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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
European Agency for Reconstruction Ministry of Local Self Government Association of Local Municipalities (ZELS) Local Municipalities Macedonia 100.000 2 European Agency for Reconstruction Ministry of Local Self Government Association of Local Municipalities (ZELS) Local Municipalities CARDS Programme 01.05.2006 - 01.07.2006 Available upon request

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR FWC FOR PREPARATION OF TORS ON DECENTRALIZATION – LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT SECTOR

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Global Objective
The overall objective is continuation of the EC/EAR support to the process of Decentralisation and Local Self-Government development through a tailor-made projects on both central and local level in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Specific Objectives
The specific objective of the assignment is to prepare three ToRs for the CARDS 2006 annual programme projects in the Local Self-Government, based on the analysis of the past and ongoing programmes in the sector and taking into consideration the course of development of the Decentralisation process.

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Otuputs:
ToR for two Technical Assistance Projects and lay the basis for technical specifications for 1 supply contract.

  • One Service Contract for Technical Assistance for Strengthening of the Implementation of the Decentralisation Process covering
    • Supporting - in co-ordination with other donors - the realisation of the multi-annual training strategy of the Government and the annual training programmes for the municipal administration - focus on the need to build up a knowledge and capacity for long term strategic planning, function-driven and resource-based management.
    • Continuation in support to the MoLSG at political and operational level.
    • Fostering the capacity of MoLSG for providing technical support to the local government level.
    • To provide technical assistance to the association of municipalities (ZELS) for effective participation in all relevant decentralisation processes.
    • Reinforcing of the cooperation between the Government and ZELS.
  • One Service Contract for Technical Assistance for Improvement of the System of Local Self-Government covering
    • Capacity strengthened at the municipal level for the development and management of strategic plans fostering long-term economic development at local level.
    • Implementation of policies promoting more equitable development.
    • Citizens’ Service Centres established/strengthened at municipal level with all administrative and infrastructural resources.
    • Hands-on assistance to develop capacities for long-term strategic planning management on local level and inter-municipal cooperation.
    • Human Resources Development activities for the transfer of knowledge and capacity in the relevant field of the local government management (resources function and finance management).
  • Lay the basis for technical specifications for 1 supply contract, in close relation with the Technical Assistance Projects based on the following:

Citizens’ Service Centres will need to be equipped with office equipment, to establish their functioning