Consultancy to support the Formalization of the Parliamentary Caucus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PC-WASH) and its partnership with the NGO WASH Forum

  • Consultancy
  • Zambia

SNV Netherlands Development Organization

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Introduction

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We aim for premium quality and focus on only three sectors: agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). With a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, we know how governments work and how relationships are built. Implementing our mission exclusively through project financing requires us to work efficiently and invest in operational excellence every day. Our team of more than 1,300 staff is the backbone of SNV.

Established in Zambia in 1965, SNV is one of Zambia’s leading INGOs and works with locally based development partners including national and local government, civil society organisations and businesses to develop the capacities of local communities and alleviate poverty.  For more information, please refer to our website: www.snv.org.

The Water Voices United project

SNV Zambia is implementing in partnership with the NGO WASH Forum a European Union funded project that seeks to strengthen WASH civil society organizations (CSOs) capacities and cooperation for the realization of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation in Zambia. The project, named Water Voices United, aims to strengthen Zambia’s WASH CSOs engagement as actors of good governance and development through the improvement of their internal management systems, through the development of their capacities to engage in policy dialogue, implementation and monitoring of EU and national development plans and programmes, and through their improved coordination and networking.

The NGO WASH Forum is a network of non-governmental organizations working together to advocate for improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) access and practices. It strives to amplify the voices of its members and achieve positive change through collaboration, capacity building, knowledge sharing and impactful advocacy. It seeks to meaningfully connect and establish partnerships with relevant stakeholders, most importantly with the House of Parliament.

Job Description
Consultancy scope of work

Typically, Parliamentary Water Caucuses are intended to empower Members of Parliament to collaborate with each other and their constituents in order to prioritize water investments that will accelerate progress on water provision, sanitation, and hygiene in their country.

A Parliamentary Water Caucus undertakes activities in Parliament designed to promote access to safe, affordable, and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene, including the consideration of new laws, stronger regulatory environments, and increased funding.

Caucus often work closely with allies in civil society and the relevant technical ministries in their country. Following a request made by the NGO WASH Forum, a Parliamentary WASH Caucus was established in the Zambian Parliament in September 2023. It has now more than 80 members. To establish the objectives, organizational structure and code of conduct of the Caucus and its members (amongst other issues), it is necessary to create a Caucus Constitution Document. Furthermore, to set the terms of the relationship between the Caucus and the NGO WASH Forum, it is equally necessary to create a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Objective of the Consultancy

The objective of the consultancy is to support the formalization of the Parliamentary Caucus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PC-WASH) and its partnership with the NGO WASH Forum. Specifically, the consultant is expected to draft two documents:

The Constitution of the Parliamentary Caucus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PC-WASH)
The MoU between the PC-WASH and the NGO WASH Forum

Consultancy deliverables

(Draft) Constitution of the Parliamentary Caucus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PC-WASH)
After input from the relevant stakeholders, finalized Constitution of the Parliamentary Caucus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PC-WASH)
(Draft) Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Parliamentary Caucus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PC-WASH) and the NGO WASH Forum
After input from the relevant stakeholders, finalized Constitution of the Parliamentary Caucus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (PC-WASH)
Timeframe

Consultancy is estimated to last 10 days, counting from the day the contract with the selected consultant is signed.

Duty station: remote (online) but consultations with key stakeholders for preparation of the documents and for their feedback are to take place face to face (whenever possible) in Lusaka

Qualifications

Candidate profile

Advanced degree in the Legal field (Masters’ degree preferred).
At least 5 years of relevant experience
Proven experience in successfully drafting documents for the approval of the House of Parliament is valued
Understanding of the basic issues related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector in Zambia is valued.

Additional Information

Documents to be submitted as part of the Consultants application:
Bidder Profile Document summarizing the bidder’s background, qualifications and experience.
If a team of individuals/consultancy firm, all the CVs of the proposed individuals by the firm to work on the assignment.

Technical Proposal

The Technical Proposal should include but not limited to the following (2 pages max, 9-point Verdana font):Interpretation of the objectives of the assignment from consultant’s perspective
Proposed methodology to produce the deliverables.
Tentative timeline for the production of the deliverables and number of days for each

Financial Proposal

The financial proposal shall indicate total budget estimated in ZMW, present the detailed breakdown of budget items namely daily fee rate (and include other costs, if arguably required to deliver the assignment)
Past Performance Include three references related to similar assignments within the past five years (max), attaching contact details and evidence.

Mandatory Requirements

For Zambian national individual consultants: copies of Tax Registration certificate and the Valid tax clearance certificate.

For a firm registration document: Business license/Certificate of Registration for all, Tax Registration, Valid Tax Clearance Certificate and VAT if applicable

Bank detail on a bank letter head

Detailed specifications and requirements are well stated in the RFP which can be found on this link.

Application Criteria:

  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
  • Submission should be made through [email protected] not later than 08:00AM, 17th April 2024.
  • For any clarifications, contact [email protected].

Working at SNV

SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts.

To apply for this job email your details to zambiaprocurement@snv.org


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