TOR for international participants-Culinary Week

Project “Decade of Belonging – Celebrating Diversity” is financed by the European Union (EU) program IPA Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2014, Support to Civil Society Organisations under the Civil Society Facility and Media Freedom Action in 2014, Budget line: 22.020401, Reference: EuropeAid / 136-992 / DD / ACT / MK

TERMS OF REFERENCE
for chefs/ cooks; barista/ coffee connoisseur; trainer/food producer/social entrepreneur/sustainable business professional
for the activity „Culinary Week“

Creative and Active Struga and Local Community Development for the needs of the project “Decade of Belonging – Celebrating Diversity” welcome candidates with skills and from young practices: chefs and cooks; Barista/ coffee connoisseur; Trainer/food producer/social entrepreneur/sustainable business professional for the activity „Culinary Week“. We are looking for people living and working in highly multicultural environments. The project has a strong commitment to supporting experienced and emerging talent. The activity will provide the possibility for the professionals to reflect upon our target municipalities and to share best practices from living and working in interethnic society.

Current state of affairs in the relevant sector

Local communities in the southwest region of Macedonia are divided along ethnic lines and do not have opportunities to develop genuine interaction and regain trust among each other. Even though municipalities are small, social spaces such as café bars, restaurants, cultural and sports events are clearly ethnically divided. Young people study in different shifts so they do not meet, and cannot understand each other as they do not even speak the others’ language. By organizing joint actions and events related to common interest issues, we shall create the much needed space for interaction and initiate cooperation.

Food is a great vehicle for sharing culture with people from different backgrounds. Coming together and sharing a meal is the most communal and binding thing in almost every place in the world and being able to make a dish and share that with the people you appreciate is one of the most universal concepts because it’s at the root of our survival. The Culinary Week aims to do this, enable the community to come together and be able to share its culture and heritage through food and give each other nourishment.

Overall Objective     

To nurture the diversity of food/culinary tradition and to bring communities together.

  1. Experienced Chefs/ cooks
  • Specific Objectives:
    • exchanging recipes with other national/international cooks involved in the activity;
    • cook together with other national/international cooks and participants for up to 15 other guests in the activity.
  • Experts profile
    • At least 1 year experience in the field of culinary;
    • Excellent cooking skills;
    • Knowledge of multicultural cuisine;
    • Able to mix traditional with modern cooking.

 Submit the following documents to apply:·   

  •  Letter of interest (why you want to participate, short summary of working experience in the requested field, name few cooking dishes/cuisine you know to cook best);·
  • Diplomas/ certificates/ acknowledgments in the requested field (if any);·
  • Photos, web links, workshops, trainings, events, etc. or any other proof about previous experiences.

2.    Barista/ coffee connoisseur

  •  Specific Objectives:
    – share recipes to nurture the culture of diverse communities coming together to taste coffee;
    -train and teach coffee making hints for up to 10 baristas.
  • Experts profile
    – At least 1 year experience as barista;
    -Excellent barista skills;
    -Knowledge of different types of coffee and different styles of coffee making;

 Submit the following documents to apply:

  • Letter of interest (why want to participate, short summary of working experience in the requested field);
  • Diplomas/ certificates/ acknowledgment in the requested field (if any);
  • Photos, web links, workshops, trainings, events, etc. or any other proof about previous experience.

3.Trainer/ food producer/ social entrepreneur/ sustainable business professional

Specific Objectives:

  • Share and replicate good practices in the field;
  • To raise awareness and sharing good practices among local/regional/national/ international producers and consumers in the culinary field.

Experts profile

  • At least 1 year experience in the field;
  • Expertise in at least one of the requested fields: trainer/ food producer/ social entrepreneur/ sustainable business professional.

Submit the following documents to apply:

  • Curriculum vita (CV);
  • Letter of interest;
  • Diplomas/ certificates/ acknowledgment in the requested field (if any).

Language of the application: The application, as well as all correspondence and documents relating to the application submitted by the applicant shall be written in English.

Location and duration
Starting period
Start date:  23rd-28th June 2018. It is expected that the inputs from the selected candidate will be spread over a period of max 6 days.

Location(s) of assignment

South-west region in Macedonia (namely Struga and Ohrid).

 

Administrative information

Tax and VAT arrangements
All EU-funded Projects are VAT-exempt. Under no circumstances can VAT be paid by a Community programme.

Remuneration
For international participant, the estimated per diem per individual is up to 100 euro (accommodation and meals are included in the per diem).Travel cost are covered up to 240 Euros round trip within Europe.

For national/local a participant, the estimated per diem per individual is up to 70 euro (accommodation, meals and travel expenses are included in the per diem).
Payment will be done after full completion of the services provided by this call.

Applications process
To put themselves forward to join the project team, interested candidates should write to info@creativeactive.org

The closing date for applications is June 7th 2018

Evaluation and selection 

Criteria
The evaluation and selection of applications under the project is the responsibility of the partners in implementation of the action. The application that are incomplete and applications that does not meet the eligibility criteria shall be rejected on this sole basis. All documents submitted by applicants will be assessed according to the following steps and criteria.

Applications will be evaluated by the evaluation committee on day 08/06/2018, at 12 am, at the offices of the projects in Social Club KOMBINATI Struga.

Notice to applicants
All candidates who applied in the announcement will be notified in writing about the results of the selection procedure.

Contracting authority
Creative and Active Struga, address str.Turisticka bb, Struga, www.creativeactive.org