Consultancy – SASA Trainings

  • Consultancy
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • NIL NIL / Month
  • May 31, 2023

Website We Effect Zambia

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Invitation to Tender for

CONSULTANCY FOR A SASA TRAINING

1. Introduction

We Effect is inviting consultancy companies or individual consultants to submit tenders for an assignment to conduct SASA trainings for the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project. The training will target all partners of the consortium, primarily district women development associations (DWDAs). The consultant will further be required to propose and adapt the SASA training manual ideal model that responds to the needs of the project and would contribute to attainment of project objectives.

We Effect is a development organisation founded in 1958 by the cooperative movement in Sweden. We Effect works 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 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 works with partner organisations to ensure women have access to and have control over productive resources.

The We Effect Zambia Country Office is implementing a Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project in selected districts of Zambia through the District Women Development Associations who are the implementing partners, in three provinces namely: Southern, Eastern Central and Western Province. 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 a women-led and women-centred, which means it complement other projects supported by We Effect. We Effect is working with Heifer International Zambia, Women for Change, Zambia Land Alliance as technical partners, while the District Women Development Associations (DWDAs) are the implementing partners. The project objectives include the following.

i. Increase women’s agency and decision-making power at household and community levels to address barriers to women’s economic empowerment.

ii. Address institutional barriers that limit women’s economic advancement in agricultural value and market chains.

iii. 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 Rationale

Violence against women and girls is one of the most oppressive forms of gender inequality and stands as a fundamental barrier to equal participation of women and men in social, economic, and political spheres. Gender-based violence takes many forms: physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological, such violence impedes gender equality and the achievement of a range of development outcomes. Violence against women and girls is a complex and multifaceted and the prevention of and response to such violence require coordinated action across multiple sectors.

Involving men and boys directly in processes that prevent and/or respond to GBV is an indispensable part of the process of changing the power dynamics of existing gender roles, norms and values that perpetuate GBV. Men are prioritized in prevention and response to GBV in this strategy in that men have power in society over households. Men have power in society as household heads, community traditional, cultural, and religious leaders. Men hold majority of decision-making positions in public and private sector, and wield overwhelming political power, including the media. Men’s power over women in many contexts necessitates working with men to change men’s domination into constructive power with other community members to improve the conditions of women’s lives. It is therefore important to ensure men are critical in the gender agenda as they exercise power in every sphere of life from personal decisions, policy and in some cases Programmatic decisions.

Given that the Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) Project interacts mainly with women and men in communities. The SASA! is an evidence-based community mobilization approach to prevent violence against women, developed with a combination of theory, practice, and relentless optimism that encourages communities around the world to personally and collectively use our power to create safe, violence-free communities for women. WEE project intends to engage the services of a consultant to introduce the SASA methodology to its implementing partners.

Objectives

i. To train women led organisations groups on the basic principles of the SASA model.

ii. To orient the District Women Development Association staff and Association leaders in community mobilisation and needs assessment for SASA trainings involving male to be champions of change.

iii. Promoting male involvement in addressing the cultural and social norms on women’s access to and control over productive resources and the prevention and promotion of male involvement in elimination of all forms of GBV in the community.

iv. To train the DWDAs and Association leaders on the management of the SASA model in training men to become gender champions and ensure equal treatment of women with and outlawing laws, cultures, customs or traditions which are against the dignity.

v. To train the DWDAs and Association leaders on monitoring and supervision of the SASA trained members.

vi. To promote strategic partnerships in engaging men in leadership to be responsive to gender needs of women on the project.

Consultants Profile

A certificate in relevant field such as human development, journalism, advertisement, filmmaking. A bachelor’s degree on the above will be an added advantage.

Experience

  • Full competence in SASA methodology and its use in community development and gender.
  • Not less than 5 years knowledge and experience working with women led grass root organisations.
  • Not less than 5 years experience in training and facilitation in SASA and Gender.
  • Familiarity in working with women groups, NGOs, farmers, and all actors in agriculture value chains for not less than 5 years.
  • Individual consultants or organizations must submit one page information/profile indicating your track record, similar assignments undertaken and deliverables.
  • A reference of organizations you have done similar assignment(s) for
  • Able to communicate in local language (Tonga, Chewa and Lozi) languages.

3. Expected Results

The following are the expected outcomes of this assignment.

  • SASA Training reports
  • Strategies for male involvement for the WEE project
  • Adapted SASA Manual
  • DWDA action plan for the SASA trainings

Evaluation Criteria

For the evaluation of the expression of interest the following criteria will be applied.

  • General experience of the firm (20).
  • Experience Related to the Assignment (25 points).
  • Technical approach and methodology (35 points).
  • Work plan (10 points).
  • Language (10 points).

4. 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.
  • SASA Training synopsis including description of methodology and work plan (Not exceeding three pages).
  • Detailed training plan and timetable.
  • Detailed technical information of the approach to be employed during the training.

b. Financial Proposal

  • Consultant’s daily rate.
  • Team cost and estimated days of the training.
  • Report compilation and other costs related to trainings.

c. The firm is supposed to produced samples of previous work done for renowned national or international organisations.

5. Timeframe and Payment

The timeframe of the frame consultancy agreement is for 30 days. 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.

6. The Assignment

Skills and Knowledge

The required skills and knowledge of the proposed consultant (s) include:

  • Experience in facilitation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and experience working with MS Office applications and other relevant programs.
  • Experience in training on SASA model

Payment fees will be based on the delivery of outputs, as follows:

  • 25% upon signing of the contract, production of inception report, including training methodology and approach.
  • 25% upon submission of the SASA TOT training report and adapted training manual
  • 50% upon submission of approved and final training report, SASA manual and other deliverables.

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 Logo” should be sent before close of business on May 31, 2023, to [email protected] 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.

To apply for this job email your details to procurement.zambia@weeffect.org


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