Engaging Young Social Entrepreneurs in TI’s Land and Corruption in Africa Project
Application Closing Date - 29 Jul 2018
Job Start Date - 13 Aug, 2018
Duration - August-December 2018
Location - remote, with travel to Africa
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
As an integral part of its strategic priorities, TI works on the promotion of social accountability to counter corruption. This consists of working on several thematic areas including land corruption.
Since 2015, TI has been implementing a programme that addresses land related corruption mainly in Africa. TI’s Land and Corruption in Africa Programme is guided by the vision of guaranteeing the maintenance and development of land- and tenure-based prosperity for men and women of all generations equally, respecting the dimensions of stewardship and socio-cultural relationships to land, and taking into consideration the special needs and rights of ethnic minorities, for sustainable and inclusive development and growth.
The overall goal of the Land and Corruption in Africa project is to contribute to improved livelihoods of men and women adversely affected by corrupt practices in land administration and in land deals, through enhanced security of tenure and equitable and fair access to land and water.
The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking an organisation/consultant experienced in initiating innovation and sparking change by working with young social entrepreneurs to organise and facilitate the selection of young social entrepreneurs with innovative concepts of how to tackle land-related corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The consultant will be expected to organise and select young social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas, which shall contribute to address land corruption in Africa. The aim of working with young social entrepreneurs will be to:
- Engage young men and women in anti-corruption work related to land,
- Support the development of innovative solutions to counteract land corruption, especially those which have an impact on vulnerable people
- Create a platform for collaboration and networking among young entrepreneurs in Africa
- Establish a hub of innovations/ solutions from which TI’s national chapters and other organisations will be able to select and test ideas to tackle land related corruption
EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE
The expected deliverables for the consultant are set out as below:
- Organise a competition for which young social entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa will submit their innovations or ideas under the theme “Combatting Land Corruption in Africa”
- Shortlist young social entrepreneurs based on criteria given by TI-S
- Provide feedback to the shortlisted applicants to help them improve their proposals
- Submit the improved final proposals of shortlisted applicants to TI-S
- Organise a workshop together with TI-S in order to familiarise selected young social entrepreneurs with different ideas on tackling Land Corruption across Africa
- Following the workshop, organise an event where the selected young social entrepreneurs will promote their finalised proposals
- Compile content so that all proposals can be advertised
All tasks will be implemented in close consultation with the TI Secretariat.
All presentations and reports must be submitted in English, in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines agreed in the contract. The Consultant is responsible for editing and quality control of language. The TI Secretariat retains the sole rights with respect to all distribution, dissemination and publication of all deliverables.
The consultant should have the following qualifications:
- Significant experience in identifying and engaging YSE in Africa
- Exhibited capacity in developing a SMART project proposal
- Experience in organizing and managing multi-stakeholder meetings
- Fluent oral and written English communication skills
Proficiency in French and/or Portuguese is an advantage
REMUNERATION AND COSTS
The Consultant should provide a detailed breakdown, before any VAT or other charges, of all their estimated costs, including but not limited to; total fee as a lump sum or standard daily or hourly rates, (if applicable) international travel, local transport, accommodation, work materials.
Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat), (TI-S) is registered as a Business Entity in Germany with VAT identification number DE273612486. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the Consultants fill out the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form (instructions inside the form) and submit the completed and duly signed form along with their email application.
The link to the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form is available below.
The project activity is planned to be implemented in 2018 with a total budget of 30,000 Euros (including VAT, if applicable).
The application should include the following:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Outline of possible project design and draft budget
- Contact details of Referees
- One sample of relevant previous work (confidentiality guaranteed).
- Completed VAT template
Please indicate “social entrepreneurs Land Corruption in Africa” in the subject line of your email application. Applications should be sent in English by email at AfricaLandCorruption@transparency.org by close of business of 29 July 2018.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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