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Technical support to promotion of the 2% designation mechanism in the Republic of Moldova

Call for Applications 

Deadline for applications: January 12, 2017 (18:00 Moldova time)

The Moldova Partnerships for Sustainable Civil Society (MPSCS) cordially invites submissions from a civil society organization (a technical expert) to provide technical support to the promotion of the newly established 2% mechanism for designations. The Program is genereously supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

Percentage designation mechanism is an indirect state support mechanism that serves as a supplementary source for the CSO sector in some European countries. According to the amendments adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova on July 21, 2016, the 2% mechanism allows individuals to designate 2% of their income tax to CSOs and religious organizations. On December 2016, the Government Decision approving the 2% implementing regulation was published in the Official Gazette, hence, the mechanism entered into force.

Description of Assignment:

The technical expert shall carry out the following tasks in support of implementation of the 2% designation mechanism:

   -  Suggest methodology for the promotion of the 2% mechanism among the CSOs and the potential contributors, i.e. taxpayers;
   -  Ensure ongoing support to civil society organisations through offered methodology and activities on conditions of the registration for 2% in the Ministry of Justice, reporting on use of the received funds (e.g. capacity building workshops with use of ICT and in person in Chisinau and in 3 regions of Moldova, hosting and making available in video recordings up to 5 webinars online, keeping a hotline to answer questions from the CSOs);
   -  Provide technical assistance to public officials in support of coordination on implementation of the mechanism (e.g. at least 3 coordination meetings with involved implementers);
   -  Support awareness raising on 2% among the taxpayers, CSOs and local authorities (e.g. producing infographics, printing of guidelines for CSOs and taxpayers, posters explaining the mechanisms, promotion of 2% with use of social media, new ICT tools and media)

The technical expert shall work in close coordination with ECNL and FHI 360.

Timeframe:

Contracting date: Upon selection, before January 31, 2017.

Envisioned duration: January – September 30, 2017 (with a possible extension).

Qualifications and eligibility of the applicants:  

   -  A legal entity, civil society organization registered in the Republic of Moldova;
   -  Demonstrated in-depth understanding and expertise of the 2% designation mechanism;
   -  Being well familiar with the CSO sector in Moldova.

Application:

To apply, please, send by 18:00 Moldova time January 12, 2017 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it the following documents with the subject line “2% mechanism”:

   -  A narrative proposal, which includes description of work methodology and the communication plan, detailed list of activities with a timeline (max 5 pages);
   -  A financial budget proposal in the organization’s budget template (budget in US dollars) that includes: a) planned personnel days per activity with the daily gross rate in USD determined according to prior assignments (documented proof will be requested); b) sub-contracts envisioned under the award; c) cost of activities.
   -  Detailed list of relevant references with previous technical assistance and promotion of sustainable financing mechanisms for civil society.
   -  The selected expert is responsible to settle the VAT, income and other taxes and duties arising in relation to this assignment in conformity with their relative laws.

Some of the proposed tasks can be sub-contracted to service providers (e.g. development of IT tools, printing). All sub-contracts should be in accordance with ECNL’s procurement procedures.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted by the Review Committee.

Number of planned awards: 1.

 

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