Consultancy: Training in Corporate Governance

  • Job Type: Consultancy
  • Location: Lusaka, Zambia
  • Date Posted:

Website Company Name: We Effect

Company Summary:

Job Description:

1. Introduction
We Effect is inviting consultancy companies or individual consultants to submit tenders for an assignment to conduct training in organisational development to board members in the selected districts where We Effect Zambia Country Office is implementing the Women Economic Empowerment Project. The main objective of the trainings is to build the capacity of board members to provide management oversight withing their respective organisations.
We Effect is a development organisation founded in 1958 by the cooperative movement in Sweden. We work in more than 20 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and collaborate mainly with member-based organisations consisting of women and men who live in poverty. We Effect Southern Africa consists of four countries with programmes in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. Our values are respect, transparency, and togetherness. We Effect works in the thematic fields of, sustainable rural development and adequate housing. We Effect applies a human rights-based approach in our programmes, assisting people living in poverty to secure their rights and entitlement to adequate living conditions and broad empowerment. We Effect targets women in partner organisations to secure them the same rights and entitlements as men, especially to have access to and control over productive resources. Partner organisations include farmer organisations, housing cooperatives, women led organisations and associations, savings, and credit association.
The We Effect Zambia Country Office is implementing a Women’s Economic Empowerment Project in selected districts of Zambia, in three provinces namely: Southern, Eastern, Western and Central Provinces. The overall objective of the proposal is to; Advance women’s economic empowerment to ensure the capacity of women to participate in, contribute to and benefit from agricultural value chains and processes in ways that affirm the value of their contributions, respect their dignity, promote equality.
The project is women-led and women-centred, which means it complements other projects supported by We Effect. The specific objectives of the project include the following;

Increase women’s agency and decision-making power at household and community levels to address barriers to women’s economic empowerment.
Address institutional barriers that limit women’s economic advancement in agricultural value and market chains.
Strengthen women’s voice and collective power at community level to increase access to, control of and ownership of productive (e.g. physical assets, land) and financial assets among women through women-led cooperatives, land tenure and financial inclusion.

The core strategy is to strengthen cooperatives of women and men living in poverty through membership-based democracy, long-term economic thinking, social responsibility, and transparency.
2. The Assignment
The women Economic empowerment project is working with women led organisations who are working with women farmers in groups, which later comprise of Associations, and these constitute the District Women Development Associations (DWDAs). The interventions for women economic empowerment in these organisations target women individually at group level while some target them as a collective at Area Association level. The main aim of the assignment is to build the capacity of the governance structures of the organisations to provide leadership, provide organisational oversight and understand their roles as board members to support the organisation to reach its goals and achieve its mission and objectives.

To orient the Board members on their roles, responsibilities, duty of care and accountability.
To identify the major responsibilities and obligations of individual board members to provide oversight to their organisations.
To identify strategies for strengthening the boards composition and structure.
To understand the working balance between board members and staff
To identify useful tools and resources to enhance board effectiveness.

3. Consultants Profile

At least 5 years’ experience in facilitating a training and providing support to various organisations in cooperate governance.
Able to relate with community-based organisations and able to conduct training or at least explain key concepts of the training in local languages.
Able to develop a mentorship plan and tool for use by We Effect.
Ability to work in Chewa and Tonga.

4. Expected Results
The following are the expected outcomes of this assignment.

Report in the assignment
Training manual or module to be used during the training.
Time sheets
Mentorship Program for the Women Organisation post training.

5. Evaluation Criteria
For the evaluation of the expression of interest the following criteria will be applied.
a) General experience of the firm (20)
b)Experience Related to the Assignment (25 points).
c) Technical approach and methodology (35 points)
d) Work plan (10 points)
e) Language (10 points).
Interested firms are requested to submit the following documents.
a). Technical proposal not exceeding the 8 pages on.

Understanding and interpretation of the TOR.
Methodology to be used in undertaking the assignment.
CVs of key personnel to be engaged in the production of documentary.
Documentary synopsis including description of methodology and work plan (Not exceeding three pages).

b). Financial Proposal

Consultant’s daily rate.
Overall budget of the assignment

6. Timeframe and Payment
The timeframe of the frame consultancy agreement is for 25 days, 21 days for training and 5 days for report writing and 4 days for review and feedback. The assignments will be requested and specified in a specific Task Call Off. The Task Call will include information on the scope of work, number of workdays and deliverables.
The payment shall be based on approved time sheets, including a narrative report of work carried out and invoice with attached approved time sheets.
7. Tenders
Tenders shall consist of:

Company profile (clearly stating full contact details, physical address and telephone lines);
Certificate of incorporation or registration.
VAT registration.
Tax clearance certificates,
Membership or affiliation to a relevant professional body;
References/samples of three similar assignments completed working with communication for an NGO/INGO or similar within the past three years;
CV of the proposed consultant(s);
Fee rate per workday in ZMW; and
Declaration of any business or personal relationships connected to We Effect.

The selection of the successful consultant will be based on the qualification requirements and interviews of company representatives and candidates.
Send documents indicating in the subject line “WEE Project Corporate Governance Training” should be sent before close of business on 12th April 2023 to [email protected]g. only electronic applications will be considered.
Important Note: Offers with requests for payment or fees should be treated with extreme caution, viewed as potentially fraudulent and reported immediately.

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