BCSDN Publishes Call for Development of Communications and Social media strategy on CSO Accountability and Effectiveness (DDL: 10 Jan 2021)


BCSDN is looking for consultant/company to develop a communication strategy for BCSDN and a campaign with audio-visual content on accountability and CSO development effectiveness.

Requested services regarding the assignment

The consultant/company should prepare a social media campaign with audio-visual content on accountability and CSO development effectiveness. The materials, guidelines and scenario for the campaign will be provided by BCSDN EO. The aim of the campaign is to raise the awareness of broader CSO organizations, about the growing need for CSOs to improve their own accountability and development effectiveness, especially in times of social and economic crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

The consultant/company should also prepare a communication strategy for BCSDN. The Strategy should be the guiding document for BCSDN to more effectively communicate its accountability efforts towards its members, stakeholders and the broader public, taking into account the accountability campaign, the Istanbul Principles and the Global Standard for CSO Accountability and the new BCSDN Strategic framework.  The consultant is expected to attend a half day strategic planning meeting of the network for familiarizing better with the aims and needs of the network for improving its own and promoting accountability among the civil society in the region.

Profile of the Consultant/Company

Qualifications and skills

For individual consultants: Education of at least University degree (where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three years’ study in a university or equivalent institution) in the field of economics, law, social-educational-political sciences, public administration, business administration, financial management.

For companies: At least 2 years of establishment and portfolio with working on similar assignments in the Balkans.

Professional experience

  • At least 2 similar assignments for NGO’s and/or/ networks, coalitions
  • Additional experience from working in or with the NGO sector will be considered an asset

Language skills

  •         Fluency in written and spoken English language.

Indicative Timing

The indicative timing is January 2020, where the consultant is expected to provide the social media campaign upon 20 days and the draft Communication Strategy upon 40 days of the date of issue of the Contracting Authority’s notification on the start date of the mission.

The specific start date of the mission will be specified upon contract signature, with an official notification issued by the Contracting Authority with prior agreement with the consultant.

Maximum Budget

The maximum budget for the assignment is EUR 5.000 Gross.


Deadline for application

23:59 Central European Time on 10th January (Sunday).

Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

Application format and details to be provided

The consultant’s offer should contain:

  • Examples of 2 similar assignments;
  • Proposed approach/methodology
  • Expert’s CV or Company Portfolio;
  • Financial offer.

The Contracting Authority may request the provision of supporting documents to confirm the statements given in the respective documents and CVs.

 How to apply

Applications must be submitted via email to executiveoffice@balkancsd.net with the Subject: For Communication Strategy and Campaign. To ensure fair competition, the application documents should be enclosed in password protected folder that cannot be opened before the closing time for receiving applications.

More details are available here: ToR_Communication and Video Campaign


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