Consultant -Gender and Disability Inclusion Trainer

الوصف الوظيفي

Terms of Reference

Consultancy for Gender and Disability Inclusion Trainer – Consultant

for GAC/CLWR/LWF- GRIT Project

 

  1. PROJECT BACKGROUND

The Gender-Responsive and Inclusive Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the West Bank including East Jerusalem (GRIT) is a five-year project (2019-2024) funded by the Canadian Government and implemented by the Lutheran World Federation Jerusalem Program (LWF Jerusalem) in partnership with Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR).

LWF Jerusalem is a country program of the larger Lutheran World Federation based in Geneva, Switzerland. The LWF Jerusalem Program is a multi-faceted program of support and capacity building to the Palestinian people that includes the Augusta Victoria Hospital, Village Outreach Program, and the Vocational Training Program, which has been operational for over 70 years. CLWR has been a partner of LWF for more than 65 years and the two organizations currently work together on humanitarian and development projects in 7 countries.

The GRIT project will contribute to poverty reduction in East Jerusalem and the West Bank by supporting women, including women with disabilities (WWD) to engage in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) opportunities that are likely to lead to gainful employment or self-employment.

 

The primary objective of the project is to increase the gender-responsiveness and inclusivity of the Palestinian TVET system to improve learning and employment outcomes for women including women with disabilities (WWD). This objective will be achieved by improving women’s access to training opportunities, strengthening the functional and technical skills of trainees, and bolstering the gender-responsiveness and inclusivity of the broader Palestinian TVET system. The Project will be implemented through seven TVET institutes to provide wide geographic coverage.

  1. CONSULTANCY ASSIGNMENT– PURPOSE OF ASSIGNMENT

The GRIT Project is uniquely designed to address the root causes of gender inequality to achieve improved and equitable learning and employment outcomes for women and girls, including WWD, in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Accordingly, institutional reform, policy development, training and awareness raising is necessary at an institutional level to challenge negative perspectives and practices related to gender and disability and encourage the participation of women, including women with disabilities, in TVET.

The GRIT Project is seeking a skilled trainer, with demonstrated expertise in gender equality and disability inclusion programming, to support the capacity building of GRIT partner TVET institutes and other relevant stakeholders on topics related to gender and inclusion in TVET.

This assignment builds on the findings of gender and inclusion audits that took place at the 7 partner TVET institutes in 2021. The audits included a thorough review and assessment of policies, documents, mechanisms, and organizational structure in addition to focus group discussions with management, staff, teachers, and students as well as key informant interviews. A key finding of the audits was the need for continued training and capacity building in key gender and inclusion topic areas relevant to TVET.  This is the primary focus of this assignment.

2.2 – FOCUS OF ASSIGNMENT

The Consultant is expected to conduct and develop content as required, for the trainings and workshops described below:

1) Conduct a 1-day training at each institute for teachers, administrators, and staff, including guidance counsellors, at targeted TVET institutes in key issues relating to TVET and gender equality and inclusion of people with disabilities (11 training days total): A curriculum for this training was developed in 2021 and includes a PowerPoint presentation and pre and post assessment forms. The trainer is expected to deliver a refresher training for 120 teachers and staff from targeted institutes, and to extend the training to associate partner institutes for the first time. The consultant is expected to review existing curricula and revise or add new topic areas as needed.  This includes strengthening the curriculum to cover topics related to disability inclusive pedagogy in a TVET setting.  The Consultant is required to collaborate with Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) for this purpose.

2) Conduct a 2-day ToT training directed at TVET guidance counsellors: A curriculum and an instructor’s manual was developed and training was delivered to TVET counselors in 2021. The Consultant is expected to review and strengthen the existing curriculum and instructor’s manual as required, as well as deliver the two-day training.

3) Conduct a 1-day workshop for TVET institute communications focal points (approx. 14 people) and/or relevant staff on the GRIT “Guidelines for Developing a Gender Responsive and Inclusive Communications Strategy for Use by Palestinian TVET Institutes”: The gender and inclusion audit conducted an extensive review of all communications channels and outlets used by TVET institutes including promotional material, online platforms, posters, ads, TV, radio announcements, brochures, etc. Based on the findings, gender-responsive and inclusive communications guidelines were developed. The trainer is expected to review the Guidelines and prepare a workshop that equips relevant staff with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop a communications strategy and implement the Guidelines in their respective institutes.

