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Call for Specialist

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For selection of the Specialist for the Identification of the basket goods in the Korca Region June 2013


1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

1.1 Beneficiary Country: Albania

1.2 Contractor: EuroPartners Development

1.3 Current state of affairs in the sector:

Under the IPA Cross Border Programme Greece - Albania 2007-2013 EuroPartners Development in cooperation with Regional Council of Korca and the Chamber of Commerce of Grevena are currently running a project titled: “Fostering Cooperation and mobilization composing economic clusters – InCommon”

The InCommon project led by the Chamber of GREVENA, is trying to promote traditional products and breathe behaviors and attitudes that characterize the history of each area . By promoting a basket of goods in each territory and also promoting traditional recipes InCommon project wants to mobilize local stakeholders. Adopting a “quality logo” that will be awarded only to firms and economic actors that fulfill quality-based criteria, the InCommon project will disseminate this as the quality of goods and services. These firms will be encouraged and to certain degree obliged to use traditional products and also will be agreed to use traditional recipes in their cooking. The ambition of this effort is to create “quality areas” that enhance traditional products in a strategic way. This by its turn will be the pole of attraction of tourists and travelers. Any one that will visit the participating areas will know before –by Internet, road maps – Facebook and YouTube- the places that should visit and the firms that this quality logo is awarded.

This project has the ambition to create a strong synergy with long lasting results in the border area. It also tries to change the way of behavior of local stakeholders and will also give them the chance to promote their products and their services. The strategic impact of this project is to change the behavior towards a tourist or a traveler that visits a place. It will give them the appropriate guidance and assistance, it will help them in order be aware of every complaining process and also it will offer the chance to local stakeholder to create a “quality zone” that attracts even more people that does today.

The project team with both sides of the border has been established and based on the project design the inputs from a regional expert of the domain is required. It is very important for the technical staff working in the project to exchange the know- how and experiences and learn about experiences in Greece in terms of the definition of the quality traditional products, categorisation, the relevant status of the product and the preparation for the logo award.

In order to qualify the traditional products of the region of Korca in the quality ones, it is planned to contract an expert who would perform and produce a list of the quality traditional products taht will be awarded with a logo and eventually be promoted in the region and beyond..


2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

2.1 Beneficiary

EuroPartnes Development and Regional Council of Korca.


2.2 Objectives

Overall objective

Improve the CBC coordination and enhancement of local and traditional products

Specific objective

The specific objective is to identify the basket of goods in the Korca region

2.3 Requested services

Provide the full support to eh “InCommon” project in the identification of the Basket of Goods and local Recipes for the typical products of the Korca region.

The specialist will be required to provide the following services:

• Understand and fill up the questionnaire for the Target Group;
• Participate in the training delivered by the Regional Expert ;
• Conduct the survey with identified:

- Farmers
- Food Processors
- Restaurants
- Hotels
- Travel Agencies


2.4. Expected results and Set of Deliverables

The expected key result is:

The production of a InCommon Panorama/Atlas that will have information on the quality traditional products that bear the profilised “InCommon” logo together with recipes and attractive destinations and thei rpromotion

Key outputs of the expert are:

Survey conducted with all target groups
Questionnaire filled up and submitted to data processors


3. Specialist Profile

18 working days

Qualifications and skills:
• Ability to work together with working team and on the spot
• To know the area of the Korca region
• Good team working and communication skills.
• Very good organisational and coordination skills
• Preferably to have worked in the topic- oriented institutions;
• Preferably to have a degree on Agronomy/Veterinary Faculty

General professional experience:
• At least to know the area and the topic;

Specific professional experience:
• Previous experience in similar projects and/or in relevant domain
• Previous relevant work experience with EC funded projects in CBC will be an asset

Language skills
N/A


4. LOGISTICS AND TIMING

4.1 Starting and finishing dates:

The assignment will start in July and will last until October 2013 upon completion of reporting. Final details will be agreed upon in the service contract.

4.2 Duration of the Assignment
Indicatively 18 days

4.3 Location of assignment:
The assignment will be carried out in the region of Korca.


5. REPORTING

5.1 Reporting delivery

The filled up questionnaire wil eb submitted to the regional coordinator of the Regional Council of Korca.


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