Regional IRIS Network, in cooperation with National IRIS Networks from Albania (National Coordinator Arsis Initiative), Bosnia and Herzegovina (National Coordinator LIR CD), FYROoM (National Coordinator La Strada), Montenegro (National Coordinator SOS Telephone) and Serbia (National Coordinator ASB), is announcing a Call for Peer Reviewers who will conduct the Peer Reviews within the IRIS NETWORKing initiative project. The Call will be on-going throughout the project duration i.e. until April 2021.
The aim of the instrument is to enhance regional know-how exchange between CSOs dealing with provision of social services to vulnerable groups, including migrants, and to support focused peer-to-peer exchange. The peer-reviewers will be responsible for a review focused on the work of CSOs outside their country of origin. The Reviews will lead to innovative recommendations on how to combine existing practices. Within the project duration it is foreseen to prepare 30 independent peer-review reports based on pre-prepared methodology in line with the Peer Review mechanism developed at EU level under the Open Method of Coordination.
The purpose of this mechanism is to strengthen IRIS Network members in building monitoring capacities for social service provision. National teams of peer-reviewers will be established in each country and will be included in National Database of Peer Reviewers. Specifically, the mechanism aims to improve capacities of CSOs social service providers in a wide range of areas such as – project implementation, networking, service delivery to migrants and campaigning at the local level.
The responsibility of the peer-reviewers will be to provide written reports and analyses for predefined tasks, which will closely follow implemented activities. Special priority will be given to field visits of the reviewers, during which they will be able to directly interview their peers as a part of the peer-review process. The topics of each Peer Review will be defined prior to each round, Peer Reviewers included in the Database will be timely informed and will have an opportunity to apply for specific topic(s) of their interest.
IRIS member CSOs are welcome to apply by sending their CVs and motivation letters to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org