Application Closing Date – 13 Aug 2017
Job Start Date – 01 Sep, 2017
Duration – 1 September 2017 to 8 October 2017
Location – Remote with workshop in Stockholm, Sweden
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.
As an integral part of its strategic priorities, TI works on the promotion of social accountability to counter
Corruption. This consists of working on a number of thematic areas including land corruption, and how it relates to gender as well as citizen engagement.
The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking a consultant to design and facilitate a training workshop on the intersection of land corruption, gender, and safety.
Corruption in land governance is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain while carrying out the functions of land administration and land management. When land investors target countries with weak governance, the risk of corruption is high. Likewise, corruption is more likely to occur when local elites are able to manipulate their country’s land governance systems for their own benefit. Whether it’s an opaque deal between private investors and local authorities, citizens having to pay bribes during land administration processes, unaccountable urban planning, or customary laws that deny women their land rights, land corruption hits poor and marginalised men and women hardest. As women are disproportionally affected, land corruption perpetuates existing power imbalances, gender inequality and discrimination.
TI’s Land and Corruption 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 Programme’s overall goal 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. Currently, ten TI National Chapters in Africa participate in the programme, while the TI Secretariat holds a coordinating role.
The envisaged three days Land Programme training workshop on land corruption, gender, and safety will strive to achieve the following objectives:
- Discuss the findings and recommendations of a recent Land Programme review that looked into the gender-responsiveness of the programme implementation,
- Identify concrete actions and changes in the programme’s approaches to improve on gender-responsiveness (with regards to project implementation at national and international levels, our communication and advocacy, our safety considerations),
- Develop our capacity on communication and advocacy that reaches and engages women and men,
- Develop our capacity on keeping the women and men we engage safe.
EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE
The consultant will work in close collaboration with TI to design and facilitate a training workshop that meets its objectives.
The anticipated commitment is 10 days starting from mid-September 2017 to mid-October 2017 based on the draft timeline below:
|5th September||Initial briefing meeting|
|11th September||Outline and concept for training workshop preparations and actual 3 days workshop submitted, responding to the TOR and initial briefing meeting|
|11th to 29th September||Workshop preparations|
|18th September||Workshop programme finalised|
|30th September to 2nd October||Workshop facilitation in Stockholm, Sweden|
|8th October||Workshop report capturing discussions, agreed on actions, and training topics submitted|
All presentations and reports are to be submitted in English, in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines stipulated above. The [Vendor/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.
- The Consultant should have the following qualifications:
- Significant experience in designing, implementing, and facilitating training workshops;
- Relevant expertise in effective advocacy;
- Significant experience and knowledge of gender-related work;
- Experience in governance-related (ideally, anti-corruption) work;
- Wide experience of working with clients in civil society, particularly advocacy-oriented NGOs;
- Fluent oral and written English communication skills;
- Knowledge of French would be highly desirable.
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.
Please email your application package by 13th of August 2017 COB with “Land Programme Meeting Facilitator” in the subject line to email@example.com.
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 brief overview of how the work will be approached, which methods will be used.
- Completed vendor form and VAT questions;
- Sample of relevant written work in English;
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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