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Company Profile

Solidaridad West Africa (SWA) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the sustainable development of production systems in West Africa.

We play a catalytic role by partnering with private sector companies and other stakeholders to foster the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound and profitable supply chains.

Our activities in West Africa are focused on cocoa, gold, oil palm, cotton, soy and other commodities. 

As one of the Regional Expertise Centres (REC) within Solidaridad’s international network, we are part of a growing global organization advocating and supporting sustainable and responsible production and trade.

SWA focuses on stimulating sustainable supply chains through introduction of innovations in good practices, robust infrastructure, sustainable landscapes management and enabling policy.

The Solidaridad regional office is based in Accra, Ghana and currently has programmes and operations in Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria.  

Job Description

TERMS OF REFERENCE, LEADERSHIP SKILLS TRAINING FOR CSO’S IN THE SMALL SCALE MINING SECTOR  

Background

Solidaridad is an international solution-oriented Civil Society Organization working through eight Regional Expertise Centres on transforming markets to make them more inclusive and sustainable.
We bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefits for all.
Our West Africa Regional Expertise Centre is headquartered in Accra-Ghana (www.solidaridadnetwork.org). 
Solidaridad has built a reputation over the years as a catalyst for sustainable innovations in commodity supply chains with the goal of improving livelihoods for vulnerable producers while respecting the planet, each other and the next generation.
Our programmes in West Africa focuses on stimulating sustainable supply chains through continuous improvements in production and trade relations. Environmental sustainability is critical and core to Solidaridad’s work. 
We have operations in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria and Liberia. 
Influencing Policy for Sustainable Gold Landscape Project In Ghana, Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) are widespread due to the favorable geological settings.
It provides direct employment to over 1,000,000 people and accounts for 42% of the country’s gold production.
The ASM sector is characterized by widespread destruction of the environment, mistrust among key stakeholders, poor representation of ASM miners in higher-level decision-making and policy formulation, and ineffective implementation of policy. 
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in collaboration with the Minerals Commission and other key stakeholders developed the Multilateral Mining Integrated Programme (MMIP).
It is a five-year plan which will serve as a framework to guide activities in the sector. The MMIP is built on five major components. These are:
  • Review and Enforce the Legal and Regulatory Regime;
  • Reclaim Degraded Lands, Dredge silted Estuaries and Waterways and Free Lands for Agribusiness;
  • Implement Social Interventions to Facilitate Sustainable Livelihood Creation in Mining Communities;
  • Adapt Technology to Ensure Efficient Mining, Processing, Environmental and Monitoring Activities; and
  • Capacity Building of ASMs, Regulatory Institutions and Project Management.
Solidaridad will be supporting the implementation of this Programme in three main areas. These are:
  1. Advocating for sustainable landscape policies and practices in the ASM sector; 
  2. Advocating with like-minded organizations to ensure sustainable landscape policies in the ASM sector through multi-stakeholder platform level discussions, alliances and coalitions; and
  3. Building the capacity of like-minded organizations and ASM Associations to be able to advocate for sustainable landscape policies in the ASM sector.
It is expected that by the end of the programme, Solidaridad has contributed to:
  • Improved national level ASM policy through advising the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and the Minerals Commission;
  • Improved alliances and networking with like-minded CSOs to lobby for sustainable land use management policies in the ASM sector;
  • Empowered national level ASM associations i.e. Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM), Artisanal and Small Scale Miners Africa Network (ASMAN) and Women in Mining (WIM) with training on effective governance and management, effective grassroots advocacy, inclusive policy formulation and gender mainstreaming; and
  • Enhanced knowledge among Civil Society Organizations, Government Institutions and officials in key agencies about ASM, miners’ perspectives and effective policy interventions. 

The objective of the Assignment

The objective of the assignment is:

  • To train thirty (30) participants from the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners, Women in Mining and Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Africa Network in Leadership Skills.  

Scope of Work 

I. Develop Leadership Skills Trainer’s Manual. The modules should include, but not limited to:
  • Teamwork;
  • Conflict resolution and management;
  • Succession Planning;
  • Communication;
II. Undertake a 2-day training workshop on leadership skills for the selected CSOs; 
III. Present Draft Final Training Report on Leadership Skills; and
IV. Present Final Training Report after incorporating comments from the Client.

Deliverables

  • Trainer’s Manual on Leadership Skills; and
  • Final Report on Leadership Skills Training. 

Duration

The assignment is expected to be undertaken in 18 man-days. The Client will provide transportation and bear all training-related costs. 

Reporting 

The Consultant will report directly to the Gold Programme Manager.

Confidentiality Statement

All data and information received from Solidaridad for the purposes of this assignment are to be treated confidentially and only be used in the execution of this TOR.
All intellectual property rights, including all reports, arising from the execution of this TOR shall be assigned to Solidaridad.
The contents of written materials obtained and used in this assignment may not be disclosed to any third parties without the expressed advance written authorization of Solidaridad. 

Required Skills or Experience

  • The Consultant must hold at least a Master’s Degree in a relevant field and must have experience in capacity building and organizational development.
  • Preference will be given to Consultants with experience in the small scale mining sector in Ghana.

How To Apply

Interested consultants are expected to submit technical and financial proposals with the following components:
Proposed methodology;

  • Workplan; 
  • Proposed budget;
  • CV of Consultant(s); and
  • Demonstrable experience in undertaking similar assignments.

Tenders
Interested Consultants should submit their CV, a brief write up on their approach to the execution of the assignment (including workplan) and a financial proposal (indicating only professional fees) by close of business on September 20, 2019, to vacancies.GH@solidaridadnetwork.org

  • Please indicate TOR as subject. 
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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