Call for Training Roma Business Facilitators

Training Date: 17-21 October 2019

City/Country: Valaska, Slovakia

Language: English (translation will be secured in Slovakian and Czech)

Field work: 28th October- 28th December

Participating countries: Slovakia and Czechia

Application Deadline: 8 of October 2019

The Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative- REDI in partnership with Association of Young Roma (AYR), UCCU, and Center of Common Interest announce a call for 5 Roma Business Facilitators in each of the following countries: Slovakia, Hungary, and Czech Republic. The main purpose of the business facilitators training is to enable young Roma to assess and assist the needs of the Roma entrepreneurs in their communities.

The trained Business Facilitators, depeding on the country, will work under the supervision and coordination of REDI, UCCU, Young Roma or Spolecny Zajem.


The selected Business Facilitators will be obliged to attend the Training of Business Facilitators in Valaska, identify and map Roma entrepreneurs, input the data on the system, attend meetings with project manager, contribute to dissemination of information for the events, assist the project manager in organizing events for Roma, and attend the events with Roma entrepreneurs.


This opportunity is available to all Roma and young Roma who are leaders, activists, students, and business oriented persons from name of the target cities. Graduates and students from the business/economics field, business oriented persons, Roma Education Fund (REF) scholarship beneficiaries are highly recommended to apply. Applicants are expected to have:

  • Good knowledge of the Roma community and culture
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Clear and motivated desire to become Roma Business Facilitator in the community

Personal attitudes: self-initiative and responsibility, results-oriented, focused on continuous improvement, concern for quality, efficiency and accuracy, adaptability, open to work in different environments, integrity, loyalty and good faith, discretion, independence and confidence, respect for diversity.

Selection Criteria

The Roma Business Facilitators will be selected through a competitive process based on the candidate’s suitability, field experience and motivation. The selected candidates will be invited for an interview. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the evaluation process by 20 of September 2019.

How to apply?

You can apply in either English or in the national language: Application form in English:

Please upload the following documents in the online application form:

1) CV – PDF or Word, maximum size 10 MB 2) Cover (motivation) letter – PDF or Word, maximum size 10 MB, maximum 700 words

In your motivation you need to reply the following: How you can use this practice to improve personally and professionally? Description of your main skills and interests, including the areas that you could develop skills, and a brief description of the entrepreneurial statute of the Roma in your area; Please mention any relevant experience that you think makes you suitable for the position. Are there Roma entrepreneurs in your area/community and what is their potential?

You can find this call online at:,, and

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at,, or

Call in Czech: Download or View

Call in Slovak: Download or View

Application form (English)

Paid REF-REDI internship in Financial Institutions


In partnership with Roma Education Fund, REDI offers young Roma the opportunity to gain working experience in a financial institution working as a loan officer. Currently, our program hosts 8 interns.

For 2020, REDI has secured 8 places in financial institutions in Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria. Winners of the selection process will be offered a stipend covering the cost of living.  If you are interested, please do not hesitate to send us your CV and motivation letter via this form. Please find our call here in English. Our package is also available in

Consult our Facebook site for deadline.

Join Our Team


REDI is currently looking for a Project Assistant based in Bucharest for a minimum period of 6 months.

Our Project Assistant shall: Coordinate the implementation of the project deliverables, work closely with all project team members to ensure high-quality work, attend regular meetings both internally and externally with partners, regularly report project status and progress, weekly timesheets, take part in fundraising projects. Moreover, our project assistant will identify and map new entrepreneurs from various cities in Romania, will be responsible to organize logistics for information sessions with Roma entrepreneurs in various cities in Romania. Furthermore, liaise with Romanian Microfinance Institutions and Banks, Roma and pro-Roma NGOs in Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj, Iasi and in Galati, organize outreach events with young Roma to popularize the REDI – REF – MFI internship project and be in charge of the selection process.

Please find more information here.

CEU fellowships in Brussels, Belgrade and Skopje

In partnership with Roma Studies Program from Central European University, REDI offers young Roma graduates the opportunity to join our team in our Brussels, Belgrade and Skopje office. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to send us your CV and motivation letter at

Consult our Facebook site for deadline.

Become a Volunteer !

Whatever your stage of life – student, retiree, homemaker, jobseeker or employee – voluntary work is a great way to learn new things, gain experience and feel fulfilled by helping others. And it doesn’t have to take up all your time. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us and see how you can contribute.

Become a Mentor !

Volunteers and Mentors play a crucial role in the development of entrepreneurs and our small business clients. REDI volunteers work alongside clients and staff to educate, coach, and mentor the small business community. As a volunteer, you can lend your expertise to provide one-on-one counseling/mentorship or give subject matter advice through workshops or webinars.