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Consultant - consolidation and designing of training curriculum/aids

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Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
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Posted On:
06 October, 2009
Last Date to apply:
19 October, 2009
Experience in years
2 to 4

Over 8 years experience of working on gender mainstreaming in legislative processes.


Gender Based Governance Systems project, is designed as a sustainable, long-term initiative to institutionalize the process of enabling and empowering elected representatives particularly women to raise their issues and concerns in policy agenda.
Gender based governance can best be achieved through empowerment, capacity building and sensitization of political representatives and public servants, at all levels for which the project makes contributions through relevant agencies. The project is expected to produce the following results:
·        Empowered and capacitated current and potential duty bearers particularly women at federal, provincial and district levels own and promote devolved gender based governance
·        Strengthened civil service training institutions contributing to civil service reforms and gender based governance
·        Credible sustainable monitoring systems for gender based governance
1.      RATIONALE:

In representing and defending the interests and rights of the people, policy makers and parliamentarians have a duty to ensure that legislation is not gender-blind and adequately responds to the needs and interests of both men and women. Mainstreaming gender in legislation, and particularly in the budgeting process, is critical to have gender balanced growth and development across different sectors. This exercise requires sound knowledge of legislative and budgetary processes, awareness of the need to have access to sex-disaggregated data and strong cooperation with women’s groups and governmental bodies alike. There is a need to enhance the capacity of women parliamentarians and MPAs to develop an understanding of their role to impact the legislative and budgetary process in order to make them more gender responsive by recommending changes in the existing laws, policies and play an instrumental role in adding a focus on gendered governance in new laws.

The Gender Based Governance project aims to engage women parliamentarians/MPAs and build their capacity so that they may support the local representatives working directly at the grass roots’, to serve their constituents better. A cadre of women councilors is already being trained by the GBG provincial implementation units across the country. To sensitize the women parliamentarians/MPAs on their roles for taking forward the work of their women counterparts and highlighting their issues at the higher level platforms, the project envisions a capacity building programme for women parliamentarians and MPAs. This will include development of a training curriculum for promoting gendered based governance and delivery of capacity building workshops to women parliamentarians/MPAs to enable them to promote common development agenda.

2.      OBJECTIVE:
To design and develop a comprehensive curriculum, based on international best-practices and existing local curricula, for training legislators on application of Gender Mainstreaming concepts.
3.      OUTPUTS:
·        Curriculum comprising of briefing paper for each session, training design, handouts, reference material pack, slides etc delivered.
·        Training evaluation criteria to evaluate the results of trainings delivered.
·        One Training workshop conducted for Women Parliamentarians.
5.         Scope and Duration of the Consultancy
a). General:
The activity encompasses consolidation and enrichment of training curriculum for capacity building of Legislators at the National and Provincial level.
The Process includes identification and review of the existing curricula developed by other organizations, enrichment and designing of the one day curriculum. Facilitation of a one- day capacity building workshop for women parliamentarians.
b).Experts Input:
The consultancy is expected to be completed in a span of 20 days through an intermittent input of 10 consultant days.
             Break Up:
Sr No
Consultancy days
No of
Prepare work plan and identify and review the existing curriculums
Development of Training curriculum, briefing papers, Session Plan, slides, handouts, Evaluation form, reference material
One-day Training workshop for MNAs
Workshop report
30 percent of the payment will be made upon submission and approval of the work plan. 30 percent will be made upon submission of the second draft. 40 percent will be release upon submission of the finalized Training curriculum/material.
Identification, review and designing of curriculum:
  • Collection of relevant existing international and local training material.
  • Map suitability of available modules/material with the training requirements, as in the GBGS training concept paper, on a single matrix. Identify existing gaps to be filled.
  • Prepare text draft of Training manual and briefs and share with GBGS-FPIU and UNDP for comments.
  • Prepare second draft of Training manual complete with animations, briefs, session plan, reference pack, evaluation criteria/forms and presentation slides. 
A review committee consisting of the three experts, GBG team and UNDP shall review and finalize the curriculum.
Phase 2:
Capacity building workshop.
The consultants will conduct one capacity building workshop for women Parliamentarians on mainstreaming gender in the legislative processes, based on the curriculum developed. Any leanings will be incorporated to finalize the training curriculum/material. 
Funding arrangements:
To be funded by Gender Based Governance Project.
Following the responsibilities and qualifications of the consultant is briefed as under:
i.        Specialist on Gender Mainstreaming in Legislative Processes:
·        Develop the work plan for execution of the consultancy including milestones, time lines and implementation strategy.
·        Map the existing training curricula developed by other organizations on gender mainstreaming in legislative processes along with the identified gaps.
·        The consultant will take into account the Training requirements identified in the GBGS concept note to design and develop a one–day training module consisting of a manual, briefing paper for each proposed session, presentation slides and reference material for an interactive and participatory workshop on application of mainstreaming gender in legislative processes focussing on the following areas.
a. Why mainstream gender in legislative processes (awareness regarding different impact of policies and laws on men and women).
b. Analytical tools to review and integrate gender perspectives in legislative bills and policies.
c. Review Government’s commitment to International agreement’s on gender equality.
d. Overview of Gender Sensitive Policies and Plans.
e. Effective participation in parliamentary committees and during question hour to articulate and defend gender concerns in the Parliament.
·        Hold consultations with GBG project staff, UNDP and all the stakeholders for soliciting comments on the draft curriculum.
·        Effectively participate in curriculum review meetings and update the curriculum by incorporating comments of the review committee.
·        Conduct a one-day capacity building workshop for women Parliamentarians.
·        Deliver a comprehensive workshop report.
 Input required: 10 Consultant days.
Reporting to: National Project Manager, Gender Based Governance Systems Project.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Master DegreeMasters Degree Master degree in social sciences or related discipline.

Must Title Level Description
 Developing/Designing of Training CurriculumGood  • Solid experience of developing/designing high quality training curriculum, facilitating trainings. • Solid experience of conducting capacity building trainings on gender, governance and legislative systems. • Sound understanding of gender concepts & terminologies. • Sound knowledge of legislative systems, procedures and mechanisms including functioning of parliament committees, introduction of legislative bills and conduct of question hour and public hearings. • Sound knowledge of sectoral policy analyses & appraisal techniques. • Working experience with legislative assemblies & UN Agencies preferred. • Excellent interpersonal communication, team-building, IT and presentation skills. • Good command over spoken and written English and Urdu.