collection, analysis and reporting (at least eight workshops/working group meetings);   • Assist the M&E Expert in reviewing existing indicators and suggest new ones adjusted to the global indicators;   • Assist working group members in the elaboration of new SDG indicators (as needed);   • Guide working groups in the development of metadata and scorecards;   • Assist the M&E Expert in elaboration of the data collection guideline;   • Assist the M&E Expert and AoG in elaboration of first progress report on implementation of SDGs in Georgia, specifically in drafting the structure, developing the methodology, comprehensive analysis and guiding/coaching relevant agencies in report writing process;   • Identify data collection mechanisms/methods for specific indicators, and   • Perform other tasks requested from the M&E Expert in the scope of the project.   Deliverables   The Monitoring Expert is expected to provide the following deliverables:   1. Trainings/workshops provided to working group members (at least 8) together with M&E Expert;   2. Data collection guideline together with M&E Expert;   3. Adjusted indicators and targets;   4. Inputs (guidance, review) provided for filled out scorecards and metadata   5. Inputs provided for the elaboration of the first progress report.     Management Arrangements   The service provider will be directly responsible to, reporting to, seeking approval from, and obtaining certificate of acceptance of outputs from the IDFI team and M&E Expert. In addition, the respective IDFI team will be responsible for the provision of relevant documents, contact details and other necessary information to the M&E expert. The M&E expert will ensure the data collection expert has sufficient resources and information to complete their tasks.    Competencies   Functional Competencies:   • Strong knowledge and understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation systems;   • Strong knowledge of data collection techniques;   • Knowledge and understanding of SDGs;   • Strong and proven research and analytical skills;   • Proven ability to deliver quality output working under tight deadlines;   • Proven ability to coordinate with others;   • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, and   • Ability to produce complex academic and professional papers and other documents.    Leadership and Self-Management skills   • Demonstrates strong influencing skills;   • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;   • Demonstrates the ability to transfer knowledge and competencies, and   • Demonstrates the ability to work independently and manage competing priorities.   Required Skills and Experience   Education:   • Master’s degree in statistics, economy or related field.   Experience:   • Minimum two years of working experience in monitoring and evaluation;   • Minimum two years of experience providing consultancy in monitoring and evaluation;   • Minimum two years of experience with international and other organizations in monitoring and evaluation field, and   • Proven experience of working with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) will be an asset.   Language requirements:   • Excellent English and Georgian language skills (both written and oral).   How to Apply:   Interested candidates should send their CVs and Motivation Letters to the following e-mail: vacancies@idfi.ge no later than February 16, 2018. In the subject note, please, indicate the position title: Data Collection National Expert.   Only short listed candidates will be contacted.  

Deadline : 20 November 2017
Position Title : Communications Manager

Vacancy is available in Georgian.

Deadline : 14 November 2016

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) is a Georgian non-governmental organization which tends to inform and empower society for democratic governance in the country.   Founded in 2009, IDFI’s mission is to strive for an empowered and inclusive society, to promote human rights and good governance by raising civic awareness through sound informational reports, research and recommendations; we advocate for initiating & implementing reforms of policies, laws and practices to enhance democratic governance. For further information on IDFI, please visit: www.idfi.ge   IDFI, within the framework of Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation (OSI) funded Organizational Development Grant is seeking for a Grants Acquisition Specialist. The purpose of this position is to implement IDFI’s Fundraising Strategy and ensure quality grant concepts and proposals in line with IDFI’s standards and donor requirements are prepared and won. The position holder will represent IDFI with various donors by providing programmatic information as required. The Specialist will pursue grant funded opportunities with a variety of donors and support IDFI to acquire funds in its areas of expertise (Good Governance; Media, Internet and Telecommunications; Economy and Social Policy; and Society Studies) for further financial sustainability purposes.   Major responsibilities:   - Lead/ensure the successful implementation of the organization’s Fundraising Strategy; - Research and prepare needed resources for donor outreach, grant bidding activities, such as capacity statements, project summaries, partner profiles, etc; - With the support of IDFI relevant staff ensure consistent and professional engagement in outreaching the potential donor (indicated in the fundraising strategy and beyond) opportunities and acquiring grants and private funds; - Lead the research and development process of new proposals in close coordination with related technical staff members in order to ensure high quality proposals that meet the requirements of the donors; - Lead the process and provide direction in the development of individual donor relations.   Knowledge, skills and abilities:   • Must have Bachelor’s degree in work relevant field (international development, business administration and/or other social sciences). Master’s degree is an advantage; • Experience in writing winning proposals; • Experienced networker with a proven ability to maintain strong and up to date knowledge of grant opportunities and trends in IDFI thematic areas (see www.idfi.ge; Publications);  • Thorough understanding of historical, culture, political and socioeconomic situation in Georgia; • Experienced in program design/proposal development, monitoring and evaluation;  • Excellent knowledge of donor communication methods; • Strong negotiation and representation skills; • Strong analytical skills; • Knowledge of program management cycle; • Knowledge and understanding of donor profiles and regulations; • Ability to engage at strategic level with bilateral and multilateral donors; • Sound verbal and written communication skills in English; • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work in team; • Excellent organization and time management skills, ability to work under pressure.   Interested candidates should send their CVs and Motivation Letters to the following e-mail: vacancies@idfi.ge no later than November 14, 2016.   In the subject note, please, indicate the job title: Grant Acquisition Specialist. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.