Accountable Now, a platform that seeks to advance CSO accountability, is looking for people to join its Independent Review Panel. If you´re interested and would like to join a small group of thought leaders and experts from across the globe who are playing a key role in strengthening CSO accountability mechanisms please consider joining!
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The Knowledge Platform's staff is currently in Washington, DC, at the 2017 GPSA Global Partners Forum. We will be recording #SocialAccStories for our interactive map.
If you are interested in sharing your Sacc experience and lessons learned, look for us and record your story.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 GPSA Global Partners Forum was launched this morning in Washington, DC. Focused on Citizen Action for Open, Accountable and Inclusive Societies, this year's forum will gather partners from civil society, government, academia, businesses and multilateral agencies during, three days, to reflect on important developments in the SAcc field and shape the agenda for years to come.
From October 30 to November 1, 2017, Washington, DC.
Application Closing Date - 03 Aug 2017
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - 1 year, with the possibility of extension
Pay Scale - Job grade III
Location - Berlin, Germany
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. In collaboration with more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
To advance anti-corruption work in multiple fields and in line with TI Strategy 2020’s focus area of public demand for accountability, TI is implementing multi-country projects across different regions of the world. The Integrity Pacts project, which the Social Accountability Coordinator will dedicate the majority of his/her time to, aims to monitor public procurement processes in 17 EU-funded projects across 11 EU member states. In this project, 15 national partners (among which 11 TI National Chapters) are contributing to increasing transparency and accountability of large-scale public contracts through the implementation of so-called Integrity Pacts and the intensive promotion of citizen participation in the monitoring work. The Asia Pacific Regional Programme and the IMPACT project also have a focus on enhanced social accountability, with national chapters implementing activities using different approaches to increase public participation in holding public institutions accountable.
Main function: Guiding and supporting the implementation of social accountability by project partners in the three above-mentioned donor-funded projects
The Partnership for Transparency Fund just introduced two new programs focusing on CSO capacity development in Myanmar and monitoring of e-Procurement in Ukraine. Both seek to fulfill PTF's core focus of making development projects and public services more efficient, reliable and accessible for the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities.
In January, they launched a program to strengthen the capacity of Ukrainian CSOs to monitor public procurement of goods and services using the ProZorro e-procurement platform rolled out by the Government in 2016. They are working with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Kiev School of Economics to give CSOs tools to identify irregularities and bring evidence-based reports of abuse to the attention of the responsible authorities.
In Myanmar, with Helvetas and the Local Resource Centre, they are building the capacity of approximately 1,000 local CSOs in strategic initiatives promoting community engagement and responsive local governance. The goal is to encourage community participation and influence in the planning, implementation and review of development projects, service delivery and policies for more equitable development.
Do you have experience in project evaluation? The Vigilantes project in Dominican Republic is looking for a person or team to evaluate the project.
Deadline: March 10, 2017.
See Terms of Reference here: http://bit.ly/2lLb72y.
¿Tienes experiencia en evaluación de proyectos? Se busca una persona o equipo para la evaluación del proyecto Vigilantes. Deadline: 10 de marzo 2017.
Aquí los términos de referencia: http://bit.ly/2lLb72y
In order to inform the evolution of the network, they want to get to know more about the work of individuals and organizations following the money in particular countries around the world, and the challenges that they face. They are rolling out a short survey and invite individuals and organizations to answer it: http://bit.ly/2lMFdQB.
They will share the findings from the survey and use them - along with inputs from a series of interviews - to develop a short note that sets out a clear vision and activities for the network. The plan is to use that note to inform conversations with potential funders, so that the Follow the Money Network can get the (modest) investment that it needs to effectively support its members' efforts to drive progress toward more open fiscal governance.
They are keen to get inputs from a wide variety of organizations, including organizations that have not been part of the network.
Using open mapping, it is possible to achieve amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. HOT wants to support the development of communities to use OpenStreetMap, through providing funding for basics, including but not limited to, GPS devices, internet access, and training costs. They are looking to provide up to ten Microgrants between $2,000 - $5,000 USD. Their goal is to enable local communities to use OpenStreetMap for their projects, and to increase skills, capacity and experience. They will award grants to projects which broadly contribute to HOT's mission
They are looking to support communities in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Latin America/Caribbean and Africa, but will consider other locations.
More details on the programme and the application form can be found here. HOT support will be provided before, during and after the grants period. Applications must be received by 12th March 2017.
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