4) Conduct 5 awareness-raising workshops on relevant gender and inclusion topics to key TVET stakeholders. The duration of workshops will vary based on the target audience and will range from between 1-6 hours in length.  In total, the workshops are expected to target 100 stakeholders from the private sector and relevant governmental bodies. The Consultant is expected to contextualize the training materials described under point 1) to ensure its relevancy to each target group. This will include using different training approaches, case studies and terminology depending on the audience.  

  1. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES
  2. Train at least 120 teachers, administrators, and staff, including guidance counsellors, at targeted TVET institutes in key issues relating to TVET and gender equality and inclusion of people with disabilities. This includes the following sub-deliverables:
  • Review the existing curriculum and strengthen training content related to creating an inclusive learning environment for people with disabilities.
  • Review and revise (as necessary) pre and post assessment forms and evaluation forms, in consultation with GRIT staff.
  • Prepare a comprehensive training report in Arabic and English that analyzes the findings of the evaluation and pre and post assessment forms and identifies recommendations for future trainings.
  1. Train at least 7 counselors using a ToT approach to sensitize students at targeted TVET institutes about key gender and inclusion issues. This includes the following sub-deliverables:
  • Review the existing curricula and strengthen the instructor’s manual to include relevant case studies, participatory training activities, and facilitator notes that include training tips and methodology for counsellors to refer to when delivering future trainings
  • Review and revise (as necessary) forms and evaluation forms, in consultation with GRIT staff.
  • Prepare a comprehensive training report in Arabic and English that analyzes the findings of the evaluation and pre and post assessment forms and identifies recommendations for future trainings.
  1. Conduct a workshop on gender responsive and inclusive communications for relevant TVET staff. This includes the following sub-deliverables:
  • Review GRIT “Guidelines for Developing a Gender Responsive and Inclusive Communications Strategy for Use by Palestinian TVET Institutes” and develop a workshop programme, that equips staff with the knowledge and tools to develop a communications strategy and implement the guidelines in their respective institutes. The workshop must be practical and participatory in it’s approach including group work and practical exercises.
  • By the end of the workshop, participants are expected to have prepared a gender responsive and inclusive communication strategy for their institute.
  • Develop pre and post assessment forms and evaluation forms, in consultation with GRIT staff.
  • Prepare a comprehensive training report in Arabic and English analyzing the findings of the evaluation and pre and post assessment forms and identifies recommendations for future trainings.
  1. Conduct workshops on gender and inclusion topics relevant to key TVET stakeholders. This includes the following sub-deliverables:
  • Contextualize existing training content based on the needs of the target groups (private sector and governmental bodies)
  • Develop pre and post assessment forms and evaluation forms, in consultation with GRIT staff.
  • Prepare a comprehensive training report in Arabic and English analyzing the findings of the evaluation and pre and post assessment forms and identifies recommendations for future trainings.
  1. MODALITIES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

4.1 -DURATION

This contract is a six-month contract and shall be renewable subject to project needs.

4.2. TARGET INSITUTES

The institutions are in the following areas Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Qalqilya, Hebron, Jericho, and Nablus.

4.3 HUMAN RESOURCES

The Consultant should assign the required staff to achieve the required deliverables within the timeframe and budget allocated for the study provided under the overall financial Offer by the Consultant.

  • REPORTING

The Consultant will work closely with LWF team members; however, the Consultant will primarily coordinate and work closely with the LWF-GRIT Gender and Inclusion officer to ensure a proper flow of information and feedback from and to the Consultant. The Consultant is expected to coordinate all activities with GRIT staff and to submit all required deliverables through the Gender and Inclusion Officer for CLWR/LWF review and approval prior to proceeding with any of the activities.

