Call for Applications - Training Program in Policy Development and Negotiation Techniques

2016 / 06 / 01

The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2016/2017 professional training program in policy development and negotiation techniques.  Georgian civil-society representatives, along with middle level public servants of Georgia, are invited to apply to participate in the program.  The training is integral to the multi-component development project “Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community for Improved Decision-making and Negotiation Skills.” 

Course Description:

The training will be conducted by Georgian experts from September 2016 through March 2017 in Georgian language.  Throughout the course, participants will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in public administration, policy planning and analysis, and negotiation techniques. Furthermore, under the guidance of GFSIS mentors, the participants will work on the issues pertinent to the country development policy to deliver actionable policy documents.  The training will be followed by a public discussion of the policy papers and a study visit to Estonia. The training sessions will be held in the evenings to comply with participants’ work schedules. 

Program selection criteria: 

• University-level education

• Relevant work experience in at least one of the following areas: EU Integration, Healthcare and Social Protection, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Education and Science, Conflict Management and Negotiations, Democratic Development, Gender and Diversity.

Application process:

To apply, please submit CV electronically to no later than COB 24 June, 2016.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The project “Capacity-building of the Georgian Leadership Community for Improved Decision-making and Negotiation Skills” is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). 

For additional information about the program, please contact the Program Coordinator Ms. Natia Kaldani:; 2 47 35 55; 


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