VACANCIES

Facilitator

Location:                           European Union, various locations

Application Deadline:      31st of July, 2017

Type of Contract:             Individual Contract

Languages Required:       English

Starting Date:                   September 2017 (first workshop is in the end of October)

Concluding Date:              January 2019

Expected Duration           9 workshops, 3.5 days per workshop[1]. The workshops will take place between October                                                      2017 and January 2019.

[1]2 days for workshop preparation, 1 workshop day, and  0.5 days for post-workshop debriefing

Background:

The EUCalc project is a multi-country, 3-year programme, which has 13 partners from EU and SEE region, with financial support from the European Commission.

The overall objective of the programme

The mission of the European Calculator (EUCalc) project is to provide decision makers with accessible modeling solution to simulate pathways for energy, GHG and social implications of lifestyle and energy technology choices in Europe. We call the model the ‘European Calculator’ or EUCalc because it will model these pathways for 27 member states as well as Switzerland. Please find more information about the project here. The project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Specific Objectives:

The EUCalc’s mission is ambitious in a limited timeframe. It clearly requires leveraging existing work, and significant support from key experts and stakeholders. Co-design is therefore one of the central components of the EUCalc project and it involves strong and early engagement of relevant audiences and stakeholders from all the levels of society (including Civil Society, Business Sector, Technology Innovators, Policy Makers and Planners), in order to understand their needs, to mobilize practical and tacit knowledge, and integrate them in the EUCalc’s framework. A series of nine workshops and meetings will be held during the development phase in order to elicit expert feedback in the different sectors included in the Calculator.

Purpose of workshops:

During the workshops, the objectives and the scope of the EUCalc project will be explained and participants will be asked to discuss research methodology and preliminary findings , data, assumptions, and to account for the full range of opinion when we consider possible futures.Each workshop will engage a group of app. 20 frontline experts from academia, public, private and civil society sectors and will be designed to stimulate interactive knowledge exchange, and explore main drivers, trends and game-changing practices in different sectors and modules included in the EUCalc. The list of 9 workshops includes: workshop on electricity and fossil fuels, workshop on transport, workshop on buildings, workshop on land, land use and carbon stock dynamics (LULUCF), biomass provision (food, energy, materials) & minerals, workshop on biodiversity and water impacts of biomass provision, workshop on manufacturing and raw materials, 2 workshops on socioeconomic impacts, workshop on trans-boundary effects.

Outputs:

The facilitator will provide facilitation plan for each workshop as well as workshop programme.

Delivery:

Facilitation plan, program and discussion questions completed at least a week before each workshop.

Activities:

  1. Participate in the coordination calls and meetings with the EUCalc team;
  2. Recommend participants for EUCalc workshops and advisory sessions;
  3. Contribute to the design of the EUCalcworkshops;
  4. Review EUCalc materials in preparation;
  5. Develop the Facilitators detailed delivery plan and any workshop materials;
  6. Coordinate on room set-up, A/V and material needs, and other workshop logistics;
  7. Facilitate and deliver the interactive workshop;
  8. Contribute to a follow-up debrief with the workshop team, and
  9. Review the workshop report.

Terms and Conditions:

Payment will be provided conditional on timely delivery of deliverables after each workshop.

 Application Procedures:

Qualified candidates are requested to submit their offer by 31st of July 2017 to SEE Change Net at info@seechangenet.org. The application should contain:

  • Personal CV and contact details (e-mail addresses) of references;
  • Description of experience in previous, similar assignments;
  • Financial Proposal – specifying a total lump sum amount in EUR including travel for completion of the tasks specified in this announcement.