HANDIKOS po kërkon një Ekspert/e për vlerësimin e Pro­jek­tit të mbështe­tur nga BE “Pro­movi­mi i gjithëpërf­shir­jes në pro­ce­set kon­sul­ta­tive për refor­mat e qev­eris­jes dhe admin­is­tratës pub­like në sek­torin e aftë­sisë së kufizuar në niv­el lokal, nacional dhe regjion­al” – “Koso­va Gjithëpërfshirëse”.

Aplika­cionet duhet të dorë­zo­hen në for­më elek­tron­ike në e‑mail adresën: handikos@handi-kos.org; deri më datë 24 nën­tor 2023, ora 16:00.

HANDIKOS is look­ing for an Expert for the eval­u­a­tion of the EU fund­ed Project “Pro­mot­ing inclu­sive­ness and out­reach of the con­sul­ta­tive process­es for gov­er­nance and pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion reforms in the dis­abil­i­ty sec­tor at Local, Nation­al and Region­al Lev­el” – “Inclu­sive Kosovo”.

The bid­ders are wel­come to sub­mit their appli­ca­tion elec­tron­i­cal­ly to handikos@handi-kos, until 24.11.2023, by 16 pm.

Below you can find the terms of ref­er­ence for this position:


Terms of Reference

Orga­ni­za­tionHANDIKOS (Asso­ci­a­tion of Para­plegics and Par­a­lyzed Chil­dren of Kosova)
Title of engage­ment:  Company/Expert for the Project Evaluation
Project:Pro­mot­ing inclu­sive­ness and out­reach of the con­sul­ta­tive process­es for gov­er­nance and pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion reforms in the dis­abil­i­ty sec­tor at Local, Nation­al and Region­al Level
Imple­ment­ed by:HANDIKOS
Sup­port­ed by:Euro­pean Union- Office in Kosovo
Aim of the engagement:Eval­u­a­tion of the Project
Loca­tion:Pristi­na, Kosova
Announce­ment date:16th of Novem­ber 2023
Clo­sure date:24th of Novem­ber 2023
Expect­ed entry date:1st Decem­ber 2023
Con­tact person/s:handikos@handi-kos.org
  1. Back­ground

The Project “Pro­mot­ing inclu­sive­ness and out­reach of the con­sul­ta­tive process­es for gov­er­nance and pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion reforms in the dis­abil­i­ty sec­tor at Local, Nation­al and Region­al Lev­el”, (short: “Inclu­sive Koso­vo”), is fund­ed from the EU Office in Koso­vo and imple­ment­ed from Hand­iKOS in part­ner­ship with Koso­vo Asso­ci­a­tion of the Deaf (KAD), Koso­vo Asso­ci­a­tion of the Blind (KAB), Dis­abil­i­ty Part­ner­ship Fin­land (DPF), Thresh­old-Fin­land, and affil­i­at­ed par­ty Koso­vo Dis­abil­i­ty Forum. The project start­ed with its imple­men­ta­tion on 1st of Jan­u­ary 2019 and will end on 31st of Decem­ber 2023.

Over­all objective: 

All-inclu­sive soci­ety in which per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties real­ize their full poten­tial and live dig­ni­fied lives as equal cit­i­zens. (Nation­al Strat­e­gy on the Rights of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties 2013–2023)

Spe­cif­ic objective:

1. Gov­ern­ment and pub­lic admin­is­tra­tion reforms in Koso­vo are dis­abil­i­ty inclusive

Expect­ed outputs:

Op. 1.1 Increased aware­ness of the gov­ern­ment at cen­tral and local lev­els on accessibility

Op 2.1 Increased pos­si­bil­i­ties for DPOs to par­tic­i­pate in the dia­logue with the government

Op.2.2 Strength­ened com­mit­ment by dif­fer­ent lev­els of gov­ern­ment and DPOs to dialogue

Op 2.3 Increased avail­abil­i­ty of data on dis­abil­i­ty issues

Op 3.1 Increased orga­ni­za­tion­al capac­i­ty of the DPOs and their networks

Op 3.2 Increased knowl­edge and skills of DPOs and their net­works on advo­ca­cy, media rela­tions and accessibility

Op 3.3. Strength­ened part­ner­ships between Dis­abled Peo­ples Orga­ni­za­tions (DPOs) and DPO net­works in Kosovo

Tar­get Groups:

Tar­get group 1: DPOs and the Forum

Tar­get group 2: The Par­lia­ment, cen­tral gov­ern­ment and local (munic­i­pal) gov­ern­ment representatives

Tar­get group 3: Media

(Aims to increase capac­i­ties of Dis­abled Peo­ple Orga­ni­za­tions (DPO’s) on “Man­age­ment of Social Media and web­site).

