Gender Expert Facilitator – Asia Pacific Regional Programme
Application Closing Date - 27 Mar 2019
Job Start Date - 01 Apr, 2019
Duration - 1 April to 30 September 2019; approx. 20 consultancy days
Location - Remote and workshop in the Asia Pacific region
Gender Expert Facilitator – Asia Pacific Regional Programme
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 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.
The Asia Pacific team in the Berlin Secretariat is currently running a multicounty programme TI Asia Pacific Regional Programme: Effective and Accountable Governance for Sustainable Growth. The programme seeks to contribute to policy and behaviour change across the region, leading to more effective anti-corruption enforcement, and ultimately to the reduction of corruption.
In mid-2018, the Asia Pacific team at TI-Secretariat and national chapters participating in the programme agreed to strengthen their understanding of and approach to gender. To achieve this, the Asia Pacific team conducted a series of four online webinars to support national chapters in exchanging knowledge and developing their internal understanding of gender considerations in their programmatic activities and governance structures.
The series of webinars also led to the development of chapter Asia Pacific Programme Focal Points, who continue to be engaged.
Transparency International is looking for a consultant to contribute to the Asia Pacific Programme’s gender capacity and programme development, as well as the continued progress of the chapter Asia Pacific Programme Gender Focal Points.
To do this, the consultant will:
1. Develop a one-day in-person workshop on gender responsiveness and the related materials (presentations, handouts, etc.) for a group of chapter leaders, programme staff and gender focal points. This should focus on ensuring all are better equipped to review our current programme and develop the next phase of our programme with a gender lens.
2. Facilitate the one-day in-person workshop on gender responsiveness.
3. Develop the content for and facilitate four interactive online webinars with the Asia Pacific Programme Focal Points (approx. 1.5 hours each) building on previous webinars and following the workshop, to be held once monthly in May, June, July, September 2019. The online webinars should each be composed of a presentation by the consultant and then space for facilitated discussion. They are to focus on various gender related topics, pre-agreed with the TI-Secretariat. As part of the online discussion series, it is expected that, supported by the consultant, the Gender Focal Points will undertake a couple of measurable, feasible and sustainable gender actions within their national chapter. The consultant will support this by providing feedback and advice.
4. Prepare a report for TI internal use comprising (a) workshop report including an annex on the consultant’s recommendations on the next programme phase’s gender objectives, (b) brief summary of each webinar and one on one support, (c) overall narrative reporting on workshop and webinar outcomes, and (d) recommendations for further developing the Regional Programme Gender Network.
5. As part of the webinar delivery, the consultant will provide materials to the Gender Focal Points that they can use and share at their national chapters.
Expected Deliverables and Timeline
29 March 2019
Call/interview with top candidates for Q&A, clarification, agreement, etc.
Decision on consultant made and communicated
1 April 2019
Briefing call to start the work
5 April 2019
Outline and concept for workshop submitted, responding to the TOR and initial briefing meeting
First draft of workshop agenda and materials prepared
10 April 2019
Second draft of workshop agenda and materials prepared according to secretariat feedback and content guidelines
15 April 2019
Final workshop materials to be shared with participants, along with the request for any required preparation
1 May 2019
1-day workshop in Bangkok, Thailand
End of May 2019
Post workshop webinar with chapter gender focal points
June, July, September (day TBC)
Gender focal point webinars (1 per month, max 1.5-2 hours each) + one-on-one support call with each chapter (1 hour per each approx. 10 chapters each month)
Final report, end of project
Approximately 20 consultancy days is estimated, including travel to Bangkok.
All submissions are required in English, in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines. 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 the deliverables.
- Demonstrated experience and expertise working in the field of gender studies;
- Demonstrated experience working on transparency, accountability and good governance;
- Experience in gender responsive programme development and planning;
- Experience of working in the Asia Pacific region (an advantage);
- Relevant expertise in training and facilitation, both in person and in online forums;
- Experience of working with clients in civil society, particularly advocacy-oriented NGOs;
- Strong verbal and writing skills in English.
- Ability to travel to Bangkok for one-day workshop to take place on 1 May 2019, and to work remotely for the rest of the work (TI-Secretariat will host the webinars through the online platform ‘Go-To-Meeting’)
Remuneration and Cost
The Consultant should provide their estimated total fee as a lump sum or as standard daily or hourly rates, before any VAT or other charges.
For Consultants based in the EU, EEA and Switzerland
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 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.
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The application should include the following documents in English:
- Letter describing your motivation and qualifications for the assignment;
- Curriculum vitae;
- A cost estimate of the above-mentioned services and outputs;
- A short overview of how the work will be approached, which methods will be used.
- Completed vendor form (Only for Consultants based in the EU, EEA and Switzerland);
- Sample of relevant written work in English (confidentiality guaranteed);
- Nominate any period where you would be available between 11:00am-3:00pm (Berlin time) on 29 March 2019 (and provide a phone number or skype contact) for a 15 min conversation should we need to follow-up.
Please email your application package in English by close of business on 27 March 2019 to GenderConsultancyAP@transparency.org
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Guidelines for handling overhead and travel expenses
Regular overhead expenses associated with the Consultants maintaining their place of business, such as rent, telephone, utilities or stationary, are included in the Consultant’s professional fee, except where explicitly agreed otherwise in the contract.
When travel is explicitly mentioned as part of consultancy, all travel shall be pre-approved by the person responsible for the financial management of the Project or TI Budget Line that will support the costs of travel. TI shall not issue travel advances to the Consultants.
All consultants shall be entitled to invoice TI-S for local travel only. For accommodation or travel by air, rail or coach, they will have instead to contact TI that will make travel arrangements on the Consultants’ behalf.
Travel shall be in Economy class (utilizing discount carriers where practicable); accommodation should aim to achieve best value for money (in any case utilizing hotels not exceeding 4-star category).
Subsistence allowance (per diems) and expenses for individual meals cannot be claimed. These are part of Consultant’s business expenses.
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