Savka Todorovska (left), President of UWOM, and Elena Grozdanova, co-ordinator of the Women Can Do It II - Municipal Election 2004 project, Skopje, 10 December 2004.
Democratization work may include strengthening civil society, political party development and promotion of good governance.
Strengthening civil society may involve
- Supporting the development of community-based organizations;
- Encouraging citizen involvement, including the involvement of women, in the social and political change of the country;
- Supporting the building of democratic and inter-ethnic institutions;
- Empowering individuals, including women, to take part in the political process;
- Facilitating the establishment of local civic groups and networks;
- Encouraging the development of independent unions;
- Supporting the development of free media.
Political party development may involve
- Fostering political pluralism;
- Enhancing the capacity of parties and candidates to function effectively in a democratic political environment.
Promotion of good governance aims at
- Developing skills and improving the understanding of officials and elected candidates in the principles and practice of democratic government at the national and local level, as well as promoting transparency and accountability;
- It may also include the development of national commissions or institutions to promote human rights or national reconciliation.
- University degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience;
- Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development;
- Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.