CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Training and Capacity Building for the newly Elected Assembly Women

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Title: Training and capacity building for the newly elected Assembly women to equip them with the needed information and skills to perform their work.
Project: Partnerships for Municipal Innovation – Women in Local Leadership (PMI-WILL)
Purpose of assignment: Conduct training and capacity building workshop for the newly elected assembly women to help them  to deliver on their key mandate
Position: Consultant to LGA Partner
Number of Positions 1 consultant
Language English
Period/Duration: 2 Weeks
Level of Effort:Financial: A maximum of 10 working daysCommensurate to Local Rates for Assignment and Expertise
Reporting to: The General Secretary through the National Project Coordinator, PMI-WILL project
  1. BACKGROUND

The Partnership for Local Innovation – Women in Local Leadership (PMI-WILL) is a six years Programme aimed at enhancing the enjoyment of rights of women and girls from a marginalized (groups) communities by empowering women to participate in leadership and decision-making at community level and by increasing local governments’ ability to deliver municipal services. The project is financed by from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) The project works in five countries— Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Zambia. To achieve these outcomes, FCM will engage with a network of stakeholders in each country and 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, and local government training institutes. Through Memorandums of Understanding, sub-agreements and contracts, FCM will implement the project in collaboration with LGAs, Women’s Rights Organizations (WROs), and other local service providers.

  1. OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT

Outcome 1300 of PMI-WILL project is mainly to increase capacity of networks of women elected officials to support women’s leadership and decision making in local governance. To achieve these, a series of activities including a research to look into the barriers affecting women running for office in local level elections was commissioned. Among other things, the findings showed that attrition rate among assembly women in Ghana is very high. Most of the women only served one term and exit and there is therefore the need to train and  build the capacity  of the newly elected and appointed assemble women to give them the necessary information to help them navigate the complex web of local government system as assembly women.

The objective of this assignment is for the consultant to provide two days training and capacity building workshop for the newly elected assembly women in the 16 regions of Ghana. This training is to build their knowledge and skill in local governance and decentralization and what is expected of them as assembly women in the discharge of their core mandate. Some of the topics include the following: the Local Governance Act (the Law and the legislative framework) the functions of the assembly women, resource mobilization, lobbying and advocacy, community engagement, time management, delegation of responsibility, resource mobilisation and the use of social media for effective engagement.

  1. SCOPE OF WORK

The Consultant will be required to do the following:

  1. Develop workshop materials (handout and presentation)
  2. Conduct a pre-post training assessment
  3. Facilitate and deliver training.
  4. Produce and submit a training report
  5. KEY DELIVERABLE

The selected consultant will be responsible for the following

No. Deliverables                                                                  Date/days
1. Share training outline
Produce training material
2. Facilitate capacity building workshops. 3 zones 2 day per each zone)
Conduct pre and post training assessment
3 Submit a comprehensive training report
  1. MANAGEMENT PARAMETERS

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

Payment will be bases on the following ratio:

  • 20% at inception and signing of contract,
  • 40% upon submission of draft report and validation
  • 40% upon complete execution of the deliverables

Level of effort: 2 weeks

Number of days: 10 days

Daily rate: Based going rate for local consultants.

Management: The consultant will report to the General Secretary of NALAG through the NPC and the NALAG and 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 and daily rate and list of people who will work on the assignment (if you are team) with their CVs.

Female consultants are strongly encouraged to apply

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 fcmnalagpmiwill@gmail.com, info@nalag-ghana.org. For any further information please contact the National Project Coordinator on 0550509040.

  1. KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
  1. Graduate or Postgraduate in Communications/ Public relations/ Political Science/Journalism/ English / International Development studies or other relevant subject.
  2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Knowledge and experience with Ghana’s local governance system and the functions of LGAs.
  4. Understanding of and experience with incorporating gender responsive and transformative concepts 5.Experienced in gender and adult training facilitation methods (Essential)

Deadline for applications is by Monday, 22ndApril 2024



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