  1. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • Education and Certification of the staff assigned to work on this assignment:
  • BA Degree in gender studies, international relations, and/or development studies.
  • Core Competencies:
  • At least 5 years of experience delivering participatory trainings, including development of training content, materials, and resources.
  • Demonstrated expertise in gender responsive programming, particularly women’s economic empowerment and disability inclusive education
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including previous experience delivering trainings to large and diverse audiences
  • Knowledge of TVET sector organizations/institutions is an asset
  • All key deliverables must be produced in English and Arabic. Strong proficiency in the English language is required.
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  • Experience:
  • Background and knowledge on communications techniques, best practices and gender-responsive media strategies.
  • Previous experience/connections working with disabled persons organizations
  • Proven experience of developing and delivering workshops and group discussions using participatory and innovative approaches
  • Good analytical, research and presentation skills;
  • Skilled in the use of data collection techniques and data analysis;
  • Excellent report writing skills in English language (a sample to be attached to proposal); and well presented technical and financial proposals.
  1. EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS

The evaluation committee, appointed by LWF, will evaluate the proposals on the basis of their responsiveness to the Terms of Reference, applying the evaluation criteria or/and sub-criteria, according to the following pointing system:

  • 70% for the technical evaluation.
  • 30% Financial evaluation.
  1. REMUNERATION AND PAYMENT MODALITY

The Consultant will be paid according to achieved deliverables based on the payment schedule that will be set in the agreement/contract.

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متطلبات الوظيفة
This letter is not to be construed in any way as an offer of contract. Your proposal could, however, form the basis for a contract between you and the Lutheran World Federation. consultants are encouraged to acknowledge receipt of this letter by E-mail to Rawan Abu Ghazaleh at [email protected]
 
LWF reserve the right to request any additional information or seek clarifications from the consultant to ascertain responsiveness of proposals received.
 
The LWF reserve the right to award the contract to more than one responsive consultant.
 
The consultant shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of the proposal, and LWF will in no case be responsible or liable for those costs.
 
The proposal and all correspondences and documents to be submitted by the consultant shall be written in the English language.
 
The proposal will be verified and evaluated for their correctness while taking into consideration the qualification and requirements, price offer, and the proposed technical offer.
 
The LWF reserve the right not to accept any of the proposals, and is not bound to award the contract to the lowest proposal.
 
The LWF have the right to cancel the bidding procedure at any moment. In the event of such canceling the consultants are not entitled to any indemnification whatsoever.
 
Proposals shall remain valid for a period of two months after the date of proposals submission.
 
Proposals for this consultancy should be submitted to (LWF procurement unit Rawan Abu Ghazaleh at [email protected] and should include the following:
 
A technical proposal based on the requirements outlined in this ToR
The technical proposal should include, the most recent CV of the applicant (highlighting relevant experience, knowledge and qualifications requested under this ToR).
Sample documentation relevant to this TOR and prepared by the applicant
A financial proposal and detailed cost breakdown per unit per each main deliverable including daily rate. The cost breakdown should consider the following:
Deliverable/s Breakdown
No. of working days
Unit Cost/day (NIS)
Total (NIS)
Notes
Deliverable a: Train at least 120 teachers, administrators, and staff, including guidance counsellors, at targeted TVET institutes in key issues relating to TVET and gender equality and inclusion of people with disabilities.  This includes the following sub-deliverables:
 
 
Deliverable b: Train at least 7 counselors using a ToT approach to sensitize students at targeted TVET institutes about key gender and inclusion issues. This includes the following sub-deliverables
 
 
Deliverable c: Conduct a workshop on gender responsive and inclusive communications for relevant TVET staff. This includes the following sub-deliverables:
 
Deliverable d: Conduct workshops on gender and inclusion topics relevant to key TVET stakeholders. This includes the following sub-deliverables.
 
A financial proposal including hourly rate/s expected.
The financial proposal should include: Complete cost estimate that includes both the fee as well as any ancillary costs to be incurred, such as transport, taxes, fees and costs of workshops in the scope of the evaluation etc.
The consultant should submit zero vat invoice and to submit a valid deduction at source if not available a 10% will be deducted from his compensation.
All prices must be VAT excluded.
Contact details (email and telephone number) of at least two referees.
تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي Consultant -Gender and Disability Inclusion Trainer
آخر موعد للتقديم 31 - May - 2022
المكان رام الله والبيرة
نوع الوظيفة دوام جزئي
المستوى المهني متوسط الخبرة
الراتب N/A
الدرجة العلمية البكالوريوس
الخبرة 5 Years
آلية التقديم

Bids Should be submmited through email not later than Tuesdat 31 May 2022 at 04:30PM Jerusalen time*  however, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before  

Incomplete application will not be considered

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