EU - Eastern Partnership Culture Programme Call for Non-Key Short-Term Senior Expert to Develop E-Learning Course on Crossovers and Fundraising 2016

Publish Date: Jul 14, 2016

Deadline: Jul 17, 2016

Background of the Programme

The European Union-Eastern Partnership Culture Programme 2015-2018 aims at further strengthening of cultural policies, particularly the Cultural and Creative Sectors, and to strengthen the capacities of the culture sector and the culture operators in the EaP countries. It also aims to increase the links between public institutions and private actors and to include civil society in the decision making process, thus enhancing the role of culture as a driving-force for reform, promotion of inter-cultural dialogue and social cohesion. The Programme consists of four main components: (1) Strengthening national capacities in evidence-based policy, (2) Capacity-building in support of modernisation and reform in the cultural sector, (3) Development of international collaboration opportunities and partnerships including through participation in the EU's new major grants programme Creative Europe and (4) Communications and visibility strategy.

The Programme is administered by a consortium led by the British Council with its partners: the Soros Foundation-Moldova, the National Centre for Culture of Poland, and the Goethe-Institut. A Technical Advisory Team based in Kyiv runs the day-to-day management of the Programme with a team of six Country Coordinators.

Assignment Objectives

In comparison with EU member states, governments in a number of Eastern Partnership countries have been slow to support creative industries as a potential engine for economic growth. Consequently the private and non-government sectors working in culture and creative industries often operate in a separate and parallel space.

Against this background, the purpose of the online course is to help cultural managers to think how their own organisation can develop a blend of skills around creativity and entrepreneurship, and promote critical and out-of-the box thinking and make connections between creativity, entrepreneurship and technology. Further the workshop will help them think about what will this mean for their organisations’ future approaches to finding new partners and income sources.

The expert will provide an international context on how crossovers are developed outside of the region. In total the E-learning Course Content Developer will write the content of the course and will participate in its filming in Kyiv.

Assignment scope

  • The E-learning Course Content Developer will deliver the content of the course and the multiple-choice test that accompanies it. For details about the course preparation see Annex 1.

  • We expect the trainer during a visit to Kyiv in addition to the filming of the course to participate in interviews with national media and for the Programme web site and give a public lecture on their training topic to graduates at a local university. See more details in Annex 1.

Methodology, approach and main deliverables

The E-learning Course Content Developer will:

  • Liaise with the Key Expert on Capacity Building on the overall content, exercises, reading lists and learning points of the course

  • Liaise with the Key Expert on Communications on how to best merge this content with the online platform

  • Develop their own existing training materials in an easily-accessible format and in a language that is easy to translate into seven languages.

The methodology should be sympathetic to the culture and creative sector. The application of a mixture of learning methods is required; including theory, practical tools and exercises.

The main deliverables should be informed by the needs of the cultural managers and the Programme’s agenda-setting workshop documents, which are available of the Programme’s website.

Experts profile

The European Union-Eastern Partnership Culture Programme 2015-2018 does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least ten years’ experience of working in the EU countries in fundraising and building crossovers with cultural operators;

  2. Experience of developing and running training courses;

  3. The ability to communicate in English is required.

The British Council welcomes applications from experts based within the EaP countries.

Application Procedure

The email subject line should say: Application for the position: Non-Key Short-Term Expert: Development of E-Learning Course on Crossovers and Fundraising

The application must include the following:

  1. A CV in English.

  2. Two-page cover letter in English, which:

    • provides concrete examples of how the applicant’s experience and skills meet the assignment (based on the listed criteria for the Expert profile);

    • provides information about two referees who can be contacted by the British Council;

    • includes a structure (up to 5 topics) and summary of the online course.

Please pay attention to the following:

  • References must be available on request.

  • All applications will be considered in strictly confidence.

  • The assignment cannot be undertaken by civil servants or other public officials of the Programme’s beneficiary countries, unless by exception and in relation to such individuals’ personal time.

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