CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Training and Capacity Building Workshop for Coordinating Directors on Gender Mainstreaming and Social Inclusion

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Title: Training and capacity building workshop for Coordinating Directors on gender mainstreaming and social inclusion
Project: Partnerships for Municipal Innovation – Women in Local Leadership (PMI-WILL)
 
Purpose of assignment: Conduct a 1-day training to build the capacity of 261 coordinating directors to help them mainstream and promote inclusive gender responsive service delivery at the assembly.
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

Component 1200 of the project aims at building the capacity of the staff of the LGs in the discharge of duties thus to provide inclusive and gender responsive services to their constituents at the local level. The Metropolitan, Municipal and District Coordinating Directors (MMDCDs) are the administrative heads of the LGs who are better placed to ensure service delivery are gender and socially inclusive and meeting the diverse groups of marginalised people within their jurisdiction.

The objectives of this training are to:

  • Equip the MMDCDs with relevant information, knowledge and skills on effective strategies for gender-mainstreaming and social inclusion in service delivery at the assemblies.
  • Help streamline and support the assemblies’ efforts and performance in gender mainstreaming to be integral in their structures and programmes.
  1. SCOPE OF WORK

The Consultant will be required to do the following:

  1. Develop resource materials for the workshop
  2. Facilitate training workshop at 4 zone. Two days per zone.
  3. Produce and submit a Pre-training and post training evaluation report based on training
  4. Develop a training report
  5. KEY DELIVERABLES:

The selected consultant will be responsible for the following

No. Deliverables
1. Develop and share training outline for review
Develop training material
2. Facilitate the training workshop
3 Produce a comprehensive pre and post training assessment
Produce end of training report
  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: 3 weeks
  • Management: The consultant will report to the General Secretary of NALAG through the NPC and PMI-WILL team within FCM.
  1. FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

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
  • Postgraduate degree in Political Science /Communications/ Public relations/ Journalism/ English / International Development studies or other relevant subject.
  • Expert in gender mainstreaming/Gender and social inclusion
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Local governance (essential).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience in developing and facilitating training workshops.
  • Knowledge and experience with Ghana’s local governance system and the functions of LGs.

Deadline for applications is by Monday, 6 May 2024,

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