Gender-responsive coaching and mentoring on the implementati...


Terms of Reference (ToR) – Request for Proposal

Assignment Ref: (Com. 2: 02, S1, 2020)

Short-Term contract to conduct gender-responsive coaching and mentoring on the implementation of sustainable business plans for new women entrepreneurs (S1 Advanced Coaching)

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- for the first two years), 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.  

The project will focus on three inter-related intermediate outcomes: i) reduced barriers to entrepreneurship faced by women; ii) enhanced opportunities for women entrepreneurs to successfully establish and/or grow sustainable businesses; and, iii) enhanced opportunities for female entrepreneurs, particularly female youth, to support the adoption of renewable energy in the olive and agro-food processing value chains. To achieve these outcomes, the project will address several key challenges impacting women’s entrepreneurship in the West Bank, including the prevalence of socio-cultural barriers and their associated impacts on women’s household, community, and economic roles and status; and, women’s limited access to finance, business development support services, technology, reliable and affordable energy, skills development opportunities, and markets.

If you are interested, please download full ToR: S1 advanced coaching TOR.pdf

Submission of proposals

The Interested Trainer(s)/Consultants can submit for the entire task: Stream 1 Advanced Coaching or they can submit to cover all areas or part of the training topics indicated in the section “Scope of work”.

‘’Women trainers and coaches are encouraged to apply and will be given priority’’

To apply, please send your proposal consistent with the above content requirements by email to: [email protected], no later than February 25, 2020, before 4:00 p.m.

You can apply by indicating the Assignment Ref: (Com. 2: 02, S1, 2020) in the subject of the email.

‘’Women trainers and coaches are encouraged to apply and will be given priority’’

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.

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موعد الإنتهاء 25, Feb
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