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The Foundation Open Society – Macedonia together with its partners Education Support Center Dendo Vas and Foundation for Educational and Cultural Initiatives “Step by Step” announces an open call for of about 30 Roma community support assistants in Skopje, Gostivar, Kumanovo, Prilep, Delčevo, Veles, Tetovo, Negotino, Resen, Štip, Bitola, Kočani, Debar and Kičevo. The call is published within the project REGULARLY ATTENDING CLASSES: Action for Inclusion of Roma in Elementary Education funded by the European Union. The project aims to provide scholarships for inclusion of as many Roma children as possible in primary education and to motivate them to attend classes regularly and to enrol in the next grades, as well as to provide support to schools to transform classrooms into a more inclusive environment for learning where diversity is respected and where all children feel welcome and are equally stimulated to succeed. The duration of the project is until October 2022. More information can be found at the following link.

Tasks and responsibilities of the assistants

The project provides support to the Roma community by engaging assistants who will work closely with Roma families and schools in identifying children outside the education system, enrolling them in school, regularly attending classes and successfully transitioning to the next grades, as well as actively participating in an educational campaign for the benefits of education. In particular, assistants:

The optimal number of children/families per assistant is 10. From February to September 2020, assistants are expected to have active engagement of approximately 50 days (part-time). In February, March, May, June and September 2020 the activities will have the highest intensity. The contract will be valid until 30 September 2020, with the possibility of continuing the engagement in the second and third project years. The amount of the fee will depend on the number of children/families. Hence, if the assistant cooperates with 10 children/families, it is envisaged to be paid a monthly fee of an average of 130 euros (gross).


The opportunity to apply have:

Required documents:

Preference will be given to:

Required application documents should be sent electronically to dendo_vas@yahoo.com and redovnonacasovi@fosm.mk by 26 January 2020 at the latest.


15 January 2020