  • Pur­pose and objec­tive of the evaluation

The pur­pose of the eval­u­a­tion is to car­ry out the final eval­u­a­tion of the EU fund­ed project “Inclu­sive Koso­vo” and assess the results achieved. The main objec­tives of the eval­u­a­tion are:

1.            Impact. What impact has the project in Orga­ni­za­tions of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties and dis­abil­i­ty sec­tor in general? 

2.            Sus­tain­abil­i­ty. How sus­tain­able has the work been?

3.            Lessons learnt. What are the key lessons learnt to take away for the future?

  • Scope of the evaluation

The eval­u­a­tion will focus on the project phase 2019–2023. The geo­graph­i­cal cov­er­age is in Koso­vo includ­ing online inter­views with the project part­ners from Finland.

The main stake­hold­er groups to be con­sult­ed in the eval­u­a­tion are:


•             Man­age­ment of HandiKOS

•             Mem­bers of Hand­iKOS (women with disabilities)

•             Hand­iKOS net­work in local lev­el (Peja, Gjilan)

Project part­ners (Orga­ni­za­tions of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties) from Kosovo 

•             Koso­vo Asso­ci­a­tion of the Deaf (KAD)

  •        Koso­vo Asso­ci­a­tion of the Blind (KAB)
  •        Koso­vo Dis­abil­i­ty Forum (KDF) Affil­i­at­ed party

Project part­ners from Fin­land (online)

•             Dis­abil­i­ty Part­ner­ship Fin­land (DPF)

  •        Thresh­old – Finland

Project beneficiary’s (Orga­ni­za­tions of Per­sons with Disabilities)

•             Down Syn­drome Koso­vo (DSK)

  •        Autism – Kosovo
  •        Club House “Dëshi­ra” – Kosovo

Insti­tu­tions at Nation­al Level

•             Office of the Good Gov­er­nance / Prime Min­is­ter Office (Direc­tor)

•             Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion / Office for Human Rights (1 person)

•             Min­istry of Health/ Office for Human Rights (1 Person)

•             Ombudsper­son Office/ Offi­cial for Human Rights (1 Person)

  • Issues to be addressed and eval­u­a­tion questions

The eval­u­a­tion is asked to address, but not nec­es­sar­i­ly to lim­it to the fol­low­ing eval­u­a­tion questions:


1. Has the project inter­ven­tion addressed the rel­e­vant issues on dis­abil­i­ty inclusion?

2. What activ­i­ty has been the most rel­e­vant for per­sons with disabilities?


3. How the real­iza­tion of project activ­i­ties was con­duct­ed in terms of time and resources?


4. How much did the OPD’s increase their knowl­edge and skills on advo­ca­cy, media rela­tions and accessibility?

5. How aware are the gov­ern­ment insti­tu­tions on acces­si­bil­i­ty for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties and on the dis­abil­i­ty issues (needs and rights of PWD, leg­is­la­tion, CRPD)?

6. How did the project increase the pos­si­bil­i­ties of OPD’s to par­tic­i­pate in the dia­logue with government?

7. What is the stand­ing of Hand­iKOS and Project part­ners as resource for infor­ma­tion and sup­port to oth­er OPDs, pub­lic insti­tu­tions and for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties and their families?


8. How did the inter­ven­tion affect the lives of PWD? (Edu­ca­tion, employ­ment, inde­pen­dent liv­ing etc.)

9. What changes have real­ized in nation­al and local struc­tures: leg­is­la­tion, par­tic­i­pa­tion of per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties and DPOs in hear­ings, prac­tices, dia­logue process­es with decision-makers?


10. How sus­tain­able are OPD’s to con­tin­ue the work for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties in their societies?

