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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

Background

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.

Objective

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
(max 1.5-2 hours)

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)

30 September

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.

Selection Criteria

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.

The link to the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form is available below.

Application Submission

The application should include the following documents in English:

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

Overhead

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.

Travel

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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The international fight against corruption needs your expertise, your skills and experience, and your passion for social justice. 

From our secretariat in Berlin and in more than 100 national chapters, Transparency International seeks professionals and volunteers with exceptional talent and commitment to join our efforts and make a contribution to a better world.

 

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