CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Develop A Gender Strategy for NALAG

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Title: Develop a gender strategy for the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG).
Project: Partnerships for Municipal Innovation – Women in Local Leadership (PMI-WILL)
Purpose of assignment: To develop a gender strategy for the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) to help guide the Association deliberately articulate and handle issues from a gender and inclusive perspectives to both its internal and external stakeholders.
Position: Consultant to LGA Partner[1]
Number of Positions 1 consultant
Language English
Period/Duration: 2 Months
Level of Effort:Financial: A maximum of 10 working daysCommensurate with Local Rates for the Assignment and Expertise
Reporting to: The General Secretary through the National Project Coordinator, PMI-WILL project
  1. BACKGROUND

The Partnership for Municipal Innovation – Women in Local Leadership (PMI-WILL) is a six-year program aimed at enhancing the enjoyment of rights of women and girls from marginalized groups and communities by empowering women to participate in leadership and decision-making at the community level. It also aims to increase local governments’ ability to deliver municipal services.

The project is funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). It operates in five countries, namely Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Zambia. To achieve these outcomes, the FCM will engage with a network of stakeholders in each country, who will benefit from the contributions of Canadian municipal experts. Key interlocutors in each country will include local governments (LGs), Local Government Associations (LGAs), civil society organizations (CSOs) that work directly on women’s needs, political parties, and national authorities including ministries responsible for local government and women’s issues, as well as local government training institutes.

Through Memoranda of Understanding, sub-agreements and contracts, the FCM will implement the project in collaboration with LGAs, Women’s Rights Organizations (WROs), and other local service providers.

  1. OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT

Outcome 2200 of the project seeks to:

  • increase the capacity of local government associations (LGAs);
  • Create an enabling environment for inclusive, gender-responsive local governance and municipal service delivery.

To achieve these objectives, a comprehensive institutional assessment of the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) was done to identify operational gaps in the performance of its mandate. The poor performance of NALAG in promoting and deepening gender equality and social inclusion is due to lack of comprehensive gender strategy to guide its operations. Most activities that are geared towards promoting gender and social inclusion by NALAG are based on ad hoc, non-sustainable and donor funded driven and not comprehensively executed.

In addressing the gaps identified, developing a comprehensive and sustainable gender strategy to guide the operations of NALAG has become very critical to guide and enhance NALAGs engagement with internal and external stakeholders (international partners) in the promotion social and gender inclusivity.

The main objective of this assignment is to engage the services of a well-qualified and experience gender consultant to develop a comprehensive and sustainable gender responsive strategy, organize and deliver a one-day training workshop for NALAG staff to enhance their knowledge and skills to help them effectively implement the strategy.

  1. SCOPE OF WORK

The consultant will be required to do the following:

  1. Conduct a need assessment of NALAG’s current gender strategy, gender-mainstreaming approaches, methods and the resources.
  2. Develop a comprehensive gender responsive strategy that promotes gender equality and social inclusion to guide NALAGs operation with both internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Facilitate training for NALAG staff on the strategy developed
  4. Produce and submit a pre-training and post-training evaluation report based on the training.
  5. KEY DELIVERABLES:

The selected consultant will be responsible for the following:

No. Deliverables LOE (days)
1. Develop a draft gender strategy for NALAG. 5
2. Finalize gender strategy based on inputs from NALAG, FCM, and AMO 3
3. Develop training material based on gender strategy for capacity building workshop 0.5
4. Provide one day training and organize a capacity building workshop for staff of NALAG based on the gender strategy. 1
3. Conduct pre and post training assessment report.
5. Produce a workshop report, including pre and post training assessments and relevant recommendations. 0.5
Total: 10
  1. MANAGEMENT PARAMETERS

The following parameters should be considered in the applicant’s proposal:

  • Payment: This will be paid based on the ratio 20% at inception and signing of contract, 40% upon submission of draft report after the training session and the final 40% upon complete execution of the deliverables.
  • Level of effort: 10 days.
  • Number of days: Two months.
  • Daily rate: Based on going market rate.
  • Management: The consultant will report to the General Secretary of NALAG through the NPC and the PMI-WILL team within FCM.
  1. FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Include maximum daily rate for consideration (Negotiation)

Please note that the logistical costs of travel, workshops, and meetings required do not need to be costed as they will be arranged by the LGA.

  1. APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a costed proposal (no more than 5 pages excluding CVs) indicating the consultant’s previous relevant experience, the approach that will be used for the assignment, a work plan, the level of effort, daily rate and list of people who will work on the assignment (if you are team) with their CVs.

Please note that the logistical costs of travel, and meetings required do not need to be costed as they will be arranged by the LGA.

Mode of Submission

All applicants should submit their CV, Certificates and Cover Letters to THE GENERAL SECRETARY, NALAG Secretariat, NALAG House-Gulf Street, South Legon ACCRA or via fcmnalgpmiwill@gmail.com, info@nalag-ghana.org. For any further information please contact the Administrator and Human Resource Manager 0208966097.

  1. KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
  2. Minimum of a master’s degree in Gender studies, Economics, Rural Development, Social Development, Social Studies, or related areas.
  3. A minimum of 5 years of working experience in the field of gender equality, with a focus on gender mainstreaming and gender-transformative methodologies, and developing gender strategies/policies and tools.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Previous experience in developing and facilitating training on gender strategy for organization’s staff
  6. Knowledge and experience with Ghana’s local governance system and the functions of LGAs.

Deadline for applications is by Monday, 10th June, 2024

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