Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant

  • Consultancy
  • Greater Accra
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $Not Stated
  • Consultancy
  • Greater Accra
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $Not Stated
State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 11/08/2021
Qualification: Masters Degree
Work Experience: 6 Years
Career Level: Consultant
Industry: International Development

Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant

Are you from Northern, Savanna, Upper East, Upper West, Western North or Western regions of Ghana? Apply for the Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant Job at Oxfam 

Oxfam is seeking a Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant to design a gender-responsive skills-development programme on transformative leadership, business acumen, and negotiation skills, using an Oxfam Entrepreneurial tool kit.


Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant Details

Considering the scope of the Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant assignment, Oxfam encourages joint bids from prospective consultants and/or firms.

The geographic scope of the project includes the Northern, Savanna, Upper East, Upper West, Western North and Western regions

and 9 districts of Ghana.

The project specifically works with women in the shea and cocoa value chains in 50 cooperatives across 9 districts in the table below.

Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant Locations:

1. Northern Region:

1. Savelugu

1. Diare

2. Bunglung

2. Mion

3. Salankpang

4. Kpulgine

2. Savanna Region:

3. West Gonja

5. Kananto

6. Larabanga

3. Upper East Region:

4. Garu

7. Gbelinginvuusu

8. Kpatia

4. Upper West Region:

5. Sissala West

9. Sorbelle

10. Jawiah

5. Western Region:

6. Amenfi West

11. Ananekrom

12. Kwabeng

6. Western North:

7. Aowin

13. Asuaklo

14. Nyankamam

8. Suaman

15. Kwasuo

16. Dadieso

9. Sefwi-Wiawso

17. Sui

18. Ahokwa

The 50 cooperatives comprise 16 cocoa cooperatives and 34 shea cooperatives.

The total number of members across the 50 cooperatives is 2,170 (800 in the cocoa areas and 1,370 in the shea areas).

The objective of the Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant assignment:

To develop a gender-responsive skills development training programme on transformative leadership, business acumen, and

negotiation skills for women entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs in the cocoa and shea value chains in the Northern, Upper

East, Upper West, Savanna, Western and Western North regions of Ghana.

The ultimate outcome of this assignment is to:

– Provide women with the needed skills and motivation to launch alternative/additional livelihoods.

The project will provide technical and financial assistance to 60% of the women trained on the programme to launch their businesses.

The training is therefore expected to be practical and equip them with the needed skills to commence alternative/additional livelihoods.

Specific objectives of the Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant :

Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment to select 900 women participants in 9 districts for gender-responsive skills

development training programme on transformative leadership, business acumen, and negotiation skills among the members of the 50 cooperatives.

Adapt/contextualize the Oxfam Entrepreneurial training tool kit and integrate transformative leadership, business acumen and

negotiation skills development into a gender-responsiveness training manual.

Develop dynamic content for the training sessions including pictorial and video animations, role model stories and design a tailored

training programme to be uploaded to an App for trainers to use.

Conduct Trainer of Trainers (ToT) session on the gender responsive skills development training programme for 36 community level facilitators.

Scope of Work and Deliverables of the Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant

The assignment involves 3 main work packages and consultants are expected to demonstrate their experiences and capacity to

deliver on the various areas as outlined.

Work Package 1: 30 Days

Main Activity

Specific Activities

Output/Deliverables

Inception Activities

– Submit an Inception report detailing the background of the assignment, methodology, study area, category and number of

participants in the Needs assessment and the entrepreneurial training, work/implementation plan for the entire assignment, key

issues identified and relevant to the assignment, annotated outline of the needs assessment. Please also indicate how you will

demonstrate gender sensitivity in executing this assignment.

Inception Report

Conduct a comprehensive Needs Assessment to select women participants for the Gender-responsive skills development program

– Develop/design data collection instruments and assessment templates for the Needs assessment

– Develop or suggest selection criteria to identify the number and categories of women who have potential for entrepreneurship and

are willing to participate in the skill development training (including literate and non-literate women).

– Assess the capacity development training needs of women entrepreneurs or would be entrepreneurs in the cocoa and shea value chains in the 18 project operational communities.

Detailed report on the outcome of the Needs assessment with the women

Work Package 2: 20 Days

Main Activity

Specific Activities

Output/Deliverables

Adapt/contextualize the Oxfam Entrepreneurial training tool kit and integrate transformative leadership, negotiation skills and

technical skills development into a gender-responsiveness training manual

– Participate in an orientation session with Oxfam Quebec team to discuss the key elements of the training tool.

– Identify relevant content of the training tool kit that suits the WEACT project beneficiaries’ entrepreneurial needs and context.

– Develop and integrate contents on transformative leadership and negotiation skills for women entrepreneurs into the training manual.

