Calls For Proposals: CONSULTANT TO LGA PARTNER, NALAG
- November 13, 2023
- Posted by: NALAG
- Category: Uncategorized
TERMS OF REFERENCE
|Title:||Gender sensitization of staff of 5 district assemblies to promote inclusive and safe spaces to advance gender equality|
|Project:||Partnerships for Municipal Innovation – Women in Local Leadership (PMI-WILL)|
|Purpose of assignment:||Provide training to the staff of 5 selected district assemblies on gender responsive organizations. The purpose of the assignment is to do a gender audit of the selected assemblies and provide training for them based on the results of the gender audit.|
|Position:||Consultant to LGA Partner, NALAG|
|Number of Positions||1 consultant will be recruited to undertake this assignment|
|Language||English with translation to local languages as applicable|
|Level of Effort:Financial:||A maximum of 12 working days Commensurate to Local Rates for Assignment and Expertise|
|Reporting to:||The General Secretary through the National Project Coordinator, PMI-WILL project|
The Partnership for Local Innovation – Women in Local Leadership (PMI-WILL) is a $27,610,160 project with a financial contribution of $26 million from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and $1,610,160 of in-kind contributions from FCM. The project works in five countries— Benin, Cambodia, Ghana, Sri Lanka and Zambia— to enhance the enjoyment of rights for women and girls by empowering women to participate in leadership and decision-making at community level and by increasing local governments’ ability to deliver municipal services that meet the needs of women and girls, especially those from marginalized groups. Specifically, its two intermediate outcomes are: increased participation by women in these five countries, particularly those from marginalized groups, as leaders and decision-makers in local governance; and increased effectiveness of local governments in targeted countries in delivering inclusive gender-responsive public services.
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.
- OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT
In line with Outcome 1200 of the PMI-WILL project to increase capacity of women, in particular from marginalized groups, in local government administration to perform their duties effectively, a research study was conducted in Year 1 of project implementation to identify barriers facing women administrators in local government. As a result of the findings from the research study and action plan drawn, it has become imperative to sensitize staff on gender issues, gender biases and stereotypes in the organization that stifles the career progression of women and marginalized groups.
The main objective of this activity is to conduct a gender audit of the 5 selected LGs, provide a one-day training and capacity workshop session to the staff on how to become a gender responsive organizations.
- SCOPE OF WORK
The Consultant will be required to do the following:
- Gender audit
Identify broad areas of capacity building for the women administrators with the PMI-WILL team of NALAG.
Conduct a needs assessment survey to understand the specific training needs of the women administrators.
- Facilitate a gender sensitization workshop for staff of the assemblies
The training should be developed based on findings from the gender audit and modeled to respond to the needs of the assemblies to address gender gaps and become a gender responsive organization. Notable topics to be included in the training include, unconscious bias, inclusive language and communication, recruitment and hiring Practices, workplace policies and practices and promoting gender diversity in leadership positions and decision making.
Carry out a pre-training and post-training evaluation report.
Issue a training report of the training program.
- KEY DELIVERABLES
The main deliverables of the assignment:
|1.||Gender audit report|
|2.||PowerPoint Presentation and Facilitation for a one-day training workshop|
|3.||Training reports including pre-training and post training evaluations|
|Total: 12 days|
- MANAGEMENT PARAMETERS
The following parameters should be considered in the applicant’s proposal:
- Payment: This will be paid based on the ratio 30 %: 30%: 40% inception and signing of contract, gender audit report and complete execution of the deliverables
- Level of effort: 12 days
- Management: The consultant will report to the NALAG and PMI-WILL team within FCM.
- 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 NALAG.
- 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.
Please note that the logistical costs of travel, workshops and meetings required do not need to be costed as they will be arranged by NALAG.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. For any further information please contact the National Project Coordinator on 0550509040.
- KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE
- A minimum of a master’s degree in development studies, Community Development, Gender Studies, Political Science, Social Policy, or other related field
- 5 years’ experience working on gender issues.
- Previous experience in developing and facilitating gender responsive trainings
- Experience in doing a gender audit is a plus
- Knowledge and experience with Ghana’s local governance system and policies
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, in English.
Deadline for applications is by 17th November 2023.