  • Method­ol­o­gy

The eval­u­a­tion expert is expect­ed to use its pro­fes­sion­al skills and expe­ri­ence in defin­ing the most rel­e­vant approach and method­ol­o­gy for the eval­u­a­tion. How­ev­er, the pro­posed method­ol­o­gy for the eval­u­a­tion is rec­om­mend­ed to include:

  1. Desk review and analy­sis of documents:
  2. Project Annu­al Progress Reports 2019 – 2023 (cumu­la­tive)
  3. Report of the ”Cal­en­dar of Activ­i­ties for Year 2022 – Year of Per­sons with Disabilities”
  4. Annu­al Reports on Dis­abil­i­ty 2019–2021
  5. Result Ori­ent­ed Mon­i­tor­ing Report (ROM Report)
  6. Nation­al Action Plan for Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties 2024–2026

Reports avail­able online:

  • Research Report “Where Does Koso­vo Stand” about Inter­na­tion­al Stan­dards on Dis­abil­i­ty Issues.
  • Inter­views, dis­cus­sions and meet­ings with rel­e­vant stakeholders
  • Field trip to the Hand­iKOS net­work in local lev­el (Peja/Pec and Gjilan/Gnjilan).
  • Exper­tise Required

Required exper­tise and qual­i­fi­ca­tions are:

•             A good under­stand­ing of EU fund­ed projects, pro­ce­dures and the rel­e­vant guidelines

•             A good under­stand­ing on the civ­il soci­ety and dis­abil­i­ty con­text Kosovo

•             Expe­ri­ence in dis­abil­i­ty issues, advo­ca­cy, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, leg­is­la­tion, CRPD

•             Expe­ri­ence in con­duct­ing eval­u­a­tions of the civ­il soci­ety Organizations

•             Good writ­ing skills in English

  • Dura­tion of task completion

The Project “Inclu­sive Koso­vo” will select the eval­u­a­tors based on their pro­pos­als of inter­est. These pro­pos­als, includ­ing a work plan, bud­get and the CVs of the eval­u­a­tors should be sub­mit­ted by 24.11.2023 by e‑mail to handikos@handi-kos.org with the title “Eval­u­a­tion of the project Inclu­sive Kosovo”. 

The dura­tion of the assign­ment is esti­mat­ed to be no more than 10 work­ing days. The assign­ment is expect­ed to be com­plet­ed dur­ing the peri­od of 1st to 15th Decem­ber 2023 (based on mutu­al agree­ment for the spe­cif­ic date).

  • Key deliv­er­ables:

The eval­u­a­tor is asked to deliv­er the fol­low­ing reports in Eng­lish lan­guage and sub­mit them in elec­tron­ic for­mat to handikos@handi-kos.org:

  1. Incep­tion report: On the basis of the desk study, the eval­u­a­tors shall present an incep­tion report. The incep­tion report should con­sist of the ini­tial find­ings of the desk study, an eval­u­a­tion matrix with the focused eval­u­a­tion ques­tions, a detailed and updat­ed work plan and elab­o­ra­tion of methodology
  2. Draft final report for comments
  3. Final report: A max­i­mum of 30 pages long report (exclud­ing sum­ma­ry of max. 3 pages long and annexes)
  • Bud­get for the assignment

The planned bud­get for the engage­ment of the expert is 1,230.00 Euros in total.

The Project will cov­er the finan­cial cost for trans­port and oth­er required logistics.

The pay­ment will be done after sub­mis­sion of the final report! Finance depart­ment will deduct tax and pen­sion con­tri­bu­tions based on the tax leg­is­la­tion of Kosovo. 

  1. Ten­ta­tive start­ing date 

Ten­ta­tive start­ing date is 1st Decem­ber 2023 based on mutu­al agreement.

  1. Pro­ce­dure for application

Inter­est­ed can­di­dates should sub­mit the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments by 24th Novem­ber 2023, until 16:00.

  • An updat­ed CV (Max­i­mum 3 pages)
  • Ten­ta­tive Work plan and schedule 
  • Bud­get descrip­tion for the assignment.

Appli­ca­tions should be sub­mit­ted only in elec­tron­ic form in the email address: handikos@handi-kos.org and cc: dukagjin.kelmendi@handi-kos.org with the sub­ject “Eval­u­a­tion of the project Inclu­sive Kosovo”.

Only short list­ed can­di­dates will be contacted.


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