Terms of Reference (ToR) – Request for Proposal
Consultancy Services to Undertake Gender Policy for Sharaka and ToT training of its members
Background: About Cowater International
With more than 30 years of experience, Cowater International is Canada’s global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development. We have managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe for clients such as DFID, DFAT Australia, the World Bank and Global Affairs Canada. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, economic and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2017 and 2018. Cowater International Inc. (lead), in collaboration with the Palestinian Businesswomen’s Association (Asala) and the Near East Foundation (NEF), will implement a 4-year initiative that aims to enhance economic empowerment and increase prosperity for low-income women and youth in the West Bank.
Generating Revenue Opportunities for Women and Youth in the West Bank (GROW)
The goal of the GROW project is to enhance economic empowerment and increase prosperity for low-income women and youth, particularly female youth, in the West Bank. The project will seek to achieve this by adopting a gender transformative approach aimed at recognizing, formalizing, and amplifying women’s existing roles in key value chains whilst promoting women’s increased decision-making and control over income, assets, and productive resources. This project will focus specifically on value chains, where significant potential exists to empower women, including female youth, to move beyond their essential but largely unrecognized roles, ultimately contributing to their increased agency in both economic and social spheres. Towards this end within the renewable energy sector, Grow Project is set to leverage energy-and economic related national policies to advance the recognition of women not only as users of energy, but also as providers and decision makers at all levels of the energy value chain. Such transformation shall result in increased opportunities for women and men to benefit fully from the energy sector’s economic and investment opportunities, as well as expand emission reduction opportunities.
One of the important challenges limiting women’s economic empowerment in the West Bank is the lack of access to reliable and affordable energy, particularly in Area C. In energy intensive activities, high electricity costs and the unreliability of the connection contributes to high production costs, thereby limiting overall productivity and competitiveness of women’s businesses and women-led co-operatives. The project will seek to address these challenges by developing small scale photovoltaic (PV) generation projects to provide cost effective and reliable access to power where a potential exists to significantly enhance the productive capacity and competitiveness of selected women’s groups or SMEs. The project will also support pilot innovations in the production, distribution and servicing of energy technologies, putting women at the forefront of entrepreneurship and innovation.
If you are interested, please download full ToR
Submission of proposals
To apply, please send your proposal consistent with the above content requirements to the following address: [email protected], no later than Monday December 30, 2019, before 4:00 p.m.
You can apply by indicating your interest in the following consulting positions or as a team (please state in the email subject) to cover the component under this assignment:
Gender Policy Expert and Trainer/s
If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at Tel: 02-2951656
We thank all applicants, however only the successful bidder will be contacted.
رام الله والبيرة
30, Dec, 2019