Posted on 9. October 2018 in Jobs

Call for Consultant: Organisational Team Development & Support

TGEU is seeking external support in the process of an organisational restructuring.

Submission of proposals is open until Thursday October 25, 12:00 CET and should be sent to contracts@tgeu.org

All information can be found in the call below, and which you can download as PDF: Call Consultant_Organizational support_TGEU or as word document: Call Consultant_Organizational support_TGEU

Background to the project:

TGEU is seeking external support in the process of an organisational restructuring.

Growing in the same structure from 1 staff member to 11 since 2010, alongside unbalanced power dynamics, outreached capacities to ensure a healthy and balanced organisation. As a result, several employees and Steering Committee members left the organisation, affecting first those from underrepresented groups and then leading the current Executive Director to resign.

In July 2018, a new Steering Committee was elected and unites with the staff to put an immediate interim structure in place. This structure will enable TGEU’s work to continue but also engage a deeper commitment to intersectional justice throughout this organisational restructuration. During this time, TGEU seeks for support in change processes, human resources and management, as well as consultancy on developing and implementing a longer-term restructuring plan. Healing-oriented processes are a plus.

Objectives of the work:

  1. Guide and support TGEU through an organisational restructuring process.
  2. Support current staff and Steering Committee members in human resources and management, with an emphasis on healthy working dynamics and environment.
  3. Enable a healing process and provide support for the staff.

Activities to be carried out:

  • Review work done with previous consultant on internal analysis and organisational restructuring.
  • Ensure and facilitate a smooth handover process from Director (please indicate availability for 13-16 November, 27-30 November and 10-14 December 2018).
  • Consult on current interim organisational restructuring plan.
  • Develop a 2019 framework of the interim organisational restructuring, including key activities and healing process (conflict resolution, work dynamics, team building, etc.)
  • Evaluate the interim structure and support the transition to a longer-term and stable structure.
  • Conduct in-person workshops with the team to assist this process.
  • Support human resources.

We are looking for someone or a team who:

  • Has experience with organisational restructuring; preference for experience with multi-national organisations.
  • Understands power dynamics, such as whiteness, ableism, classism, and transphobia, but also interpersonal dynamics; preference for the team to be diverse in itself and to include at least one trans person.
  • Has experience with human resources.
  • Can confidently lead workshops with different knowledge, methods, and experiences to enable the team to work together towards common goals.
  • Is able to take the lead and responsibility for planning and delivering the key actions developed to complete this process.
  • Is able to request input from others and to be flexible, receptive, and adaptable to the different needs or evolvement of the process.
  • Is fluent in English and flexible regarding needs around multilingual and multicultural contexts.
  • Can frequently visit Berlin, Germany (to be decided with the consultant; around once a month or every 2 months).

To apply please e-mail contracts@tgeu.org:

  • One document containing:
    • A cover letter of one page maximum describing the skills and experience you have to undertake this consultancy. If you are applying as an individual, please mention if you are willing to work in a team.
    • A proposed 6-month plan for organisational restructuring and key activities.
    • A budget proposal for this 6-month plan (daily rate, hourly rate, and overall estimate).
    • A proposed workshop outline showing your approach to facilitating part of an organisational restructuring process.
  • CVs of all team members.

Submission of proposals is open until Thursday October 25, 12:00 CET and should be sent to contracts@tgeu.org

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