– Develop dynamic content for the training sessions including pictorial and video animations, role model stories and design a tailored training programme for training the women

– Develop abridged content of the training programme be uploaded to an App for trainers to use for ongoing refresher training

– Interactive gender-responsive training manual on transformative leadership, business acumen and negotiation skills

-Short video animations

-Abridged content of the gender-responsive skills training manual for upload unto a mobile platform

Work Package 3: 10 Days

Main Activity

Specific Activities

Output/Deliverables

Conduct training of trainers for 36 participants who will downstream the training to the end target women

– Conduct training of trainers sessions on the gender-responsive skills development programme on transformative leadership

business acumen and negotiation skills for 36 participants who will downstream the training to the targeted women

– With the help of the TOT participants, translate some of the technical words, terms and concepts into the various local languages

(Fanti, Twi, Gonja, Dagbanli, Sisaali, Kusaal)

– Monitor selected downstream training sessions at the community level for technical backstopping

– Engage with beneficiaries to get their view on the relevance of the training.

-Report on the trainer of trainers’ training conducted for the 36 trainers

-Monitoring report on the down streaming of training to the end beneficiary women by the community level trainers

Additional Assignment Requirements

The consultant(s) will be expected to undertake the following:

Convene periodic meetings with the project team to update them on progress.

Abide by Oxfam policies for research and protecting data.

Work in collaboration with the WEACT Project team at Oxfam and partners.

Duration of the Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant Assignment

The overall assignment comprising of the three work packages is expected to be completed within 60 consultancy days.

kindly develop your work plan into weekly deliverables.

What we are looking for

Eligibility of the Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant

The assignment seeks a candidate(s) with experience and skills in gender-responsive entrepreneurial capacity development,

training in business acumen, leadership and negotiation skills

The candidate(s) must have experience working with women in agricultural value chains (having worked with women in the cocoa

and shea value chains will be a plus) and at the community level.

The candidate(s) must demonstrate experience and competencies in all three work packages. Joint bids for the assignment are strongly encouraged.

Must be willing to collaborate with the WEACT Project team and Partners in delivering the work.

Be available and willing to undertake field trips to the project site to conduct face to face interviews to access the entrepreneurial

development needs of women and monitor downstream training by the trainers.
Selection

Selection will be based on:

Technical evaluation of the proposal elaborating approach/methodology, work plan, and budget.

Establishing your credibility in undertaking assignments of a similar kind.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse,

lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and

beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct.

We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal

records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual

exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left

employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply for the Gender Responsive Skills Development Consultant

Submission of Proposal

Kindly send your technical proposals with detailed budget (Consultant’s fees, travel costs and other direct costs) to [email protected] by 10th August 2021 before 5:00pm.

Submissions should include a cover letter, understanding of the scope of work, past work experience on the subject, gender-sensitive methodology and CVs of the consultants.

Your e-mail should have the subject line Gender-responsive Skills Development.

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable.

It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s rights activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee

farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more.

And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in

the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been

briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

About Oxfam

The Women’s Economic Advancement for Collective Transformation (WEACT) project sits under the Economic Justice programmatic portfolio at Oxfam in Ghana.

Among other themes, the portfolio works to maximize Oxfam’s impact on rights to sustainable and inclusive livelihoods through

women economic leadership and engaging with the private sector, civil society actors and government at local, national, regional and global levels.

The WEACT project is funded by Global Affairs Canada under the Innovation for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ghana

(IWEEG) programme with the overall aim of enhancing economic empowerment, well-being and inclusive growth for women in Ghana.

The initiative is in line with Canada’s Feminist International Assistance policy.

Oxfam plays a facilitating, supporting and convening role to ensure the success of this initiative, bringing together seven key

partners in a spirit of co-creation: SEND Ghana, Friends of the Nation (FoN), Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), Tungteiya Women’s Association, Shea Network Ghana, Norsaac and Viamo.

Government stakeholders include the Women in Agriculture Development Directorate at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the

Department of Gender at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social protection in addition to private sector actors (Mondelez, The Body Shop, Cargill, Nestle, etc.).

Objective of the WEACT Project

The broader objective of the project is to enhance women’s economic empowerment, well-being and inclusive economic growth for women in the shea and cocoa value chains.

The project will address the gender-specific barriers for women, including female youth, working in agriculture and in the informal

the economy of the shea and cocoa sectors in Upper West, Upper East, Northern, Savanna, Western and Western North Regions.

The project will increase the ability of women and young women to individually and collectively overcome legal and social barriers;

improve capacity for household members to recognize, reduce and redistribute unpaid work; increase access to innovative and

viable gender-responsive business models; and enhance equal access to productive resources for women, including gender-

responsive financial products and land ownership and use.

The project will also increase women’s agency and leadership to become economically empowered through multiple entry points.

It will bring together many stakeholders working collaboratively and banking on their strengths and areas of influence to shift gender-related attitudes and behaviours across the agricultural sector.

More than 5400 women (ages 18 to 60) will benefit directly from the project by receiving technical and financial support to

empower them economically. 1,200 women will participate in dialogue spaces with traditional and religious leaders. 900 women

will receive gender-responsive skills-development training, and 60% (540) of them will receive direct technical and financial

assistance for the development of alternative livelihoods.

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